What are system edits?

((╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻) #1

When using the forums I often get the below ‘system edit’ notifications.

What are they and why am I getting so many? :confused:

(Will flag Danny for cake) #2

I get them when I post gifs. Something to do with them being embedded

(Andre Borie) #3

Discourse downloads the image from the original source and rehosts it itself. This prevents the source from updating the image contents to something different than the original (and potentially nasty or spammy).

((╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻) #4

Cool thanks. Makes sense :slight_smile:

((╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻) #5

So now why is this guy editing my post? He doesn’t appear to have any moderator privileges and nothing appears to have changed? :confused:

These screenshots are becoming a post inception :rofl:

(Andre Borie) #6

Title edit? I don’t have moderator privileges either but can edit thread titles.

(Andy - Customer of Monzo - Own Thoughts) #7

Level 3 regular users can edit post titles and move posts to different categories. In this case the post was moved from Monzo chat to general chat.