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Q_and_A forum: Students can edit/delete their post while reading others' posts?

 
Picture of Ghassan Geara
Q_and_A forum: Students can edit/delete their post while reading others' posts?
 
Dear all,

The Q&A forum - as per MoodleDocs - should work like this:

"In a Q and A forum, tutors post the question and students respond with possible answers. By default a Q and A forum requires students to post once before viewing other students' postings. After the initial posting, students can view and respond to others' postings. This feature allows equal initial posting opportunity among all students, thus encouraging original and independent thinking."

But how about if a student post once, read the others' posts than come back and "Edit" his post (he has 15 min to edit) or even worse, delete his post?

Is there a way in the Q&A to deny edit or delete for a student? Otherwise, i see this feature of hiding others' post as useless. Am i missing something in the Q&A forum?

I'm using 1.6.5
Cheers,
G

 
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Picture of Rob Johnson
Re: Q_and_A forum: Students can edit/delete their post while reading others' posts?
 
I tried to use the Q & A forum and ran into this very issue. It was not long before some students would type a few words and post to be able to read other posts. This defeated the purpose of the Q & A forum. Perhaps keeping other students' post from showing until the editing time is up would be the way to go.

Rob
 
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Picture of Ghassan Geara
Re: Q_and_A forum: Students can edit/delete their post while reading others' posts?
 
Hi Rob, yes i agree. I think this is the easiest and best fix: to hide others' posts until the editing time is over!

Does anyone has the code to fix that for Moodle 1.6.5.? We'll really appreciate it.

Thanks,
G
 
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Picture of Susan Mangan
Re: Q_and_A forum: Students can edit/delete their post while reading others' posts?
 
How can you set to 'hide others' posts until editing time is over'? I can disallow students from deleting their own posts and have shortened the edit time to 1 minute to try to solve this problem; however, the latter hasn't gone over well for our regular forum users! Any updates or 'creative solutions' for this one?
 
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Re: Q_and_A forum: Students can edit/delete their post while reading others' posts?
Plugin developers
I've added bug report about this: bug 9376. Vote please
 
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Picture of Ghassan Geara
Re: Q_and_A forum: Students can edit/delete their post while reading others' posts?
 
Thanks for ur replies.
i'll vote right away! wink

G
 
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Picture of Stephen Barner
Re: Q_and_A forum: Students can edit/delete their post while reading others' posts?
 
I'd also like to see a restriction toggle on access to the Add a new question button. If a student selects this instead of replying to the prompt question, her post may be seen by all other students.
 
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Picture of Vlas Voloshin
Re: Q_and_A forum: Students can edit/delete their post while reading others' posts?
 
I've fixed this bug - apply the patch in attachment. With this edition, user will still be unable to see other students' replies, until 30 min (or other time, which is set in config) period has passed after his/her post. After this period, editing or deleting of user's post is not allowed, so all other posts are shown. This, of course, applies only to the first user's post in the discussion. All other user's posts will behave as usual.
Though patch was created on the base of latest stable 1.9.x build, I'm sure it'll do fine on older versions.
Another little edition may be to change the string, which is printed instead of hidden posts, so it mentions that post may be hidden because editing period is still on - just to give user an idea why those posts are still hidden.
 
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Picture of Vlas Voloshin
Re: Q_and_A forum: Students can edit/delete their post while reading others' posts?
 
Here's an update to the patch, it fixes a little error and removes one unnecessary database query for each post. If you applied my previous patch, you should first replace your /mod/forum/lib.php file to that from the standard build, or reverse apply that patch. Use -p0 when applying my patches.
 
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Picture of Diane Yeager
Re: Q_and_A forum: Students can edit/delete their post while reading others' posts?
 
Has this been added to the standard build? If so do you know what version?
Thanks
 
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Moodler
Re: Q_and_A forum: Students can edit/delete their post while reading others' posts?
 

I know this post is from 2008, but I have moodle 1.9 and would like to apply this patch. Do I replace the /mod/forum/lib.php with this file? thanks for your help. Our faculty would love this fix.

 
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Picture of Helen Foster
Re: Q_and_A forum: Students can edit/delete their post while reading others' posts?
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Hi Doris,

Looking at MDL-9376 it seems the fix is available in Moodle 1.9.12 onwards.

 
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Picture of Marcus Green
Re: Q_and_A forum: Students can edit/delete their post while reading others' posts?
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Check to see if anyone is using the Q&A forum in the live classroom context. If they are then this fix will probably remove a big chunk of its value, as they won't see the other students answers till 30 minutes later. 

See my comments here

https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=219417

 
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Picture of brianna mceowen
Re: Q_and_A forum: Students can edit/delete their post while reading others' posts?
 

hellooo(:

i'm a first time moodle user.

 
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