When we edit questions, there is an algorithm that runs in the background to figure out what is interesting and tweet it.

I'm serving as a commuity mod on ne.se... I just edited a question's tags that were wrong and the question got retweeted... That question was inactive for almost a month...

My feature request has a similar motivation as the Trivial Edit Checkbox question, although I hope my request has a better fate.

Feature request:

Please include a checkbox called "Do not tweet" in edit view; if asserted, this checkbox should override any algorithmic decision to tweet the question immediately after the edit which had the box checked.

In other words, give us control so we don't accidentally tweet cleanup activity.

  • 2
    Wouldn't the more general 'do not bump posts' trivial edit feature request be a better option? It would include not tweeting. Commented Aug 1, 2013 at 12:49
  • @MartijnPieters, I fully support the trivial edit checkbox linked in my question, but that is status-declined Commented Aug 1, 2013 at 12:50
  • Well, you may have another good reason to have that decision reversed. If this gets approved and implemented, next thing we'll have another 3 feature requests to also switch off other processes normally trigged by an edit, and we'd have that feature request but in a fragmented set of disparate checkboxes instead. Commented Aug 1, 2013 at 12:50
  • 2
    @MartijnPieters the problem with the general "do not bump" requests are vandalizing edits. And yes, even high-rep users do that occasionally. This is not really an issue when only tweets are disableable. Commented Aug 1, 2013 at 14:09


You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .