It seems strange to me that a diamond on any site (not just chat rooms for their site) can edit the old messages of anyone in any chat room, yet room owners can't edit their old messages in rooms they own after the expiration period.

Currently, Programmers.SE is in the middle of a tag cleanup and I've been updating a status message pin in the main chat room as progress is made on it. It would be a lot easier for me if I could just update the old pin instead of having to make a fresh pin each time.

Please give room owners the ability to edit their own old messages.

  • Yes, please. Room owners should have privileges similar to mods, in this sense. – HDE 226868 Jun 2 '15 at 18:21
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    Rene and I would be super happy to have this feature. Having to constantly make new messages and re-pin is a chore. – gunr2171 Jun 2 '15 at 18:21
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    @HDE226868 I'm actually not asking for the ability to edit other people's messages like diamonds have, just their own. – durron597 Jun 2 '15 at 18:21
  • @durron597 I know that, don't worry. – HDE 226868 Jun 2 '15 at 18:21
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    Never noticed this FR and didn't know I would be super happy if implemented... – rene Aug 18 '15 at 18:11
  • You are asking for much greater privileges than needed to just change the pin (isn't it userscriptable?) A room owner may be deleting/nulling his/her messages, and this would leave chat/transcript readers bewildered and confused. – Deer Hunter Aug 19 '15 at 10:00
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    @DeerHunter They're a room owner, it's their room. – durron597 Aug 19 '15 at 14:09
  • Should they have the ability to alter the past? – Deer Hunter Aug 19 '15 at 14:47
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    @DeerHunter Yes, it's their room. They are a room owner. – durron597 Aug 19 '15 at 14:48

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