I've set up my templates to add in-place comment editing and deletion. It's working great, and should be a useful feature.

However: Now that I'm ready to roll it out I'm attempting to test it with non-Super Admin users… and they can't see the Edit and Delete buttons.

Here's the code in question:

{if can_moderate_comment}
<a href="#" class="edit-link">Edit</a>
<a href="#" class="mod-link">Delete</a>

(I've also tried if editable.)

The editing time limit is 0 (I tried setting it to something other than 0 without results).

It's obviously a permissions thing. but I can't find any combination of Member Group permissions that lets a Member see the Edit/Delete buttons on their own posts, but not on every other comment as well. I think I've tried just about every combination you can make in the Comment Administration section.

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I'm pretty sure the "set to 0 for no limit" instruction is BS. I've had success using {if editable} and setting an arbitrarily high number like 9999999.

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    Aha. There seem to be two bugs here, actually: 1. The "0" setting was BS; 2. It took a couple tries for a new setting to stick.
    – Tim
    Feb 16, 2013 at 1:29

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