Unless a Community member has Moderator or Community Manager role and permissions, they can only edit their own posts. This is what the menu would look like for the member's own posts and this is what they would see for other people's posts.
Could you please let me know what you're referring to?
Petra and Jennifer,
I think I know what you are referring to. Essentially, there is a direct link to every comment in the Community. When you follow that link, the title you'll see at the top of the thread is the title of that comment, which is not necessarily the OP. I hope the two screenshots below explain what I'm referring to:
You still can, Jennifer. It looks like you've set up your thread sorting from oldest to newest. In that case, you can still see the OP's timestamp if you open it through its direct link. Here is the link.
You do bring up a valid issue though (that I haven't noticed because I have my sorting set from newest to oldest most of the time) that if the sorting is set from oldest to newest and a member has followed a direct link to a post that's not the OP, the timestamp doesn't show on the OP. I'll flag it to the team and see if we could address it in one of out future updates to the Community.
Val, I've sent you a PM which shows exactly what I meant. There was a post that said Edited at date time by Forum member. The post had been edited for community guidelines.
The name of the person editing it is usually a mod.
In that case it was the name of a forum member.
Forum software glitching?