in reply to Ability to edit root nodes

From discussions in the past asking the same question I believe the reason is because root nodes can be front-paged and making them non-editable reduces the risk of obscenities appearing there.

A possible solution of course could be that once a monk front-pages a node it can no longer be edited. But you would need to consider the risk that a monk front-pages a node at the same time the original author changes it

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