Course Editing, Post-Publish
I'm not sure if this has been addressed in the past, and to be honest I think I already know the answer to this question, but I'll ask it all the same.
One of the things we're encountering in our work is whenever we finish publishing a course in SL for a client and it's up on our LMS, we have a client who'd come back to us and ask for minor changes (and these are usually contextual ones, not necessarily a change in functionality). The general expectation of clients is that this is a "quick fix" to the published course, but obviously it isn't.
In the SL workflow, the developer would have to open up the .story file, make the edit, then republish and update the course on the LMS - usually not a big deal but if there's QA involved, then they'd have to test the course from start to finish again. By then, the client wonders why it takes so long to finish "correcting a couple of lines" only to find that it's not the case.
Having said this, is there any merit to editing the .swf's in the story_content folder? I would imagine that you could go in one by one and find where the edit needs to be done, then edit the swf. Are there any downsides/setbacks to doing this? Or are there any alternatives that have been used to do quick, minor fixes to a published course?