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Title: posts and editability
Post by: ddp on July 09, 2018, 05:50:35 PM
I come here from other forums where I'm used to being able to edit posts forever.  Here, posts freeze after some time period, unclear, a few hours apparently.  I'd like that to be increased or removed.  I like to revise my posts, not to change their meaning, but I often add more information and sometimes remove inaccurate things.  It's just my style, but it's frustrating when you realize you said something you'd rather say differently, and then find that you can't edit it anymore.
Title: Re: posts and editability
Post by: Shaw on July 09, 2018, 05:56:49 PM
I come here from other forums where I'm used to being able to edit posts forever.  Here, posts freeze after some time period, unclear, a few hours apparently.  I'd like that to be increased or removed.  I like to revise my posts, not to change their meaning, but I often add more information and sometimes remove inaccurate things.  It's just my style, but it's frustrating when you realize you said something you'd rather say differently, and then find that you can't edit anymore.
Choose your words carefully around here!
 ;D
Title: Re: posts and editability
Post by: ddp on July 09, 2018, 06:41:50 PM
It's a devious plot, agreed.
Title: Re: posts and editability
Post by: Gerry Havinga on July 09, 2018, 10:22:12 PM
It's a devious plot, agreed.
I rather like to be able to see my silly mistakes in full technicolor. Keeps me accountable, as in real live when I've said something in jest I regret later but cannot withdraw.   8) :-[ ;)
Title: Re: posts and editability
Post by: shiihs on July 17, 2018, 03:05:24 PM
Been there, done that. My secret trick, which today I can share exclusively with you for only 99.99$, is to compose a message in a text editor, and only copy-paste it into the forum form when finished.

Oh wait. I think I may have clicked "post" too fast on this one.

I come here from other forums where I'm used to being able to edit posts forever.  Here, posts freeze after some time period, unclear, a few hours apparently.  I'd like that to be increased or removed.  I like to revise my posts, not to change their meaning, but I often add more information and sometimes remove inaccurate things.  It's just my style, but it's frustrating when you realize you said something you'd rather say differently, and then find that you can't edit it anymore.
Title: Re: posts and editability
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on July 17, 2018, 04:58:32 PM
I come here from other forums where I'm used to being able to edit posts forever.  Here, posts freeze after some time period, unclear, a few hours apparently.  I'd like that to be increased or removed.  I like to revise my posts, not to change their meaning, but I often add more information and sometimes remove inaccurate things.  It's just my style, but it's frustrating when you realize you said something you'd rather say differently, and then find that you can't edit it anymore.

Absolutely.  I tend to edit my posts over and over again.  How I regret posting when I see a typo, misspelled word, grammatical error, or some other mistake that can no longer be corrected.  I think the editing time limit should be increased to twenty-four or forty-eight hours.
Title: Re: posts and editability
Post by: Soundquest on July 23, 2018, 08:57:40 AM
I come here from other forums where I'm used to being able to edit posts forever.  Here, posts freeze after some time period, unclear, a few hours apparently.  I'd like that to be increased or removed.  I like to revise my posts, not to change their meaning, but I often add more information and sometimes remove inaccurate things.  It's just my style, but it's frustrating when you realize you said something you'd rather say differently, and then find that you can't edit it anymore.

Absolutely.  I tend to edit my posts over and over again.  How I regret posting when I see a typo, misspelled word, grammatical error, or some other mistake that can no longer be corrected.  I think the editing time limit should be increased to twenty-four or forty-eight hours.

I too would like to see a larger editing window.
Title: Re: posts and editability
Post by: megamarkd on July 24, 2018, 06:44:34 PM
On another forum I recently was told that posts couldn't be edited or deleted after it had be replied to.  Maybe that's the same here?
Title: Re: posts and editability
Post by: Paul Dither on July 25, 2018, 12:06:47 PM
On another forum I recently was told that posts couldn't be edited or deleted after it had be replied to.  Maybe that's the same here?

No, you have 30 minutes to edit your post after you posted them.
Title: Re: posts and editability
Post by: Shaw on July 25, 2018, 05:37:17 PM
On another forum I recently was told that posts couldn't be edited or deleted after it had be replied to.  Maybe that's the same here?

No, you have 30 minutes to edit your post after you posted them.
30 minutes seems reasonable... if you canít figure out what you want to say in that period of time, maybe you should stop typing.
Title: Re: posts and editability
Post by: dsetto on July 31, 2018, 12:09:36 PM
Like stand-up. Spotlight's hot. Good luck. ... Impulsivity. Suppose we could only own it.
Title: Re: posts and editability
Post by: Gomjab on August 03, 2018, 11:30:32 AM
My solution is too use spell check sew my posts our always prefect and half know need of ann edit window. 
Title: Re: posts and editability
Post by: megamarkd on August 03, 2018, 05:59:55 PM
My solution is too use spell check sew my posts our always prefect and half know need of ann edit window.

Nice work, you've managed to highlight the computer spell-checking paradox to a T!  I like it :D  Spell check does catch dyslexic fingers though.  Not long until predictive text will write our posts for us.  Those things need to learn a user's writing style.
Title: Re: posts and editability
Post by: Gomjab on August 03, 2018, 07:00:05 PM
I surf these forums on my iPad 99% of the time.  Appleís autocorrect is always there to embarrass me if iím not on my toes. Iíll get tapping too fast and autocorrect will gladly insert things that will make me look insane.

Title: Re: posts and editability
Post by: LoboLives on August 03, 2018, 07:50:10 PM
I was replying to something the other day and my iPad died after I accidentally submitted an incomplete response. I double checked later on my laptop once that I left at the studio and a moderator said my response was unhelpful or something. I guess itís just luck of the draw.