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 Post subject: Editing Posts
PostPosted: Tue April 14th, 2009, 18:30 GMT 
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Seems my ability to edit my posts has disapeared -- the little "button" in the lower right of the frame is no longer there. Anybody know what's up wit dat? I've checked both newer and older posts -- seems to have gone from them all.

Ahha, but it's back on this one. Is there a time limit or something?


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 Post subject: Re: Editing Posts
PostPosted: Mon April 20th, 2009, 16:03 GMT 
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Yes. To prevent editing of posts a long time after they were first written, whereby the following posts loose their meaning, we have placed a time limit on editing.

So people better think quickly if they change their mind :)


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 Post subject: Re: Editing Posts
PostPosted: Tue May 5th, 2009, 06:25 GMT 

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This is really starting to annoy me. Often times I will not notice typos until some hours later. It never seemed like we had much of a problem with people completely changing the meaning of their posts, so I question the necessity of the limitation...


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 Post subject: Re: Editing Posts
PostPosted: Tue May 5th, 2009, 12:28 GMT 
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Oh yes indeedy.... What the Mighty Monkey said! I have, in the past, added links that were not available at the time of the original post, etc. Granted, such can be added in a seperate post but,....


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 Post subject: Re: Editing Posts
PostPosted: Fri May 15th, 2009, 00:58 GMT 
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i wonder what this mod's name is (i mean phpbb3 mod, so i could test it) ... :roll: :roll: :roll: tom.paine


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 Post subject: Re: Editing Posts
PostPosted: Sat May 16th, 2009, 16:12 GMT 
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I've whinged about the new editing time-limit on a few threads.

I'm a serial editor- or I was once. But now I get really irked at not being able to correct typos/grammatical errors/spelling errors. Such errors may be insignificant to other posters, but they distress me. I type fast and often inaccurately as the flow of ideas takes me. I've tried to use the "Preview" facility", but there's always SOMETHING I miss.

This measure was introduced to prevent a very small minority from altering the CONTENT of their posts (something I don't recall ever doing myself, by the way). The words "sledgehammer", "crack" and "nut" spring to mind.


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 Post subject: Re: Editing Posts
PostPosted: Sun May 17th, 2009, 00:32 GMT 
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thank you for your comment, Eddie, like you i type fast, usually accurately because i learned it at commercial college. but i also sometimes have typos ... nevertheless. it's an issue and remains an issue. have a lovely weekend.

tom.paine


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 Post subject: Re: Editing Posts
PostPosted: Sun June 28th, 2009, 21:27 GMT 
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Eddie wrote:
I've whinged about the new editing time-limit on a few threads.

I'm a serial editor- or I was once. But now I get really irked at not being able to correct typos/grammatical errors/spelling errors. Such errors may be insignificant to other posters, but they distress me. I type fast and often inaccurately as the flow of ideas takes me. I've tried to use the "Preview" facility", but there's always SOMETHING I miss.

This measure was introduced to prevent a very small minority from altering the CONTENT of their posts (something I don't recall ever doing myself, by the way). The words "sledgehammer", "crack" and "nut" spring to mind.


aye. me being rationed with few editing minutes don't favor anyone in particular.
it merely mars me and my satisfaction with the final post.


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