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Old 06-16-2012, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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This is an absurd option you have set and should change it. There is no reason we cannot edit our posts after what, a half hour?

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Old 06-16-2012, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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The reason it is set up that way is because people respond to your post and then you could go back in and edit it to mean something totally different.

If it's a spelling issue or something of that sort, report the post and explain what you would like changed. If it's reasonable and doesn't change the context of the post, a moderator will be happy to edit it for you.
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Old 06-16-2012, 01:22 PM
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Location: Ohio
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This is a power that people can't be trusted with and I'll give you two examples that illustrate why.

On boards that have unlimited editing, many is the time I've seen someone get into a snit and delete every last one of their posts! That has the effect of wrecking hundreds of perfectly good conversations. It's not something we should want for the community.

On such boards, I've also seen people go back and change the titles of threads they started to something meaningless after dozens of people post in them. That's a big nuisance, too.

If you want everyone to be able to edit everything at any time, then what you really want is a wiki, not a message board.
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Old 06-16-2012, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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This is a power that people can't be trusted with and I'll give you two examples that illustrate why.

On boards that have unlimited editing, many is the time I've seen someone get into a snit and delete every last one of their posts! That has the effect of wrecking hundreds of perfectly good conversations. It's not something we should want for the community.

On such boards, I've also seen people go back and change the titles of threads they started to something meaningless after dozens of people post in them. That's a big nuisance, too.

If you want everyone to be able to edit everything at any time, then what you really want is a wiki, not a message board.
Right.
I have seen both those examples.
90 minutes is long enough to proof, and proofing before posting is better yet.
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Old 06-16-2012, 02:25 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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If you can't decide how you want your post to read within the 90 minutes allowed, then you can always post another comment in the thread and say something like, "To clafiry, I really meant to say xxxxxx in Post #41." As Elk Hunter said, if it's just a typo or minor change, just report it and a mod will be happy to change it for you.

A 90-minute opportunity to edit seems very reasonable to me.

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Old 06-16-2012, 04:43 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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If you can't decide how you want your post to read within the 90 minutes allowed, then you can always post another comment in the thread and say something like, "To clafiry, I really meant to say xxxxxx in Post #41." As Elk Hunter said, if it's just a typo or minor change, just report it and a mod will be happy to change it for you.

A 90-minute opportunity to edit seems very reasonable to me.

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I agree completely. If you weren't clear in your first post you can quote your post and explain further. "Edit feature" also gives the ability to delete a post. That could really create problems.
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Absurd reasoning.

It's not always about content, sometimes you may post a picture or a map, and want to edit it, update it, put a revised version in there and you cant.

So someone may want to change their post, who cares.

Point being, I am a member of literally dozens of forums, this is one one only 2 that have this absurd function turned on.
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Absurd reasoning.

It's not always about content, sometimes you may post a picture or a map, and want to edit it, update it, put a revised version in there and you cant.

So someone may want to change their post, who cares.

Point being, I am a member of literally dozens of forums, this is one one only 2 that have this absurd function turned on.
And, in all likelihood, it is the best forum you visit!



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Old 06-16-2012, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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This is an absurd option you have set and should change it. There is no reason we cannot edit our posts after what, a half hour?

Stupid...
Just a thought.

While, this may not be the reason the forum admins chose that option, I think it is a reason not to edit after a person has replied or after an hour, which ever comes first.

Many of us who post on several forums have the habit of always quoting, what they reply to. Once that is done, it is pointless for a person to edit their post as the original is still visible in the quote. This can result in the original posting losing credibility if they make any changes to their original post.

As Pappy always sez. "Be certain of what you plan to do, then do it and never look back."
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX & AL Gulf Coast
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This is an absurd option you have set and should change it. There is no reason we cannot edit our posts after what, a half hour?

Stupid...
Twice now, legitimate reasons have been given to you why this 90-minute window exists and why it's considered sufficient enough for you to go back and edit either your text in the body of your post, or the title to your post (edit, go advanced).

And, as was stated again above, as well in your previous thread posted just a few months back on this same subject (see:
//www.city-data.com/forum/about...nnot-edit.html), any edit past this 90-minute window can still be accomplished by submitting a report request to the moderators.
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