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Old 07-03-2013, 04:46 AM
 
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While i can see the logic of edit times as a way to prevent people changing the whole context of a topic after many posters have replied to the original text it certainly would be nice if there was a way to go back and correct spelling mistakes rather than bother a moderator to do it..
Possible feature? or not...
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:30 PM
 
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You do have a certain amount of time you can go back and edit a post. It's quite liberal amount of time IMO.

I'd never bother a moderator to correct spelling after the edit time passes. Spelling is important but not that important.
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:28 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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While i can see the logic of edit times as a way to prevent people changing the whole context of a topic after many posters have replied to the original text it certainly would be nice if there was a way to go back and correct spelling mistakes rather than bother a moderator to do it..
Possible feature? or not...

This subject has been discussed many times. Here is just a few of the examples:
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Can't edit posts now
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Why can you not edit posts after a certain amount of time
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edit post
Edit an old post
The Edit Button
Post edit or deletion...
Dear God!!! Where did the Edit button go?!?!?!?
How do you Edit Posts?
I would vote against making changes to editing times.
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:55 PM
 
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I Dont have a problem with current edit times i was just wondering about the possibility of a special edit program solely for correcting a spelling mistake after the normal edit time has elapsed, i thought perhaps modern technology could differentiate between a simple spelling correction and a full blown edit...Just curious.
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:36 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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I Dont have a problem with current edit times i was just wondering about the possibility of a special edit program solely for correcting a spelling mistake after the normal edit time has elapsed, i thought perhaps modern technology could differentiate between a simple spelling correction and a full blown edit...Just curious.
That seems like a lot of work by admin for little benefit.

You have 90 minutes (I think), which I think is more than generous. How often do you come back hours later to a post you made and notice a typo? When I make one I (usually) notice it within seconds of posting, fix it quickly and the "last edited by...." thingamabob never even shows up at the bottom of the post because it's edited so quickly.

I guess I am not seeing why this is a concern. If it is to you personally, just make it a habit to proofread your post right after you hit the Submit Reply button. That is not a difficult thing to do. And also, everyone makes occasional missteaks.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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The best alternative to this is to use a browser which gives you real time spell checking. I use Google Chrome as my primary browser online, and Internet Explorer as my backup, and both give me the option to spell-check as I go. And my Android SmartPhone does the same.

Another thing that helps is to read your own posts. And then use the 90-minute editing window to correct whatever the spell-check could not catch, like using "your" when you should have said "you're."
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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And use the preview button
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:54 PM
 
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I Dont have a problem with current edit times i was just wondering about the possibility of a special edit program solely for correcting a spelling mistake after the normal edit time has elapsed, i thought perhaps modern technology could differentiate between a simple spelling correction and a full blown edit...Just curious.
My computer does that for me already. My internet explorer corrects my spelling.
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:14 PM
 
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That seems like a lot of work by admin for little benefit.

You have 90 minutes (I think), which I think is more than generous. How often do you come back hours later to a post you made and notice a typo? When I make one I (usually) notice it within seconds of posting, fix it quickly and the "last edited by...." thingamabob never even shows up at the bottom of the post because it's edited so quickly.

I guess I am not seeing why this is a concern. If it is to you personally, just make it a habit to proofread your post right after you hit the Submit Reply button. That is not a difficult thing to do. And also, everyone makes occasional missteaks.

Good one, Chiroptera.
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:42 AM
 
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I got spell check and i re-read every post but every once in a while a word will slip through the crack and i'll only notice it some time later usually when the spelling police point it out to me..
But hey whatever, addressing the problem seems beyond the realms of technological possibility and is evidently only important to me as the topic is now turning somewhat sour..,,,sorry i asked..
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