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    Question How come I cannot edit my post?

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    hi erin,

    wont it be nice if the privilege to edit a post is stopped after a certain amount of time after that particular post is made ? like in wikigrammar.com ? i noticed that i can still edit posts i had made 10-15-20 days back.

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    Just set it to two 12 hours; let's see how that works out.

    Edit: Of course, if anybody needs a post edited for reasons of privacy, please contact me. Be sure to let me know the URL of the post, too.

    Edit again: Here's an example of what can happen when a member decides to delete his posts.
    Last edited by Erin; 11-14-2011 at 05:49 PM. Reason: Added information.
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    Re: Edit button.

    What is the reason for stopping the edit button? I was sometimes in a hurry to post some information but I found out later that I made a lot of errors such wrong grammar and using inappropriate words. Would it be better if I can edit post in 2-3 days or a week?

    I just try to give information honestly and correctly as much as possible. When I have to post in another topic, some people do not read through all the posts so it is possible to get the incorrect information from the incorrect posts.

    It is just my opinion. Since most users are not native speakers, it has high possibilities that they make a lot of errors when they post at the first time. Then, some other people memorize the wrong words used from the forum. For example, I haven't heard an American saying " Clear the exam". It is awkward. I guess. I may make a lot of mistakes as well.

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    Re: Edit button.

    Yes, I'm experimenting a bit with the time.

    The two problems I've run into in the past are:
    • People sometimes come back after a long period and delete all of their posts.
    • People sometimes change their answers to tricky questions when they realize they are wrong.
    These are the two main reasons I currently have it set at two hours. I open to suggestions, though.

    Thanks for your feedback.
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    I prefer for atleast one day. It allows us enough time to recheck our spelling mistakes and other common mistakes we do. Cheers!
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    Re: Edit button.

    How about this .. the editting privilege stops when atleast 2 more people reply to that particular post ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiderman
    How about this .. the editting privilege stops when atleast 2 more people reply to that particular post ?
    That's a good idea (or perhaps even one reply), but that option isn't built into the software; I'd have to hack the code for that.
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    Re: Edit button.

    What about including the edit button option BUT making sure that the old post remains intact and the new additions/omissions/corrections/remorse/new answers/apologies go after a black line. Something like this:

    Old post.
    ______________________
    Edited at.... Reason....

    New additions:.....................
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    Where finer points rule the roost!
    Pt.1 Pt.2 Pt.3 Pt.4 Pt.5 Pt.6 Pt.7
    Pt.8 Pt.9 Pt.10 Pt.11 Pt.12 Pt.13 Pt.14
    Pt.15 Pt.16 Pt.17 Pt.18 Pt.19 Pt.20* Pt.21*

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    Re: Edit button.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dingus
    What about including the edit button option BUT making sure that the old post remains intact and the new additions/omissions/corrections/remorse/new answers/apologies go after a black line. Something like this:

    Old post.
    ______________________
    Edited at.... Reason....

    New additions:.....................
    I am afraid this way it makes no sense to edit at all. It would look like: attention, guys, I was stupid here and made a mistake there. If I want to add something new to my opinion, not introduce some corrections, I can just post another reply.

    I agree with Erin when he points out that people are tempted to delete or change their posts so that the whole threads become senseless. But what a pity it is not possible to edit until there are no replies!

    Quote Originally Posted by Erin
    That's a good idea (or perhaps even one reply), but that option isn't built into the software; I'd have to hack the code for that.

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    Re: Edit button.

    I prefer for atleast one day. It allows us enough time to recheck our spelling mistakes and other common mistakes we do. Cheers!
    I will go with this one....
    A day or two can be given for the additions, deletions, corrections whatsoever..
    After that OOPS, SORRY! no more fondling with the post..
    U may add anything with a new post then.....
    Thats the way it goes..
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