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Old 03-17-2014, 02:42 PM   #1
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You now apparently only have 30 minutes to edit your post and then you have to ask a moderator to edit your post. How stupid is that?
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Old 03-18-2014, 09:04 AM   #2
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What is going on with this place.........

What's the reasoning behind this move.......


On top of The site lagging , and now there is no edit option after 30 min......

Is this to cut down on activity....... bandwidth problems...


For the most part,We used to get notifications from Nathen of any changes that were up and coming......

As an administrator I think you are going to be creating a rather heavy work load in "editing" ...do you really want that...

It also will turn some people off........detour them from participating .......


I have up to 30 days on my other forum to edit......30 minutes!...

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They might if people stop showing up.........

I think that's why there is all those advertisements splattered all over the forum.....
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What is a 'good reason' to have to edit posts after 30 minutes?
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What is a 'good reason' to have to edit posts after 30 minutes?
What's a good reason to NOT be able to?

Sometimes I think of things after the fact. Or need to correct something I said.

I'm not liking a lot of what's going on here anymore. I've learned a ton over the years here, but lately, it's not the same anymore.

I had occasion to be away from the forum quite a bit over the last couple weeks. I actually didn't miss it much. Maybe there are better things to spend my time on....
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Anyone else notice that Nathan's account is still active? He still pops in pretty regularly...

Wonder how he feels about the direction this seems to be going?
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I guess they don't consider it your post anymore once you hit submit... personally, I have a habit of thinking faster than I type and I sometimes forget a word or two that I don't realize I missed until someone quotes me in a response... or sometimes you want to expand a thought...

Another thing I've noticed is it logging you off if you take too long with your post... hit submit, only to come to the login page...

If you hit "alt" and the left arrow to go back quick enough, you can copy and paste it once you log back in... but a big PITA...

Either way, don't get why the edit button goes away...

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personally, I have a habit of thinking faster than I type and I sometimes forget a word or two that I don't realize I missed until someone quotes me in a response... or sometimes you want to expand a thought...
Me too. That's why I practice the old-fashioned art of proofreading before I submit a post. :

'course, I was posting on BBS's back when no one even thought about the possibility of editing afterward.
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What is a 'good reason' to have to edit posts after 30 minutes?
It makes it impossible to keep the "Made in USA Product List" updated. In 2.5 years it has over 51,000 views so there seems to be at least some interest in it.
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It makes it impossible to keep the "Made in USA Product List" updated.
I have a feeling that the change is here to stay. As the Keeper of the List, feel free to PM any mod with changes needed, and we'll git 'er done.
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What reason do they give for the change? Just because I can't see it doesn't mean it's not valid... but unless we know...
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I can think of more reasons to have a time limit than not, but the specific "why" would just be conjecture on my part. I never edit my posts after the fact anyway, so I plain don't care.
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I can think of more reasons to have a time limit than not, but the specific "why" would just be conjecture on my part. I never edit my posts after the fact anyway, so I plain don't care.
Well can you find out for those of us who do.... pretty please...

And before my "edit time" runs out... can you tell them we no likely, and can they change it back...

Besides they may end up with more posts because of it... :
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Besides they may end up with more posts because of it... :
Hey, more traffic is a Good Thing.

Stuff like this is a corporate thing; it takes time to filter down to us through the flappers.
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Hey, more traffic is a Good Thing.
By more posts, I meant from the same people having to do more than one post as opposed to an edit eating up more system resources...


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Stuff like this is a corporate thing; it takes time to filter down to us through the flappers.
I get that, but if you could find out the why and if they would change it back, and get back to us, it would be most appreciated...

Just had three posts I edited, and one that I couldn't...
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Never mind the edit button, why is this site so slowwwww?
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Never mind the edit button, why is this site so slowwwww?
Amen...mine is the slowest it has been in a long time.
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I think having the ability to edit at a later date is a good thing.

I have had site members ask me to edit a post I had made, that had possibly identifying information that the other person did not want out in the open. I was asked to edit the information out which I was able to do days after the initial post.

That said, I have also watched as members who have picked fights with moderators decide to go back and delete, (through the edit option), a year or more of posts, which leave the threads those posts were in, completely unreadable.

I like having the option to edit my posts. But whatever, if it gets to the point that I can't deal with it, I'll just move on...."Hell, I've been here way too long as it is."
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Okay, here it is. And FWIW, I agree with it.

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It all comes down to thread integrity.

Let's say a member creates a thread. Multiple people respond to the thread and then he changes what he said originally. All of the sudden, we have all these replies that no longer make sense.

Forums are much like real conversations. If you start talking to a group and you say something. People respond to what you said. You can't suddenly go back and erase what you said initially, but you can certainly clarify what you meant, based on their comments.

There have been times in communities where a member gets angry and decides to go back and add malicious content to his comments. Or, removes all his posts. Can you see the mess that would create?

Google indexes our threads within minutes of them being posted so that thread integrity becomes important.

Why 30 minutes? The purpose of offering edits at all is in order to have someone be able to fix typos or wording as needed. After it is posted, they are going to see in a matter of minutes if they need to fix something. If not, and it is important, mods can help them fix it. If it is a complete change (not just typos) and there are already responses, then they should simply reply to their own thread clarifying what they meant.

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