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 Post subject: want to edit your post? HURRY!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:34 pm 
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so, the new boards came with the awesome feature that posts can actually be edited by their authors*. how awesome is that, right?

the thing is, it's kind of an abuse of that awesomeness to use the edit function to delete posts you regret making, for whatever reason. it's not fair to people who have responded and it's not conducive to furthering discussion. so, from now on, there will be a 5-minute window in which you can edit your posts. after 5 minutes, they stay as they are.

please, if you're going to post something you think you might want to remove at a later point in time, don't. sit on it for a bit and decide if it's something you think should be out there in the internet ether when we're all gone and cockroaches rule the world. and as was the case on the old boards, if you feel strongly that a thread you started should be taking out of circulation, please contact an administrator with a request and explanation.

*okay, so the old boards had that feature, too. still: it's awesome!


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 Post subject: Re: want to edit your post? HURRY!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:38 pm 
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The old boards had that feature for years without a time limit. Or am I insane?

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 Post subject: Re: want to edit your post? HURRY!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:38 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: want to edit your post? HURRY!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:39 pm 
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vegimator wrote:
The old boards had that feature for years without a time limit. Or am I insane?

oh, yeah. maybe I'M insane. what was the limitation? i swear, there was one!

OMG, i better hurry up and edit my post!


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 Post subject: Re: want to edit your post? HURRY!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:39 pm 
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FASCIST!

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 Post subject: Re: want to edit your post? HURRY!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:40 pm 
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calcuhater wrote:
vegimator wrote:
The old boards had that feature for years without a time limit. Or am I insane?

oh, yeah. maybe I'M insane. what was the limitation? i swear, there was one!

OMG, i better hurry up and edit my post!


Non-mods couldn't delete their posts on the old boards. Has that changed?

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 Post subject: Re: want to edit your post? HURRY!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:40 pm 
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FASCIST!

T-minus 3:40


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 Post subject: Re: want to edit your post? HURRY!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:41 pm 
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Any time I would catch a typo in my post I would go back and edit. Sometimes it would be a day or two later.

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 Post subject: Re: want to edit your post? HURRY!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:41 pm 
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I thought the restriction was just that you can't delete posts- only quasi delete them by replacing all their content with a single character.

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 Post subject: Re: want to edit your post? HURRY!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:41 pm 
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But what if I type something at 5 a.m. and then read it when I get to work at 8:30 and see embarrassing typos!? I need to be able to edit my comas!

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 Post subject: Re: want to edit your post? HURRY!
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Yeah, you could always edit, just not delete your whole post.


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 Post subject: Re: want to edit your post? HURRY!
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pandacookie wrote:
Any time I would catch a typo in my post I would go back and edit. Sometimes it would be a day or two later.


Yeah, same here.

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 Post subject: Re: want to edit your post? HURRY!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:42 pm 
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oh, well! no more!!

we'll either learn some humility and suck up our bullshiitake comma splices and hanging participles (are these real things?) or spend 5 minutes furiously proofing everything after submitting!


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 Post subject: Re: want to edit your post? HURRY!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:43 pm 
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I NEED to be able to edit my typos or my OCD will freak me out and I might end up going insane.


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 Post subject: Re: want to edit your post? HURRY!
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 Post subject: Re: want to edit your post? HURRY!
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KarynMC wrote:
But what if I type something at 5 a.m. and then read it when I get to work at 8:30 and see embarrassing typos!? I need to be able to edit my comas!

Heh.

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 Post subject: Re: want to edit your post? HURRY!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:55 pm 
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I hate this new restriction and think it's unnecessary.


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 Post subject: Re: want to edit your post? HURRY!
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Imitation Of Chris wrote:
KarynMC wrote:
But what if I type something at 5 a.m. and then read it when I get to work at 8:30 and see embarrassing typos!? I need to be able to edit my comas!

Heh.

this made me snort!


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 Post subject: Re: want to edit your post? HURRY!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:59 pm 
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If I see typos in my posts and it's too late to edit, should I report them so mods can correct them for me?
(This is my flippant, jerky way of agreeing with Adah.)

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 Post subject: Re: want to edit your post? HURRY!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:00 pm 
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rocklobster wrote:
Imitation Of Chris wrote:
KarynMC wrote:
But what if I type something at 5 a.m. and then read it when I get to work at 8:30 and see embarrassing typos!? I need to be able to edit my comas!

Heh.

this made me snort!

heh heh

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 Post subject: Re: want to edit your post? HURRY!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:01 pm 
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Hapax Legomenon wrote:
If I see typos in my posts and it's too late to edit, should I report them so mods can correct them for me?
(This is my flippant, jerky way of agreeing with Adah.)

let's all flood the mods with edit requests!

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 Post subject: Re: want to edit your post? HURRY!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:04 pm 
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Adah wrote:
I hate this new restriction and think it's unnecessary.


Yeah, I'm pretty baffled by this! Editing posts has never been an issue as far as I know and I'm constantly fixing typos later....


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 Post subject: Re: want to edit your post? HURRY!
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Adah wrote:
I hate this new restriction and think it's unnecessary.


I agree. Sometimes my neuro disease has me putting the wrong words or my words in the wrong order, I don't like that I'm not allowed to fix it if I don't do it within a few minutes (quite often it takes me longer to see the mistakes even with re-reading before submitting etc). I don't think it's fair that we all get treated like naughty children because some people abuse it. It's a bit overkill IMO.


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 Post subject: Re: want to edit your post? HURRY!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:07 pm 
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Thessaly wrote:
Adah wrote:
I hate this new restriction and think it's unnecessary.


Yeah, I'm pretty baffled by this! Editing posts has never been an issue as far as I know and I'm constantly fixing typos later....


The issue isn't editing; it's when people use the edit feature to delete their posts, thus rendering the threads they posted in/started confusing and annoying. If anyone can think of a way to prevent this from happening short of removing the edit feature, let's hear it!

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 Post subject: Re: want to edit your post? HURRY!
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maybe as a fail safe, we should all take turns quoting every single post that is made at least once in every thread, that way the person who made the original post will never be able to edit the quote!

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