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Title: EDITING OF POST's
Post by: dustyminer on Saturday January 1 2011 14:28:02 AEDT PM
HI DOUG- would it be possible to limit members time frame to edit posts to 15 minutes ??
my reasoning for this is being open slather like it is now allows members to back edit an argument or point well after other members have responded to change the context thereby inadvertently or intentionally making another to look like a dickhead. this can be used to start a flaming war!!

i realise that the edits are date stamped but how many people actually take notice of that and the purpose of the edit should only be meant for incorrect spelling or such. there is still the option of asking you to correct mistakes after that time elapses on their behalf if it is warranted or re-posting further down the thread to get other points across.

cheer's- dusty!! ::62:: 


Title: Re: EDITING OF POST's
Post by: Doug on Saturday January 1 2011 14:32:50 AEDT PM
  
HI DOUG- would it be possible to limit members time frame to edit posts to 15 minutes ??
my reasoning for this is being open slather like it is now allows members to back edit an argument or point well after other members have responded to change the context thereby inadvertently or intentionally making another to look like a dickhead. this can be used to start a flaming war!!

i realise that the edits are date stamped but how many people actually take notice of that and the purpose of the edit should only be meant for incorrect spelling or such. there is still the option of asking you to correct mistakes after that time elapses on their behalf if it is warranted or re-posting further down the thread to get other points across.

cheer's- dusty!! ::62:: 


I have changed the maximum time after posting to allow edit  from 0 mins to 15 mins.
doug ::62::


Title: Re: EDITING OF POST's
Post by: Huego on Saturday January 1 2011 16:05:50 AEDT PM
You raise a good point Dusty.

I frequently edit my posts. It is ALWAYS to correct spelling & grammar, or occasionally to improve clarity or meaning. If the meaning or intent of my post is changed, or is being refined or extra is added I say so. I don't do this ever to retract or change my argument, as I rather change a post than continually make lots of new short posts. (ie I post enough as it is!) This is my personal perspective & method of course, and every poster is different. Same happens on another forum. I won't be changing my style unless the editing conditions change.

Huego


Title: Re: EDITING OF POST's
Post by: dustyminer on Saturday January 1 2011 18:10:21 AEDT PM
HI HUEGO- i believe that most member's (yourself included) show good intent with the editing of posts and i can't remember a post being used here in that way in the past but with the temptation now removed this is one accusation none of us has to face.

p.s.- happy new year!

cheer's- dusty!! ::62::


Title: Re: EDITING OF POST's
Post by: Huego on Saturday January 1 2011 18:39:28 AEDT PM
  
HI HUEGO- i believe that most member's (yourself included) show good intent with the editing of posts and i can't remember a post being used here in that way in the past but with the temptation now removed this is one accusation none of us has to face.

p.s.- happy new year!

cheer's- dusty!! ::62::

Hi Dusty, I just remembered how a Flounder called PJ changed his post & wager last year (and lied) in order to save face (embarrassment) and $ losses. It was an indirect acknowledgement of his fear of the QED that made him do it. He was full of abuse, thrown at me for exposing him.  ::38::
Such exposition is my (self appointed) role here, eg with screen shots (see elsewhere!)

Perhaps substantive edits should be explained* eg edited for typos / spelling / clarity of meaning / to save face / to save money / to lie / avoid explanation etc etc  ::24::.

Yes, Happy New Year mate. Thanks for your friendship & support over the past year.

Cheers, Huego  ::62::

* edited once to improve clarity.


Title: Re: EDITING OF POST's
Post by: WM6 on Sunday January 2 2011 08:06:31 AEDT AM
  
HI HUEGO- i believe that most member's (yourself included) show good intent with the editing of posts and i can't remember a post being used here in that way in the past but with the temptation now removed this is one accusation none of us has to face.

p.s.- happy new year!

cheer's- dusty!! ::62::


Hi Dusty I need often to after-correct my inglish at least 1 hour. If you make citation there is no doubt on what is your comment based. Citation remain unchanged.


Title: Re: EDITING OF POST's
Post by: Doug on Sunday January 2 2011 08:27:11 AEDT AM
 Should I increase the edit time  which is currently 15 mins?
doug ::62::


Title: Re: EDITING OF POST's
Post by: Huego on Sunday January 2 2011 09:02:56 AEDT AM
  
Should I increase the edit time  which is currently 15 mins?
doug ::62::

I think it should be increased to 24 hr.


Title: Re: EDITING OF POST's
Post by: Alluvium on Sunday January 2 2011 09:10:52 AEDT AM
Hi Doug,

Quite often when I re-read my post there is a spelling mistake or some little typo error.
So I dive in to correct those and sometimes for 2 or 3 goes.

I think 24 hours is enough to pick up mistakes.

Regards  Alluvium.


Title: Re: EDITING OF POST's
Post by: Doug on Sunday January 2 2011 09:17:30 AEDT AM
  
Hi Doug,

Quite often when I re-read my post there is a spelling mistake or some little typo error.
So I dive in to correct those and sometimes for 2 or 3 goes.

I think 24 hours is enough to pick up mistakes.

Regards  Alluvium.

Ok I will make it 24 hours!
doug ::62::


Title: Re: EDITING OF POST's
Post by: Prospector_Al on Saturday July 21 2012 05:10:45 AEST AM
  
Should I increase the edit time  which is currently 15 mins?
doug ::62::

Hi Doug,

That was a good move!  Sometimes it takes a while to detect typos, etc.

Another suggestion:  Would it be possible to scroll down the"Recent Posts" window?  At this time, the window shows only the most recent posts.  It would be useful to go back further...

Allan


Title: Re: EDITING OF POST's
Post by: Doug on Saturday July 21 2012 07:23:32 AEST AM
  
  
Should I increase the edit time  which is currently 15 mins?
doug ::62::

Hi Doug,

Another suggestion:  Would it be possible to scroll down the"Recent Posts" window?  At this time, the window shows only the most recent posts.  It would be useful to go back further...

Allan

I don't think its possible to change from the default of 10 pages=  about 4 days back.
doug ::419::


Title: Re: EDITING OF POST's
Post by: Doug on Saturday July 21 2012 08:31:50 AEST AM
  
  
  
Should I increase the edit time  which is currently 15 mins?
doug ::62::

Hi Doug,

Another suggestion:  Would it be possible to scroll down the"Recent Posts" window?  At this time, the window shows only the most recent posts.  It would be useful to go back further...

Allan

I don't think its possible to change from the default of 10 pages=  about 4 days back.
doug ::419::

Changing the default is not a trivial task as it involves editing the PHP coding for the forum index page. On the SMF support forums they say that this has proved to be a problem and if done incorrectly( the coding change varies from theme to theme!) it can mess up the index page and bugger up the posting order!
So i don't think i will have ago!
doug ::419::