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Postby johnnyonthespot » 14 Apr 2011, 14:54

The new board does not permit editing a post after some period of time has elapsed.

Some people think this is a good idea; personally, I hate it. :D

Any chance this can be changed?
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Re: Editing posts

Postby Edmondo » 14 Apr 2011, 15:45

The old forum did not permit editing posts at all :lol:

Problem is that when people change or delete a posting in an older topic, the topic can become very difficult to understand.

Currently the time to edit and delete a post is set to 60 minutes. What period would you suggest?
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Re: Editing posts

Postby johnnyonthespot » 14 Apr 2011, 15:54

Edmondo wrote:The old forum did not permit editing posts at all :lol:


Sure it did! I did it all the time and I know others did as well.

Edmondo wrote:Problem is that when people change or delete a posting in an older topic, the topic can become very difficult to understand.

Currently the time to edit and delete a post is set to 60 minutes. What period would you suggest?


Honestly, it is not so much that I want to edit old posts. I often go back to old posts of mine to copy paragraphs into a new post on another subject. As you know, links in posts are usually displayed in shortened format. If you try to highlight a paragraph which contains a link and then paste it into another message, the link will be broken and not work. However, if you open the old post for editing, you can highlight/copy the original text with complete links and then paste that into a new message.

It's not a big deal; I guess I can live with 60 minutes.
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Re: Editing posts

Postby Tessa78 » 14 Apr 2011, 23:56

Just an FYI :)

My recent experience here on the new site is that I could not edit a post if someone had replied to it - So in that case the 60 minute allowance does not apply, am I correct?

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Re: Editing posts

Postby Tessa78 » 15 Apr 2011, 20:37

Just edited a post after a posted reply!

Please ignore the above FYI :oops:

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