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February 29th, 2008, 12:30 AM #1Q about editing your own post
I am a bit confused about how to edit your own posts on ABW. I noticed that some of my posts have an edit button next to them, yet others don't. What are the criterion to edit your own posts? (fix typos - add more relevant info with out posting a new thread - etc..)
February 29th, 2008, 12:36 AM #2
I think you can only edit them within half an hour of posting them ... but not completely sure of that.
February 29th, 2008, 02:13 AM #3
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On a forum I step up (that has zero members so far, lol), there was an option to set how long someone could edit a post after posting. So that's most likely how it is here. If the time limit is 30 minutes I don't know for sure.
But that keeps someone from being able to go back and ruin a thread by changing all his or her posts, for whatever reason they wish too. Usually I'd guess, when shown wrong about something.
February 29th, 2008, 07:00 AM #4
Edit Time Limit ?.....Originally Posted by buyjewelry
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- Wilmer, Texas 75172
I find it annoying. I edit my posts for weeks. Spelling, grammar, addt'l info., ect.
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February 29th, 2008, 09:13 AM #5
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- January 18th, 2005
The time limit is 30 minutes. I frequently edit my posts immediately after submission, to correct typos or wording mistakes. Sometimes I also edit them to add new information, to clarify an idea, or to add specific examples.
It is generally not a good idea to edit a post after someone else has posted a reply to it, especially not if you're going to change something that someone else commented upon. Sometimes, however, I will edit a post and then, only after submitting the edited version, I will notice that someone else has posted a reply; of course, sometimes someone will reply, without realizing that I've edited the post that they're responding to.
February 29th, 2008, 10:40 AM #6
A while back we had a vote, the preponderance of members opted for a 30 minute window. Actually, I've seen people go back and re-edit posts after others have commented making the thread progression completely nonsensical and I won't have that, it's just an invitation for superfluous confusion and animosity.Continued Success,
The secret of success is constancy of purpose ~ Disraeli
February 29th, 2008, 11:28 AM #7Originally Posted by SteveWilliams
-rematt"I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant." - Richard Nixon
February 29th, 2008, 11:44 AM #8
Some forums have it set to like 2 minutes so 30 isn't bad unless you are writing a post that needs to be updated frequently; like a resource-type post.
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