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    Affiliate Manager buyjewelry's Avatar
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    Question Q about editing your own post
    Hey gang,

    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..)

    Thanks!

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    I think you can only edit them within half an hour of posting them ... but not completely sure of that.

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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.

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    Edit Time Limit ?.....
    Quote Originally Posted by buyjewelry
    Hey gang,

    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..)

    Thanks!
    Time limit is 30 minutes.

    I find it annoying. I edit my posts for weeks. Spelling, grammar, addt'l info., ect.

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    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.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveWilliams
    I find it annoying. I edit my posts for weeks. Spelling, grammar, addt'l info., etc.
    New information should always be included in a new post. I would guess that most of us don't reread old posts in a thread, so if there is new information added we would likely miss it.

    -rematt
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    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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