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#1 Threesom666

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 02:16 PM

Is the edit temporary? Cause I spent a good amount of time trying to figure out the edit on old posts and nothing. I thought it was a pc thing.Then I just checked recent posts and the edit comes up.



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Posted 15 September 2017 - 03:07 PM

Yeah, you've got like 48 hours or something before the Edit feature is not present any longer.:)



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Posted 15 September 2017 - 04:32 PM

well then I'd like to suggest it be permanent. And of course it should be noted somewhere as I was completely unaware of looking for it endlessly.



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Posted 15 September 2017 - 05:46 PM

I guess they haven't done it for the same reason that Twitter doesn't allow editing. Because they don't want someone to say something on the forums, various people to comment on what he's written and then for him to edit his original post, and then the whole thread would make no sense as all the replies below the edited comment would be referring to its pre-edited version, which would be permanently gone. But hey, I don't know, they may have other reasons for keeping it this way.:)



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Posted 15 September 2017 - 06:24 PM

I guess they haven't done it for the same reason that Twitter doesn't allow editing. Because they don't want someone to say something on the forums, various people to comment on what he's written and then for him to edit his original post, and then the whole thread would make no sense as all the replies below the edited comment would be referring to its pre-edited version, which would be permanently gone. But hey, I don't know, they may have other reasons for keeping it this way. :)

 

Indeed.  There comes a time, and it's often after a post has a response to it on many forums, that editing is no longer allowed and shouldn't be, either.

 

I've been around the block enough to see "perpetual editing" used in an attempt to cover a multitude of tracks/sins.

 

Post a correction/update message if the editing period has expired.

 

I've certainly posted corrections and retractions, sometimes long after the fact, when new information comes to light or something changes to make the original information obsolete/false.


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 07:05 PM

Yeah, when I watched the Apple keynote on their website, they did it too, but not with a comment. The original video started with the whole song 'All you need is love' by The Beatles while showcasing the new Steve Jobs Theater, but after refreshing the page later, that whole ~4 minute bit was gone and it started right from the presentation. Strange. :)


Edited by Just_One_Question, 15 September 2017 - 07:05 PM.


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Posted 16 September 2017 - 02:27 AM

Well if you can just give me special rights. I have no interests in changing my objective view. Its mostly just to correct grammer mistakes. Sometimes a simple word or letter can throw off my post or make it look ugly. Im sure most will get what Im saying but I'd like to change it for aesthetic purposes. Though personally I am not aware of such practices by other users I would think BC would be more trusting of us but since that might've happened in the past I can see such precautionary actions. Its just simply not the case with me. If anything I'd like to ante up my message. I just think its a basic feature that if certain individuals abuse should be taken action while others shouldnt have to pay.



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Posted 16 September 2017 - 03:28 AM

Needing to correct any incidental errors like spelling, or add another thought within the time frame allowed isn't a penalty.

However there would be a severe penalty to the forums if people with malicious intent (and there are plenty) could return after a week or a month and alter seemingly innocuous posts to contain pornography or whatever. Old topics still come up on Google searches, and whilst Moderators can clean up posts as they occur, as myself and another Moderator are currently busily doing, it would be impossible to check back through months of topics to make sure posts hadn't been altered maliciously.

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 04:05 AM

How bout adding an option to edit old posts that need to be approved by mods?

 

Also doesnt the community help on reporting such malicious posts?



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Posted 16 September 2017 - 04:17 AM

No, it just isn't going to happen. Moderators are volunteers, and the workload dealing with essential issues is already quite enough.

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 04:36 AM

If a miss-spelling makes a regular word into an infamous word -- end-user can report his/her own specific post, ask that the infamous mistake be corrected.  Remembering that Time as we know it does not exist on forum boards, the error probably will be corrected sooner or later.


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Posted 16 September 2017 - 09:42 AM

You can edit within 24 hours or until thee is a reply.
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Posted 16 September 2017 - 10:21 AM

I have, in the past and before I was a moderator, reported one of my own posts if something in it was found to be factually incorrect that I didn't know about or where a typo could clearly have changed intended meaning, and asked for the moderator to correct.

 

I did this very rarely because it's necessary very rarely.  But when it is necessary it's not an unreasonable request.  Fixing obvious typos that anyone can and does "read around" without difficulty is just not necessary (and it kills me when I have to leave those stand when I find them late, but, que sera sera).


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Posted 16 September 2017 - 01:49 PM

No, it just isn't going to happen. Moderators are volunteers, and the workload dealing with essential issues is already quite enough.

It is a suggestion though and who knows maybe the reports of grammar adjustments be low and not much of a burden. Or add a mod specific for such a low task.

 

 

 

Yea I did mean low grammar mistakes that can be easily understood. Its just looks ugly and I dont know but 24hrs seems like a few amount of time.

 

The message i wanted to edit I hadnt noticed it had a grammar mistake it was old and probably nobody cared about it but it looked ugly to me. Still understandable, but ugly. So tried to edit and thats when I found out about this strange issue which I dont remember reading about anywhere. Anyway at least now people can come here and voice their thoughts. Though a strange feature not to have I'm sure if we all give inputs we can find a better way. A great idea would be adding a grammar suggester like Word.



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Posted 16 September 2017 - 02:44 PM

Hmm... been reading some other threads, but consider: a forum such as this with a high readership, a 24 hr. privilege to edit grants greater latitude as opposed to say, speaking in front of a group or crowd (I've done both). There seems to be three things that come into play, whether planned or impromptu:
1. What you're going to say
2. What you say
3. What you wish you had (or hadn't) said.

No editing privilege there at all. Best one can do is give things a quick think before speaking or typing. Spelling/grammatical goofs? No big deal.
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