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#1 Old 02-25-2017, 06:05 PM
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Exclamation Can't Edit Topic

I made a topic, Politics and Pets, and now it doesn't appear I can edit the first post that I made.

(I feel like this has happened before and it got resolved...? I don't remember...)
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#2 Old 02-25-2017, 06:34 PM
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It's my understanding that members can only edit 24 hours after the post is made.
Can I help? Or would you like to just add to the thread?

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#3 Old 02-25-2017, 08:03 PM
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It's my understanding that members can only edit 24 hours after the post is made.
Can I help? Or would you like to just add to the thread?
I would like to put the video I just recently posted in the thread (What is Classical Liberalism) right above the Beliefs Table.

Why is that implemented (assuming it is)? It doesn't seem to be necessary.

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#4 Old 02-26-2017, 01:48 AM
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oh, even I didn't know about this. Because didn't try it yet. Thanks!
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#5 Old 02-26-2017, 05:41 AM
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It so rarely comes up!
Once a discussion gets going having members edit posts that have influenced the rest of the thread can make it totally nonsensical. Members who've replied with rational thoughts can be changed to be seen as irrational or out of place

This used to happen frequently, even with this rule, when we were more active and caused quite a disturbance.

If you feel a video link would add to the op I can add it for you. Just message a mod or administrator, or just add it in another post
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Once a discussion gets going having members edit posts that have influenced the rest of the thread can make it totally nonsensical. Members who've replied with rational thoughts can be changed to be seen as irrational or out of place

This used to happen frequently, even with this rule, when we were more active and caused quite a disturbance.
I spent a long time recently composing a response to a member's post that had gone on some hours previously. When I actually posted, I found out that the post I was responding to had been substantially altered without any acknowledgement by the poster. Very frustrating, so I can understand why there needs to be a time limit for alterations that have been even more delayed. Best if the poster makes a fresh post with reason(s) for the revision(s).

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I spent a long time recently composing a response to a member's post that had gone on some hours previously. When I actually posted, I found out that the post I was responding to had been substantially altered without any acknowledgement by the poster. Very frustrating, so I can understand why there needs to be a time limit for alterations that have been even more delayed. Best if the poster makes a fresh post with reason(s) for the revision(s).

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I've done that too! So frustrating! I came back to the thread after thinking how to word my post without being inflammatory. I went back to read replies to my post that didn't make any sense to find the parts of the post I replied to had been altered, making me seem off my rocker!

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#8 Old 03-03-2017, 04:48 PM
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A better solution would be to quote the post as it is rather then make people unable to edit them after a certain amount of time. It could be for things as simple as correct grammar/spelling mistakes.
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We can always extend the edit time to a longer time period, how does 3 days work for you all?

Thank you so much

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#10 Old 03-07-2017, 04:29 PM
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We can always extend the edit time to a longer time period, how does 3 days work for you all?

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Sure. I would like to know though, if people can just quote the post before responding, why have it in place? You could, perhaps, put a notification while making a post/topic saying something along the lines of "If you are responding to a post, you may want to quote it, as the poster may edit their post."
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It still breaks the flow however. And Quotes are only reliable if the vast majority of posts are left intact.

Before we can extend the limit @silva , you good with it?

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It still breaks the flow however. And Quotes are only reliable if the vast majority of posts are left intact.

Before we can extend the limit @silva , you good with it?

Kevin
If there can be problems when people alter their posts within a day, there surely there are likely to be even more problems by having the period for change extended from 1 day to 3 days? And by problems, I'm not counting errors in correct grammar or spelling as I really don't see these as causing problems. I'd even reduce the 1 day period down to 2 hours or less. If you're the original poster and you want to revise your post beyond that limited time, you should have to make a fresh post so that any possible responders can clearly see and appreciate that changes have been made and what the changes are.

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If there can be problems when people alter their posts within a day, there surely there are likely to be even more problems by having the period for change extended from 1 day to 3 days? And by problems, I'm not counting errors in correct grammar or spelling as I really don't see these as causing problems. I'd even reduce the 1 day period down to 2 hours or less. If you're the original poster and you want to revise your post beyond that limited time, you should have to make a fresh post so that any possible responders can clearly see and appreciate that changes have been made and what the changes are.

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I completely agree! If there is a problem with phrasing it can be addressed in a separate post, grammar or spelling isn't enough to matter.
We really don't need to have everything quoted, particularly for mobile users.
This has been an ongoing problem, I'd rather the time limit be a couple hours.

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