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Old 25.06.2014, 14:11
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When can I edit a post?

I really need to edit a post - when will I have made enough posts?
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Old 25.06.2014, 14:19
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Re: When can I edit a post?

You can already edit your post for a short period (about 10-15 minutes I think) to correct immediate errors.

To be able to edit long term, you need to be one of the more "trusted" members - I think the limit is 100 rep points.

Edit: It's three hours

Policy: Deletions / Edits of messages

Edit 2: Oh, and you'll have to wait another couple of days to be allowed to edit, even then. I just looked at your post count and assumed you'd been here over a week.
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Old 25.06.2014, 14:55
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Re: When can I edit a post?

If too much time has passed, or there are too many replies and it would not make sense to edit anyway, go to your original post, click the quote button and then reply to your own message to make any comments/corrections.
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Old 26.06.2014, 00:21
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Re: When can I edit a post?

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You can already edit your post for a short period (about 10-15 minutes I think) to correct immediate errors.

To be able to edit long term, you need to be one of the more "trusted" members - I think the limit is 100 rep points.

Edit: It's three hours

Policy: Deletions / Edits of messages

Edit 2: Oh, and you'll have to wait another couple of days to be allowed to edit, even then. I just looked at your post count and assumed you'd been here over a week.

Is it possible to PM you for some advice on this?
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Old 26.06.2014, 00:40
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Re: When can I edit a post?

I suggest that you click the 'Report Post' red triangle on the post that you have an issue with and explain the problem. One of the mods will see it and may be able to act
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We can't revise a post?

Do we have the option to correct or revise our posts after posting? I can't find any "revise" button. Thanks
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Old 24.03.2015, 13:07
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Re: We can't revise a post?

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Do we have the option to correct or revise our posts after posting? I can't find any "revise" button. Thanks
I've merged your post in to an existing thread. See the replies above.
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Re: When can I edit a post?

Thanks for the merge but still it doesn't make sense to me. According to the post above I should be able to revise typos shortly after posting as I have been here longer than a week. I write from my phone and can't see what I am typing and even after previewing my message, the typos or worse the words wrongly replaced or changed by phone sneak in. But even within the 15 minute window I can't seem to revise?!

I joined this forum to get help and figure out a new country but frankly I am spending way more time trying to figure out the weird forum rules that I have never seen in any other forum!!! Maybe it is a sign of entering the country that makes so many rules that one feels suffocated... I want to make the humble suggestion to admins to make this forum a bit more newcomer friendly and reduce these rules!! Or do we have quotas here about how many new comers can join?! Or maybe you need to repost my post in a different section as it is now in the wrong place?!?!? Rant over!
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Old 25.03.2015, 00:08
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Re: When can I edit a post?

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I joined this forum to get help and figure out a new country but frankly I am spending way more time trying to figure out the weird forum rules that I have never seen in any other forum!!! Maybe it is a sign of entering the country that makes so many rules that one feels suffocated... I want to make the humble suggestion to admins to make this forum a bit more newcomer friendly and reduce these rules!! Or do we have quotas here about how many new comers can join?! Or maybe you need to repost my post in a different section as it is now in the wrong place?!?!? Rant over!
No need to get your knickers in a twist. Read and reread the many posts on this forum pertaining to the subject of editing, be a member for another couple of weeks before forming a final opinion on the EF and, for now before you find out how to edit your posts, think twice before posting.
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Re: When can I edit a post?

Wow; very interesting tone! I do have every right to form an opinion about how this forum feels to a NEW COMER and not hear what you just wrote here. Very interesting indeed!!!
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Old 25.03.2015, 00:16
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Re: When can I edit a post?

You need to have been a member for a week and also made 10 posts before you can edit your posts.
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Old 25.03.2015, 00:23
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Re: When can I edit a post?

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Wow; very interesting tone! I do have every right to form an opinion about how this forum feels to a NEW COMER and not hear what you just wrote here. Very interesting indeed!!!
If you don't want to take the advice that you should think twice about posting here before finding out how to edit because your ability to edit - even when you have it - will cease after a couple of hours, and that maybe you could find out that some on the EF are very helpful if not ranted at as friendly advice but as an attack on you, then I'm not going to stop you.
But the impression of newbies sometimes being impatient because they don't immediately get what they want served on a silver platter isn't being improved by your posts.
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Thank you Hannah for explaining.

glowjupiter; are you seriously threatening me or am I misunderstanding your reply? Please clarify.

Or better to say: are you bullying me? I have not attacked you or anyone personally. I haven't actually even attacked the forum. Just provided my honest experience as a new comer. I don't understand why you have the urge to bully me? What are you proving here?

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Old 25.03.2015, 00:34
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Re: When can I edit a post?

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Thank you Hannah for explaining.

glowjupiter; are you seriously threatening me or am I misunderstanding your reply? Please clarify.
You seem too quick to form opinions.
With my first reply, I wanted to give you advice as to what you could do to find out that the EF is indeed a friendly place if you take the time to look for answers to your questions without ranting that non-immediate problem solving makes the EF useless (which I assure you it is not). Also "think twice before posting" is not supposed to imply that you're posting bullshit, but that you might find out in a couple hours that you might not have wanted to post something, but will be unable to edit it without a mod's help.

But ranting at me or others/the EF/implying that I'm bullying you by giving you advice isn't going to force me or anyone to engage.
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Or better to say: are you bullying me? I have not attacked blah blah
You seem to have time to spare. You got your answer, move on.
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Re: When can I edit a post?

Ok; I want to put this down as a misunderstanding. I have not attacked you nor had the intention too. I would normally apologize as we Canadians are famous for apologizing but in this case I reserve myself as I feel unfairly treated. I do find that there are way too many rules in this forum and I provided my feedback as I thought someone should point out how suffocating this feels for new comers. I don't know you or have any problems with you or anyone else here.
Did you write the forum rules? Is that why you feel personally attacked when I called them weird?! Did you for a second think that I used the word weird literally; meaning strange?!
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Re: When can I edit a post?

May be a problem of tone and semantics. English Forum is a Godsend for many and a weath of information, but there are people behind the posts and one might want to consider how a question or post is phrased to get maximum help. In my experience, weird is a real North American expression, but can certainly come off negative.

Just wait until you start speaking German and someone say; " Das Problem ist...". This made my neck stiffen, until my Swiss husband explained it actually means ; " The issue/ question is..."

Welcome to English Forum and all the best.
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Yes Susan you are right. I was being sarcastic but not in an attempt to attack. More to be sarcastically funny and somehow I hit a nerve with him.

I speak German and that expression is how they start most sentences and then explain ... Lol. Agree with your husband.

I do think the forum will be extremely helpful to me too. Just wished there were fewer rules. Why shouldn't a new comer for example revise her/his posts to correct the typos? Strange....

...See I missed "be able to" all together in that sentence and cant revise it now....

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Re: When can I edit a post?

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Why shouldn't a new comer for example revise her/his posts to correct the typos?
To reduce the chances of somebody coming along and entering an innocuous post and then editing it later to fill it with spam/SEO bait.
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Re: When can I edit a post?

I guess there are lots of trolls that would do such a thing so now that you explain it; it does make sense for the sake of protecting the community. Can we then instead make the screen more compatible with iPhone typing? Most of the time I don't see what I am typing, which results in ridiculous typos. Is there an iPhone app for this forum? Thanks in advance for the advices.
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