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View Poll Results: Should posts be limited to editing time or none? If so, how long
NO editing allowed 4 3.77%
Yes, 30 minutes 31 29.25%
Yes 3 hours 11 10.38%
Yes 24/48 hours 18 16.98%
Yes open ended 31 29.25%
Don't care either way 11 10.38%
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Old 09.09.2009, 11:35
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Concerning all users - Should time be limited to edit your post?

Some exchanges on ideas for the time limit to edit posts came up, please cast your vote.
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Old 09.09.2009, 11:43
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Re: Concerning all users - Should time be limited to edit your post?

I quite often have to edit my post when I realise quite how badly I have spelt somthing.

having been a 'victim' of a user here who just kept editing her post and groaning all mine I think 30 mins is more then enough, and no deleting posts.
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Old 09.09.2009, 11:47
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I quite often have to edit my post when I realise quite how badly I have spelt somthing.

having been a 'victim' of a user here who just kept editing her post and groaning all mine I think 30 mins is more then enough, and no deleting posts.
I suspect it was that user that was the straw that broke - highly bleedin annoying that some spoil it for all.....
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Old 09.09.2009, 11:52
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I quite often have to edit my post when I realise quite how badly I have spelt somthing.

having been a 'victim' of a user here who just kept editing her post and groaning all mine I think 30 mins is more then enough, and no deleting posts.
I reread my posts using the Post Preview button, then again when I hit the Submit button. If I don't catch typos, or make the necessary corrections then, I have no reason to suspect that I will catch them tomorrow, or the day after.

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I suspect it was that user that was the straw that broke - highly bleedin annoying that some spoil it for all.....
Isn't that what the Ban Stick is for? ie, "Go sit in the Corner till you decide to play by the rules/established protocols..."
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Old 09.09.2009, 11:52
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I suspect it was that user that was the straw that broke - highly bleedin annoying that some spoil it for all.....
Yes, that was an extreme case, but there have been other abuses. For instance I've seen several threads where someone was losing an argument and got so upset they went back and blanked all their posts in that thread... not really fair play to my way of thinking. An edit time limit seems like the best way to address these tantrums.

That said, I do see how it could be inconvenient to people who are selling or organizing something.

Perhaps an exception for classified ads and social events? Or if it's easier, just a forumwide exception for the first post on a thread?
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Old 09.09.2009, 11:55
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Yes, that was an extreme case, but there have been other abuses. For instance I've seen several threads where someone was losing an argument and got so upset they went back and blanked all their posts in that thread... not really fair play to my way of thinking. An edit time limit seems like the best way to address these tantrums.

That said, I do see how it could be inconvenient to people who are selling or organizing something.

Perhaps an exception for classified ads and social events? Or if it's easier, just a forumwide exception for the first post on a thread?

1st post exception is a top idea
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Old 09.09.2009, 11:57
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Yes, that was an extreme case, but there have been other abuses. For instance I've seen several threads where someone was losing an argument and got so upset they went back and blanked all their posts in that thread... not really fair play to my way of thinking. An edit time limit seems like the best way to address these tantrums.

That said, I do see how it could be inconvenient to people who are selling or organizing something.

Perhaps an exception for classified ads and social events? Or if it's easier, just a forumwide exception for the first post on a thread?
And here lies the problem, as in with everything in life, it's always the few that spoil it for the masses.

I agree on it being bad form going back editing posts if you are losing an argument etc... also hard for a newcomer to the thread to make sense of what the discussion is. And you are right mathnut the user i mentioned above was not at all the only one but one of the most significant at that time when the new rule was discussed and implemented.
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Old 09.09.2009, 12:02
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Isn't that what the Ban Stick is for? ie, "Go sit in the Corner till you decide to play by the rules/established protocols..."
Yes, but when people do throw their toys out of the pram like this, it all tends to happen rather fast. By the time a mod could be expected to notice what's going on, PM a warning to stop, and then ban the user - most of the time the damage to the thread is already done.

If that damage is what we're trying to prevent, an edit limit is the only way I can see that makes sense. I think 3 hours is about right... 24 hours strikes me as a bit ineffectual given how quickly these kind of threads tend to erupt.
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Re: Concerning all users - Should time be limited to edit your post?

I don't proof-read my posts.


So I would like to be able to edit them later.
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Old 09.09.2009, 12:09
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Re: Concerning all users - Should time be limited to edit your post?

I've had to edit a few posts for spelling mistakes, other errors or for being just too outrageous and I've deleted a couple within minutes. I have no idea how long we get to edit at the moment. However, 24 hours should suit everyone. No?
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Old 09.09.2009, 12:20
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Re: Concerning all users - Should time be limited to edit your post?

Here is my example of my specific problem of why I voiced my concerns.

http://www.englishforum.ch/sale-want...ered-bike.html

So, when I need to change the pic for kms or wish to remove the jacket from the OP, I cannot without consent.

Maybe rules for selling/wanted or free should be different if possible (software)?
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Re: Concerning all users - Should time be limited to edit your post?

Not many votes for a topic that will affect everyone...
VOTE ASAP
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Old 13.09.2009, 08:55
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Here is my example of my specific problem of why I voiced my concerns.
So why don't you go back and edit it now..?
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Old 13.09.2009, 09:27
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Re: Concerning all users - Should time be limited to edit your post?

My vote was for the editing time to be open ended. Most of the forum users are quite able to behave like proper grown ups and don't abuse the system. I am not in favour of making changes to systems to deal with the small grit that then have a detrimental effect on everyone else. In the instances where people have deleted their posts the situation seems to be self regulating, I remember one thread where this occured, the user got in a huff and replaced all of his/her posts with "......................"
Many of those posts had already been quoted by others so were still available anyway and the thread moved on with other adopting ".............." to mean no comment - my point being that in this instance it was self-regulating and didn't need the banning stick.
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Old 13.09.2009, 09:32
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Re: Concerning all users - Should time be limited to edit your post?

Eh? I thought the editing was open ended?

What's with the poll?
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In case it has been overlooked by some: Editing of posts is now unlimited again.
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So why don't you go back and edit it now..?
Gone to edit, BBASAP!
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Old 13.09.2009, 11:12
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Re: Concerning all users - Should time be limited to edit your post?

There was one situation where I wrote something in a post that was completely misinterpreted IMHO by another poster to make a point. It was a long time ago, when I first joined the forum and the thread has long been closed and is somewhere on a distant page. I suppose I should have asked the mods/admins to delete it for me, but I didn't and I deleted it myself. Now I am more careful about what I write, but I still feel that users should be able to edit, and even remove posts if they choose. However, if that's not the policy of this particular forum, so be it.
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Old 13.09.2009, 11:22
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What's with the poll?
It was blocked at 30 minutes a few days ago and a huge discussion about it in another thread...
They want to cap it in the future I think.
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It was blocked at 30 minutes a few days ago
A few weeks ago, you mean.

And now it's open ended.

I don't see, therefore, what the problem is.
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