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    Why Bother Allowing Editing At All.

    This new 1 minute editing rule is worthless. Twice now I get in to correct a typo and when I go to save the minute is already up.

    PM'ing an Admin to correct a typo is not the answer either.

    I would rather see no edit rights than a useless 1 minute edit limit.

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    Re: Why Bother Allowing Editing At All.

    I don't get what all this debate is about editing times. If you make a typo, were all pretty smart people than can figure out what you meant to say. This is a online forum, not a multi-million dollar business proposal, a typo here or there doesn't matter.

    This isn't directed towards you in any way Mike, just to the forum in general.

    Really if you what you wrote is so far off that its not comprehensible, then get it fixed, if you misplace a couple letters here and there I'm sure we can piece it together.

    Just my opinions, we have bigger things to worry about in life than how long we get to edit a post.

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    Re: Why Bother Allowing Editing At All.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan L. View Post
    I don't get what all this debate is about editing times. If you make a typo, were all pretty smart people than can figure out what you meant to say. This is a online forum, not a multi-million dollar business proposal, a typo here or there doesn't matter.

    This isn't directed towards you in any way Mike, just to the forum in general.

    Really if you what you wrote is so far off that its not comprehensible, then get it fixed, if you misplace a couple letters here and there I'm sure we can piece it together.

    Just my opinions, we have bigger things to worry about in life than how long we get to edit a post.

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    +1 Ryan A typo now and again is not going to get anyone on this great forum worked up! Now the guys that can't punctuate a sentence correctly...that's a whole other story. You know....no commas, periods or caps where they should go. Usually I won't even read a reply if it's that way.
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    Re: Why Bother Allowing Editing At All.

    I use the preview button a lot, if I'm quick replying and not sure how something sounds, I use the "Go Advanced" button.

    I used to have unlimited editing, but it's gone now and I don't mind! If you have something that is drastic, contact a Mod or our fearless leader to correct!
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    Re: Why Bother Allowing Editing At All.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan L. View Post
    I don't get what all this debate is about editing times. If you make a typo, were all pretty smart people than can figure out what you meant to say. This is a online forum, not a multi-million dollar business proposal, a typo here or there doesn't matter.

    This isn't directed towards you in any way Mike, just to the forum in general.

    Really if you what you wrote is so far off that its not comprehensible, then get it fixed, if you misplace a couple letters here and there I'm sure we can piece it together.

    Just my opinions, we have bigger things to worry about in life than how long we get to edit a post.

    Ryan
    Ryan,

    Putting my OCD aside and for argument's sake, say I agree with you a 100%. Let me ask you a question unrelated to typos specifically.

    Why give forum members the illusion they have the ability to edit their posts when in reality they don't?

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    Re: Why Bother Allowing Editing At All.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikejl View Post
    Ryan,

    Putting my OCD aside and for argument's sake, say I agree with you a 100%. Let me ask you a question unrelated to typos specifically.

    Why give forum members the illusion they have the ability to edit their posts when in reality they don't?

    Mike
    See that's where my logic side comes in. I mean you can look at what you submit when your typing it, using the preview button an unlimited amount of times and still have a minute to fix any last minute errors. Plenty of opportunities to fix any mistake you make.

    The preview button needs to be used more often in my opinion. But then again like I said this isn't a thesis paper or business proposal, its a forum.

    And I know you say it's a illusion of having the ability to edit their posts, but really you do so I don't have anything to say more about that.

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    Re: Why Bother Allowing Editing At All.

    I would also like to see the time allotment extended.
    Even though it is a forum, I personally do not like errors to stay there when I make one.

    I recall that this all changed when somebody abused the edit ability and started erasing all their posts.

    Another example of one person messing it up for everyone else.
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    Re: Why Bother Allowing Editing At All.

    One minute edits only bother grammarians and former English majors. Unfortunately, I am both.

    The preview feature is a decent workaround, but often something I wrote looks correct and then just reads funny after I commit it to post. I would like to see a 10 minute edit feature, but understand the reasons behind the current setup.

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    Re: Why Bother Allowing Editing At All.

    I got caught by this today. My suggestion is just post again..either appending your comments or amending them.
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    Re: Why Bother Allowing Editing At All.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Brown View Post
    I would also like to see the time allotment extended.
    Even though it is a forum, I personally do not like errors to stay there when I make one.

    I recall that this all changed when somebody abused the edit ability and started erasing all their posts.

    Another example of one person messing it up for everyone else.
    Why would anyone car if someone erased all their posts?

    (I have previewed this post twice and I think it is ready for posting)
    (Whoops, it will be four times)
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