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    Re: Why Bother Allowing Editing At All.

    Test post to see how long it takes me to be brought back to this page after clicking the "Submit Reply" button.

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    Re: Why Bother Allowing Editing At All.

    OK, we've opened edit time back up to 5 minutes - that should give you plenty of time to post, reread and correct if need be.


    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesW View Post
    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)
    Continuity of discussion for future visitors. Have you ever read a thread where one person was very active but later came back and deleted everything they ever said? It can make a post extremely difficult to follow, especially when discussing a problem or process. Those posts were part of a conversation, and once you've said something in a conversation it can't be unsaid. No matter how badly you may want to take it back.
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    Re: Why Bother Allowing Editing At All.

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Stoops View Post
    OK, we've opened edit time back up to 5 minutes - that should give you plenty of time to post, reread and correct if need be.
    Thanks Mike!

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    Re: Why Bother Allowing Editing At All.

    Fair Compromise. On a side note, Firefox does help you with spelling errors before you make the post.
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    Re: Why Bother Allowing Editing At All.

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Stoops View Post
    OK, we've opened edit time back up to 5 minutes - that should give you plenty of time to post, reread and correct if need be.
    Thanks, Mike!
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    Re: Why Bother Allowing Editing At All.

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Stoops View Post
    OK, we've opened edit time back up to 5 minutes
    Very wise decision. 1 minute was way too short. I don't think you want MOL to be full of typos, repeated words and grammar mistakes. All of us make them from time to tmie.

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    Re: Why Bother Allowing Editing At All.

    yeah, my dyslexia kicks in time to time....


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    Re: Why Bother Allowing Editing At All.

    Okay, so I should have searched better BEFORE I started another thread about "editing posts".

    Regardless, here's my scenario. I posted in a thread and linked a photo of mine from another forum. The post looked fine upon "previewing". Ten minutes later the pic is only a red "x". Now I would like to go back and edit the post to include a link from Photobucket instead. BUT I CAN'T!!

    Adults know how to use an "edit" button. Children abuse it. Nuff said.

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    Re: Why Bother Allowing Editing At All.

    Quote Originally Posted by HCAD View Post
    Okay, so I should have searched better BEFORE I started another thread about "editing posts".

    Regardless, here's my scenario. I posted in a thread and linked a photo of mine from another forum. The post looked fine upon "previewing". Ten minutes later the pic is only a red "x". Now I would like to go back and edit the post to include a link from Photobucket instead. BUT I CAN'T!!

    Adults know how to use an "edit" button. Children abuse it. Nuff said.
    We always suggest that people host their images (for free) here on MOL. We've seen too many cases of online image hosting companies either limiting bandwidth, or simply going out of business. Images then turn into little red X's, or generic warning placeholders appear in their place. And this can happen days, weeks or even years later.
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