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No Life Club Posts: 1,956 Marsh-wiggle
Modifying Posts
« on: December 12, 2008, 03:24:48 AM »
Just saw this topic brought up in another thread, and didn't want to hijack it so I'll ask this here. :)

As far as I know, posts can now only be modified for 10 min after the original post. That makes sense of course, but I was wondering about threads where the first post or two gets updated, like say the "Acronym" thread, or the ongoing time-line threads... Is there a way to "beat the system", or is it best to copy/paste/post to keep things up to date?

Thanks for any info. :salute:
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,184 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Modifying Posts
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2008, 03:28:33 AM »
Moderators can edit posts any time, but things like the acronym thread should be consolidated in new posts or on the Multitool Encyclopedia. 

Def

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No Life Club Posts: 1,956 Marsh-wiggle
Re: Modifying Posts
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2008, 03:30:28 AM »
Moderators can edit posts any time, but things like the acronym thread should be consolidated in new posts or on the Multitool Encyclopedia. 

Def
Ahh, yes... I wasn't thinking about the Encyclopedia. That seems like the best place for such things anyway. :tu:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: Modifying Posts
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2008, 12:51:40 PM »
What we really want to know is - Who did what to make you change it? :D

C'mon - you all want to know too  :P

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,270
Re: Modifying Posts
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2008, 01:56:09 PM »
so spelling mistakes are permanent!

and many times I update things in posts/threads, no more! :-[

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,723 The MTO handshake.
Re: Modifying Posts
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2008, 02:56:27 PM »
Yeh what gives, I have the proofreading skills of a drunkard & I frequently adjust my posts when I have noticed glaring mistakes. Also a admission, as the author/creator of 2 lead balloon posts (some may say more  :D)I have exercised my right to, um delete said posts   :-[ :D.


"Downunder Mod (that sounds dirty, doesn't it?)"
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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: Modifying Posts
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2008, 03:05:38 PM »
Hey I just found the "Member Map" button above. That''s really cool 8)

How long's that been there?

Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,184 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Modifying Posts
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2008, 03:06:28 PM »
At this point you have ten minutes to edit your post, however that's a setting that can be changed.  Bear with us as we try to find a good balance that works for everyone.

The Member Map has been there for a couple of weeks now... :D

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,184 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Modifying Posts
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2008, 03:07:52 PM »
Apparently Whoey installed it on Nov 19th...

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,2424.75.html

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: Modifying Posts
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2008, 03:11:47 PM »
At this point you have ten minutes to edit your post, however that's a setting that can be changed.  Bear with us as we try to find a good balance that works for everyone.

The Member Map has been there for a couple of weeks now... :D

Def

I've used forums before, where you can edit your post up until someone makes a reply. At that point it's "locked". That seems to make sense where you get a lot of "heated debate" on some forums, as people can't deny something they said when called to account. I'm not sure that would be right for here though.

I think the 10 minute rule is fair enough, maybe it should be a bit longer, but I can certainly live with it. I suppose the only pain would be correcting typos in a long review or something, but I'm sure a mod would help if that needed to be done?

Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,184 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Modifying Posts
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2008, 03:36:05 PM »
Probably- Mods around here can be very helpful buggers when they want to be!

We'll fiddle with the timing and other settings until we get something settled.

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,070 I am geek, hear me code
Re: Modifying Posts
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2008, 03:49:53 PM »
dunno about you guys, but my firefox has a built in spell checker?

10 minutes sounds reasonable, with the exception of drunk posting, which case you need about 8h to edit your post...


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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,270
Re: Modifying Posts
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2008, 04:05:04 PM »
I have spell checker, but I still miss spell! ::)

more time would be nice, many times after I post I think about
it and think; "should I have said that?!" :twak:

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,723 The MTO handshake.
Re: Modifying Posts
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2008, 04:38:45 PM »
dunno about you guys, but my firefox has a built in spell checker?

10 minutes sounds reasonable, with the exception of drunk posting, which case you need about 8h to edit your post...



Whoey is there a "That's a bad idea buddy" add on for Firefox  ::) :D


"Downunder Mod (that sounds dirty, doesn't it?)"
Yeh Baby :P >:D >:D
Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,070 I am geek, hear me code
Re: Modifying Posts
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2008, 04:45:19 PM »
yeah but that's not as amusing for the other users...

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,184 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Modifying Posts
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2008, 04:56:05 PM »
Friends don't let friends drink and post....




































Without laughing their arses off at them later on and reminding them every chance they get!  :P

Def

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In Memoriam No Life Club Posts: 4,784 I miss Benner
Re: Modifying Posts
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2008, 08:42:43 PM »
I miss the deleate post tab. I guess I just gave up on my spelling mistakes.

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Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 54,535
Re: Modifying Posts
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2008, 06:01:06 AM »
 :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh I was wondering why the modify button was gone from my older posts :ahhh I go back after a while and check to make sure I typed what I wanted to now I guess it's more permanent :-X :D
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Modifying Posts
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2008, 08:24:04 AM »
You can all still preview your post's before posting them still :)

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
Global Tuffy Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 28,078 Just Awesome! And a Slayer of Polar Bear!
Re: Modifying Posts
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2008, 11:17:56 AM »
You can all still preview your post's before posting them still :)

That's a good way at checking pictures work as well.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,270
Re: Modifying Posts
« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2008, 01:36:56 PM »
You can all still preview your post's before posting them still :)

this coming from our resident King of spellers! :P

Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Modifying Posts
« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2008, 08:15:11 PM »
You can all still preview your post's before posting them still :)

this coming from our resident King of spellers! (Image removed from quote.) :P
My spelling's top notch >:(, at least till I pop my sleeping pills anyway :D

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,723 The MTO handshake.
Re: Modifying Posts
« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2008, 01:41:41 PM »
You can all still preview your post's before posting them still :)

That's a good way at checking pictures work as well.

I used the preview for the first time on my Tough Tool review  ::) :D . Very handy esp for pics, like Ben said  :tu:


"Downunder Mod (that sounds dirty, doesn't it?)"
Yeh Baby :P >:D >:D
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 54,535
Re: Modifying Posts
« Reply #23 on: December 16, 2008, 11:44:29 AM »
You can all still preview your post's before posting them still :)

this coming from our resident King of spellers! (Image removed from quote.) :P

 ::) :rofl:
Full Member Posts: 209 Mary had a little lamb. With mint jelly and mashed
Re: Modifying Posts
« Reply #24 on: December 17, 2008, 03:58:31 AM »
10 minutes ??     TEN minutes ?!?

What if I have to pee mid-post?

It takes me 10 minutes sometimes just to hunt down and apply the correct smileys.  I think this new "feature" is the bane of the Feeble-typing Large-bellied Rarely-sober Anal [-] Retentive New York Warbler.

 :P

-steve

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,270
Re: Modifying Posts
« Reply #25 on: December 17, 2008, 10:10:27 AM »
I believe it is only 10 minutes AFTER you close it,
but if you leave it open/still working on it you have all the time you need.

Full Member Posts: 209 Mary had a little lamb. With mint jelly and mashed
Re: Modifying Posts
« Reply #26 on: December 17, 2008, 10:42:13 AM »
Oh.  My bad.  Nevermind.

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Global Tuffy Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 28,078 Just Awesome! And a Slayer of Polar Bear!
Re: Modifying Posts
« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2008, 12:10:29 PM »
I believe it is only 10 minutes AFTER you close it,
but if you leave it open/still working on it you have all the time you need.

You are indeed correct.

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Re: Modifying Posts
« Reply #28 on: December 19, 2008, 02:23:33 AM »
You can all still preview your post's before posting them still :)

this coming from our resident King of spellers! (Image removed from quote.) :P
My spelling's top notch >:(, at least till I pop my sleeping pills anyway :D

You're not another one of those "I'm not responsible for posts made after three o'clock" sort of guys are you?! :o :D

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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Modifying Posts
« Reply #29 on: December 19, 2008, 07:26:13 AM »
You can all still preview your post's before posting them still :)

this coming from our resident King of spellers! (Image removed from quote.) :P
My spelling's top notch >:(, at least till I pop my sleeping pills anyway :D

You're not another one of those "I'm not responsible for posts made after three o'clock" sort of guys are you?! :o :D
That's why we have so many Mod's, so you can follow my trail of litterary distruction and put it right :D

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!

 

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