Editing your own post. Is there a time limit?

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Editing your own post. Is there a time limit?

Post by UKJ » Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:56 pm

I had saved the "under a grand" thread to read. When I read it through, there were several posts that someone had gone back and deleted, making parts of it incomprehensible. I know some forums have a short time window that you can go back and edit , which is a good idea imo. Is there a time limit here?
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Re: Editing your own post. Is there a time limit?

Post by General Mackevili » Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:00 am

UKJ wrote: Is there a time limit here?
No time limit.

You can edit "your" posts anytime "you" want.

Hope that answers your question.
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Re: Editing your own post. Is there a time limit?

Post by UKJ » Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:03 am

General Mackevili wrote:
UKJ wrote: Is there a time limit here?
No time limit.

You can edit "your" posts anytime "you" want.

Hope that answers your question.
Do you think it would be a good idea to put a limit on it? Like 24 hours?
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Re: Editing your own post. Is there a time limit?

Post by FreeSocrates! » Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:30 am

I think it should have a time limit.

Maybe your always allowed to delete it, but not edit it.

I can think of ways where anyone can totally exploit this.
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Re: Editing your own post. Is there a time limit?

Post by FreeSocrates! » Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:32 am

If you did put a time limit will the time limit be longer if you're travelling backwards through timezones?
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Re: Editing your own post. Is there a time limit?

Post by UKJ » Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:33 am

FreeSocrates! wrote:I think it should have a time limit.

Maybe your always allowed to delete it, but not edit it.

I can think of ways where anyone can totally exploit this.
I remember a guy did exploit it on another forum by going back and editing stuff, and later denying he ever said it! They put a three day limit on it after that.
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Re: Editing your own post. Is there a time limit?

Post by giblet » Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:55 am

I would like to have the option to delete my posts at a later date, if necessary.
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Re: Editing your own post. Is there a time limit?

Post by vladimir » Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:00 am

giblet wrote:I would like to have the option to delete my posts at a later date, if necessary.
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Re: Editing your own post. Is there a time limit?

Post by General Mackevili » Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:02 am

I guess we can look at changing it if it starts to get abused.

For now I like that members are free to edit their posts at any time. It's your posts, so you have the freedom to edit them when and where you please.

Also, it does show that it's been edited (won't see it in Tapatalk though), so that should help avoid confusion.
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Re: Editing your own post. Is there a time limit?

Post by vladimir » Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:09 am

Personally, I odn't see teh problem. If you post crap becuas eyou're drunk, just apologise, if you give false information unwittingly, just correct it.

I posted something stupid the other night because I didn't read the original post correctly (only ever happened once, LOL), then I went back and reread the original post and deleted mine.

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