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    resolved [RESOLVED] Editing posts

    For some odd reason, I can't edit my posts any more...
    I'm logged in, I can add replys, but I can't edit any of my posts. None of the threads are closed either... Did someone edit my account?

    edit:

    I can edit this post, but I can't edit any of my posts over here:
    http://webdeveloper.com/forum/showthread.php?t=61883

    There is no EDIT button.

    I even tried a direct link:
    http://webdeveloper.com/forum/editpo...tpost&p=347192

    The administrator has specified that you can only edit messages for 30 minutes after you have posted. This limit has expired, so you must contact the administrator to make alterations on your message.
    You gotta be kidding me! How am I supposed to manage the index of my Prototype Function Collection thread? I feel like leaving the forums...
    Last edited by Ultimater; 06-25-2006 at 02:24 AM.

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    We had a problem with users coming back and editing out all the content of their posts. The posts on the forum serve a function, they allow users with similar issues to search and find their answers.

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    This is a little disappointing. Sometimes I like coming back with additional content or to correct some mispelled word or grammar that I missed the first time through, or add some other useful thing to the post. But I can see why and understand the need. Contextual sence would be lost if someone posted something either wrong, deprecated or otherwise slightly out of favor and additional follow-ups are laid, -only to have the leading post removed or so altered to make follow-up posts not make sence.
    30-minutes time-limit to edit, huh? I'd have liked more time, -an hour or two maybe? Sometimes I post a reply and work on code-repair, post a partial solution and return to off-line work, -and come back 30+ minutes later with additional content or comment, etc.
    -I guess more care need be taken to ensure that the post is correct and refined the first time 'round, eh? *sigh...*

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    I can increase the time limit. I can even make it 5 hrs if you all wish it.

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    Rather than try to edit a post, why not just add
    a comment in the Quick Reply box and add it to
    the existing thread? It works for me...
    Nick.

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    @Nick
    Your solution isn't that simple to solve the issue at hand regarding my thread.
    My thread has been a big hit, 200 replies, and would take a person a VERY long time to browse through the entire thread. Instead I have been updating the index (first two posts of the thread) to help organize the thread so others can find their way through the thread more easily.
    Without the ability to edit my post from April 6th 2005 anymore, all the new added prototype funtions will be unlisted in the index... It's such a great thread that has been running for such a long time like this and has gained alot of interest and even LeeU's interest:
    http://webdeveloper.com/forum/showpo...&postcount=196

    Shoud the index halt from being updated so others have to browse through 300+ posts to find a function they like!?
    Last edited by Ultimater; 06-26-2006 at 12:47 PM. Reason: "as"-> "has"

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    We've removed the time limit. If users editing out their posts becomes enough of an issue, there are other solutions we will try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPnyc
    there are other solutions we will try.
    http://medieval-castles.org/index.php?cat=31

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultimater
    and has gained alot of interest and even LeeU's interest:
    http://webdeveloper.com/forum/showpo...&postcount=196
    Are you guys going to start adding some comments to these? It would help others to understand them and I could post them for others to use (with the proper credit of course ;-) ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultimater
    For some odd reason, I can't edit my posts any more...
    I'm logged in, I can add replys, but I can't edit any of my posts. None of the threads are closed either... Did someone edit my account?

    edit:

    I can edit this post, but I can't edit any of my posts over here:
    http://webdeveloper.com/forum/showthread.php?t=61883

    There is no EDIT button.

    I even tried a direct link:
    http://webdeveloper.com/forum/editpo...tpost&p=347192



    You gotta be kidding me! How am I supposed to manage the index of my Prototype Function Collection thread? I feel like leaving the forums...
    What if your index was made into a sticky and then the editing limit was removed for stickies but kept for normal posts? Would that be something that could be done?

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    No, that can't be done. But editing was reinstated in full already

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles
    Lol very funny charles. Chuckled at the thought of administrators subjecting people to thumbscrew torture

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