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EDITING POSTS

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SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 1 Jul 2011 01:50

A couple of sites that I use automatically add a note at the bottom of a post that has been edited, to show that it has been edited and when


eg, something long these lines is added:- "edited 1 time, 6:50 pm June 30 2011"


Is it at all possible for something like that to be added to posts on this site?



Posts are often edited .................. remarks added or removed ........ and it would be so helpful to know that a post has been changed from the first time one read it!



even just automatically adding "edited 1 time" would help.




sylvia

Gai

Gai Report 1 Jul 2011 06:21


Agree with you Sylvia that's a good idea.

Gai

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 1 Jul 2011 06:54

Thanks, Gai!


I've quite often gone on a thread, and thought "I don't remember reading THAT last time!"



sylvia

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 1 Jul 2011 09:02

Like the idea.

Would be useful when the thread poster keeps altering the info in their request.

Sometimes do remove or amend postings when another member and I post the same info so that would show as an edit

But I have a habit of going back and altering my spelling mistakes or lack of spaces.due to a sticky keyboard, so my replies would be littered with edited messages

Or perhaps I should take more time reading my response before hitting the submit button

:-P to my self

TootyFruity

TootyFruity Report 1 Jul 2011 09:49

That's a brilliant idea

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 2 Jul 2011 09:10

Yes, good idea, and, as said, is used in other sites.

Digital spy allows half an hour, I believe, for a poster to edit one's post.

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 2 Jul 2011 22:33

Joy, and GB


one site I use allows about 5 or 10 minutes ....... which is enough time to edit spelling mistakes.



sylvia

philmoir

philmoir Advisor Report 2 Jul 2011 22:39

So after that time, do they "lock" you posting so that you cannot make any further edits?

grannyfranny

grannyfranny Report 2 Jul 2011 22:51

Yes, they do phil.

This isn't a criticism, but do you staff not belong to any other forums where you can see the way they operate? Many of the suggestions on here are things that are normal on many other forums, and would be useful additions on here.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 2 Jul 2011 22:53

"So after that time, do they "lock" you posting so that you cannot make any further edits?"
Yes, in digital spy, though one can add an additional post; I think I was told that, about it being half an hour, when I asked in a thread what had happened to the facility to edit an earlier post.

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 2 Jul 2011 23:00

Phil


On the site that I know best, they do not lock the thread after the 5-10 minutes ......... that's just the period of time during which they do NOT add the "information", thus allowing you to do a quick spell check, or add a forgotten bit.


The thread stays open for editing as long as it is there ..................... but the edit information is added, so you can see that "Joe Blow" edited his post 5 days or 1 month later.



sylvia

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 2 Jul 2011 23:30

An example showing a time of an edit

http://www.virtualnorwood.com/forum/topic/10630-incident-in-cator-park/
This post has been edited by Ziwa: 26 June 2011 - 01:40 PM

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 2 Jul 2011 23:57

This is what is posted on another site that I use frequently ..... and this is a private site, so I'm posting very limited information:-


Member 741 posts Friday, July 01, 2011 12:39:43 PM

(text)



Post modified on 02-Jul-2011


Post modified on 02-Jul-2011


Post modified on 02-Jul-2011




.................... very simple information, but it lets you know that the member edited 3 times after posting



sylvia

Gai

Gai Report 3 Jul 2011 09:29

The forum I use says the following when edited.

« Last Edit: May 16, 2011, 11:29am by origgiddyup »

It will show the original posters name as the person who edited the post unless someone includes text that the moderators don't like and then it will show which moderator edited the post.

Gai