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Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 4 Jun 2013 08:48

I would suggest that posts can only be edited within a short time of having been posted, ie perhaps ten minutes.

Sometimes, after responses are added, the original post is changed which can make responses look irrelevant.


Gai Report 4 Jun 2013 09:05

A brilliant idea Joy and I hope GR take it on board.



Porkie_Pie Report 4 Jun 2013 09:08

I second that, I think the time limit should be related to when ever the thread is added too,


1. If you post and 1 hour later their has not been a reply to the post, so you may need to edit/alter the content?

2. If someone has added to a thread then all posts above should be locked,

Then if you need to edit/add then you can just add another post to clarify/correct or add to your previous post



nameslessone Report 4 Jun 2013 09:26

I thoroughly support Roy's second point.


KenSE Report 4 Jun 2013 09:29

One problem would be where someone has posted something that another poster advises them to remove. They would then not be able to and the only recourse would be to report the post.


TootyFruity Report 4 Jun 2013 10:23

Or if a post is edited then the word edited is automatically added by the software removing the onus from the poster to add it.


Porkie_Pie Report 4 Jun 2013 10:52

TootyFruity, I think your suggestion could be a good compromise,

FB has the function to show when a post has been edited and allows you to click on the "edit" to see the original before it was edited and if edited more than once all edited versions are shown/listed


Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 4 Jun 2013 12:21

I'd be happy to see that done, most of my editing is to correct spelling, or to add an 'afterthought'. Lots of sites have an automatic "Edited at 10.15"

It might be a bit tricky if the posts were automatically locked, because often on FA one finds info later and so you go back to a census you've posted to add "Edit not this family" or some such.


TootyFruity Report 4 Jun 2013 13:31

Most sites I use either do not allow you to edit or where an edit is allowed the software marks it as so. I like FB solution to the edit problem then everyone can see before and after and are able to draw their own conclusions


KenSE Report 4 Jun 2013 13:59

Just for reference this thread was about the same topic. Although Phil did respond nothing further happened.


CupCakes Report 4 Jun 2013 21:33

I'd find that very difficult to adher to. My dyslexia makes a lot of my posts come out a bit goobly gosh with misspellings as well. I very often go back and edit them. If it is something small I don't bother to mention it.
I add an edit if it something long.

Maybe I need to stand in the naughty corner but I don't really understand what is the problem. I very often have to go back and read an OP written by smebody else before I add my own P's & Q's

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 4 Jun 2013 21:55

I have eye problems NanaSue, but usually manage to edit my many typo's out either before I press send, or by editing as soon as I see them after posting.

This isn't about that, it is about people who edit and change the whole meaning of a post thus making the following posts seem 'irrelevant' or 'odd'.

It wouldn't stop anyone editing a post to correct it if there was an automatic 'edited at' which appeared when one corrected or added. It would just mean people didn't end up looking stupid and wondering if they were going doolally when they are sure they have read a post correctly and then find it has been altered 'after the event'.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 4 Jun 2013 22:02

Thank you, Ken.


nameslessone Report 4 Jun 2013 22:20

Nana Sue
The problem is when the 'edit' changes the whole meaning of a post and I am afraid you have been guilty of that.

If you have written 'goobly gosh' then it would be better for all concerned if you added a postscript eg ' Sorry, that should have read gobbledy gook' .

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 4 Jun 2013 22:23

Complementing my suggestion:
Quoting another poster's comments

Please enable a poster to quote another poster's comments.


If my suggestion about editing posts was received favourably, then one could quote one's own posts, too,


Porkie_Pie Report 5 Jun 2013 08:05

NS, Please don't take this a a personal attack because it's not,

I no a little bit about dyslexia and I don't understand how your dyslexia can be that much of a problem with regard to the changes proposed,

Your dyslexia appears to be either very selective or very specific because some of your posts/threads appear to be written with absolutely know sign of any dyslexic characteristics one such thread you posted yesterday and was interesting to read and i did add to that thread

Value of certs and other docs NanaSue Report 4 Jun 2013 11:13

I have family including me with dyslexia and their dyslexia varies but not anywhere near to the degree you appear to display yours appear to come and go, Did you get a proper diagnosis from a registered specialist



CupCakes Report 5 Jun 2013 10:03

Lets not start this again - there was a post somewhere about Dylexia - oh course I have been professionally tested - I am well educated.
I mentioned somewhere that there are different types this it affects most of my family in some ways and my sister is a Dylexic consultant in Plymouth - her clients are referred by various local authorities.

I skim read everything and can't rapid responce - never write with a pen - takes me far to long having to look up words. Need the internet and spell check.

I'm certainy not going to leave a stupid written post which is open to the public.


Peter Report 5 Jun 2013 10:26

This is supposed to be about 'Editing Posts' Roy. Please don't change it so we find ourselves in the middle of a medical discussion. Dyslexia is a lot more than the inability to spell correctly and you will not be able to assess this condition by asking questions online. We have been told that NanaSue has dyslexia and a little of how it affects her. I think it is rather rude to want to question her furthur on Genes Reunited for the world to read.
If you Google 'dyslexia' , I am sure you will learn a great deal on the subject or perhaps your relatives might explain it to you in more depth. Alternatively you could post a query on General Chat? but please do not change the present subject which is ''Editing Posts."
Thank you


Renes Report 5 Jun 2013 12:30


Do we need Cynthia s poem here too?

I am sorry to see you being singled out ...................

It is not nice too see, even for us hardened, broad shouldered, battle scarred

old Genes warriors !

goodness knows what newbies think when the look at Suggestions Board


Porkie_Pie Report 5 Jun 2013 12:43

Thanks Joy, Sad that you thread has turned nasty and I will contribute to any others you start in the hope they will achieve the atention from GR that they deserve.

Please don't delete this thread before GR have had time to review the reported posts