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01 Dec 2019 11:05 #1 by BoardAdmin
The ‘Edit’ facility is now Locked was created by BoardAdmin
Sadly far too many folk have been abusing this option, so we’ve had to disable the Edit feature on posts.

Apologies to folk who use it genuinely to correct small errors, but too many folk changing their posts after what we deem a considerable amount of time.

Mod’s still have the ability to Edit, to enable fixes to things like quotes not done right or merging similar threads.

Be careful what you type folks, as it won’t be able to be Edited!

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01 Dec 2019 11:11 #2 by Bumble
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Oh heck,total disaster for me, I always post first edit later on here, enjoy the freedom of not having to worry about typos on a messageboard.

So you are going to get loads of typos, or loads of formatting carried across from Word. Idiots!!! - the folk who ruin things, not admin.

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01 Dec 2019 11:14 #3 by seesaw50
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Yeah me too... didn't realise when my edit to FAO Lummy thread came up as another post.

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01 Dec 2019 11:17 #4 by seesaw50
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Cheers CCU for tidying up

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01 Dec 2019 11:20 #5 by nobbyblue
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Surely the pros outweigh the cons for this problem.

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01 Dec 2019 11:24 #6 by CCU
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nobbyblue wrote: Surely the pros outweigh the cons for this problem.


The few have ruined it for the many. When folk are editing a post over an hour later to suit arguments, it’s exploiting a tool that should be used for minor mistakes...

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01 Dec 2019 11:38 #7 by bluestblue
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CCU wrote:

nobbyblue wrote: Surely the pros outweigh the cons for this problem.


The few have ruined it for the many. When folk are editing a post over an hour later to suit arguments, it’s exploiting a tool that should be used for minor mistakes...


Why not leave it open for five or ten minutes after posting to correct small errors?
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01 Dec 2019 11:42 #8 by CCU
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bluestblue wrote:

CCU wrote:

nobbyblue wrote: Surely the pros outweigh the cons for this problem.


The few have ruined it for the many. When folk are editing a post over an hour later to suit arguments, it’s exploiting a tool that should be used for minor mistakes...


Why not leave it open for five or ten minutes after posting to correct small errors?


That option is being investigated, as we appreciate folk do make minor errors.

We’re currently looking at a new background engine for the Board, won’t change anything front facing but make it easier for us to monitor etc.

When that is in place, we’ll see if a short timeframe is available to be implemented...

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01 Dec 2019 12:50 #9 by Mullen103
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I’ve noticed when I’ve quoted something the original post has changed to something completely different - annoying

I’m with the mods on this one.

At least we’re not Stockport

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01 Dec 2019 13:11 #10 by CCU
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Mullen103 wrote: I’ve noticed when I’ve quoted something the original post has changed to something completely different - annoying

I’m with the mods on this one.


That’s one of the reasons too. Folk quoting a post, then half hour later the original is Edited and they look completely different.

As we say, we’re checking if a short timeframe can be implemented under the new back of house engine we should be installing soon...

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01 Dec 2019 16:07 #11 by Alan
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Can't say I've noticed tbh would it not have been better to slap out a 24 hr ban +name the culprit each time manipulative editing occurs.
The edit button is kind of important in this age of predictive phones and tablets where mistakes often happen.
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01 Dec 2019 16:14 #12 by NORTHERNSOUL
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Alan wrote: Can't say I've noticed tbh would it not have been better to slap out a 24 hr ban +name the culprit each time manipulative editing occurs.
The edit button is kind of important in this age of predictive phones and tablets where mistakes often happen.


Yeah it clearly isnt going to work

The Lashers board AVFTT has some weird stuff in place that kicks in when you try to do an edit. It lets you correct spelling mistakes but once you start to delete passages of text it kicks you out of the edit it also seems to be time affected as well.

As Alan says the best way would be anyone you catch materially altering a text to affect the flow of a thread just return the text to what it oriinally said and stick a nice red warning on to let them know theyve been sussed.

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01 Dec 2019 17:18 #13 by Kessler
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A five minute limit on editing would be better as it would give you time to spot and change any typos and make required edits

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01 Dec 2019 17:22 #14 by munchymagic
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We need the edit function otherwise all of Happyblues posts will read similar to this "lkasdj laskjldaj ang psdkjdfas,j sdakljsadfl!".
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01 Dec 2019 17:35 #15 by Happyblue
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munchymagic wrote: We need the edit function otherwise all of Happyblues posts will read similar to this "lkasdj laskjldaj ang psdkjdfas,j sdakljsadfl!".

Yeah and for you when you have one of your little "episodes "

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01 Dec 2019 17:43 #16 by munchymagic
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Happyblue wrote:

munchymagic wrote: We need the edit function otherwise all of Happyblues posts will read similar to this "lkasdj laskjldaj ang psdkjdfas,j sdakljsadfl!".

Yeah and for you when you have one of your little "episodes "


I have more episodes than Coronation Street.
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01 Dec 2019 18:05 #17 by CCU
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munchymagic wrote: I have more episodes than Coronation Street.


I had you down as more of an Archers fan...

:)

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01 Dec 2019 18:24 #18 by zoney
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surely in the admin panel their is an option to allow edits until a new reply is made this would have been a better option

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01 Dec 2019 19:35 #19 by melbourneblues
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Kessler wrote: A five minute limit on editing would be better as it would give you time to spot and change any typos and make required edits


Haha you’ve got a cheek, I bet you’re one of the main culprits. :-)

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