Editing and deleting posts

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Editing and deleting posts

Postby Marty_Escarcega » Sat May 06, 2017 7:27 am

Configuration change.
Users may only edit their own posts within 30 minutes of posting them.

Users may only delete their own posts within 30 minitues of posting them.

If a users needs assistance, contact one of the moderators.
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Re: Editing and deleting posts

Postby NP317 » Sat May 06, 2017 9:25 am

That means a post advertising something to sell cannot get the titled modified later to indicate the item is sold?
Hmmm...
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Re: Editing and deleting posts

Postby 10KPete » Sat May 06, 2017 9:39 am

Marty_Escarcega wrote:Configuration change.
Users may only edit their own posts within 30 minutes of posting them.

Users may only delete their own posts within 30 minitues of posting them.

If a users needs assistance, contact one of the moderators.


Why? That's a bit of a pain...

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Re: Editing and deleting posts

Postby Harold_V » Sat May 06, 2017 3:25 pm

NP317 wrote:That means a post advertising something to sell cannot get the titled modified later to indicate the item is sold?
Hmmm...
~RN

I have made it a policy to make that change, so all the seller need do is post (in the same thread) that the item(s) has/have sold. I'll add the ***SOLD*** notation to the subject line.

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Re: Editing and deleting posts

Postby Harold_V » Sat May 06, 2017 3:33 pm

10KPete wrote:
Marty_Escarcega wrote:Configuration change.
Users may only edit their own posts within 30 minutes of posting them.

Users may only delete their own posts within 30 minitues of posting them.

If a users needs assistance, contact one of the moderators.


Why? That's a bit of a pain...

Pete

Several reasons, not the least of which being that some readers appear to have remorse for having posted, so they delete their comments after an issue has been aired. That tends to destroy the value of a thread, depending on what has been deleted. It also prevents those who sell things from removing their offering once the item(s) has/have sold. We prefer that such posts remain intact, as they are a good indicator for others of what an item might be worth.

If, once a comment has been posted, a reader would like to cast a different view on a topic, all that is required is to make a new post in the same thread. Shouldn't be much more difficult than editing, which some folks don't do, anyway.

The half hour allotted should be ample time for a reader to make any changes deemed necessary. And, should a change be required beyond that time limit, I'm always happy to accommodate readers, and I read every post, every day. A PM to me, or a note in the thread should be adequate to get my attention when required.

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Re: Editing and deleting posts

Postby 10KPete » Sat May 06, 2017 5:26 pm

That all makes perfect sense, Harold. Thank you for the illumination. I have no experience trying to run a board.

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Re: Editing and deleting posts

Postby NP317 » Sat May 06, 2017 8:04 pm

10KPete wrote:That all makes perfect sense, Harold. Thank you for the illumination. I have no experience trying to run a board.

Pete

Ditto. Thanks for the explanation.
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Re: Editing and deleting posts

Postby SteveHGraham » Sat May 13, 2017 12:43 pm

I was editing each post about 52 times to fix careless errors. Guess I can forget about fhat.

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