Edit Post Time Limit


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Post Monday, 21st March 2011, 22:07

Edit Post Time Limit

I think it's a pretty widely disliked feature that the edit button disappears a few short minutes after making a post.

Can we remove this feature, or at least make the time limit more generous?

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Post Wednesday, 23rd March 2011, 13:45

Re: Edit Post Time Limit

This would be especially relevant in the context of ongoing or collected ideas, like Things that should be more transparent or guides. In these cases, an ability to edit the OP and allow selected other to do so as well would be particularly helpful. [/daydreaming]
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Post Wednesday, 23rd March 2011, 14:22

Re: Edit Post Time Limit

I don't think Tavern is such a place where editing a post over and over again can cause problems.

There're places where such feature might be useful (such as forums where hostility is frequently found for some reason). But I don't think Tavern is one of them.
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Post Wednesday, 23rd March 2011, 15:25

Re: Edit Post Time Limit

I'll look into it and see if I can figure it out.

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Post Wednesday, 6th April 2011, 15:14

Re: Edit Post Time Limit

Just noticed that editing is open! Thank you danr and mageykun! :D

Testing editing. Where is the "reason-for-editing doohickey?"
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Post Thursday, 7th April 2011, 04:52

Re: Edit Post Time Limit

No probl. That was just a default setting and as a mod I didn't even realize it because I always have the ability to edit everything.

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Post Thursday, 7th April 2011, 17:30

Re: Edit Post Time Limit

I don't like to allow unlimited time to modify posts. People should think before they post. 5 minutes should be enough to correct typos afterward. This also often leads to useful posts being deleted, just because someone got too angry, and, since this form of forum generally only allows linear discussions, replies run out of context then.

But I'm ok with whatever you decide, Danr, of course.
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Post Thursday, 7th April 2011, 17:35

Re: Edit Post Time Limit

I was seeing a lot of comments that people were annoyed by the time limit. I see Napkin's point too though. Now that I've already made the change I'd like to see how it goes - if there's a new problem we can reconsider.

I think though that people will refrain from editing inappropriately. If you have major new points that you want people to see, you will make a new post anyway.

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Post Wednesday, 13th April 2011, 11:39

Re: Edit Post Time Limit

I recall seeing on other forums a "last edited time" display that shows up with the post... is that feature available on this forum software?
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Post Wednesday, 13th April 2011, 13:21

Re: Edit Post Time Limit

It shows up if you enter a reason for editing.

Edit: see?
Last edited by galehar on Wednesday, 13th April 2011, 13:22, edited 1 time in total.
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Post Wednesday, 13th April 2011, 14:04

Re: Edit Post Time Limit

Where does one enter a reason for editing? I just see the standard posting screen.
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Post Wednesday, 13th April 2011, 14:28

Re: Edit Post Time Limit

Maybe it's a mod only feature. Below the text window, there's the options and upload attachment tabs. At the bottom of options, there's a "Reason for editing this post" text field.
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Post Wednesday, 13th April 2011, 19:17

Re: Edit Post Time Limit

That's just a moderator thing, yeah.

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