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How to edit a post?

Discussion in 'Forum Help and Feedback' started by Tim Glover, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. Tim Glover

    Tim Glover Lead Actor

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    Would like to edit a post I made. Want to user spoiler tags on part of it. But don't see an icon to edit?
     
  2. Robin9

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    You have only about 24 hours in which to edit a post. After that, the option is taken away.
     
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  3. bmasters9

    bmasters9 Cinematographer

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    Not that that's a bad thing-- some posters might like everything that they wrote on their posts and see no need to edit (formatting, everything, the works), but why is the editing option removed after 24 hours?
     
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    You'll have to ask the owners or the moderators. It used not to be like this. You could edit your post long after originally uploading it. I don't know why the system was changed.
     
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  5. John Dirk

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    Just guessing but I would say the general reason falls under the category of journalistic integrity. Once a post has related [or quoted] comments it would be extremely confusing for others to read the thread and find the things that were commented on or quoted no longer exist.
     
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  6. Mike Frezon

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    It's not like I'm touting an "official line" or anything, but we've had members delete hundreds (or maybe more) posts by editing out all the text. It decimated some discussions and rendered a number of threads unreadable.

    I wouldn't pretend to characterize their motivations...but in terms of running a coherent online forum, there's a whole bunch of things one has to take into consideration.

    Tim: If you want to PM me about a particular post and changes you want made, I'll be more than glad to help out.
     
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  7. Charles Smith

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    I think that's pretty standard everywhere for exactly those reasons. And 24 hours might even be more generous than some forums allow.
     
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