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Editing posts

Postby Trumpster1 [OP] » Jun 22 2010, 1:59pm

How do you edit a post that you've already created but need to modify? I am working on the CAI into How To and I can't get back onto the thread and update the post. If this is not an option, I think that we should make it an option.
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Re: Editing posts

Postby koolz71 » Jun 22 2010, 2:40pm

you should see the edit button at the top of your post, if you dont u may not be logged in. I have attached a picture to show you, i hope this helps and good luck with the HOWTO
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Re: Editing posts

Postby Trumpster1 [OP] » Jun 22 2010, 3:15pm

Ok, in every other forum where I posted, the "Edit" button appears EXCEPT the How To forum. Maybe we aren't supposed to modify anything there??????
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Re: Editing posts

Postby koolz71 » Jun 22 2010, 3:28pm

thats very possible im not sure what kind of permissions austin has set up in that forum
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Re: Editing posts

Postby Trumpster1 [OP] » Jun 22 2010, 6:17pm

Ok - {yelling} AUSTIN.........................change the permissions so that I can edit my screwed up post in the How To forum!!! Thanks
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Re: Editing posts

Postby Austin » Jun 22 2010, 7:21pm

Trumpster1 wrote:How do you edit a post that you've already created but need to modify?

The editing time window is currently set at 1 hour.
Trumpster1 wrote:If this is not an option, I think that we should make it an option.

Let me give you a little background on why editing a post at any time is not possible. I hesitate to change the editing time to "unlimited" because like we've experienced on another one of my sites, this ability can be abused in numerous ways. If ever a member becomes disgruntled they could edit/delete every one of their posts leaving holes in many topics or even change what they wrote later down the road to cause even more havoc.

Editing posts indefinitely leaves us wide open for malicious activity if accounts are ever compromised or a member gets upset and wants to do some destruction. I think with this setting it is going to be hard to please everyone. 1 hour is probably enough time to edit your post and get it the way you want it, but at the same time if someone puts up a good argument, 24 hours is probably okay too. Someone can become disgruntled and go back and delete their last 24 hours of posts and it wouldn't hurt us too bad.

I'm sorry if this inconveniences some people but it is the only way we can prevent members from going back and destroying every topic they've posted in. :)

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  • If you find something that you wrote that you don't like, changed your mind, learned something new, etc., you can always quote the previous post and make the appropriate correction.
  • Get it right the first time. Use the Preview button as many times as needed to get your posts just the way you want them before submitting.
  • Become a moderator and you can edit or delete posts any time. Moderators are exempt from the editing time window.
  • Request your post be edited by a Moderator. If at any time you'd like to send me the revised first post to the How-to post you wrote, I'll edit it for you.
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Re: Editing posts

Postby Trumpster1 [OP] » Jun 22 2010, 7:55pm

Austin - Excellent information, thank you, I completely understand and respect the reasoning. I started working on the post on Friday evening (I think) and was hoping to finish it at a later time since I was tired and my wife was getting antsy (being nice here). I ended up going out of town for the weekend and completely lost track of time to work on making a really nice write-up, even though it's nothing 'really' special.
What does it take to become a moderator? I am on this forum pretty much 5 days a week (M-F 9 am to 5 pm). Unfortunately there is not much activity, which we need to figure out how to change, but I like to do things throughout the day and update/respond to any posts as soon as I possibly could (if I knew what I was talking about).
I'll have to figure out what to do about the CAI How-to. If nothing else, if you could just delete the whole thing, I will start over, that would probably work.
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Re: Editing posts

Postby Agent Fawk » Jun 23 2010, 6:40am

Great picture Nathan. I think your circling could use some help though.
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Re: Editing posts

Postby koolz71 » Jun 23 2010, 2:28pm

lol thanx glen...i know enough to be dangerous lol
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Re: Editing posts

Postby Trumpster1 [OP] » Jun 23 2010, 2:44pm

Agent Fawk wrote:Great picture Nathan. I think your circling could use some help though.


Ok, so there are multiple Nathan's on this forum now, we need to be specific. I was asking myself, "what did I circle?", then I realized it was the 'other' Nathan's post, haha.
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