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1. Posted by BlimpE (Budding Member 9 posts) 11y

How do you edit what you wrote in a post.
Thanks

2. Posted by soliqa (Respected Member 284 posts) 11y

hey blimp,

bad news!! once you click submit then you can't edit your post- only the moderators have that power. i guess we're meant to preview our posts first but who has time for that!!

cheers,

3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

There's been some discussion on this recently. There are benefits to being able to edit a post, but also some drawbacks (you can make a thread look very strange if you remove things that others have answered to/quoted etc.).

Jury is not out on the matter yet, but I think we'll have a timed edit function (posts can only be edited for a couple of minutes after posting) appearing at some stage in the future....

4. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting Sam I Am

Jury is not out on the matter yet, but I think we'll have a timed edit function (posts can only be edited for a couple of minutes after posting) appearing at some stage in the future....

Sounds good to me!

5. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting Sam I Am

There's been some discussion on this recently. There are benefits to being able to edit a post, but also some drawbacks (you can make a thread look very strange if you remove things that others have answered to/quoted etc.).

Jury is not out on the matter yet, but I think we'll have a timed edit function (posts can only be edited for a couple of minutes after posting) appearing at some stage in the future....

Sam, you are starting to sound like a broken record . I think I have seen this reply to the Edit Petition more than twice or three times or...twelve times already...

6. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Quoting areinstein

Quoting Sam I Am

There's been some discussion on this recently. There are benefits to being able to edit a post, but also some drawbacks (you can make a thread look very strange if you remove things that others have answered to/quoted etc.).

Jury is not out on the matter yet, but I think we'll have a timed edit function (posts can only be edited for a couple of minutes after posting) appearing at some stage in the future....

Sam, you are starting to sound like a broken record . I think I have seen this reply to the Edit Petition more than twice or three times or...twelve times already...

Hehehe, lol. Unfortunately, priorities lie elsewhere, especially since there already is a Preview button :) There were recently quite a few posts by members saying that maybe an Edit button isn't a good idea after all, so you can see how this gets bumped down the priorities list due to things like that too. Pete's back from his trip now and I'll bring it up as we chat today to see how it's standing in his to do list (which is very very long!!!) :)

7. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 11y

Quoting areinstein

Sam, you are starting to sound like a broken record . I think I have seen this reply to the Edit Petition more than twice or three times or...twelve times already...

Haha, so true. Everytime I think I'm about ready to tackle this, I find another 3 or 4 things that seem more important. Hey, maybe we should sticky this thread in the meanwhile to avoid the question coming up to often sad, I know.

8. Posted by travelblog (Budding Member 39 posts) 11y

Quoting Travel100

Quoting Sam I Am

Jury is not out on the matter yet, but I think we'll have a timed edit function (posts can only be edited for a couple of minutes after posting) appearing at some stage in the future....

Sounds good to me!

Maybe it should also be possible for the author to close/delete old or outdated threads. Just a thought.

9. Posted by travelblog (Budding Member 39 posts) 11y

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10. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting travelblog

Quoting Travel100

Quoting Sam I Am

Jury is not out on the matter yet, but I think we'll have a timed edit function (posts can only be edited for a couple of minutes after posting) appearing at some stage in the future....

Sounds good to me!

Maybe it should also be possible for the author to close/delete old or outdated threads. Just a thought.

I'm not sure allowing the author to close or lock a thread is a good idea. At least, not at this point in time. Several issues come into play with that - the most important being why a thread would be closed. Guidelines would have to be put in place, then there's the abuse of those guidelines, the halting of continued information or discussion in the thread, and I can keep going and going and going... In general, a thread that has not been posted in for over 6 months is usually considered a "dead" thread. But, those threads remain because someone may just do a search for a particular piece of information and (oh look) here's a thread covering just that! It may be older than 6 months, but it's still available for viewing and discussion. An author may consider a thread outdated after 3 weeks, where another member may consider the same thread useful after 3 months. Now, it's closed, locked or deleted.

All of the threads in all of the forums are open to everyone, and "owned" by none. That is, I may begin a thread, but it is not mine to decide what is posted in it or what is to become of it. If I am given the ability to close or delete it, then I begin to feel "ownership" towards it and may want to decide other issues surrounding it. All in all - a great amount of information could be lost and the whole of the "community" would suffer.

Isa is done pontificating and will go somewhere else!