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Editing My Response

Travel Forums System Talk Editing My Response

1. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 9y

Can't figure out how to do it. Any help? Thanks!

2. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 9y

You mean your reply in a thread?

The button is right there to the right, next to the spam button, rate it button and quote button...

3. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4811 posts) 9y

But you can only edit your message board replies for the first hour after posting it. (So it's good for fixing typos that you spot immediately after posting, but still prevents people from getting into big flame fests and then rewriting history.)

[ Edit: Edited on Jul 3, 2007, at 1:03 PM by Sander ]

4. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 9y

Thanks for the help. I thought I had seen the button earlier, but when it later occurred to me that I had slightly mis"spoke" I couldn't find it

5. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 9y

just learned something new,thanks a lot:)

6. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Personally, I think one hour is way too long for one to realise a mistake and edit it. We should at least halve it, if not quarter. We do have a Preview button to check for mistakes, so make use of that. One reason I suggest halving it is because in the threads I've subscribed to, I've noticed members who often blurted something out, sometimes offensive, sometimes silly, sometimes stupid, and later change the whole thing.

7. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 9y

I'm happy with the hour, as it often takes me longer than a few minutes before i realise that i forgot to add something etc, so, Hien, I challenge you to a Durian duel (to the death) if you try and make it a shorter time.

I've noticed members who often blurted something out, sometimes offensive, sometimes silly, sometimes stupid, and later change the whole thing.

Whilst i accept that it makes the comments in email your notification wrong, I must admit i can't in anyway see how them doing that is a bad thing in the circumstances you mention?????

One (potential) way to solve that problem is not to send the email thread notifications until teh hour is up and they are no longer editable, though i fully accept that that has many problems of it's own.

8. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Quoting Gelli

Whilst i accept that it makes the comments in email your notification wrong, I must admit i can't in anyway see how them doing that is a bad thing in the circumstances you mention?????

One (potential) way to solve that problem is not to send the email thread notifications until teh hour is up and they are no longer editable, though i fully accept that that has many problems of it's own.

Personally, from a Moderator's standpoint, I prefer to get the notifications showing the origianl text. I can read the edited version in the thread. Though it rarely happens with any of the "regular" users, seeing the original text does help a Mod keep an eye on potential trouble-makers. Yes, there have been a few. (The originals can also make for an interesting read at times, but that's a totally different subject.)