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 Post subject: editing..
PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:10 pm 
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Why cant we edit our own posts?


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 Post subject: Re: editing..
PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:56 pm 
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The technically answer is because most groups & forum permission sets are not enabled to allow editting once a message is posted.

This has been the policy since the forum was set up years ago under the hand of Rich Guant and at that time (IIRC) it was decided not to turn that on in generally so that people couldn't change messages which people may have since replied to. If people would like it to be different then (speaking rather formally) they should petition those who can decide to have the policy changed.

However, I'm not entirely sure who that is really these days, other than perhaps Caz as last remaining person offiically in FacCom.
Not me or other Admins. We may well press the buttons to make it happen but this is a non-technical matter.
Like signatures. Or attachments.

Does this answer your question?


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 Post subject: Re: editing..
PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:49 pm 
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Yes, but I cant really see a major problem with allowing editing..its mainly to correct spelling errors in my case if im honest, not to re-edit my posts.


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 Post subject: Re: editing..
PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:55 pm 
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With all restricts it's thet times that it's bad that count not the times it's okay.

I say again
If people would like it to be different then (speaking rather formally) they should petition those who can decide to have the policy changed.
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Not me or other Admins. We may well press the buttons to make it happen but this is a non-technical matter.

I've just looked and the only option is "edit own post", unlike some foums which do seem to have an "edit un nless replied" or "edit for 5 minutes" options.


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 Post subject: Re: editing..
PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:13 am 
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As DM said, there were some problems on other forums around the time we set this site up, with people posting, then someone would respond and the original poster would edit their post to say something different.

We wanted to avoid that from the word go here, rather than have to do something about it when it happened.

I think this rule of, "you can't edit your own posts" was only on the IC forums however?

It's been quite some time .....


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 Post subject: Re: editing..
PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:28 am 
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I cant edit my posts in here either so obviously not.


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 Post subject: Re: editing..
PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:17 pm 
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Generally speaking, I believe it's a good rule. Take a bit of care with your posting and you'll be fine.

If there's specific forums where it's a real issue (ie. I seem to remember we turned edit back on again for the songs forum) then please say something and I'm sure someone can make a decision on it. ;)


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