Editing a post?
Posted 23 March 2010 - 05:30 PM
Posted 23 March 2010 - 06:58 PM
I've just gone back to one of my recent posts to correct a "typo" but to my dismay, the edit possibility has disappeared! I wonder why? Is it only for me, or are others also experiencing this discrepancy or modification of "editing" one's posts?
IIRC, there is a 5 minute window in which you can make corrects to a post. If there is a big problem, moderators can make changes after that; but usually, unless it is a real big error that changes the whole meaning of the post, we choose to let it slide (everybody makes typos, we understand).
Fr David Moser
Posted 23 March 2010 - 07:05 PM
Monachos has one of the most generous edit windows I have encountered online. Other such sites I know of allow five minutes, or even two minutes in one case. This stems from the fact that, with a very long edit window, a less scrupulous contributor than anybody here could easily post something inflammatory, provoking a number of heated responses, only for the original contributor to edit the post an hour later to something much more reasoned, causing all subsequent replies to appear rash and unreasonable.
Even in places such as monachos where that sort of thing is unlikely to happen, there still needs to be some period after which the facility to edit is withdrawn, otherwise it would be possible to change a post months or even years after it was oriignally posted, possibly for quite innocent reasons, but it does mean that the sense of the subsequent conversation could be disrupted.
I hope that helps a little.
Edited by Michael Astley, 23 March 2010 - 07:05 PM.
Father David beat me to it
Posted 23 March 2010 - 07:17 PM
Fr David Moser
Posted 23 March 2010 - 08:07 PM
That was a practice session.
Edited by Marie+Duquette, 23 March 2010 - 08:09 PM.
Posted 10 July 2010 - 02:58 PM
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