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#1 M.C. Steenberg

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 09:15 AM

Dear all,

One of the features most requested of this Community has for some time been a more robust way of editing your posts after they have been posted to the forum. Our old system allowed only minimal editing, and none at all in many areas - and in addition, the process was rather complex. This new system, however, makes editing posts far easier.

Here are a few general notes:

  • You are able to edit your own posts for up to six days from their original posting. On any of your posts that fall within this timeframe, you will see an Edit button at the bottom right-hand corner of the post (near the Quote and QuickReply buttons). Click Edit to open the in-line post editor, allowing you to edit the post on-the-spot, including altering formatting, spelling, etc.
  • After six days from original posting, posts are no longer editable. This is to keep messages from changing continually.
  • Whenever you edit your post, a marker will be placed at the bottom stating This post edited by <username> on ...., to indicate to all other members that you have edited the original contents of your message.
  • This 'Edited by...' marker will not appear if you edit your message within 10 minutes of initial posting. This small time window is allow you to make 'Oops!' style corrections immediately after posting, should you notice you spelled a word incorrectly, didn't type something properly, etc.
I hope members of the Community will find these features helpful. Please do bear in mind that the editing of messages after they have been posted should generally be restricted to correcting typos, formatting, etc.; it should not generally be used to change the contents of your message (if you wish to change your mind about something, etc., do so in a follow-up post, not by changing the contents of the original -- doing the latter can cause great frustration to other members attempting to follow the flow of a discussion thread, if that flow changes).

INXC, Matthew

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