Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Forum Support > Site Help and Suggestions

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-01-2010, 02:06 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 35
Share |
Default

Editing Posts


Why is it that people can edit their posts long after they make them? I've noticed in a couple of threads I've participated in that a question is asked or a suggestion is made. Then shortly after I reply, the original post gets edited?

I think it's unfair to the community to have folks edit their posts once replies have been made. I think once you've posted the comment, you should have 5 minutes to edit, or once a reply has been added, you can no longer edit.

I know mods are busy people and this probably isn't their full time job, but for the sake of continuity in discussions, you should limit editing and removing posts to moderators once a reply to the original post has been made.


GB Greg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2010, 02:14 PM   #2
Electrician
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 87
Default

Editing Posts


I absolutely hate when forums limit the editing time. There are many times when I make a post and then come back and see an error or want to add something to that post without having to make a new one.

VersaBar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2010, 05:01 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South of Boston, MA
Posts: 17,248
Default

Editing Posts


That's nothing...having them change the original post
You should see when someone goes & deletes all of their posts
Scuba_Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2010, 11:52 AM   #4
Stuck in the 70's
 
Blondesense's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: south central Missouri
Posts: 2,133
Default

Editing Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by GB Greg View Post
Why is it that people can edit their posts long after they make them? I've noticed in a couple of threads I've participated in that a question is asked or a suggestion is made. Then shortly after I reply, the original post gets edited?
The easiest solution is to use the quote button at the bottom of their post. Then, please be nice. Rather than repeating their entire post, just delete anything that is not relevant to your comment.

Not only does this clarify what you are responding to for others reading the thread, but notice your words are now locked in my post and you can't edit that!

Last edited by Blondesense; 12-06-2010 at 12:08 PM. Reason: Yes, I changed a couple of words. Don't take away my edit button!
Blondesense is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2010, 11:20 AM   #5
Master General ReEngineer
 
Bondo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Chaumont River, Ny.
Posts: 3,682
Default

Editing Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Blondesense View Post
Not only does this clarify what you are responding to for others reading the thread, but notice your words are now locked in my post and you can't edit that!
Ayuh,... Whether using the quote button, or just C&P'ing a quote,...

I always do 1 or the other...

I hate readin' a reply that makes No sense, because the poster is replying to a post, 3 pages back....

As for editing,... I agree, it makes it better/ easier to fix yer Mistakes....

Quote:
Last edited by Blondesense; 12-06-2010 at 01:08 PM. Reason: Yes, I changed a couple of words. Don't take away my edit button!
Too Funny,... Thank you, I needed to clean my screen anyways...

Last edited by Bondo; 12-09-2010 at 11:21 AM. Reason: because of the edit in the previous post...
Bondo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Guidance needed for deck support posts Mike Loyd Building & Construction 4 08-23-2009 07:03 PM
Steel Posts for Screen Porch dobbsj Building & Construction 2 07-15-2009 05:47 PM
Deck Posts replacement with load bearing columns from Pacific Columns, Inc Bruce Wilson Building & Construction 7 05-24-2009 02:55 PM
help settling porch posts - a dilemma. wombosi Carpentry 9 10-10-2008 12:01 AM
Q:Temp support to replace beam and posts on deck dougq Building & Construction 10 09-02-2008 04:24 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.