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Editing Facilities


Bing.alau

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Anybody know why I get editing facilities on the beginner's tech forum, but can't get them on this one?

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lotvic

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Or you could just act like a grown-up and think before you post.

You could compose in Word to spellcheck or use Notepad (no spell check) and copy and paste.

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lotvic

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Sorry Bing.alau, my post has gone to 2nd page. Read Aitchbee's post at bottom of page 1 then my post will hopefully make sense. (no, I don't want to edit it ;))

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Aitchbee

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I use a very big dictionary (2 volumes) to avoid any misspellings on 'big' words. (I have just checked that 'm' word... it's OK.)

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lotvic

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My comment 'like a grown-up' refers to suggestions in post at bottom of page 1 to have (IMHO) juvenile prompts.

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Woolwell

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Concur with lotvic.

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Forum Editor

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Aitchbee

"'cos we all make silly mistakes..."

All the more reason to take a good look at what you are about to post before you hit the 'Post' button. We do all make mistakes, but as a rule they aren't too serious, and everyone understands.

We really don't want an edit facility - it has the potential for creating problems in a discussion forum, which is the reason we have always resisted requests. We have a preview box immediately below the text entry box, so that you can see how your post will look when it's on line. Surely it's not too onerous a job to read through what you have typed and correct any errors before sending the post to the server?

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Condom

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I'm with the FE here. We all look more human when we make glaring mistakes, which most of us do.

This is not an encyclopaedia of knowledge but a place where we can air views without hopefully upsetting others, and where other people's views can be expressed without fear of ridicule.

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Forum Editor

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Condom

That's it in a nutshell.

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morddwyd

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"without hopefully upsetting others, "

What a quaint idea.

Such innocent optimism.

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Bing.alau

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I've tried to green tick this a couple of times. But once more I have failed. As a final word I must say that I agree with the people on here who say that it is possible to read what you have written before hitting that post button/key. I usually do, but it is obvious that an awful lot of people just hit the button out of habit when they think they have finished.

It only takes a few seconds to read what we have written and a few more seconds to use the spell checker. That normally shows up any glaring errors. I know some of us may be dyslexic and of course the occasional "rat" will show up. Now and again it is obvious that someone may have been on a liquid diet for the day too. That's always good for a laugh and as long as no one is upset. None of us is perfect. Except Brumas of course....Amen.

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