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How viable is an edit option and is it a good or bad idea.


bumpkin

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Hi everyone,we all make mistakes occasionally when posting a question or reply, could be just a simple typing error or maybe something that could have been better phrased. I think a chance to edit ones postings would be useful with some limitations required of course. What do you think?

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morddwyd

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This has been raised many times before, and always rejected.

If you don't want to use the preview box then prepare your post in Word and cut and paste it.

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hssutton

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Editing a post could cause havoc to the rest of the thread I agree with morddwyd

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bremner

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Sensibly has been rejected on many occasions.

Who really cares if a mistake has been made, it can be remedied if necessary with another post.

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interzone55

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Another forum I use regularly allows posts to be edited for 48 hours, then they're locked, but if you need a change after so long you can contact a moderator who'll do the job.

Edit option is there as some posts are selling stuff and you can remove stuff from the original post as and when it's sold

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bumpkin

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Good points. I was thinking of some kind of method of editing soon after posting not going back days, for example before the next post in the same thread. I can understand why it has not been adopted. Just wanted opinions or suggestions as to how it could be made to work to our advantage if possible.

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rdave13

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Never has 'editing' been allowed here.

You post, you make a cockup, you post again to rectify your 'typo' or bad info.

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bumpkin

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Not a good idea then I take it. I shall crawl back under my stone(:-)

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