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Allow editing/deleting own posts indefinitely

no time limits on editing/deleting my own words

     
11:06 pm on May 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I would like to be able to erase or edit what I write, without any time limit.
11:12 pm on May 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Nix. Get it right inside of 15 minutes (asking for 10 more than present). Reason why is get it right, or say what you meant to say, or don't say it at all.

I don't like hindsight revisions.
11:17 pm on May 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I would like to be able to erase or edit what I write, without any time limit.


That's why you have a website.
11:25 pm on May 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Prefer indefinitely, but at least weeks to edit/erase would be nice.

On websites I run, I make an effort to give people as much ownership of the content they create as they may reasonably feel they should have.
12:10 am on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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> Erase

> I make an effort to give people as much ownership of the content they create

How do you handle the situation where someone posts something, others reply, and then the original poster goes back and changes his/her post such that the replies no longer make any sense?

Or the situation where someone posts something inflammatory, others react, and then the OP goes back and changes his post so that he/she looks "innocent" and the respondents look unreasonable?

Do you agree that at some point there's a trade-off between "ownership" and "accountability" -- and that at some point, it could be said that the entire community of participants jointly owns the entire thread?

Jim
12:35 am on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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what jdmorgan said. And tangor

@ "Ownership":
That's about taking responsiblity for what you said at the time you said it - and being accountable for the impact that has on others.

It is not about re-writing history so you can pretend you never said it/said it differently in the first place.

15 mins is quite adequate. No change needed.
12:36 am on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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everything within a thread is based on context, each post sets the context for the next message. If you where allowed an indefinate time frame to make edits you're not only editing your content, but the entire thread.

as an example you post "i love foo" reply says "so do I" you then go back and edit love to hate. It just can't work.

Mack.
1:10 am on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I really meant my questions as literal, and not rhetorical...

Interested in how it might actually work.

Jim
4:09 pm on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Interested in how it might actually work.


I don't think it can. Another leave it as it is vote from me.
4:12 pm on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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My vote = Leave it as it is.
4:43 pm on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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How do you handle the situation where someone posts something, others reply, and then the original poster goes back and changes his/her post such that the replies no longer make any sense?


This is why there is edit time limit on most reputable forums. Leave it as it is please.
6:46 pm on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I'd like to see an increase to a couple of hours for members who have been here forever or have post counts in the thousands or more.

Getting older, I often re-read something I posted earlier and spot a typo that I didn't spot at the time. I'd like to be able to correct that without bugging a moderator.

I've seen some forums where posts can be edited for 24 hours. That's way too long.
6:56 pm on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Leave it as it is. You can't rewrite history (well unless you have a TARDIS).
 

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