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Thread: Annoyance with forum timestamps?

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    Default Re: Annoyance with forum timestamps?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    Editing is currently set to be allowed forever, but as the forum opens up to more people, this may be something that Tim will want to change. The other issue with the time updating is the message order would be wrong - if it's an edited post, does it stay where it was, or move down to be in the new time order?
    Yes exactly. That's one of the reasons why forums don't allow editing past a few mins., usually 5-10.

    This is a forum not a wiki page.

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    Default Re: Annoyance with forum timestamps?

    Quote Originally Posted by gatorrobin View Post
    The edit function does work properly, there's nothing wrong with it.

    And I responded in a way that explains how forums posts are not meant to be updated with new information through edits. Just because you don't want to accept how the normal operation of 99% of all forums on the internet work, then there's no reason to be rough.
    Let me see, "who edits posts in a forum?" Well, obviously I do, as do quite a few others here, so this came across as snotty. As far as 99% of forums operating this way, I can't speak to that, but your point about "adding an additional quick thought", if people are skimming the top-level page, they won't see the post has changed. I guess we have a philsophical difference here, as I don't see why wanting the post's timestamp to be reflected in the forum view makes it a wiki. Whatever, I guess...

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    Default Re: Annoyance with forum timestamps?

    There's no reason for anyone to get nasty here, up 'til this point on the forum everyone's been friendly. This is Tim's forum, and if he chooses to allow edit indefinitely, so be it. Either use it or don't. Honestly, I would guess that until this point, it's something nobody's given more than 10 seconds of thought.

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    Agreed. I'm sorry if I over-reacted.

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    I didn't mean to come across as 'snotty' either, so.... yeah.... I agree too... it's not something to worry too much about

    It's all about Voipo and how great it is here

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    Default Re: Annoyance with forum timestamps?

    Quote Originally Posted by gatorrobin View Post
    I didn't mean to come across as 'snotty' either, so.... yeah.... I agree too... it's not something to worry too much about

    It's all about Voipo and how great it is here
    I have a bag of nails you guys could chew on.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by gatorrobin View Post
    Who updates a thread by editing a post? Most forums don't allow edits after just a few short mins because editing should be used for spelling or adding an additional quick thought.

    If you need to post new information later, make a new reply to the thread.
    Now that you guys are friends again ...

    I find that I often edit a post here or in the BBR Forums or FlyerTalk threads ... and sometimes my edit is accomplished hours after the original post. I find this very useful, not just for grammar and spelling corrections, but to add or delete or modify my posted remarks if I have an afterthought ... or if I want to take some of the sarcasm or sting out of my comments. This suits my style far better than letting the original post stand and having to add an additional post which will appear a few posts further along ... possibly too late to soothe the hurt feelings of the insulted parties.
    -=-=-=
    EDIT: I didn't really make any changes ... I just wanted to see who might get p---ed off by my edit!
    Last edited by N9MD; 09-05-2008 at 10:39 AM.

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    Default Re: Annoyance with forum timestamps?

    EDIT: I didn't really make any changes ... I just wanted to see who might get p---ed off by my edit!
    Like water off a ducks back!

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