Can the option to edit be extended?

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Can the option to edit be extended?

Post by Railsplitter » Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:10 pm

Bryan (or whom it may concern),

Can the option to edit a member's own posts be extended or perhaps made permanent? The option expires after a certain amount of time and I find that inconvenient under some circumstances.

Sometimes a post or a thread needs to be edited by the author. For example, when a knife sells in a sales thread. Usually, by the time the sale is complete the option to add the word SOLD to the title is gone. Members have to open the thread to see that the last post says SOLD because that was the only way the author could mark it sold. If it said SOLD in the title members could just move on if they wanted to.

Can this be reviewed?

Thanks much.
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Re: Can the option to edit be extended?

Post by Steve Warden » Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:12 pm

I'll second the motion.
There have been times I have wanted to go back and make an edit, only to find I was too late to do so.
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Re: Can the option to edit be extended?

Post by Madmarco » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:06 pm

I 3rd the motion! 8)
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Re: Can the option to edit be extended?

Post by OLDE CUTLER » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:11 pm

Railsplitter wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:10 pm
Bryan (or whom it may concern),

Can the option to edit a member's own posts be extended or perhaps made permanent? The option expires after a certain amount of time and I find that inconvenient under some circumstances.

Sometimes a post or a thread needs to be edited by the author. For example, when a knife sells in a sales thread. Usually, by the time the sale is complete the option to add the word SOLD to the title is gone. Members have to open the thread to see that the last post says SOLD because that was the only way the author could mark it sold. If it said SOLD in the title members could just move on if they wanted to.

Can this be reviewed?

Thanks much.
You said permanent? What would be the point of editing a post that is years or decades old? Seems like deleting it would be a better option, but then are you going to delete all the replies to the original post too? Sounds like opening a big can of worms for a trivial problem.
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Re: Can the option to edit be extended?

Post by Railsplitter » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:40 pm

OLDE CUTLER wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:11 pm
Railsplitter wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:10 pm
Bryan (or whom it may concern),

Can the option to edit a member's own posts be extended or perhaps made permanent? The option expires after a certain amount of time and I find that inconvenient under some circumstances.

Sometimes a post or a thread needs to be edited by the author. For example, when a knife sells in a sales thread. Usually, by the time the sale is complete the option to add the word SOLD to the title is gone. Members have to open the thread to see that the last post says SOLD because that was the only way the author could mark it sold. If it said SOLD in the title members could just move on if they wanted to.

Can this be reviewed?

Thanks much.
You said permanent? What would be the point of editing a post that is years or decades old? Seems like deleting it would be a better option, but then are you going to delete all the replies to the original post too? Sounds like opening a big can of worms for a trivial problem.
Well, hmmm, let's see here. Maybe a post in the "AAPK Tips and Tricks" forum might need to be edited if Bryan implements software changes that require a change to the instructions in the original post.

You know, things like that.
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Re: Can the option to edit be extended?

Post by ea42 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:40 pm

I agree with the OP, especially for something like the sales thread. If you have an item up that doesn't appear to be selling you have to put a price change in a new post rather than just being permitted to change it in the original. Most folks don't bother looking any further than the original post for price info.

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Re: Can the option to edit be extended?

Post by philco » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:47 pm

If any of you folks want to add "Sold" to a sales thread you've created, just send me a PM with a link to the thread and I'll be glad to do that for you.
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Re: Can the option to edit be extended?

Post by Steve Warden » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:48 pm

OLDE CUTLER wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:11 pm
You said permanent? What would be the point of editing a post that is years or decades old? Seems like deleting it would be a better option, but then are you going to delete all the replies to the original post too? Sounds like opening a big can of worms for a trivial problem.
I'm sure it would only be a rare instance where a post that is months, years old would be edited.
As for deleting it, as I have been a moderator of past forums, yes, there may be a need to delete such old posts. That doesn't mean all replies to said deleted post are deleted. Should that be necessary, the moderator simply deletes the entire thread, original posts and all replies; one click - done.
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Re: Can the option to edit be extended?

Post by XX Case XX » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:15 pm

ea42 wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:40 pm
I agree with the OP, especially for something like the sales thread. If you have an item up that doesn't appear to be selling you have to put a price change in a new post rather than just being permitted to change it in the original.
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Re: Can the option to edit be extended?

Post by WillyCamaro » Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:16 am

I third the motion, and pass.
:mrgreen:

Yesir, it would be helpful (especially for us guys that sell lot's), to have a longer window to edit the posts. Many times, I may want to change something small, but run out of time to do so. And I don't want to hassle the the boys with pm's, would make there jobs even more difficult as it tis.
Maybe open the option up to premium members?
::shrug::
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Re: Can the option to edit be extended?

Post by edge213 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:33 am

I don't think unlimited time is a good thing. If someone posted their opinion and then didn't like the direction the thread was going could edit their original post. Thereby changing the whole meaning of the thread.
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Re: Can the option to edit be extended?

Post by Madmarco » Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:34 am

WillyCamaro wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:16 am
I third the motion, and pass.
:mrgreen:

Yesir, it would be helpful (especially for us guys that sell lot's), to have a longer window to edit the posts. Many times, I may want to change something small, but run out of time to do so. And I don't want to hassle the the boys with pm's, would make there jobs even more difficult as it tis.
Maybe open the option up to premium members?
::shrug::
I already 3rd-ed the motion Willy, so you'll 4th it! ::tu:: Also, who decides which members are "premium"? ::shrug:: 8)
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Re: Can the option to edit be extended?

Post by edge213 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:50 am

Madmarco wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:34 am
WillyCamaro wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:16 am
I third the motion, and pass.
:mrgreen:

Yesir, it would be helpful (especially for us guys that sell lot's), to have a longer window to edit the posts. Many times, I may want to change something small, but run out of time to do so. And I don't want to hassle the the boys with pm's, would make there jobs even more difficult as it tis.
Maybe open the option up to premium members?
::shrug::
I already 3rd-ed the motion Willy, so you'll 4th it! ::tu:: Also, who decides which members are "premium"? ::shrug:: 8)
It is decided by who pays to be a supporting member.
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Re: Can the option to edit be extended?

Post by WillyCamaro » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:42 am

edge213 wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:50 am
Madmarco wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:34 am
WillyCamaro wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:16 am
I third the motion, and pass.
:mrgreen:

Yesir, it would be helpful (especially for us guys that sell lot's), to have a longer window to edit the posts. Many times, I may want to change something small, but run out of time to do so. And I don't want to hassle the the boys with pm's, would make there jobs even more difficult as it tis.
Maybe open the option up to premium members?
::shrug::
I already 3rd-ed the motion Willy, so you'll 4th it! ::tu:: Also, who decides which members are "premium"? ::shrug:: 8)
It is decided by who pays to be a supporting member.
Yes, my bad. I meant "supporting members".
::tu::
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Re: Can the option to edit be extended?

Post by Mumbleypeg » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:49 am

Madmarco wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:34 am
Also, who decides which members are "premium"? ::shrug:: 8)
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