Forum suggestion (in General)


AdminNightStrike July 26 2006 3:01 PM EDT

Many forum sites disallow post editing for good reason. However, some have enabled a feature that allows editing for a set amount of time following a post (such as 5 minutes). That tool would be valuable for getting rid of unneccessary errors such as messed up html or invalid links (in the case of html, it doesn't always display in the preview as it does in the forum.. nor does it show you if you're going to kill horizontal scrolling).

Godpanda July 26 2006 3:11 PM EDT

Thought about this, but no matter what you do, no one wants to risk messing around with PR posts.

AdminShade July 26 2006 3:11 PM EDT

Ask for an admin to correct your mistakes.

forum post editing is disabled here especially for the following reasons:

Contests => Changing contest entries and/or contest conditions
Forging services / FS/WTB => changing deals / prices / bids
Public Record => changing deals / conditions

Godpanda July 26 2006 3:15 PM EDT

Though, is it possible to allow editing only in General and off-Topic, and have a way to see what it was before a user edit? That way we can still edit when we make stupid mistakes (like mispellign a word in a bloody title) but everyone can still see the truth, and no editing in any form in those 3 forums??

Godpanda July 26 2006 3:16 PM EDT

like when you misspell misspelling...

SuiteStuff [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] July 26 2006 3:37 PM EDT

good idea but i for one will not go back and edit my misspelled words...if it goes past teh spellchecker its up and people can read it. if they have a question about a misspelled word than they can cm me!

Thrasher July 26 2006 4:57 PM EDT

We should be able to preview our posts.

th00p July 26 2006 5:06 PM EDT

You CAN preview your posts. Pay attention after you click the 'submit' button the first time, before you hit the 'confirm'. Take that opportunity to read it over and look at the spelling mistakes the spellchecker gives you.

AdminNightStrike July 26 2006 6:12 PM EDT

Shade, those reasons don't apply. First, it's only a short time -- 5 minutes at most. Second, it's disabled once there's a followup reply.
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