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    Default Should the editing function have a time limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manuel View Post
    I think the edit feature should not expire. Perhaps this can be the subject of a poll...
    I second this notion. All in favour?

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    Last edited by Manuel; Oct-30-2007 at 22:59. Reason: Because the Edit function is still available for this post. Why else?

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    It is an excellent idea, and I subscribe to it.
    Last edited by Alnitak; Oct-30-2007 at 19:24. Reason: editing, of course!

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    edit all you wish, imo.

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    Yes, here is democracy in action!

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    Ok ... before you throw the rotten tomatoes and/or the moldy banana peels, hear me out on this one ...

    From a moderator standpoint ... most of us saw ALL the endless editing going on in the now closed threads where a few members constantly changed their comments to remove slanderous 'ad homs' after other members replied. To allow untimed editing rights would also allow anyone to alter their own post, even in a closed thread. Need we say more?

    The flip side is when quotes are used in a posting. Whatever has been quoted remains unchanged even if the original quoted post has been edited!! It then becomes a continuity issue where quoted pieces don't match the original post.

    Eliminating the time limit would require an increased level of moderation ... yes, we read every single changed thread and post on this forum ... part of our job is to maintain continuity in forum discussions. With editing possibly occurring willy-nilly, continuity could be compromised. I still firmly believe that forum moderation needs to stay as transparent as possible, and mainly intercept the spammers and sweep up the crumbs that fall on the floor.

    If typos are made, and they really really need to be corrected, all one has to do is PM Daniel or myself with that request and we will make it so. Same is true for URL's that change or go defunct, or if someone needs to have a URL removed for privacy or copyright reasons.

    That's my $2 worth ... spoken mainly as a concerned forum community member, and secondly as a moderator.
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    I had withheld my opinion on this issue... mostly due to the fact that as a poster, I have run into situations where I wish I could have edited even though the time limit expired (including one infamous instance where I got the names of Robert Simpson, Ernest Newman, and Robert Newman blurred in my head! [OMG!!]) However, I recognized that eliminating the time limit imposes a burden on moderators.

    Therefore- I can't answer "status quo" or "no time limit" as posited. Perhaps we can humbly lobby for an extension of the time limit??

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    Yes I suppose you're right Krummhorn. Perhaps an extension would be a better idea? 24 hours would be good...

    To illustrate your point, you could edit the title of this poll to "Should the time limit on the editing function be extended?" (the upside would be 8 votes already in favour of this new option )

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    Yes I suppose you're right Krummhorn. Perhaps an extension would be a better idea? 24 hours would be good...

    To illustrate your point, you could edit the title of this poll to "Should the time limit on the editing function be extended?" (the upside would be 8 votes already in favour of this new option )
    Well... I don't know if I would say yes to that. Can I edit my vote then?




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    YEAH!. We turned it into a poll.


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    i agree with the 24 hours thing but a limit does have its time (pun intended) and its place.

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    It's a complete waste of time. The whole editing business needs reviewing. The "last edited by" flag comes up after about a minute. It need not come up at all until someone has posted a subsequent message. For the same reason, restricting editing to 24 hours or whatever is a nonsense. On the basis of the "pro-restriction" lobby here, why not remove the ability to edit entirely? What's so special about 24 hours? The probems that Krummhorn cites can arise after 2 minutes, let alone 24 hours.

    I don't visit many message boards but the very few have no editing restrictions, or just apply the "last edited" only when needed.

    Still, the site owners will do as they please no matter the nuisance to the members. It's a case of take it or leave it. Which means in my case leave it apart from a very small number of posts I bother to make now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frasier View Post
    Still, the site owners will do as they please no matter the nuisance to the members. It's a case of take it or leave it.
    True. It's their playground, and we choose to play in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manuel View Post
    True. It's their playground, and we choose to play in it.
    Like it! We-e-ell.....it gives them their little bit of power.

    With the draconian way the rules are enforced in this playground - sooner they were exercising it here than getting into politics! Imagine that.

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    Talk Classical? Draconian??? Hardly.
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    *throws sand at Manuel*

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