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Old 11-25-2010, 10:38 PM   #1
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edit time limit

Will someone please explain the purpose for the time limit on editing your own posts.

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Old 11-25-2010, 10:41 PM   #2
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I for one hate it but Im sure there is a reason . Usually I dont even notice and hit quote becuase its in the same spot

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Old 11-25-2010, 10:48 PM   #3
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Mainly so people don't try and back pedal & change their words.

If ever you need something edited, for whatever reason and you are not able to do so, please feel free to PM any mod or admin.
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Old 11-26-2010, 12:53 PM   #4
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I hate it too! If there is an issue with what someone said you use the quote function. That way you have captured what they said or what you are disputing and they can't back track.
Most times I'm online I get interrupted by phone, family, work, etc. So I have to take care of whatever, then get back to my post. The dang time policy screws this all up, really makes posting here a pain. So much so I do not like posting here, not due to the people but simply that time rule.
AzTJ thanks for your reply.
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Old 11-26-2010, 01:04 PM   #5
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Sorry it is a hindrance to you bud. But the time limit will remain as it has for many years.

We understand what you say with quoting a post but not all are done in that fashion. Everyone has different posting habits, and not all will quote or not all post can be 'captured". To piggyback on AZtj...this limits a poster from doubling back and changing their words to make another user sound stupid or belittle them or simply change their words to make themselves look better. As they will, it is inevitable.

If you or anyone has any issues or needs assistance with previous post please contact any of the WranglerForum Staff and we will be more than willing to help you out.

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Old 11-26-2010, 01:38 PM   #6
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Thanks for your reply distorted, but thats too bad it will remain. Would it matter if there was a poll to see if the idea of removing the time limit is wanted by the members?
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Old 11-26-2010, 01:39 PM   #7
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I'm going to jump on this soap box as well.

It's a ridiculous policy, that I have not encountered on any other forum and I participate in a bunch of them.
When we want to correct a typo, fix a link, add additional information or an image, reword a sentence for clarification or insert a bit of humor it is frustrating as heck. There are MANY times that I would like to do any of those and am unable to.

It would be a good idea to find out from the folks who USE the forum to see what their opinion is on it and perhaps act accordingly.

From the responses in this thread, it's apparent that some of the users of this forum would like to see it changed.

So what if someone changes the wording of a post to suit their needs? It's not going to happen often and when/if it does, who cares. It's not necessary to police those rare individuals at the sacrifice of convenience and features of the masses.

Contacting a moderator to change a post is a pain in the butt. Not that they aren't willing, but it's a pain in the neck process to go through and is time consuming for the poster AND for the moderators.

It's just a silly policy, that REALLY needs to be changed.

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A poll would be a good idea!
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""""So what if someone changes the wording of a post to suit their needs? It's not going to happen often and when/if it does, who cares. It's not necessary to police those rare individuals at the sacrifice of convenience and features of the masses."""

Until it happens to you or your friend and user "X" gets upset. As a forum you have to think about everyone..not just some. It does happen and that is the issue. Again the staff will have a discussion on it.
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Old 11-26-2010, 01:45 PM   #9
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Well, let's bring it up again.

I brought it up once before. Will likely bring it up again.

It makes no sense to me whatsoever. Sounds more like "because I said so" than anything else. Maybe they should REALLY think on it instead of saying "this is how it's always been, so that's how it's staying"

To make the change is about a 30 second thing in the forum software, unchecking a box.

Thanks for replying distortedtj, appreciate your input.
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Old 11-26-2010, 01:51 PM   #10
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Kate, It's not what so ever about, "I said so"....The Moderators are not here to make rules as that is not our job nor do we make the rules. Just keep the forum clean and compliant of the policies placed in the rules of the forum by the owners. Help out and keep the forum Family friendly.

And no problem Kate.
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Old 11-26-2010, 01:59 PM   #11
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Kate, It's not what so ever about, "I said so"....The Moderators are not here to make rules as that is not our job nor do we make the rules. Just keep the forum clean and compliant of the policies placed in the rules of the forum by the owners. Help out and keep the forum Family friendly.

And no problem Kate.
Oh I didn't mean to make it sound like I was saying that I think it's the mods.
I understand all about the forum owners, founders, grand poo-bahs and all that.

That's who I was referring to.

Sometimes, those edits I need to make are so that I CAN keep it family friendly
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Old 11-26-2010, 02:02 PM   #12
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the forums I am on have it for whatever reason...no big deal.....I "could" use a spell check feature though......
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Old 11-26-2010, 02:02 PM   #13
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I've never had a problem with it ... I nEver mees ip wat i'M saing...
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Old 11-26-2010, 02:04 PM   #14
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I've never had a problem with it ... I nEver mees ip wat i'M saing...
That's cause your special.


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Old 11-26-2010, 02:06 PM   #15
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the forums I am on have it for whatever reason...no big deal.....I "could" use a spell check feature though......
Spell check on the forum when your typing??? What browser do you use?

There are several downloads or updated for windows for auto spell check.

Firefox browser is standard with spell check. "it will underlined any misspelled word" just click on the word and it will give you a list of options for correct spelling.

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Old 11-26-2010, 02:10 PM   #16
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Spell check on the forum when your typing??? What browser do you use?

There are several downloads or updated for windows for auto spell check.

Firefox browser is standard with spell check. "it will underlined any misspelled word" just click on the word and it will give you a list of options for correct spelling.

I use Chrome and sometimes Firefox and have spell check in browser.
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Old 11-26-2010, 02:11 PM   #17
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Man for a moment there I thought Kate was going to "throw down" on distorted and all the mods. lol
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Old 11-26-2010, 02:15 PM   #18
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Man for a moment there I thought Kate was going to "throw down" on distorted and all the mods. lol
Naw, that's against forum policy.

To let everyone know again...it has been posted for review....but give it time for a decision...this is a holiday weekend and people are with families.


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I'm with Kate and the others that think it's a bad policy. Especially, when you are posting up under the technical section and go back and read your post and realize the wording is confusing or you think of a better description of what you are saying, you can't just go back and edit it . . . totally lame and annoying.

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Mainly so people don't try and back pedal & change their words.
I think most folks understand how the quote button works. Besides, who really cares if someone wants to back pedal or change their words, are we really dealing with such important matters here that we need a permanent record of exactly what was originally said?

Would there be a way to unlock the edit function in the tech sections at least, as to not disrupt the Jeep Wave, Political, Religious, etc, discussions that are of such great importance that a permanent record of what is originally said is paramount?
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:46 PM   #20
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There are some instances, where some one who has contributed a lot to the forum would get upset and delete their posts, which would be a major loss to all. And doing so would delete all of the threads that they started, removing every one else who posted in there, thus removing a lot of valuable information. It just isn't a good idea to allow this power to users to be used in spite. When necessary, we (mods/admins) can clean threads up as needed to keep the necessary information, weather it be tech or chit-chat.
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The edit limit has been extended to 30 minutes. This shoudl be long enough to check for errors or additions and if you need major changes you can still contact a moderator...


There are some good reasons for these limits. We have them in place to protect thread continuity. If some one responds to a post and then earlier content is removed or change it can make the thread useless and is frankly, rude for those that took time to contribute ideas, help or info.

It has happened that a spat will break out in a thread and members will post and then delete content after the person it was intended for has read it. We would like to keep this to a minimum as it's tough on moderators who as VOLUNTEERS, have limited time to manage jr high shenanigans.

The issue of needing to update tech info is a legitimate one and while we are happy to facilitate that, it's important to remember that folks rarely go back and reread a thread checking for changes. If you have an update, the best way to get that info out is to make a new post in a thread saying you have an update. That way everyone following the thread will see it. If you edit an earlier post, they will probably never know.

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