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Where's the EDIT button?

PostPosted: 02 Feb 2011, 17:03
by DimebuGG
:?: :?: :?: :?:

Re: Where's the EDIT button?

PostPosted: 02 Feb 2011, 20:15
by Hides-His-Eyes
It only stays for a short time for typos etc.

I think it would be better if there was one; I'm always concerned about wanting to remove an unverified layout or schem with a mistake and having to rely on a mod to remove it...

Re: Where's the EDIT button?

PostPosted: 02 Feb 2011, 21:58
by billonious
it should be an "edit" button to fix posts. A "don't panic" button could be usefull too :D

Re: Where's the EDIT button?

PostPosted: 03 Feb 2011, 01:57
by RnFR
if you need a schematic or layout deleted, a mod will gladly do it for you. if it's anything else, just think hard about what you post before you hit the button. it's not the end of the world if you have to put up another post. especially considering the potential mess that could happen when the frequent arguments pop up. it's been the policy of the forum since day one, I seriously doubt its going to change any time soon.

another thing you could do, is post unverified layouts with a site like photobucket, so you can easily remove them, then attach them to forum once they are verified.

Re: Where's the EDIT button?

PostPosted: 03 Feb 2011, 13:44
by plesur
You can delete attachments using the control panel long after they've been posted. Got to 'User Control Panel' > 'Manage attachments'. I did this to remove an incorrect schematic.

Re: Where's the EDIT button?

PostPosted: 05 Feb 2011, 12:10
by modman
plesur wrote:You can delete attachments using the control panel long after they've been posted. Got to 'User Control Panel' > 'Manage attachments'. I did this to remove an incorrect schematic.


Damn I didn't even know this - thanks so much your feedback. Over the course of the last 3,5y the site was online, we had some people go crazy and delete their former contributions. Editing messages was therefore disabled to avoid this.

modman

Re: Where's the EDIT button?

PostPosted: 04 Apr 2013, 16:18
by Harold
modman wrote:
plesur wrote:You can delete attachments using the control panel long after they've been posted. Got to 'User Control Panel' > 'Manage attachments'. I did this to remove an incorrect schematic.


Damn I didn't even know this - thanks so much your feedback. Over the course of the last 3,5y the site was online, we had some people go crazy and delete their former contributions. Editing messages was therefore disabled to avoid this.

modman


Isn't "delete" a separate permission? It's really annoying to not be able to edit your posts ...

Re: Where's the EDIT button?

PostPosted: 04 Apr 2013, 16:43
by Nocentelli
Perhaps, but then people could still go back and "edit" their contributions by deleting the contents of their posts.

Re: Where's the EDIT button?

PostPosted: 04 Apr 2013, 21:49
by Harold
Nocentelli wrote:Perhaps, but then people could still go back and "edit" their contributions by deleting the contents of their posts.


True, that's why there's probably an option to disable editing after "X" hours. Not being able to edit anything after you submit your post is just weird.


Edit: didn't realise this part of the forum is editable!!! :applause:

Re: Where's the EDIT button?

PostPosted: 04 Apr 2013, 22:35
by rocklander
Harold wrote:
Nocentelli wrote:Perhaps, but then people could still go back and "edit" their contributions by deleting the contents of their posts.


True, that's why there's probably an option to disable editing after "X" hours. Not being able to edit anything after you submit your post is just weird.


Edit: didn't realise this part of the forum is editable!!! :applause:

it's not a specific 'part' .. as said.. it's for a short period of time.. enough to catch typos, perhaps not enough to think better of the things said and wish to retract :lol:

Re: Where's the EDIT button?

PostPosted: 05 Apr 2013, 00:15
by Harold
rocklander wrote:it's not a specific 'part' .. as said.. it's for a short period of time.. enough to catch typos, perhaps not enough to think better of the things said and wish to retract :lol:

Just tested it: I can't edit this post, even if it's only seconds old ... :hmmm:

Re: Where's the EDIT button?

PostPosted: 05 Apr 2013, 01:11
by rocklander
weird.. guess I'm wrong then.. modman should be able to ID which forums have edit and for which time....

Re: Where's the EDIT button?

PostPosted: 05 Apr 2013, 20:55
by phibes
EDIT button is for pussies. Can you imagine how many epic arguments would have been altered if people could go back and edit their own posts. It'd be an epic shitfest, everyone would look like a genius.