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The Great Chi
21-12-09, 19:39
Just a minor niggly question to the administration.

I find that you only get about 8 seconds max to re-edit your message on this website, say if you make a mistake with your spelling, before a last edited line comes up.

Is it possible with this websites programing to delay the 'last edited' line at the bottom by say 'a few minutes'

That way we would not have so many last edited lines at the bottom of our messages.

On other websites, there is quite a delay, to allow for re-editing your message before a last edited line comes up.

Here is that last edited line below, for those who are too good at spelling never to get one :p

Cheers Chi :D

God Horus
21-12-09, 19:40
Hmm... I thought the delay was almost a minute here? :confused:

edit - 20 seconds later... test...

The Great Chi
21-12-09, 19:42
Its not very long

peeves
21-12-09, 19:44
I don't get it it's long enough for me.

Eddie Haskell
21-12-09, 19:49
Usually never a problem for me, even though I seldom (if ever) proof read my post until after I post it. And the small window of opportunity offered is usually just enough time for me to correct any errors that I detect.

I don't get it it's long enough for me.
Last edited by peeves; Today at 13:49.

Uhhhhhhhhh..... :)

The Great Chi
21-12-09, 19:53
"small window of opportunity"

Says it all :D

Anyway, we will await the answer by Admin, as they will know the websites programing better than us mortals.

Tony9595
21-12-09, 20:00
I think it's a minute here :)

Minty Mouth
21-12-09, 20:02
I always thought that it only showed if you left the thread and came back before you edited it. I guess I could have come to that conclusion given the actual nature of the system.

:}hello friend
21-12-09, 20:58
I usually proof read, and correct mistakes before I post. So I dun have to edit :). But actually, it's enough time for me to edit my posts.

tonyme
21-12-09, 21:00
It's one minute I think ;)

Eddie Haskell
21-12-09, 21:14
It also has to do with how quickly the next post gets in after yours.

Reggie
21-12-09, 21:19
Its all to do with the 1 minute limit. I don't mind people knowing I edit my posts - I just prefer proofreading after posting.

Capt. Murphy
21-12-09, 22:16
Try using Firefox. It has a spelling check feature. It underlines fudged-up words with a red dotted line.

Reggie
21-12-09, 22:22
I use firefox but I try not to use spell/grammar check because it often misses out what the human eye can see - and it keeps my spelling/grammar a bit sharper anyway. :D

Ikas90
21-12-09, 22:56
Yeah it's about a minute here. I do stealth edits all the time lol.

I hate it when the edit line appears. I say it should be abolished alltogether, unless the poster chooses to put the edit by line. Even without it there, edit history should still be accessible to mods/admins and them only.

EmeraldFields
22-12-09, 00:28
I hate the 'edit line'! It's so ugly.:p

Lizard of Oz
22-12-09, 00:41
For Experimental purposes:

EDIT: 10 secs
EDIT: 20
EDIT: 30



EDIT: One Minute

TRhalloween
22-12-09, 00:55
I hate the 'edit line'! It's so ugly.:p

I know! And it sticks out like a hairy ass.

voltz
22-12-09, 01:53
While it's not much of an issue to deal with, it is rather annoying. Sometimes I have a habit of hitting post/reply on accident and often don't get the finished one listed until 1-3 minutes after I've gone between spell check and complete re-editing.

TRfan23
22-12-09, 02:44
I'd debate more for an edit option on Facebook, then any issue about the edit line on the forums.

Edit - But yeh 1 min. ooo didn't get an edit line for that :D Hazzaa.

Punaxe
22-12-09, 12:22
In my experience it's one minute on the clock, not taking into account seconds. If you posted it at 23:59:59, you've got one second left. If you posted it at 23:59:00, you've got a whole minute.

LightningRider
22-12-09, 12:25
I think it's perfect enough time. If people edit, I think it's because they had a change of mind. I don't mind that. :)

Keir_Eidos
22-12-09, 12:33
I'm terrible for revisiting my posts and correcting the English.

woody543
22-12-09, 13:09
I really don't mind the edit line haha. Yeah

scoopy_loopy
22-12-09, 13:51
I thought it was as long as no one saw the original post?

The Great Chi
22-12-09, 17:04
No answers from admin yet.

Hello admin are you there? :D

lara c. fan
22-12-09, 18:19
No answers from admin yet.

Hello admin are you there? :D

Maybe PMing Justin would work :rolleyes:

Mytly
22-12-09, 21:19
I'm not sure exactly why this is a problem? :confused: So what if people can see that you edited your post - they can't see how you edited it, or why (unless you specify). So what difference does it make?

(Ok, so mods can see how, but we don't bother to check unless there is something suspicious going on. We're really not interested in mocking your spelling mistakes. ;))

In my experience it's one minute on the clock, not taking into account seconds. If you posted it at 23:59:59, you've got one second left. If you posted it at 23:59:00, you've got a whole minute.
You're right. :)

rr_carroll
23-12-09, 05:27
I hate destroying the illusion that I'm a know-it-all by highlighting my edits. :mad:

snork
23-12-09, 17:30
Blame it on your hardware. :D

Phlip
23-12-09, 17:35
It makes it look messy. =/