Editing posts....

Discussion in 'tMP Site News & Suggestions' started by DaveR, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

    Recently, the ability to edit posts seems to have disappeared! It's there for about 2 minutes after the post has been made, and then it's gone again. Is there a reason for this? It's sometimes really useful to be able to edit the post to correct mistakes / omissions that you don't notice immediately! :oops:
  2. Pops2501

    Pops2501 Active Member

    I had noticed this but I thought it was me!! :clap:
  3. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

    There, it's vanished. Looks like 5 mins is the limit.
  4. Pops2501

    Pops2501 Active Member

    Tis very annoying - I agree.
  5. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    We have had some issues recently which have forced us to take a look at the editing process. A decision has been made to reduce the "editing" period to 5 minutes after posting. If any further edits are necessary, please don't hesitate to contact any of the team who will be happy to help.
  6. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

    Ok cool! :tup
  7. SuperMosh

    SuperMosh New Member

    That would explain why then! I noticed this too and just thought it was me being daft :biggrin:
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2006
  8. JohnnyEuph

    JohnnyEuph Member

    Big brother is watching
  9. Di

    Di Active Member

    And Big Sister. ;):tongue:
  10. JohnnyEuph

    JohnnyEuph Member

    Is this so people cannot retrospectively alter their posts and thus make the following answers to their 'pre-edited' posts seem inconsistent to the topic of the thread?
  11. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    More or less yes Johnny.

    Some people were making (sometimes inappropriate or offensive) comments which were then themselves commented on or referred to, but then went back and removed or amended said posts/text thus changing the whole context of what was being discussed. OK, this sounds a little convoluted but it was often making life difficult for the tMP team and thus as Dyl mentioned earlier in the thread - the decision was taken to amend editing timings for posts and threads.

    If this decision subsequently in the long term makes more work for the team or proves unmanageable, then we will of course reconsider, but until that time... c'est la vie :)

    Thanks for your understanding.
  12. Sopha

    Sopha Active Member

    oh cool now i know too! sometimes its just ferstraiting when youve spelt a word incorrectly and you go back to read it and you cant edit it! oh well!