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    25 Minutes To Edit

    Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by shedpog329, Jun 8, 2014.

    Why a 25 minute marker on the editor?
     
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    What are you talking about?
     
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    There's a time limit for editing one's posts. After a certain amount of time, you can no longer edit them. The amount of time varies based on your usergroup (member, senior member, etc.). The higher up you are, the more time you get.
     
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    no kidding
     
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    that's news to me, tw!... i thought it was the same for everyone... can't see why longevity on the site should make any difference...

    where is this time limit shown?
     
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    It's not shown anywhere (that I know of). I just remember this because Daniel once mentioned it. He said this rule was in place to stop spammers from making posts with links in them and then going back to edit them at a later time so that the mods would be less likely to notice.
     
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    Daniel was fiddling in the ganglia yesterday. That may be the cause. The member has been with us long enough that this limit should not be affecting him/her. We will inform him of the issue.

    The question I have is why is this thread posted in General Writing? le sigh.... moved to Suggestions and Feedback....
     
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    Interesting. I figured I could always edit my posts whenever I wanted. On most forums if you go back and edit what you wrote, it does not affect what is in people's quotes. I wonder if that changes as well? So if you write some horribly authorist statement and someone flies off the handle about it, you could go back and change your OP to make them look like an idiot unless they quoted you ;-) It eliminates the "I never said that!" retort. :)
     
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    It has to do with spambot tactics and the blocking of same.
     
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    No, it does not affect text quoted before a member goes back and revises the original. Also, all posts keep an internal record of the changes and edits that have happened to them. If Member A were to say something heinous that was subsequently quoted by Member B and then Member A were to go back and change the original post to "cover his/her tracks" it would be futile. The mods have access to all edits of all posts.
     
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    i was wondering that myself, but decided to dial-back my nit-pickery a tad and not mention it... glad to see you were on the ball [como siempre], amigo mio!
     
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    Haven't been on the forum in a long time, so alot of changes!! Sorry for posting in the wrong place!!
     
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    This should only apply for new members. If you've been a member for 14 days and made 20+ posts you should be able to edit any of your posts.
     

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