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post #11 of 27 Old 10-27-2016, 03:10 PM
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Seems like at least 20 minutes would be an improvement. Maybe that could be tried. Probably not too many people jumping on in the first 20 minutes to comment on something? (Maybe there is a counter that the tech people can set up to find what the average time of response is and if it is generally very fast, that would be a good reason for not allowing longer edit.) I completely understand the reasons being stated for not allowing edits, but apparently some of us do like to type too many words (others don't have to read it, if they don't wish) or our 2nd thoughts take longer to put done correctly, as we've realized the first time it wasn't explained quite right. Mostly edits are just to correct typos, but in those other instances, is quite frustrating to be suddenly cut off in the middle of a thought. It's a good idea to put it on word first, but not real practical. Another thing I'm learning to do is copy what I've added in case it gets cut off and seems like enough of a whole thought to use a new post, but using a new post right after the first just seems a little strange, so I'm voting that it be changed to 20 minutes! Thanks to Super Moderators and Tech People for the courtesy of listening and explaining! --LP
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Keep in mind that no tech people have looked at this yet - it might not even be possible
I did do a google search and found a similar question on another forum where the answer from their techie team was ' its what you have or its nothing'
You'd be surprised at how fast members do reply on a thread that's popular!!!

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...but never hurts to ask, as sometimes changes do get made, right?
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post #14 of 27 Old 10-27-2016, 04:38 PM
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They do - but here's a potential downside to allowing too much edit time - imagine that someone has posted a question or a comment and then you've spent maybe half an hour writing out a reply, maybe done a bit of research to check if your thinking is right or found some pics or videos to support your post and then when you finally click send you see that the post you've responded to you has all but gone or changed so your reply no longer means anything
How would you feel then?
Pretty annoyed I guess because you've wasted valuable time - and if edit times were lengthened by much more that situation could happen a lot
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post #15 of 27 Old 10-27-2016, 04:53 PM
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Or maybe your post could then start a new thread with those thoughts and that person or someone else with the same question could benefit??? Just an idea.

But, while I've got your attention, what's with the big rainbow ball that always wants to go around forever when I have your site up. Have you heard that that's a problem for other people and probably just what we have to put up with due to so many ads coming up on your site? Have you heard anyone say they've found solutions, such as Adblocker, maybe would help? Making me frustrated, sometimes I have to restart the computer, so just wondering if you've heard that and know of any good solutions. Thanks in advance for any help you can give!
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post #16 of 27 Old 10-27-2016, 10:46 PM
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They do - but here's a potential downside to allowing too much edit time - imagine that someone has posted a question or a comment and then you've spent maybe half an hour writing out a reply, maybe done a bit of research to check if your thinking is right or found some pics or videos to support your post and then when you finally click send you see that the post you've responded to you has all but gone or changed so your reply no longer means anything
How would you feel then?
Pretty annoyed I guess because you've wasted valuable time - and if edit times were lengthened by much more that situation could happen a lot
This could still happen with an edit time limit.

You spend your half hour writing your reply with research and links and hit post only to find out the OP has added another post to the thread adding the additional information that invalidates your reply. That particular scenario does not depend on an edit function to happen.

I'd venture to say we're all here for the social aspect of talking about horses (or else we'd just use search engines) so being annoyed that you've wasted your time replying wouldn't happen too often. Besides, I've often found really helpful posts inside threads that I wouldn't have expected to. So just because the aforementioned reply doesn't help the original poster it isn't useless and will probably help someone else.
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post #17 of 27 Old 10-28-2016, 01:32 AM
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what would you consider a happy medium.? 15 minutes?
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post #18 of 27 Old 10-28-2016, 11:07 AM
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Or maybe your post could then start a new thread with those thoughts and that person or someone else with the same question could benefit??? Just an idea.

But, while I've got your attention, what's with the big rainbow ball that always wants to go around forever when I have your site up. Have you heard that that's a problem for other people and probably just what we have to put up with due to so many ads coming up on your site? Have you heard anyone say they've found solutions, such as Adblocker, maybe would help? Making me frustrated, sometimes I have to restart the computer, so just wondering if you've heard that and know of any good solutions. Thanks in advance for any help you can give!
If a post that becomes unrelated to the one it was in response to in this hypothetical world where editing gets out of control could become a new thread then one of the Mods would have to move it to a standalone thread - better if a member actually did that themselves!!!
I know nothing about your 'rainbow'
Could you start a new thread in this section of the forum so others having the same issue will hopefully see it - it can then be passed on to the techie team

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This could still happen with an edit time limit.

You spend your half hour writing your reply with research and links and hit post only to find out the OP has added another post to the thread adding the additional information that invalidates your reply. That particular scenario does not depend on an edit function to happen.

I'd venture to say we're all here for the social aspect of talking about horses (or else we'd just use search engines) so being annoyed that you've wasted your time replying wouldn't happen too often. Besides, I've often found really helpful posts inside threads that I wouldn't have expected to. So just because the aforementioned reply doesn't help the original poster it isn't useless and will probably help someone else.
Exactly - which is why some forums don't allow any editing at all - lets be careful not to shoot ourselves in the foot here!!!
We discourage threads going off track and occasionally do move a post(s) to a new thread off its own because interesting things easily get lost in a thread that's about something else - which makes extra work for this unpaid team of volunteers!!!

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post #20 of 27 Old 10-31-2016, 12:52 AM
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Guess we should say then that we "LOVE THIS UNPAID TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS!!!" --Thanks for all you do to make this such a nice site. Guess we can live with the 10 minute edit rule if too complicated to change, although would be nice to have a bit more time and looks like others agree, so if possible, THANK YOU BUNCHES!
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