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Who Invented Buttons That Didn't Work?

 
 
Reply Thu 28 Oct, 2010 09:15 pm
Why have the option to edit/delete your own posts and topics if, obviously, it doesn't work? For a given time you can edit your topics and posts, but that's it. Am I missing something here? What genius made this?

For as long as I've been here, it hasn't worked. We have such seemingly intelligent [well, sometimes] debaters and we can't even get a button to work 24/7 without circumstances.
 
roger
 
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Reply Thu 28 Oct, 2010 09:23 pm
@Subliminal0,
Darn good question, now that you mention it. Seems like those options could just go away once the time limit has expired
Subliminal0
 
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Reply Thu 28 Oct, 2010 09:28 pm
@roger,
At the least, making them disappear would be reasonable. Though, it would be more reasonable if they actually did the command they read. Down with the admins!
laughoutlood
 
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Reply Thu 28 Oct, 2010 09:35 pm
@Subliminal0,
Quote:
making them disappear would be reasonable

i kinda like them
roger
 
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Reply Thu 28 Oct, 2010 09:39 pm
@laughoutlood,
LOL
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 28 Oct, 2010 09:43 pm
Sub, there are time limits on editing posts, for good reasons that I am not smart about, but I am supposing it takes up wads of site time. Past that, people can futz around and then the post doesn't look like itself. As it is, one can fix a misspelling, but not come back and re-argue, at least usually.
laughoutlood
 
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Reply Thu 28 Oct, 2010 09:46 pm
@ossobuco,
Quote:
but not come back and re-argue, at least usually


i dunno, yes do, no i don't, doubtless
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 28 Oct, 2010 09:51 pm
@laughoutlood,
You are correct yet again.
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laughoutlood
 
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Reply Thu 28 Oct, 2010 10:08 pm
@Subliminal0,
Quote:
Who Invented Buttons That Didn't Work?


Sadly the first buttons that didn't work are so lost in prehistory that it would be a mammoth task to unravel.
Subliminal0
 
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Reply Thu 28 Oct, 2010 10:19 pm
@ossobuco,
I understand the editing idea, although if they expire, the button should also disappear. But that still leaves the deleting problem.
Subliminal0
 
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Reply Thu 28 Oct, 2010 10:20 pm
@laughoutlood,
Leave it to one person in every thread to state the obvious. Thank you Captain Hindsight Smile
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 28 Oct, 2010 10:33 pm
@Subliminal0,
If I get it, and I don't as I am a tech dullard, some changes on all that is as us as a site consumer.

Please don't whine about buttons, I'll have to sling my beanie at you.

I'm likely one of the few on a2k who ever did wear a beanie.

Well, **** you too, she laughs. That was in third grade.
Subliminal0
 
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Reply Thu 28 Oct, 2010 10:37 pm
@ossobuco,
I can't help but whine! It's in female nature [or so the men say].
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 28 Oct, 2010 10:44 pm
@Subliminal0,
I'm not after you. (The contrary, glad you are here, tap tap.) But, should you have a recalcitrant problem, there is remedy, by clicking on Contact Us below most every page.
Subliminal0
 
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Reply Thu 28 Oct, 2010 10:54 pm
@ossobuco,
I'm normally not one to ever complain, but I find it much more soothing to whine about my small problems here before taking action. I can't be the only one who has noticed this. (Ditto).
roger
 
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Reply Thu 28 Oct, 2010 10:57 pm
@Subliminal0,
Better here than using the contact button. At least here, you get a bit of sympathy.
Subliminal0
 
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Reply Thu 28 Oct, 2010 11:13 pm
@roger,
Haha, this is true.
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msolga
 
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Reply Thu 28 Oct, 2010 11:56 pm
@Subliminal0,
Quote:
Why have the option to edit/delete your own posts and topics if, obviously, it doesn't work?

It does work, Subliminal0. But you've gotta be quick & it really helps to be clear about what you want to say before you post. Do you use the "preview" button before posting/replying?

Quote:
For a given time you can edit your topics and posts, but that's it. Am I missing something here?

What's there to miss? You have a limited editing time. Everyone else here does, too.

Quote:
For as long as I've been here, it hasn't worked.

You haven't been able to edit your posts in the given time? Or are you experiencing some other problem? I'm not quite sure about what you mean.

I edit my posts quite a lot. Mainly for spelling mistakes, or clumsy expression. That means I need to carefully read anything I post, both before I post & immediately after, to meet the editing deadline. (But sometimes I still look at one of my posts & wish that I'd worded it better. That's just the way it goes.)

But I like the limited editing time. Here's why: Just say you're involved in a debate. Limited editing/deletion time makes you more careful about what you write, because your argument is there as a permanent record (unless you immediately delete it). And the same applies to anyone debating with you. Neither you, nor they, can go back long after the post & change their words or their arguments. The words & the arguments stand. There's an integrity in that which I really like. I wouldn't want things any other way.

roger
 
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Reply Fri 29 Oct, 2010 06:30 am
@msolga,
I agree with your final point absolutely. Still, once the buttons become nonfunctional, wouldn't it be nice if they went away, instead of sitting around teasing people? Offering false hope of removing something you finally decide was in poor judgement?
msolga
 
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Reply Fri 29 Oct, 2010 06:37 am
@roger,
Quote:
Still, once the buttons become nonfunctional, wouldn't it be nice if they went away, instead of sitting around teasing people?

Yes, I agree. I think they used to, once your editing time was up.
Also, so long as your post was the last one on a thread, you could delete it, anytime.
I think I've got that right. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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