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Frustration of the 10-min ed

 
 
Reply Fri 9 Mar, 2012 02:31 pm
A?k is a marvelous site and I’d like to spend the rest of my life here but the limitation of 10 minutes for editing is driving me berserk, contrasted to many if not most such Web sites which allow editing for hours or weeks or even indefinitely

Alas if there is no such hope here could someone please recommend another site similar to this one that I might try out

Or, fellas, because I seem like a lone voice in the wilderness how about a vote of participants. At another such site this suggestion resulted in editing time being increased from 1/2 hr to 3 hrs though I would like it to have been longer

Thanks much guys

OH PSA: Also upon the edit puzzling if not somewhat annoying is our inability to scroll in the posting window

Otherwise guys thanks for a most excellent and engaging site
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 9 Mar, 2012 02:43 pm
I am perfectly happy wiouth the ten minute ed, since I rearly meak misnakes, their is no reason to be overtly concerned with sich funton.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 9 Mar, 2012 02:48 pm
@dalehileman,
I like the site the way it is.

I dislike most other sites that use the canned php software you seem to want.

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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 9 Mar, 2012 02:49 pm
@dalehileman,
Can you point to a post you've written in which you've been unable to scroll in the posting window? I'd like to visualize what it is you are attempting to describe.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 9 Mar, 2012 02:54 pm
@dalehileman,
dalehileman wrote:
Alas if there is no such hope here could someone please recommend another site similar to this one that I might try out



why not return to one of these forums?

dalehileman wrote:

I’ve participated in dozens if not scores of such forums that allow indefinite editing
Ceili
 
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Reply Fri 9 Mar, 2012 02:59 pm
I figure the short window on editing keeps us all humble. Got to learn to live with mistakes. Just like the rest of my life, I'm not perfect there and I ain't here neither.
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Fri 9 Mar, 2012 03:19 pm
@Butrflynet,
No sorry Flay I can’t . It has happened about 5 or 10 times now but next time I’ll take notes and report back

Thank you again for your interest in my stumbling
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Fri 9 Mar, 2012 03:23 pm
@ehBeth,
dalehileman wrote:I’ve participated in dozens if not scores of such forums that allow indefinite editing"

Quote:
why not return to one of these forums?
I sense a note of facetiousness. Really Beth I’m not criticizing, only providing suggestions, trying to be helpful, no offense intended


Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 9 Mar, 2012 03:38 pm
@dalehileman,
If you can't get it right in ten minutes, what good is more time going to do?

the political threads would make no sense, as waterboy would be changing his posts all day long...
dalehileman
 
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Reply Fri 9 Mar, 2012 03:47 pm
@Rockhead,
Participants Rock have different habits in this respect. As an erstwhile writer I have spent as long as 2 hrs composing a post during which time it’s necessary to make many corrections, while I sometimes have afterthoughts for hours or days thereafter
djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 9 Mar, 2012 03:57 pm
@dalehileman,
so days later, quote the relevant parts you want to update or expand on and then do so
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roger
 
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Reply Fri 9 Mar, 2012 03:58 pm
@dalehileman,
If you stick around awhile, it will seem perfectly right and natural. If you don't, it isn't going to make any difference - except to require the rest of us to make changes.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 9 Mar, 2012 04:03 pm
@dalehileman,
Who is Participants Rock?
djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 9 Mar, 2012 04:04 pm
@dlowan,
that's rockheads rapper name
Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 9 Mar, 2012 04:07 pm
@djjd62,
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 9 Mar, 2012 04:07 pm
@djjd62,
djjd62 wrote:

that's rockheads rapper name


Confused

There's some new person who seems to know a lot called "Fly".

Weird.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 9 Mar, 2012 04:10 pm
@dalehileman,
Curiously, someone at another forum (one with off the shelf, canned software) with your same username was "suggesting" that the forum needed to remove the edit link on a post after 30 minutes after requesting they extend the editing time from 30 minutes to two hours.

http://www.uncommonforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=72583
djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 9 Mar, 2012 04:13 pm
@Butrflynet,
maybe the dude makes a lot of misteaks
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 9 Mar, 2012 04:18 pm
@dalehileman,
dalehileman wrote:

Quote:
why not return to one of these forums?
I sense a note of facetiousness. Really Beth


how come I'm not ehB?

~~~


in any case, I think I was asking a reasonable question.


I coul be more direct and simply suggest you return to the forums which have editing options which are more to your liking. I'm considering making that suggestion.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 9 Mar, 2012 04:36 pm
@ehBeth,
and if the 10 minute thing bothers him, he should prolly completely avoid PMs.

mine look like bill typed them sometimes...
 

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