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Imperforate Officials?....revisited (Attn Bobby131313)

 
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Posted 07/24/2014   07:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add kevin504 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
The thread titled Imperforate Officials??
The originator of the post....asked questions about his stamps.
Received answers that wea not satisfactory to him/her.
All posts were "deleted"
Thus my post and stampcrows post....
Now revised again with totally different comments
that was originally posted by the poster.

Just a suggestion????
When a item is "revised" wording should not be able to
be removed from the original post.
A "revised "listing" should be inserted (like now)
and the change posted below. Even for spelling, corrections, etc....
It makes the comments AFTER the revisions were made
look like they know nothing.

Reason being....in the topic above....
ALL of the comments were at one time removed.
DELETED was inserted in ALL boxes.
Now this AM....deleted is removed and new
comments posted.
Thanks....

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Posted 07/24/2014   07:34 am  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I disagree. I can't count the number of times I've thought I've proofread a post, made it, done one last pass and caught something I missed, or something I wanted to expand upon. What you are suggesting would make all edited posts completely unreadable.

The cure is worse than the disease.

EDIT: Change "made it" to "posted it" above. Wouldn't it have been easier to read the changed version inline?

EDIT EDIT: What about very long or complex posts, where people would only realize that there were errors or omissions after reading the whole thing?

EDIT EDIT EDIT: Change "can't to "cannot" in the first line of the post.

EDIT EDIT EDIT EDIT: See what I mean? It's a big fat mess.

EDIT AD ABSURDUM: The editing time limit in place will limit most modification issues, forcing people to reply to the thread to make changes. There's no need to add yet additional layers of lockdown; preventing editing entirely is also NOT a viable solution in my opinion.
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Edited by revenuecollector - 07/24/2014 07:40 am
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Posted 07/24/2014   07:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kevin504 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
revenuecollector....
What I was suggesting was that any NEW info be added below the
original post.

LIKE THIS....
Edited by revenuecollector - Today 7 Min ago

Your new comments/changes will go here.
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Posted 07/24/2014   07:56 am  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Bleagh. That's even worse. Limiting functionality in order to constrain people's behavior is in effect treating the symptoms not the disease.

You are never going to be able to control people 100%, and reducing usablity for 98% of users in order to clamp down on the other 2% should set off alarm bells that something in the approach has gone wrong.

Furthermore, what you are proposing would require that people read posts from the bottom up, in order to make sure they are reading the most current version.

Not good.
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Edited by revenuecollector - 07/24/2014 08:01 am
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Posted 07/24/2014   08:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add blcjr to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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The thread titled Imperforate Officials??
The originator of the post....asked questions about his stamps.
Received answers that wea not satisfactory to him/her.
All posts were "deleted"
Thus my post and stampcrows post....
Now revised again with totally different comments
that was originally posted by the poster


So, would you go back and "edit" this post by repeating it verbatim, substituting "than" for "that" in "with totally different comments that was originally posted"?

Sounds to me like the cure you propose is worse than the disease, or at least inappropriate. Just curious, how did someone "delete" your posts?
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Posted 07/24/2014   09:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JLLebbert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I believe the original posts are in the BACK OF BOOK folder. Don't know if that's where they started or whether they were moved there. I do think that's where they belong.
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Posted 07/24/2014   09:44 am  Show Profile Check orstampman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add orstampman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It sounds like the context of the edit problem is when a topic is posted, one or more replies are made, and then edits are made to the original post, which removes or changes content that one or more of the replies were referencing.

Not a complete solution, but a useful partial solution, would be to allow edits to the original post (under the radar) before anyone posts a reply, but after a reply is posted, to have any edits show change bars or strike outs.
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Posted 07/24/2014   10:35 am  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The latter could be quite difficult to implement, in my opinion.

However, I do like the idea that edits be allowed until the first response is given, regardless of timeframe. I have seen that approach implemented on other boards.

Rather than an arbitrary time limit, change whatever you want for how long you want. But once the first reply is made, your post gets locked "on the record" in the form it was when someone replied to it. If you still need to revise, that can be done in the form of replying to your own thread.
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Posted 07/24/2014   11:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
ALL of the comments were at one time removed.
DELETED was inserted in ALL boxes.
Now this AM....deleted is removed and new
comments posted.


Exactly why most forums (that I hang out on at least) have a 15 minute time limit on editing posts.
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Posted 07/24/2014   3:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kevin504 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Just curious, how did someone "delete" your posts?

Sorry...been away from the computer.
BUT...they did not delete MY posts....
They deleted their posts and then added new/different information.


Quote:
Exactly why most forums (that I hang out on at least) have a 15 minute time limit on editing posts.

Is that a possibility???
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