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Forum edit function too... sensitive?


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As somewhat of a perfectionist, I'm not a fan of the lack of edit ability without it showing up as an edit, because I like to re-read what I'd just posted one more time to see if I made any spelling/grammar errors.
 
The anal part of me doesn't like seeing a bunch of "edited 2 times" below the post all because I accidentally used a wrong word and went back to fix it immediately after posting.

I used to be the exact same way.

The only thing that changed is it no longer tells people when I've done an edit. Which I have already done to this post.

 

 

I'd like to point out that this includes edits Tale might have made to any of YOUR posts, members. :yes::lol:

 

I tend to show it just for fairness sake. Nobody else has this luxury, why should I? See:


Edited by TrueNeutral, 25 August 2014 - 08:48 AM.


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Could we at least get a 30 second grace period? Just posted something. I'm tired and noticed that I spelled stick as still. Immediately corrected and got the big "edited" message on my post.

 

30 seconds. That's all I'm asking.



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Any response on this? Is this something that is remotely possible to make happen at some point? Or does the webmaster feel strongly that any edits made, even those made 10 seconds after posting to change "teh" to "the" should always be displayed for the world to see?



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I don't see it as that big of a deal. Just proofread it before you post it if you are that concerned.

But then again I never make mistakes

Edited by ShadySands, 14 September 2014 - 08:33 PM.

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I think it should be even more public: in each user's profile there should be a count of edits made, along with an average edits per post ratio. :p
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Yeah, I don't think this is currently a priority. It's a seriously minor inconvenience.



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Agreed that it's a minor annoyance, but I'm still hopeful that the appropriate OE team member might stop in for 30 seconds and tell me to piss off, and that he'll/she'll do this when hell freezes over.

 

Then I'll stop wondering about it.



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Being able to stealth edit my posts is one of the best things about being a mod. :lol: I hope they never take Humanoid's advice or things could get embarrassing.


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Requested change never, ever, ever, ever going to happen?



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Being able to stealth edit my posts is one of the best things about being a mod. :lol: I hope they never take Humanoid's advice or things could get embarrassing.


I thought the best part of being a mod was the booze and bitches?

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Not a grace period, what we need is more self-confidence, the power to Like our own posts. If you don't love yourself, no one else will, right, makes sense.  


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I've been using the 'preview post' button more often now than ever before. It's a great feature and good to see how your posts come out. Especially when you're multi-quoting and breaking up quotes to answer specific points. I'd recommend take the extra 5-10 seconds to preview it before hitting the 'add reply' button. When you're finding mistakes and doing edits, just hit preview again and it updates your preview.


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Time to resurface this post.

 

Hey there Obsidian, any response on this yet?


Edited by Marceror, 15 April 2015 - 08:46 PM.


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Not a grace period, what we need is more self-confidence, the power to Like our own posts. If you don't love yourself, no one else will, right, makes sense.  

 

That's what alts are for!



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Grrr!!!


Edited by Marceror, 04 May 2015 - 04:07 PM.


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I guess it's been almost a year since I posted around here, and I had blissfully forgotten about this website's strange quirk with respect to marking threads as edited. Didn't take long for me to be reminded though! :)

 

So, if we can't get a more reasonable window for marking posts as edited, any chance we can a "reason for edit" field added? Seems like this should be a minimum requirement given the strictness around this website's policy.

 

....



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I'll ask. Forum feature upgrades, etc. are the domain of the Administrator God...

I don't believe in the Administrator God anymore. It seems someone just made him up, so they wouldn't feel so alone during those long nights searching for answers... on the forum. I can find no evidence that he actually exists.

 

I ask for a sign. Just a small sign that he's real. But I'm just getting dead air. I have lost my faith....


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I have the same thoughts, Marceror. It seems we all are in some sort of editorial grace limbo.

 

*screams of innocents in the distance*



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Obsidian should add this edit feature as a reward tier for their next Kickstarter.

 

"Want to be able to edit your post without anyone seeing you've done so?  Pledge the $150 tier!"






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