Poll

Should the Member be able to edit their posts anytime they want.

YES
17 (68%)
NO
8 (32%)

Total Members Voted: 18

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simon

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editing posts
October 06, 2009, 05:56:52 AM
I am confused as to when you can and cannot edit your own posts.  Sometimes the tools to edit are there (Modify and the pencil thing), and sometimes not.  I thought maybe these disappear after someone posts a message after yours in the thread, but then there will be a thread where I was the last to post, and still last (most recent, that is), but these tools are no longer there.  Is there a time limit or something for editing your own posts (even if you were last in thread to post)?  Because yesterday I could edit my own post (edit tools there), and today I cannot (edit tools gone.)  Confused.

Lanky

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Re: editing posts
October 06, 2009, 06:20:42 AM
I am confused as to when you can and cannot edit your own posts.  Sometimes the tools to edit are there (Modify and the pencil thing), and sometimes not.  I thought maybe these disappear after someone posts a message after yours in the thread, but then there will be a thread where I was the last to post, and still last (most recent, that is), but these tools are no longer there.  Is there a time limit or something for editing your own posts (even if you were last in thread to post)?  Because yesterday I could edit my own post (edit tools there), and today I cannot (edit tools gone.)  Confused.

Hi Simon.

Mate Victor is the one that has to answer this Question for You....
but I think He put a time limit on it.

Lanky.

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Re: editing posts
October 06, 2009, 06:40:51 AM
Hi Lanky, thanks, yuh I think it must be a 24hr time limit or something.  It was actually my last post to you in the Money Management thread I was looking at.  I kinda had one more question I wanted to throw in there.  Well hopefully catch you back in that thread...

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Mr Chips

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Re: editing posts
October 06, 2009, 07:19:57 AM
The problem with putting on a time limit is if someone wants to update a Table. I am sure there are other times as well
when someone wants to correct something, having previously made a mistake. No doubt we will discover the reason
for the limit in due course.

VLSroulette

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Re: editing posts
October 06, 2009, 12:25:50 PM
Once you share something with the community, it should remain there. It wasn't uncommon for people to get mad at a poster and wipe entire threads with a dot (.) or something mean to the fellows who were reading as reference.

We've been trying several form of moderation and self-moderation and this was the most suitable one.

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Mr Chips

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Re: editing posts
October 06, 2009, 05:10:19 PM
I think members should have control over their own posts.

It is now impossible for anyone to produce a Table of results over a period of time, as they can no longer up date them :(

Lanky

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Re: editing posts
October 06, 2009, 07:10:04 PM
I think members should have control over their own posts.

It is now impossible for anyone to produce a Table of results over a period of time, as they can no longer up date them :(

Hi Forum.

The Mod crew try and do the right thing by the Members.

So then lets hold a poll on it and see what the Members want.....that would be the fair thing to do and let the Members Vote.

Lanky.

Lanky

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Re: editing posts
October 06, 2009, 07:24:31 PM
I think members should have control over their own posts.

It is now impossible for anyone to produce a Table of results over a period of time, as they can no longer up date them :(

Exactly MR Chips thats why I voted YES.
In the Poll at the Top of the Page.

Lanky.

VLSroulette

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Re: editing posts
October 06, 2009, 10:14:19 PM
Hello dear friends,

I can set it up again, just please don't complain about the wiped-out threads and people NOT finding more than a dot "." or some mean message after a while when they read the threads from a long-time member :(

People come and go, and sadly the goers LOVE to wipe their threads clean, preventing the newcomers to enjoy the material, which is obviously setting us back as a whole in the community.

In my opinion nothing that is shared should be un-shared.

Regards.

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Re: editing posts
October 07, 2009, 12:43:50 AM
Hi Guys,

I don't have a problem with anyone editing their own posts, however, as Victor has just posted, I do have a problem with the retraction of posts and especially posters putting up a new thread and then deleting it later.

Mocco

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Mr Chips

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Re: editing posts
October 07, 2009, 02:58:22 AM
A good decision, a poll will let the members decide on the issue. I voted yes :thumbsup:

Yes members will come and go and yes some will delete their posts. The majority of happy members I am sure will want
to retain their posts and if they want to correct a mistake or delete a post, if they had a disagreement with another
member in the heat of the moment and a few days later are sorry for what they have said and want to retract their
comments, let them do so. Why keep such stuff for posterity.



Spike

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Re: editing posts
October 07, 2009, 03:54:27 AM
I can set it up again, just please don't complain>>>

Don't do it, Victor. It ruins every forum its tried on, it makes the archives worthless. Once something is posted, it should remain.. It makes thread very hard to read when people delete whole posts.

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Mr Chips

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Re: editing posts
October 07, 2009, 08:20:15 AM
I can set it up again, just please don't complain>>>

Don't do it, Victor. It ruins every forum its tried on, it makes the archives worthless. Once something is posted, it should remain.. It makes thread very hard to read when people delete whole posts.

So what's currently worth keeping over at GG ;D

It's up to the members here to decide if they want complete control of their posts or not and having a poll, will democratically
decide the issue.

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Re: editing posts
October 07, 2009, 10:19:50 AM
I have voted no but a time limit of say, 5 or 10 minutes would be ideal in my opinion.
@pro_gamble

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Mr Chips

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Re: editing posts
October 07, 2009, 10:48:11 AM
Those members who voted no, please tell me how will it be possible to produce a Table of results, over a period of time?

I haven't had an answer to that particular problem!