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  1. Hal Pollner

    Hal Pollner Very Well-Known Member
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    Could we please have the Edit Option available for 24 hours after creating a post?

    Thanks,
    Hal
     
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  3. Ken Anderson

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    I had increased it to two hours. I just upped it to four hours, and am still thinking about the longer options. My fear is that someone will get angry about something and edit out a whole day's worth of posts, leaving any replies orphaned.
     
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    OK, thanks.
     
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    yes I agree, and I have seen that happen on many occasions on other forums...
     
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    Another forum I once ran was ruined that way. I was allowing those who had been there a long time, and with the most posts, to edit their posts at any time, and someone spent the night editing out everything she had posted over a four-year period. She wasn't even angry - she just wanted to erase herself from the Internet, although she was using a handle, and ruined the forum in the process. I shut it down, as she had been one of my most prolific posters, and nothing made any sense anymore.
     
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    Hello,

    I was scanning my posts on the Model Railroad Forum this morning, and found one that needed a slight correction.

    It was dated 8-28-2018, and the edit option was still open, allowing me to correct the post!

    Yes, even after 9 months, I was still able to edit my post!

    I would like to see this Forum maintain its edit option for at least a week.

    Thank you,
    Hal
     
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    This forum was actually kept that way for a long time, but some people started writing posts and then deleting them after they had responses, making the whole thread confusing, so the editing time was changed, @Hal Pollner . However, either Ken or myself would always be able to make an edit for you if you needed that here.
    Part of what i do, is look at thread titles, and fix spelling or other errors when i see them.
    Because of SEO, and as a courtesy to other readers, all threads are supposed to have an explanatory title of what the thread is about, so when I find a thread that does not explain that, then I also re-title the thread so that it does comply.
     
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  9. Hal Pollner

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    So you won't grant me the courtesy of maintaining the edit option for 24 hours?

    Then I hereby resign from the Forum.

    Harold I. Pollner enhanced-buzz-3104-1347566610-4.jpg
     
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    It's set for four hours. I've tried raising it but that didn't work out. I'm sorry to lose you, and hope you change your mind at some point.
     
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  11. Hal Pollner

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    I've already changed my mind, Ken!

    I'll never leave this happy, shiny little Forum!:):D

    Harold
     
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