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Can not edit 'conversation' posts anymore?

Discussion in 'Site Issues & Feedback' started by MrAl, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. MrAl

    MrAl Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Hi,

    What happened to the edit button for editing posts in the conversation?
    It used to allow some editing in case you made a spelling error or grammar error or such, or needed to clarify something.
     
  2. Tony Stewart

    Tony Stewart Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    I see it here. Are you logged in?


    I can still edit hours later.

    What browser addons are active?
     
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  3. MrAl

    MrAl Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Hi,

    Yes i am logged in when i see it missing.

    This is for the conversations, not for the normal thread posts.
    If i post a reply to a conversation, i can not edit it even 10 seconds after posting.
    Sometimes i need to correct spelling/grammar, etc.
     
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  5. DerStrom8

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    You can only edit conversation posts within 5-10 minutes I believe. After that they're set in stone.

    Hope this helps!
    Matt
     
  6. KeepItSimpleStupid

    KeepItSimpleStupid Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    If the system was smart, it would allow editing until delivered to at least one recipient. Editing, a priori, for 5-10 minutes doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
     
  7. KeepItSimpleStupid

    KeepItSimpleStupid Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Just now, "EDIT Conversation" allowed me to change the Title. That's it. I think it's always been like that.
     
  8. MrAl

    MrAl Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Hello,

    No i remember editing the conversation a few times due to typos, which i frequently make now that i switched keyboards a few times recently. So something changed maybe in the past few months or so.

    Also, it will not allow editing even after 10 seconds. I remember that there was a time limit before, and it was maybe 5 to 10 minutes, but now it appears to be zero which does not allow any editing at all.
     
  9. MrAl

    MrAl Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply. But yeah something changed and that doesnt hold anymore. Now it does not allow any time at all. Maybe you could look into this? I recently changed keyboards a few times so i make typos more often now so it's nice to be able to edit at least one or two times :)
     
  10. DerStrom8

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    I completely agree. I will send Dave a PM with a link to this thread. I haven't seen him around in a while, but hopefully he can figure this out.

    Regards,
    Matt
     
  11. MrAl

    MrAl Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Hi Matt,

    Thanks much, use this function quite a bit on here with the new keyboards :)
     
  12. dmiyares

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    Hi All.. just got back from vacation... will check this out see what I screwed up.

    -D
     
  13. dmiyares

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    Hi All...

    There was a toggle that I flipped off when people were able to edit other people's conversations. Also there is a 30 minute window to edit posts in conversations... afterwards no editing is possible.

    Thats MrAl for bringing this up

    -D
     
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  14. MrAl

    MrAl Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Thanks for fixing that. I will have to try it out next.
    LATER:
    Ok yeah it works now, nice. Thanks again as that makes it a lot easier to reply in conversations.
     
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    Excellent... glad to hear.. thanks.

    -D
     
  16. KeepItSimpleStupid

    KeepItSimpleStupid Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    While we are on this topic: Were you once able to send attachments via PM?

    I seem to remember that during the major rule revision, the rules were passed via an attachment to conversation members.
     
  17. dmiyares

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    I can check... but my red flags go off anytime there's an option to let users upload anything and be able to access it right away. Loaded JPG's or PDFs could compromise things... a la TimThumb attack on WordPress from a few years back.
     
  18. KeepItSimpleStupid

    KeepItSimpleStupid Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Since this is a help site, sometimes there is reason to email documents that you don't want to be public and at the same time a wish to stay anonymous.
     
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