Mods: vBulletin request

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  1. nanoose

    nanoose New Member

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    A 'feature' request of the vBulletin-ware, please.

    On 'another' forum running this software, one is able to edit their own posts subsequent to posting them. It lets us go back and fix typos, grammar...stuff like that. Most handy, (particularly here considering this is a board about education and typos, grammar, spelling issues tend to make one look like an idiot!).

    My assumption is that is available here, and just requires a Mod (?) to turn it on. Could be a poor assumption. Can you please check?

    Many thanks!!
     
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  2. nanoose

    nanoose New Member

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    OK...now I'm confused....

    I've just posted, and I see "Edit Post", but I didn't see it attached to one of my posts on another thread.

    Wait a sec....gotta go double check....BRB.....
     
  3. nanoose

    nanoose New Member

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    OK....it's not showing up on my own posts on other threads, but it is on this one!

    So, maybe it's just there if you are the originator of the thread?!???

    Not sure, but you get the idea of the request, right?

    Danke!
     
  4. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

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    There's editing, but it's limited time duration. If you see something you goofed up right away, you can fix it. If you see something from yesterday, well, you should have been more careful.

    -=Steve=-
     
  5. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

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    One of the nice things about being a mod is that there is no 10 minute limit on editing.
     
  6. nanoose

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    Ahh....now I see.

    So, the request still stands, and I see no reason why we can't fix the typo/grammar/spelling at any time.
     
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    I see a reason for it. It keeps spammers from going back into posts and adding things like spam links as a way around initial moderation.

    I agree with Steve. Pay attention to what you type so you don't need to edit it at a later time.
     
  8. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator

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    Sorry, I understand the merit of the request, but it will not be granted. Chip feels very strongly that the integrity of this site rests upon its content integrity- IE, you can not change previous posts in an attempt to rewrite history.

    If you have spelling or grammar problems, or feel like you have unintentionally compromised your personal information, you can PM a moderator; we will look at it make changes as needed.

    FYI, Ted touched upon something that I want to repeat. You have 10 minutes after posting to make edits before your post becomes permanent. You can even delete it in that time, but again, after 10 minutes, it is permanent.
     
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    Aside from all of that, everyone knows that typos and grammar gaffs occur. It's not that big of a deel.
     
  10. nanoose

    nanoose New Member

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    I beg to differ.
     
  11. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

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    It's OK, you don't need to beg.

    Write your posts in word and then copy/paste here. I'm sure that everyone will appreciate your fastidiousness (or is that fastidiosity?):yup:
     
  12. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

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    Alternatively, ask for your money back.

    -=Steve=-
     
  13. nanoose

    nanoose New Member

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    Word? Are you serious?
     
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    Kizmet Moderator

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    No, I'm not. I'm just humoring you.
     
  15. nanoose

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    Whew! That was a close one!!!
     
  16. SurfDoctor

    SurfDoctor Moderator

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    You have 10 minutes to edit anything you want. I do it all the time and did it just as easily before I was a mod. We don't have the power to change that feature for you. Only Chip does.

    Does your edit button really appear and disappear? That might be a browser issue. Try using a different browser.
     
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  17. nanoose

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    I proof read before I post.
    Others here, however, do not.
    But at least now I'm aware of the 10 minute rule.
     
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    Why not do it in Word first? It's easy, I do it for all of my posts in the degree program I'm in. It's no trouble and you end up with a much better post that way. Really important when you are being graded on it. No reason why one couldn't do the same thing if they were concerned about having their posts perfect on Degree Info.
     
  19. nanoose

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    Word?
    Go Mac; never go back....
     
  20. SteveFoerster

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    Word sounds a really cumbersome way to do it when one can just switch to Firefox and have everything that's misspelled get a red wavy underline just like it would in a word processor.

    -=Steve=-
     

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