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Old 04-04-2011, 05:32 AM   #1
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Increase the time for edits

jeesh! If I edit my post within 5 seconds, sorry...my post will now show "EDITED by so and so".

This forum engine most likely allows the administrator to set the time for editing before seeing "LAST EDITED BY SO AND SO" 2 seconds after posting. Please increase that time, especially when noone has replied.

Another shortcoming about this forum engine, you have to click on the topic to see the gist of the topic posted. Most if not all current forum engines...you merely pass your mouse over the post to see the post.

Less than 30 seconds passed before I added this new edit, yet it will say "LAST EDITED...bla bla bla". That time can be increased as part of this forum engine options. Can you make that happen?

I would think so, unless there's another reason not to.

I know I know, we're a simple cooking community. OK, I suppose. No big deal.

Thanks, not complaining really, just noticing.

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Old 04-04-2011, 07:53 AM   #2
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jeesh! If I edit my post within 5 seconds, sorry...my post will now show "EDITED by so and so".

This forum engine most likely allows the administrator to set the time for editing before seeing "LAST EDITED BY SO AND SO" 2 seconds after posting. Please increase that time, especially when noone has replied.

Another shortcoming about this forum engine, you have to click on the topic to see the gist of the topic posted. Most if not all current forum engines...you merely pass your mouse over the post to see the post.

Less than 30 seconds passed before I added this new edit, yet it will say "LAST EDITED...bla bla bla". That time can be increased as part of this forum engine options. Can you make that happen?

I would think so, unless there's another reason not to.

I know I know, we're a simple cooking community. OK, I suppose. No big deal.

Thanks, not complaining really, just noticing.
Try resting your cursor over the title of the thread. It will show the first post content.

As for the "edited by" just ignore it. Personally, I often edit my posts after it has posted and I can see how it looks and reads.

The advantage for the "edited by" is that when editing recipes, especially, you can note the reason for the edit, like correcting a recipe amount, or adding an ingredient, or missing instruction, so that the reader will know what had changed.
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:03 PM   #3
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Try resting your cursor over the title of the thread. It will show the first post content.

As for the "edited by" just ignore it. Personally, I often edit my posts after it has posted and I can see how it looks and reads.

The advantage for the "edited by" is that when editing recipes, especially, you can note the reason for the edit, like correcting a recipe amount, or adding an ingredient, or missing instruction, so that the reader will know what had changed.
It depends on where you are look at the title of the thread. If you are looking at it in most lists, it will show stuff when you hover your mouse over it. If you are looking at the quick links to the right of the threads, it won't.

I believe the edit time was shortened for spam prevention reasons.
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:11 PM   #4
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It depends on where you are look at the title of the thread. If you are looking at it in most lists, it will show stuff when you hover your mouse over it. If you are looking at the quick links to the right of the threads, it won't.

I believe the edit time was shortened for spam prevention reasons.
Thanks, TL, I didn't know that one, I rarely used those, and in fact, found a way to remove that whole column because with the new Firefox upgrade I wasn't getting much information shown on the left side of the page - the right column was so much wider.
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:16 PM   #5
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I agree, the time frame is too short before "Last Edited By..." appears at the bottom. I would often offend someone with my post and a minute later I would regret posting that and would reword it.
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:23 PM   #6
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I agree, the time frame is too short...
Ditto.
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:53 PM   #7
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Ditto.
I don't care if it says I edited. Most of my posts do.
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:19 PM   #8
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i say ban the member so snd so.

darn guy keeps editing everything. makes us look like we don't know how to spell or something...
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:52 PM   #9
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i say ban the member so snd so.

darn guy keeps editing everything. makes us look like we don't know how to spell or something...
There are quite a few posts that could have stood some editing.

"to" instead of "too", sloppy typos, etc.
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:00 PM   #10
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I can see that typos are often made from mobile devices.
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