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Author Topic: What's the interval between posting and editing being noted?  (Read 6218 times)

Darwin

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What's the interval between posting and editing being noted?
« on: February 17, 2009, 02:07:35 PM »
Just to note - twice now I’ve gone back and edited a post after more than a minute had passed since posting and the result is not tagged ‘Last edited by... at... ‘. Don't know if this is by design or not!

OK it IS working but there is a greater "grace" period than I recall. What is the interval, as noted in the subject line?
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« Last Edit: February 17, 2009, 02:09:25 PM by Darwin »

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Re: What's the interval between posting and editing being noted?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2009, 08:25:30 PM »
hmm.. now i'm curious too since i always thought that it was one-minute grace period. maybe it was extended until the next post is 'posted'?

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Re: What's the interval between posting and editing being noted?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2009, 09:03:33 PM »
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maybe it was extended until the next post is 'posted'

That would be smart, and useful.  One's proof reading never seems to work properly until 1 second after committing.  :-[

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Re: What's the interval between posting and editing being noted?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2009, 09:56:07 PM »
yes, i always make more spelling/grammatical mistakes when i'm on metered internet not only here in DC but other forums as well.

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Re: What's the interval between posting and editing being noted?
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2009, 12:13:36 AM »
I thought it was a measure of how much you modified rather than a time limit.

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Re: What's the interval between posting and editing being noted?
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2009, 02:05:30 AM »
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maybe it was extended until the next post is 'posted'

That would be smart, and useful.  One's proof reading never seems to work properly until 1 second after committing.  :-[

That would serve a chronic 'edit'er like me well, too. But I can imagine someone posting an elaborate reply only to find out that the OP was edited enough in the meantime to make the reply redundant. A versioning system would be the best (though somewhat complex to implement?) solution.

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Re: What's the interval between posting and editing being noted?
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2009, 04:47:13 AM »
That would serve a chronic 'edit'er like me well, too. But I can imagine someone posting an elaborate reply only to find out that the OP was edited enough in the meantime to make the reply redundant. A versioning system would be the best (though somewhat complex to implement?) solution.

Most people indicate where they edit - of course this can get complex if it's a post you edit multiple times but that's usually fairly rare ...
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Re: What's the interval between posting and editing being noted?
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2009, 08:42:40 AM »
I usually indicate where I've edited. However, if I post something and then 30 seconds later realise that I've made an embarrassing spelling mistake, used a split infinitive, or made an error in logic and can edit it and repost less than a minute after having posted it, I don't bother... Maybe I’ll start doing so, though...
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Re: What's the interval between posting and editing being noted?
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2009, 08:52:55 AM »
I usually indicate where I've edited. However, if I post something and then 30 seconds later realise that I've made an embarrassing spelling mistake, used a split infinitive, or made an error in logic and can edit it and repost less than a minute after having posted it, I don't bother...
that's what I meant to say :)
if I edit within the minute or if it's very minor edit (I often edit formatting or "layout" to make it look nicer :-[ ) I wont bother saying

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