Thread: Editing a post
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Old 08-08-2019, 12:54 PM   #4
Andrew Lenz
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Santa Cruz, California
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Default Re: Editing a post

We've had users abuse the edit function. A user kicks off a thread then goes back and either changes the entire meaning of the post and/or edits out all the text altogether . . . like a member claim something that's wrong, a series of follow up posts by others correct the claim, then the original poster edits their post making all the follow up posts seem out of place and confusing.

In the Trading Post, posters would change the price or remove an accessory AFTER the purchase agreement was made:
"The bagpipes didn't ship with the chanter."
"I didn't list it with a chanter." (He did, but he later edited it out. Bad.)

All the rules and settings are to avoid some problem that causes headaches for the moderators and others.

As it is, you post, reread your post, and you have time to make quick corrections as part of the original posting process.

If there is some major issue with a post that is realized after the fact, you can request an edit by a moderator or post again in the same thread (if allowed) to address the concern.

Andrew T. Lenz, Jr. - Reference for Bagpipers

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." ---Mark Twain
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