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Shawnaisus
 
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Shawna
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Okay, I know this seems useless for just any, but I think this would come in handy for keeping up with history from forum games (or for sign-ups).

You know how people like to keep up with records, votes, who wins what, and whatnot?  I think this would be more convinent if didn't have a time limit on editing our posts (or at least our first post in a topic we have created).  We can just add a little bit information to out first post whenever we need to instead of having, what looks to be, multiple lists.  We can just add what we need to on our first post every time a particular round is over in a particular forum game.

I'm bad at explaining things...
If you understand what I'm talking about, feel free to let me know what you think.
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707penguin
 
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I think that I remember discussions about potentially loosening restrictions on editing, but I can't seem to find anything on the relevant staff board. I'll create one and hope that I don't screw something up.

For what it's worth, I think that it would be a good idea to allow unlimited editing on the first post of the thread, although I think that it should be possible to view the previous versions of posts edited after ninety minutes.
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BelleCooper
 
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I like this! In my opinion, this would make things like outstanding order lists for smaller services run by fewer people easier to update. I own a small pattern service that doesn't really get more than 4 or 5 requests per week, so if I could just modify that original list with new order updates instead of posting a new list each time I update, that would make the thread a lot more organized and look less like a buch of OO lists.
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I would actually like this. It would be easier with giveaways.
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Bluseem
 
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I love this idea!!
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limes2006
 
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it always bugged me that there wasnt unlimited editing on posts and i never understood why it was a thing. if you're doing commissions or something it's a lot easier to just edit a post when all your spots are filled rather than making a post someones probably going to miss. or if you just want to take something out of a post later for whatever reason or add in some new information.

seems pretty unreasonable to not have it to me :/
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I'm all for this suggestion and I'm pleased it's been brought up due to a few reasons. As a member of ACC, I strongly disagree with the limited amount of time we have to edit a post. As a lot of members have mentioned above, it will improve the way giveaways function by helping to reduce the posts in each thread and it saves having to create a new giveaway thread due to the common reason of too many posts. From my experience, I have faced problems with the inability to edit a post I produced at least an hour or two ago. This always bothers me, especially when I pick out obvious errors that I didn't notice the first time posting (this isn't always the reason for editing a post, either).

This is certainly a small touch up that I'd like to have introduced in the near future. I'm interested in the reasons against this practicable suggestion as it does seem pretty reasonable to me. I'd love to have a good debate!
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yankees24cano
 
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3/29 11:01pm
The staff have discussed this and we are, for the most part, in favour of it.

As 707 mentioned before, we will probably need some new way of showing exactly what was edited.
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limes2006
 
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^may i ask why? every other website just leaves it as "edited", why is it necessary to show what specifically was edited in a post?
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yankees24cano
 
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3/29 11:01pm
Because "edited" isn't descriptive at all.  It could be someone fixing a spelling error 2 seconds after they posted, or it could be someone significantly changing their post.

Let's say the first post on this thread is changed to "I don't think we should be able to edit our posts here".   From just seeing "edited", you don't know if the following posts are supporting the idea that we shouldn't be able to edit posts, or something else.

While that seems like a silly example, the point is that if someone replies to a post, everyone else should know what that post is in reply to.  If previous posters can edit their posts with no record of what was posted, they can change the message that everyone else is sending.
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Shawnaisus
 
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On another AC forum I am a part of, they have the editing system where you can give a reason why you edited you post, but it is optional.
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