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 Post subject: Edit posts?
Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:22 pm 

Joined: Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:22 pm
Posts: 10
Location: Overland Park, KS
Can you enable post editing? I always forget to add something, not to mention typos.

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Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:15 am 
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Location: Erie, PA
Greetings madengr:

My reason for not allowing editing was to prevent someone from making a claim and then going back at some later point and changing it without alerting other to the nature of the change. It is not fair to visitors when someone posts a controversial remark and then goes back an changes it when proven wrong as if he/she never made the claim.

It is a pain to honest users, however, to not be able to clean up a post for grammar errors or mistaken content. As usual, it is the actions of a few scoundrels that screw things up for the everybody else. I am willing to give it a try, but will monitor the forums to make sure the privilege is not being abused.

Editing is now permitted for all but the Swap Shop, the Webmaster, and the T-Shirt Contest forums. The Swap Shop is kept as uneditable because with the exchange of money or bartering being involved, I want to make certain that descriptions and claims do not change “ex post facto.”

Thanks for writing.

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Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 5:13 pm 

Joined: Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:22 pm
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Location: Overland Park, KS
Thanks. I know some forums allow the post to be edited until another post is added. That would probably be the best way to do it.

Posted  11/12/2012
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