Posters Not Allowed To Edit Their Own Posts

Discussion in 'How to use Askaboutmoney' started by trajan, Jul 29, 2018.

  1. trajan

    trajan Registered User

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    AskAboutMoney is unique in my experience of forums in that members can't edit their own old posts.
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    At least I see no Edit button at the end of my old posts.

    A lot of postings could be sharpened up after solution and shortened by the members who wrote them. This means less space needed on the hosting server and less cost to the site owners.

    It also means a trend towards snappier scan of issues by users and admins.

    Any reason why not configure XenForo like that ?
     
  2. Brendan Burgess

    Brendan Burgess Founder

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    Yes. A few reasons.

    People were using guessable passwords. Spammers were going into their accounts and editing old posts to include spam links.

    Some people were editing the entire content of their posts to effectively delete them which often made long threads to which people had contributed meaningless.

    You can edit your posts for 48 hours I think. Plenty of time to sharpen your posts, but better still sharpen your post as you post them.

    Brendan
     
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  3. mathepac

    mathepac Frequent Poster

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    Do users know how to use the "Preview Post" feature? or create their posts in a word-processor / texteditor with a spell and grammar checker enabled or use Grammarly? Simple copy and paste job then.
     
  4. Brendan Burgess

    Brendan Burgess Founder

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    I never use preview = what is the point of it. Would i bee abel 2 corect my erors.

    OK, I used Preview, but as it's simple text, it makes no difference.

    It might make a difrerence if I were using quotes

    or images
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  5. Brendan Burgess

    Brendan Burgess Founder

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    Oddly enough, I could see the image in the post as I inserted it, but couldn't see it in the preview.

    Brendan
     
  6. Brendan Burgess

    Brendan Burgess Founder

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    Hi mathepac

    I had not heard of Grammerly. Is it worth adding to Firefox? Is it free?

    Would I make less grammatical errors?

    Brendan
     
  7. cremeegg

    cremeegg Frequent Poster

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    You might or might not make less errors, but I can certainly think of at least one regular here who could hardly make more. :D
     
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  8. RETIRED2017

    RETIRED2017 Frequent Poster

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    :D?
     
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  9. cremeegg

    cremeegg Frequent Poster

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  10. torblednam

    torblednam Frequent Poster

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    Firefox... wow!

    Do you mean fewer grammatical errors...? ;)
     
  11. Brendan Burgess

    Brendan Burgess Founder

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    I'm glad someone got that.

    Brendan
     
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  12. mathepac

    mathepac Frequent Poster

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    Grammarly is free but there are payment options. It's a browser extension so there's no need to do antything with the site itself. Preview helps to show up incorrectly parsed quotes and bad internet links and other basic formatting issues.