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Discussion in 'Testing Forum' started by kevin b, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. kevin b

    kevin b New Member

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    How can I edit a thread I started.
     
  2. jb2cool

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    There should be an edit button just beneath your post. I can't recall exactly but I think that only lets you edit it for a certain time period (30mins?) and then you'll no longer be able to edit it. If you let me know changes you'd like made ot a post then I should be able to change these for you.
     
  3. Wibble

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    There's a 5 minute timeout.

    If you want it changed, post a note attn:moderators describing the change and they can edit it. Alternatively, send a mod a PM.
     
  4. nickb

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    Why?
     
  5. Dave Whitlow

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    Agreed, it wasn't always the case as I recall editing selling threads on here as things were sold.

    The removal of edit rights was the start of the exodus from YD.

    I would much prefer to have the ability to fix things, such as previous posts with images hosted in photobucket which stopped appearing.
     
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  6. kevin b

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    I have a thread wanting to buy equipment & would need to delete items no longer wanted. As of yet I do not need to edit thread but will hopefully need to.
     
  7. Wibble

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    >why

    It's always been that way with the Xenforo software. I've looked for an option to change this and never found one.
     
  8. Dave Whitlow

    Dave Whitlow Well-Known Member

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    I googled and found this
     
  9. nickb

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    Few people have your level of spare time.

    ....or search engine skills.
     
  10. Dave Whitlow

    Dave Whitlow Well-Known Member

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    Apart from ... :confused: you? :eek:
    it came up as the first result to my first search. It did relate to the 2014 version and much will have changed since then.
     
  11. nickb

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    I get one day off per week!
     
  12. Wibble

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    Will look at this presently. Have a bunch of other maintenance work to do as well.
     
  13. gg

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    Have updated the personal ads permissions to allow you to edit your own posts.

    @kevin b, could you give it a whizz please.
     
  14. kevin b

    kevin b New Member

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    can't see a edit facility
     
  15. Dave Whitlow

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    I just posted on a thread and realised there was a lot more useful stuff to add to my post and I was told the 5 minutes has expired and the post was discarded. This is crap. Why 5 minutes? why are personal ads so special ? what about trip reports when picture hosting is changed or changing names as a boat is booked or just correcting silly typos?

    Is there a good reason to force all posts into permanent history as quickly as possible? Is this a preparation for a quiet transition to Vertical Scope ownership?
     
  16. Wibble

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    Vertical Stroke ownership.... ROTFL

    A quick word from our sponsor... please consider clicking on the "Support Us" button below.

    As you well know, UKD is hardly run on a commercial basis with most running costs covered by one member and a handful of contributions from others.

    The five minute limit is imposed by Xenforo. Changing the permissions seems to have no effect. But your point is well understood and desired.
     
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