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Has the time limit on editing a post been changed?

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Has the time limit on editing a post been changed?

This post https://community.plus.net/t5/Community-Site-Feedback/What-happened-earlier/m-p/1626200#M15306 which I made a little before 9am today, I found I could not edit at a little before 4pm today.

That looks as though the time limit has been reduced to 6 hours.  Was it not 24 hours?

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Re: Have the time limit on editing a post been changed?

You may find the edit function is now in minutes.

Well, for me anyway.

I have mentioned this a day or three ago, but I was mid-edit and upon finishing I got an error message - something along the lines of 'time expired to edit'. It is mentioned somewhere on here...

 

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Re: Have the time limit on editing a post been changed?

I had trouble editing a post earlier, I started the edit, added about ten words, clicked [Post], and got some warning that I'd exceeded the time available for edits - I can't have taken more than a minute from start to end.

As with many other problems with this forum, I couldn't be bothered to try again, and gave up.

Crazy

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Re: Have the time limit on editing a post been changed?

Correction - it is not even 2 hours!! Cannot Amend my OP!
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Re: Have the time limit on editing a post been changed?

So we have another unannounced 'improvement' to the forums! I get the distinct feeling 'Khoros' or whatever they call themselves today are taking PlusNet,and by association, their customers, for suckers.Ticked off

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Re: Have the time limit on editing a post been changed?

Well I'm blaming Jack!! Maybe he left us with a parting gift...

 

Surely, 'improvements' should be either announced before they happen, or at least when they happen.

 

Or is this another 'billing' issue...? (maybe PN ain't paid their bill to Klitorus - no, I've merged Khoros and Lithium before anyone thinks otherwise)

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Re: Have the time limit on editing a post been changed?


@DS wrote:

Well I'm blaming Jack!!

Sorry that's my fault, our moderators asked me if I'd lower the edit time and I just did it in a rush and failed to communicate it

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Re: Have the time limit on editing a post been changed?

Oh gawd, seeing double now!!

 

And the time is........?

(just so we know)

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Re: Have the time limit on editing a post been changed?

20 minutes

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Re: Have the time limit on editing a post been changed?

You may find the edit function is now in minutes

I thought it was in mins. Guess I need to more proo freadin gthen b efore ty ping the n a nd hitt ing po st

 

 

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Re: Have the time limit on editing a post been changed?


@JonoH wrote:

20 minutes


Reduced from?

Is there a reason for making it so short?  A detailed post might take more than that to eliminate a hand full of typos, especially if being edited on a touch screen, which can be very devilish when trying to place the edit cursor if there are no cursor movement keys as on all iDevice keyboards.

 

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Re: Have the time limit on editing a post been changed?

Twenty minutes is way too short for some of the serious posts particularly if one is composing on-line in response to a topic.

OK I can cut'n'paste in a text editor - but it's just more faff.  Double that time and it might be all right, or is the longer term plan to make the forum more like the social media platforms with only simple question / response posts?

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@MauriceC I hope your last question was tongue-in-cheek, because if that is the plan, then bye-bye forum.Crazy3

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@MauriceC wrote:

Twenty minutes is way too short for some of the serious posts particularly if one is composing on-line in response to a topic.

it doesn't matter how long you take to compose a post only.

The time for you to revisit and edit your post is 20 minutes.

There has been a marked increase of members returning and editing their posts to be meaningless or near to blank as possible, spoiling threads etc.

I don't see 20 minutes isn't long enough to re-read and correct a post if required.

 

 

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Re: Have the time limit on editing a post been changed?

Just to add to what @dvorak has stated;

 

Frequently those edited posts not only made all [further] replies meaningless but also meant removing entire threads thus unfair to those members that had taken the time to reply. This happened many times within 20 minutes of the OP.

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