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UPDATE - REMOVAL OF ABILITY TO EDIT POSTS

Highway Dave

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The only time i edit is if i've made mistakes (speeeling etc) which i do a lot or if i think twice about something but "NEVER" after a post has been replied to(at least i don't think i have) (didn't think we could anyway)
 

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The only time i edit is if i've made mistakes (speeeling etc) which i do a lot or if i think twice about something but "NEVER" after a post has been replied to(at least i don't think i have) (didn't think we could anyway)
I’m exactly same , I’m always editing my posts due to missing complete words out , sometimes more than one word , and my spelling is total bollicks aswell , so I guess even more people won’t be able to understand my posts now than before lol 😂
 

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The only time i edit is if i've made mistakes (speeeling etc) which i do a lot or if i think twice about something but "NEVER" after a post has been replied to(at least i don't think i have) (didn't think we could anyway)
I don't come here as often as I once did so have missed some of the shenanigans that have led to this but understand why it's been implemented. Like you, I only use the edit function to change mistakes rather than to mislead. I was however going to edit one of my 'how to' threads as the pictures have been lost. Should have got on with it!
 

Breadman23

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Yes I noticed this the other day,made a few spelling mistakes went to correct it but couldn't 😲😲
 

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Seems to me that if you make a post that you later regret then you could just as easily go back and delete it completely, so unless you also remove the delete option I can't see how this will make any difference, apart from being a PITA to technical thread changes.
 

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Seems a bit extreme to inconvenience the many to stop an infrequent problem.

Another forum i use allows every one to view the edit history of a post. So it shows it has had an edit and you can click to view the original version of the post. This surely would solve the abuse then edit issue without making it a pain for simple honest edits.
 

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The only time i edit is if i've made mistakes (speeeling etc) which i do a lot or if i think twice about something but "NEVER" after a post has been replied to(at least i don't think i have) (didn't think we could anyway)
OK to add to my reply above ----i can see why this has come about as i have witnessed a few problems over past weeks and have been drawn into a couple of them (think i acted responsibly and even tried to educate some)(correct me by all means if i'm incorrect)
I can also read between the lines and can understand where the "abuse" of the edit could have occurred (if my thoughts are right then again i understand the removal of edit);) as said posts can be deleted ???
I thought that the past two or three weeks were showing the club was coming back together as a family forum where it counts etc ,at least from what i've seen !!
As said i can understand, but, it still feels wrong that such things have to effect the many when caused by the few
still love the place
Keep going admin , your doing a great job and i know it's hard sometimes :heart_eyes:
 

Karl

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Posts can be deleted yes. But only soft delete. We, the admins, can still see them and will reinstate them if needs be. But still want members to be able to delete duplicate posts or replies in the wrong place.

If this is abused also, then that functionality will be switched off too.

Just because we (the admins) don't necessarily post a lot, we still keep an eye on what's going on across the forum.
 

Steve Thompson

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To be honest I am disappointed about this.
I appreciated the function to reassess, refine and correct elements of any Elgrand related post I've made.
It benefits the readers and makes me feel more, if you like - professional with my words.
Oh and yes, the ability to pull my stupid pissed words and act like an adult was a great advantage too.
Gone.
 
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dognero

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I too used to use the edit to correct spelling after I had posted them.
Sometimes the layout did not look right when I have added photos etc.
Maybe there should be time delay. Say 5 min.
 

Lacabrera

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What's the chance of a £12 refund?
 

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Don't really post much on here these days but I'm also very much in the post, realise it's garbage I've written and immediately edit (hopefully) before anyone has noticed club!

Doesn't really make much difference to me at the moment but would get annoying if I was contributing more.

Not knocking your desicion - bigger these things get the more problems arise...
 
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One more lockdown to add to the list sadly.
 
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