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Time limit on editing and deleting.

Grant

It might be worth considering a time limit on being able to edit or delete a post to 30min, or maybe an hour?

Reduce the temptation for certain people to post something inflammatory/offensive to get a response (or 20), then edit or delete it & then claim to be the offended/injured party.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@Grant

The only problem with that is when I write something just before going to sleep, and the next day I notice the typos and want to correct it. The best way in replying to an inflamatory remark is to highlight it in the original post and then hit the reply button so it shows as a quote in the reply. That way they can't edit it out of existence.

Replies:   Grant
Grant

@Ernest Bywater

The only problem with that is when I write something just before going to sleep, and the next day I notice the typos and want to correct it.

Yeah, the best way to find mistakes in something is to post it. Then they all just jump out at you, even though you'd previously read through it several times.

Crumbly Writer

Setting a timer function on messages would require too much overhead. It just isn't worth the limited benefit.

sejintenej
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Culling!

Especially in the story search this is going to become huge very quickly.

Suggestions: Firstly, when asking please please give as much info as is at all possible. Some requests are so sparse that I cannot do a search and the author might not see the query.

Secondly: when someone has a request answered satisfactorily can they please post that the story has been found (or that the suggested answer is not what they wanted) and

Thirdly: can they inform Lazeez so that he can (at his discretion) delete that thread or place it in a visible "Dead threads"

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@sejintenej

Maybe having a way the original poster or Lazeez can amend the thread title to add Found to it. I often find these threads useful for extra reading material because they often have a bit different information to the story blurb and usually sound more interesting than many story blurbs.

Crumbly Writer

Has anyone noticed how the "Lost Story" requests went from a minor item on the GG's Forum to the largest category here? Is it because these readers were hesitant about opening the site before? Or is the organization more inviting (i.e. it's not ALL about the authors bitching at each other. 'D

Grant

@Crumbly Writer

Is it because these readers were hesitant about opening the site before?

For me it was about not having a Google account. I don't have one, don't want one & wasn't going to get one just to use the previous forum.

sejintenej

@Crumbly Writer

Surely it is because the heading "Lost Stories" seems to be an invitation to those who always wanted to re-find a story but didn't know where or how to look. As for "authors bitching" there are areas which appear by their names to be the best place to moan, complain, bitch and perhaps tell the "opposition" how good they are ;-)
Seems to me that this forum fills a need.

Switch Blayde

@Crumbly Writer

Has anyone noticed how the "Lost Story" requests went from a minor item on the GG's


Actually, I thought the "help me find a story" threads were becoming the majority on the Google Group. So it's natural it carried over to this forum.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@Switch Blayde

Actually, I thought the "help me find a story" threads were becoming the majority on the Google Group. So it's natural it carried over to this forum.

It was increasing in use, but it's now the lead category. It just seemed like a decent jump, so I was wondering whether there were any associated associations (i.e. new members to the forum).

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