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Not seeing an EDIT button for post from this morning? Am I blind?

How long is the Edit option alive?
 

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The edit option I think only stays for 10 minutes or something like that. Kinda inconvenient at times but you could always ask an admin to open the option for you again ?
 

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That sux!
I guess the assumption is that my fingers and brain are always in sync, or that I'm shrewd enough to catch it quickly when they are not. :frown2:
 

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Hey there

We are not able to open the option at will for individual members, but we can edit older posts for you as needed for things like typos, or adding some extra information.

The Edit option was set to 10 minutes here, which is a little low. I bumped it up to 2 hours for you :)

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Two hours! That might allow time for me to take a nap and then fix my errors. :grin2:
Thanks. Administrator tolerance for fuzzy brained members will make for a great forum. :laugh:
 

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Gotta love when the administrators of the forum react quickly to tend to their community members. Signs of success!

But it's okay @oldndumb , this happens to me way too often for me to call it anywhere close to occasional haha.
 

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Hi-

This option is frequently limited or even disabled on forums for a couple reasons, which essentially boil down to a few bad eggs ruining it for everyone.

Sometimes discussions escalate to a point that greatly upsets a member of a site. If the edit option is left open, this member can go through their old posts in a 'rage quit' and change everything to "deleted" or often more vulgar. This causes a lot of confusion as it ruins the flow of conversation in threads. Sometimes these members have posted great Tutorials as well, and editing those out would really hurt the community.

Less extreme but equally disruptive are the members that post something, get a few replies, and then change their original message to something different, again ruining the flow of conversation.

Or if a member asks a question and gets an answer then changes their question post to just "thanks - resolved", another member with the same question would not be able to easily find the answer and would need to ask again, which hurts the 'archival' aspect of a forum.

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Can't say I've never seen that. It actually happens quite often that I've seen on forums without the timeout for editing. Ruins complete threads with ease which in turn, turns people away from posting in the community.
 

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Can't say I've never seen that. It actually happens quite often that I've seen on forums without the timeout for editing. Ruins complete threads with ease which in turn, turns people away from posting in the community.
Totally agree! I actively participated in a forum for several years in which serious discussions devolved into situations such as Dayle described. Got my fill of it one day and dropped out without any pronouncement or drama. My aggravation limit had been exceeded.

Keeping the edit option on a timer is the sensible thing to do.
 

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I still don't like it and this is the only forum I currently frequent that does it this way. I guess time will tell if it's a good thing or a bad thing.

I assume that this forum is owned by a corporation and not an actual motorcycle enthusiast, correct me if I'm wrong.
 

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Yep, Motorcycle.com is a large group of powersports sites :)

You can check them all out here: VerticalScope.com

I am one of the forum support team members here. You'll notice a few different names posting under this account in response to questions asked in this Site News section.

It can be frustrating, and we understand that, which is why we never turn it off completely. It's just those few bad situations that lead to this, as your fellow members can confirm. Hopefully you'll never have to experience it yourself on the other communities you frequent.

Dayle
 
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