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dolfs

Sorry for the stream of edits

People had pointed out to me recently that links in my posts did not work. Today, with some help, I finally figured out why. I did not want the bad links to persist, so I went back and edited the articles that I could to fix them. This caused a flurry of "forum comment" blurps to show up on the front page. Unfortunately, there appears to be now way, when editting one's own post, to indicate that it should not generate such a blurp. Floyd? Is that an idea for a "new" feature?

--dolf

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sphealey

=== Unfortunately, there appears to be now way, when editting one's own post, to indicate that it should not generate such a blurp. ===

As long as the edit system isn't abused, IMHO editing a post should put it back on the recent list. Let's say that you had updated a recipe to change "one dozen eggs" to "one egg" - wouldn't you want that correction to come to the attention of those reading the thread?

sPh

PS I have seen that URL doubling when pasting a URL into the easy editor myself - I always check for it now.

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dolfs

Quote:
Let's say that you had updated a recipe to change "one dozen eggs" to "one egg" - wouldn't you want that correction to come to the attention of those reading the thread?



Yes, I agree, but for the kind of changes I made, you'd want the opposite. I would be comfortable leaving it to the editor to decide (with the default being that it was put back at the top). Since this is a community of like minded people helping each other, I think that such a feature would be rarely abused (the default guarantees sensible behavior in most cases). In certain other forums (eBay comes to mind), there is much more potential for abuse. I have noted that one can not edit a past post anyway if there is a reply to it. This makes perfect sense is any edit could take the reply out of context. Anyway, it was just a suggestion, no biggie.





--dolf

My Bread Aventures
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hedera helix

I would agree with sphealy that an edit should be back at the top of the list, so people can see that it has been changed. Trouble is, I can't figure out what has been edited, so when an edit is flagged up it is meaningless to me. Am I missing something there, or is it a case of having a fine tooth comb approach to things?