Howto: Yes, you too can edit your posts!

Howto: Yes, you too can edit your posts!

Postby AstroWill [OP] » September 29th 2017, 11:17pm

While the time limits may change and vary slightly, for a certain period of time after posting you can edit your own posts without any interaction from the moderators.
Simply click on the EDIT button in the top right corner of your post, edit away, then click submit. Helpful for a short period of time after posting and if you double post there is even a delete button available for a short time.
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Once this time has expired, a little more effort will be required to modify an existing post.
Why can't I just edit my own posts after the time period? There have been problems in the past where angry users or hacked accounts would go and delete their old posts or spammers write innocent posts only to be changed to spam at a later point. It's a bit of a balancing act, you want the edit time long enough that you can make a quick edit and not so long that the spammers take advantage of it after it's off of the moderation teams radar. It makes sense to really take your time and think about your posts before you post them.

This is more useful for long term posts, like stickies or build threads.
The steps are as follows:
1. Copy the text from your original post
2. Create a new post in the Testing Grounds
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3. Paste the original text into the new post
4. Edit away until have it exactly how you want it. if you are adding new pictures, please use the Gallery function to expedite the process. Then click submit.
5. Report your original post, giving the link to the new post in the Testing Grounds so that a moderator can copy the new post over to the original post. Reporting is not something negative, it just says 'hey this needs some attention'.
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Re: Howto: Yes, you too can edit your posts!

Postby kennyj » October 5th 2017, 8:13pm

Once this time has expired, a little more effort will be required to modify an existing post. The steps are as follows:


Would this currently be the best way to update old threads with broken Photobucket links? I'd like to fix some of my threads, like my build thread and a couple that are stickys.

Does this method retain the original dates of the posts in a thread?
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Re: Howto: Yes, you too can edit your posts!

Postby AstroWill [OP] » October 5th 2017, 11:31pm

kennyj wrote:
Once this time has expired, a little more effort will be required to modify an existing post. The steps are as follows:


Would this currently be the best way to update old threads with broken Photobucket links? I'd like to fix some of my threads, like my build thread and a couple that are stickys.

Yes sir.

kennyj wrote:Does this method retain the original dates of the posts in a thread?

Yes, it does. :)

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Re: Howto: Yes, you too can edit your posts!

Postby AstroWill [OP] » November 11th 2018, 9:13pm

AstroWill wrote:Once this time has expired, a little more effort will be required to modify an existing post.
Why can't I just edit my own posts after the time period? There have been problems in the past where angry users would go and delete their old posts or spammers write innocent posts only to be changed to spam at a later point. It's a bit of a balancing act, you want the edit time long enough that you can make a quick edit and not so long that the spammers take advantage of it after it's off of the moderation teams radar. It makes sense to really take your time and think about your posts before you post them.


And example of this is happening right now as a user over in the Tiger Tapatalk forums is editing all of their posts to say 'na' ruining a whole bunch of threads.
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