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No editing necessary. I'm always right. 2 4.26%
Keep the current 15 minute limit. 2 4.26%
1 hour 6 12.77%
2 to 5 hours 2 4.26%
6 to 12 hours 1 2.13%
1 days 12 25.53%
5 days 2 4.26%
Forever. It's my post after all. 20 42.55%
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Old 07-03-2007, 05:04 PM   #41
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The edit window has been increased to 6 hours.

That's not enough time to sleep it off. My vote is for no time limit at all, but if we can't have that, at least make it no shorter than one day.
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Old 07-03-2007, 06:06 PM   #42
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OAP went through and deleted many many posts.
Regarding that incident, my take was that OAP was, at the time, facing a death sentence, with perhaps only a few months left to live. Upon grappling with his mortality on this board, he decided that his soul-thrashing had left aural traces that he didn't want to have to look back on from the afterlife, so he decided a cleansing was in order.

Or, perhaps he was more like Camus's protagonist at the end of L'Etranger, embracing the essential nothingness of the universe and becoming one with it while facing his own execution.

Either way, I would have to respect the right of someone to perform such a deeply personal/philosophical ritual.

'Course that's just me.
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Old 07-04-2007, 09:47 AM   #43
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Please do consider at least making it longer. I don't think I have ever caused any problems or dissension on the board, and the only content I have ever removed has been a couple of sentences that sounded too antagonistic when I re-read them after posting and had cooled down, and before they were answered.

I frequently edit due to grammatical and spelling errors, or to clarify my posts. Maybe I am slow, but usually I only get about half done with my editing before the time lapses on me. I have tried writing my posts in MSWord and then posting by copy/paste, but if I do then other posts will make mine obsolete before I ever get it posted. I haven't got "caught" by the time limit much this week so maybe you have increased it, or maybe I am getting faster! But I sure hope you decide to increase the time.
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Old 07-04-2007, 09:59 AM   #44
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Please do consider at least making it longer.
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The edit window has been increased to 6 hours.

Now can we get back to trashing annuities and spendthrifts?
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Old 07-04-2007, 04:20 PM   #45
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Is this democrazy in action, a protest, or the equivalent of an internet RIOT?

I will admit, I was a bit dismayed when I could not edit a earlier post to amplify a point... I was unaware a change had been made to limit the time to edit.
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I will admit, I was a bit dismayed when I could not edit a earlier post to amplify a point... I was unaware a change had been made to limit the time to edit.
Just to set the record strait on this, the no changes were made to shorten the length of time that people could edit. On the contrary, the edit time was increased to 6 hours (from the previous 15 minutes).
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