Can we not edit our posts after they're publicized ?

MarkInLA Dec 23, 2017

  1. MarkInLA

    MarkInLA Permanently dispatched

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    I don't see an icon to click to edit it once a post has been publicized. Or, is there one I'm not seeing ? M
     
  2. Doorgunnerjgs

    Doorgunnerjgs TrainBoard Member

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    I believe that you can only edit a post for a short time after entering it. Don't know if it is time based or event based (seen by others, replied, etc.).
     
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  3. Doorgunnerjgs

    Doorgunnerjgs TrainBoard Member

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    When you can, it is in the line at lower left of post with your id and time entered.
     
  4. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I think after an hour, that feature disappears.
     
  5. MarkInLA

    MarkInLA Permanently dispatched

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    Either way, thanks for all the replies. I'll check out the suggestions... M
     
  6. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Time based.
     
  7. Kitbash

    Kitbash TrainBoard Supporter

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    Any way to change that (time based)?. I posted last night and went to edit this morning and couldn't. Most of the other forums I belong to have editing as long as the thread is active (with time of edit published in post).


    Thank you!
     
  8. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    We changed our editing, (time allowance), many years back. This was due to several duds, who went back and deliberately destroyed every single post they had made, and in the process mutilated topics. The actions of supposed adults, who were in reality no more than petulant children, making a mess for the rest of us.
     
  9. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    An easy way to get staff attention to edit a post you no longer can is to hit the “report” selection in the post; then in the details, say what you want to edit and why. Someone on staff will get to it reasonably quickly from there.
     
  10. Kitbash

    Kitbash TrainBoard Supporter

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    Understood. That works... thanks!
     
  11. GNMT76

    GNMT76 TrainBoard Member

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    Good to know that. I'd been wondering the same thing.
     

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