Longer edit time for a topic's most recent post (and only the most recent)

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User Info: DragonAtma

DragonAtma
4 months ago#1
Yes, I do realize the reason the mods only let you have one hour -- there's the risk of someone changing a post to embarrass later posters. But if a post is the most recent post, by definition there aren't any later posts to embarrass.

Therefore, my suggestion is that you give people more time to edit the most recent post. If it was up to me I'd give a full day (as long as it's the most recent one -- if someone replies, it's back down to one hour!), but I fully understand if the mods limit it to 3 or 6 hours.

And for the curious visitors, yes, I've had times (multiple times, in fact) where I realized I needed to edit my post when it was the most recent, yet over an hour past the previous most recent post. As a result, I was stuck with adding a second post. :/
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User Info: gmo7897

gmo7897
4 months ago#2
A) the mods have nothing to do with this. We only handle marked messages and disputes (and a couple other things here or there). We don't say you have one hour, and it wouldn't be our decision as to what timeframe wouldn't be implemented.

B) the reasoning behind the time limit is not to avoid embarrassing other users. It's primarily there to prevent users from changing their posts after the topic has worn out its welcome but before it archives (at least that's my basic understanding from when it was first implemented). Basically, it keeps people from editing in links to porn that will be forever preserved in our archives.

C) I'm not against extending the time limit - either on the most recent post or just in general. I just wanted to make sure things were being stated as accurately as possible.
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User Info: TriforceSD

TriforceSD
4 months ago#3
I'll sign. Even two hours would seem reasonable to me.
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