German Shepherd Dog > How old is "too old to edit"? (17 replies)
How old is "too old to edit"?
by Alamance on 05 November 2011 - 17:06
|I went in to edit some former posts and the system suddenly said the posts were "too old" to edit. The day before I had done it and it was ok and now not. Why?|
by GSD Admin on 05 November 2011 - 19:43
|Not sure but I see you went back to September 27 and changed posts. A month and a half is not long enough? I will strongly ask Oli to change edit times to only 2 hours for all forums. This is the exact reason we have limited it in the first place. People change a threads meaning when they go back a month and a half and delete posts that they now have changed their minds about.|
If people would think about what they post before hitting submit it would help.
How long do you want to be able to edit? Forever?
by Alamance on 05 November 2011 - 20:12
|I was attacked off this list by some "big shot" in schutzhund when I talked about a wonderful old dog. I was ridiculed about this dog. So, I decided to remove all or most of my posts here. There is one here where I really tried to help dogs with cancer and I have seriously thought about removing most of that post also. Why help fools???|
by GSD Admin on 05 November 2011 - 20:29
|So, we should allow people to make posts and then when they are questioned off list we should allow them to come in and delete all their posts?|
"I was attacked off this list by some "big shot" in schutzhund" so why does that change what you posted about the stolen dog? Because someone questioned you, you decide to delete all your posts. What about what that does to the threads?
I do not even understand the reasoning behind this. Because a person questioned you about a "wonderful old dog", you are then going to remove all your posts?
"Why help fools???" Because of one person, now all the rest of the users here are fools. Okay.
by Slamdunc on 05 November 2011 - 20:49
|It seems sometimes you get a few hours to edit a post and other times a week or more. I've gone back to correct grammar and spelling errors and have not found a consistent time frame.|
by texaspeg49 on 05 November 2011 - 21:40
|Slamdunc Me too !! It is not consistant. And when you ask like this poster did, you get made to feel like an idiot. ??????|
by Slamdunc on 05 November 2011 - 22:03
Glad it's not just me.
by Jyl on 05 November 2011 - 22:26
|Its not just you. I have gone back to fix spelling or grammer errors and do not get a consitant time frame to do so.... sometimes it is only a couple hours, other times it is a week or so later.|
by GSD Admin on 05 November 2011 - 22:52
|The reason I cannot give you an exact time is because I do not know it. I have asked but have never been given an exact amount of time. I do know that the GSD forum is the old system and probably has a different time but all the rest should be the same.|
She was not made to feel like an idiot. She went back and changed whole pages of threads that had nothing to do with what she is upset about. So, yahoo and google (cached version) have what was said but the site that it originated off of has nothing. Not good and to me it is wrong.
Then after going back a month and a half she starts this thread instead of just PMing me or another admin to ask.
by Slamdunc on 06 November 2011 - 00:14
|I understand; it is frustrating when some one goes back and deletes posts or changes them after they thought better about what they wrote. Then when you reference those deleted posts no one knows what you are talking about.|
by Sunsilver on 06 November 2011 - 04:19
|I would like to have at least a day or two to go back and edit grammar or spelling errors. Sometimes I post when tired, and when I read the post the next day, it's a mess. And since I DO have a day job, sometimes I don't notice what an awful job I did until a day or two later.|
by hexe on 06 November 2011 - 07:48
|k9nme, why on earth would you care that some 'big shot in Schutzhund' felt the need to build up their self-worth by running down your dog, and belittling you for valuing that old dog? Did their pettiness change how YOU feel about your old dog? Did it change how wonderful that old dog was in your eyes and heart? Of course not...no should it have done so. You did your old dog a disservice when you edited your posts because of something someone else said--if you won't stand by your words about that dog, where's that dog's honor? |
Screw that--since when has 'Schutzhund as sport' become the yardstick by which all knowledge is measured, and all dogs are valued? Hell, I'll go on record (again) and point out that an awful lot of those who think they're 'big shots' in Schutzhund achieve that position via purchasing an adult dog that someone else has already put the foundation training into--and in many cases has also already titled, too. It's not all that difficult to be able to recognize a good dog when you see one, and if you've got the $$$ then anyone can hire someone to find a good one for them; it's much harder to *create* a good dog from square one, and harder yet to take it further and breed dogs that produce more good ones. But nobody, and I mean NOBODY, can talk sufficient trash to change how I value any dog I've ever cared for.
As for how long the time frame should be for editing a post, I'm with the moderator--a couple of hours should be sufficient; while I loathe making spelling, useage and grammatical errors as much as anyone, it's not a serious enough wound to warrant being able to correct the mistake 24 hours or more later. I'm of the school wherein you don't say it or write it if you aren't willing to own it. If one regrets something after they've posted it, or misstated something as fact, one can always reenter the thread and state that regret or correct that misstatement in a follow-up posting.
by Abby Normal on 06 November 2011 - 14:12
Now I understand the 'undertone' on your other thread about 13yr 2 month dog. Clearly the same dog that you feel so passionate about.
Don't let anybody take how you feel about any dog you care about away from you, they are not worth a hair on that dogs head. I have never read a wiser or truer statement than that of Hexe in the first two paragraphs of her post above.
by LadyFrost on 07 November 2011 - 20:13
|hexe......that is one of the best statements i read on this site...and i have not even seen the thread in question but what you said is right on the $..thank you!|
time frame....i can see both sides of the fence...either way, its not up to us, so...life goes on...
GSD...in terms of time frame how long do we have to "Add/Post new comment" on a thread before it becomes "too old"?
by djc on 07 November 2011 - 22:24
|there is a spelling checker to use so that you don't have to go back and correct spelling.|
by Slamdunc on 07 November 2011 - 22:40
Spell check is great but it is not perfect and doesn't check grammar. It is difficult at times when posting from an IPhone and seeing the actual post. Some posts look ok when done from my IPhone until I read them later on a regular screen and catch mistakes and typos.
by hexe on 07 November 2011 - 23:41
|Slamdunc, that's just the price you'll have to pay for being trendy and cutting-edge, I guess! |
(In case the emoticon isn't visible on your iPhone, there's a smiley face with it's tongue stuck out at the end of that sentence...so no offense meant, truly. I is jelus h8r cause I live in the boonies where there's no iPhone signals getting through!)
by Slamdunc on 08 November 2011 - 04:00
|Hexe, the emoticon is visible. Hey sooner or later you will get cable tv and cell phone service. Then you will have to find a new use for that enormous satellite dish that you must still have. ;) my fancy emoticon from my IPhone.|