Post Editing

gwtamaraNovember 26, 2012

Hi everyone,
We've been working on adding an 'edit post' feature and hope to have it fully functional this week. We are rolling it out to a select few forums (including this one) for testing and would appreciate your feedback.

To edit, once you have loaded the page where your post is located, look to the right and you'll see an edit link just under the Clippings area. This will open up the post and you'll be able to make your changes. It will be very similar to making changes in the Preview window when you make an original post.

You will not be able to edit your Subject line.

You will only be able to edit messages that you've posted today and beyond. Messages that you've posted before last Friday will not be accessible with the edit post feature. Also, once you have posted a new message, there is no time limit to make your edits.

Once you've changed your post, a notation is added to the bottom of the post, showing that it's edited. There is always a log kept of the original post.

If you experience any problems, please be specific as to what you are seeing and - very importantly - what type of computerand browser (and version) you are using. Please post issues/feedback to this thread.

Any questions, let me know!

Best,

Tamara

This post was edited by gwTamara on Mon, Nov 26, 12 at 23:31

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silentsurfer(6A OH)

Hi Tamara!
wow Thanks soo much for taking the initiative!
..and acknowledging our concerns for an Edit function.
really Appreciate that!

Garden Web RULES! :)

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 7:33PM
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cactusmcharris

Tamara,

That's great to know - thanks for your efforts in improving the site and its forums. My word, it's as Mike says, it works!

This post was edited by cactusmcharris on Mon, Nov 26, 12 at 22:30

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 7:55PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Two thumbs up! Thanks!

Testing it now by adding this sentence.

This post was edited by purpleinopp on Tue, Nov 27, 12 at 9:04

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 8:31PM
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meyermike_1micha(5)

Thank you!

Oh my goodness, how neat is this? Testing and it works..Thanks again!

Mike

This post was edited by meyermike_1micha on Mon, Nov 26, 12 at 21:42

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 9:39PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Editing my post didn't make the message come to the top of the forum. Don't know if that is a goal of the new feature or not...

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 9:06AM
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gwtamara

Purpleinopp,

No, it's not supposed to float it to the top of the forum. An edit feature should be used for minor corrections. If it's something more important, it's better to just post a follow up . Otherwise, I think it could be confusing.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 9:56AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

I agree, just reporting on what it did. Thanks again for doing this!!

It keeps rejecting my message unless/until I change the subject line.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 9:57AM
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rachelthepoet(7)

just tested for the first time to fix a typo--- super easy! thanks!

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 11:49AM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

I'm sure there are others like me who don't always get it right the first time; and like me, they'd probably be here saying thanks ...... if at the moment they weren't racing from thread to thread fixing everything in sight. ;-) In thinking back on all the suggestions offered, I have to say the edit feature was right at the top of the wish list for me and many others. Thanks, Tamara.

Al

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 2:58PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Yes, thanks seems like such a small word for such gratitude.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 3:53PM
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karyn1(7a)

Excellent feature. So glad it's been added. Thanks

    Bookmark   November 28, 2012 at 9:06AM
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