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Post Editing

Posted by gwTamara 6 (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 26, 12 at 16:57

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!



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

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Post Editing

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

Garden Web RULES! :)

RE: Post Editing


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

RE: Post Editing

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

RE: Post Editing

Thank you!

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


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

RE: Post Editing, had to change subject to fix message rejection

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...

RE: Post Editing


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.

RE: Post Editing follow-up

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.

RE: Post Editing

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

RE: Post Editing

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Tue, Nov 27, 12 at 14:58

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.


RE: Post Editing

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

RE: Post Editing

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

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