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Old 24th January 2002, 02:35 AM   #11
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I still make mistakes even after thinking a post is ok.
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Old 24th January 2002, 03:09 AM   #12
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I personally reckon half an hour is ok. I frequently spend the next 15 minutes after a posts re-editing, because I have admin rights it never annoys me (ignorance is bliss). I would rather see well rounded posts if that means occaisionally someone changes something so much that the replies don't make sense...

The main thing was to stop post deletion, anyway.

If there are extra final edits to be made then I am going to cop them anyway as email requests so it's in my self-interests to let people be satisfied with their posts.
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Old 24th January 2002, 05:12 AM   #13
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Like Remp, I check over my posts and I still see mistakes after I post them.

One thing I don't like is that as soon as you move away from the post screen, yoou lose the post. If I have two or three things to look up in the forum or on the web, I cannot memorize them all.

Yes, I can put it in Wordpad but that tends to be a bother.

I have gotten the math wrong and changed it before anyone else posted, happily.

I just don't see the need to "lock in" the post, simply because I don't see why anyone would want to RADICALLY change his post in the first place. The only reason I can see for that is if there is some kind of confrontation, the kind that isn't going to happen here.

It is not that big of a thing, but I had developed the method of posting something knowing that it needed one more quote, then editing it in a few minutes later. I vote for the honor system-leave it open indefinitely.
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Old 31st January 2002, 03:09 AM   #14
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Well the votes are in.
No time limit - 1
10 minutes - 4
30 minutes - 4

I would like to err on the conservative side so 30 minutes it is.

Thank you to everyone who contributed.

I'll be posting a survey soon to get some further feedback about ways to <i>improve</i> the site.
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Old 31st January 2002, 05:00 AM   #15
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I vote 10 min, so 10 wins
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Old 31st January 2002, 10:26 AM   #16
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I think it is a sad reflection of the overall interest in the future wellbeing of this forum that, out of 1338 members, only 9 (or 10 if you include Randy's post-result vote) were prepared to express an opinion.

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Old 31st January 2002, 11:33 AM   #17
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30 mins will be fine for me. If some should post questions and dramatically change it, then limit that someone to 5 or 10 mins. If some keeps removing his post after everyone interested answer the posting, then that person might be limited to 0 sec. I think this way will be good to practice discipline. Those matured should have freedom they deserve so that threads will flow freely. Those inmatured or babes can have some sort of restrictions so that they might learn and practise self-control.
Freedom without maturity is devastating.

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Old 31st January 2002, 02:16 PM   #18
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Geoff, i gotta say that i agree.... after being part of this forum for a while now i feel as tho i've become kinda part of the community and i like to have a say with wat goes on in here..... it's a little sad that more ppl dont really care enough to voice their opinion....
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Old 31st January 2002, 03:47 PM   #19
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I don't think the negative view is quite so correct. I did not chime in since I really didn't have an opinion - the time limit of 10 vs. 30 was not such a big deal. Given that, a "me too" post would have been a waste of bandwidth.

Secondly, I really think the 90%(or more) rule of radio call in applies here too. The vast majority are gonna lurk until something really bugs them. Thats OK - they are self censoring until they have something worth saying or asking. Given that they are unlikely to make many posts, the time limit issue is just not one that affect them. However, many of the "majority" posters did comment - and their opinion counts a little more anyway (IMHO).
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Old 31st January 2002, 04:53 PM   #20
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I have been away for a few days. My view is to allow no more than 30 minutes. That may provide a good trade-off between the mis-poster's embarrassment and the number of potential posts immediately following which may become hard to follow.
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