How to edit a topic more than once?

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How to edit a topic more than once?

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I realized, now that I've set up my exchange topic, that I can't edit a post more than once. I needed to book items reserved or exchanged. But the "pencil" button has disappeared in some of them. Can someone help me?
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You can edit many times but only within ONE hour of your original post.
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Ubobo.R.O. wrote: ↑03 Nov 2020 09:54 You can edit many times but only within ONE hour of your original post.
Correct.

For exchange topics such as yours with multiple lots offered; I suggest you add a regular update post showing lots taken/in progress/available this will make it easier for you and others reading from scrolling up or down to check current status.

If you see something inaccurate that needs to be changed or corrected in your original post, add a note in the thread with your request. The moderators read all threads and can make changes to your instruction. A list of moderators can be found in the 'Quick Links' under the name Our Team.

One final housekeeping request: please limit the number of images per post to a maximum of six (6), this speeds up page loads for everyone particularly those with slow connections.

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Post by Snap73 »

I don't see the logic behind the one hour time limit.

I am a perfectionist. So I find the limit extremely frustrating. No matter how many times I preview a post I may still miss my mistakes and omissions. I come back hours later, re-read my post, and then I see my mistakes and omissions. But I can't edit it. :x
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Post by satsuma »

The logic is that once you post, people may respond to your post. They are responding to what you post, not what you wanted to post. If you can go back and edit hours later, all their responses may become meaningless.

If you are a perfectionist, write what you want to post in Word or similar, think about it for however long you want, and when you are satisfied copy and paste it into the thread.

And if you do find a need to edit, don't forget you can preview your edit before committing to the changes.

You can also do as I have I've done in the past, and make another post saying "Whoops, sorry, what I was trying to say was ....." or "Whoops, sorry I've since found out the data I used wasn't as accurate/relevant as I thought".

There's nothing wrong with owning mistakes.
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Post by Allanswood »

As a perfectionist, I'm never fully happy with what I might post as I'm never satisfied that's it's "perfect" or maybe I have missed something. I just have to live with that and add further comment later.

If I didn't then I would never be able to post. Life is full of 95% finished projects for me.

Some threads go for years and years and the detail and research added to them by more than one contributor as more information is found, adds to the knowledge base.
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Re: How to edit a topic more than once?

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Snap73 wrote: ↑29 Nov 2021 08:19
I don't see the logic behind the one hour time limit. I am a perfectionist.

Congratulations. :!: :!: :!:

Keep hitting the ''PREVIEW'' button. We put it there just for you "perfectionists". :lol: :lol:

You can do that for weeks - no issue at all. Even months - no issues. No charge even. Then after a year you can make each post. Which will look PERFECT to you. (Maybe!)

Does your Telco allow you to retract and destroy all text messages and emails, days/weeks/months/years after you have sent them, as there was a typo? NO!!!?? Time to contact them I suggest. UNACCEPTABLE.

The other 25,000 members happily work within the very generous 1-hour edit window, and get on with life. Many of them I am sure also use the PREVIEW button.

You have made only 92 posts in 18 months here, average one a week or so - so clearly think each one out super carefully, and plan them out well. 8-)

It is a stamp bulletin board - not an article in 'The Lancet'. Get a grip.

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