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Tony
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May 6, 2019 12:36 pm  

I noticed long after I had posted to the StomaLife topic that I had made a couple of embarrassing typos and wanted to correct them, but the edit button was not available. I found out that there was a timeframe limit for this plugin that an admin can set for editing posts. If there's a way to make this limit forever, that would be great, but it would also help if we could have that time limit for editing posts greatly increased. Thanks for reading.


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VeganOstomy
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May 6, 2019 1:10 pm  

There is a limit that I can adjust or remove. I'd rather not make it unlimited, but what's a reasonable amount of time to edit? Is 24 hours enough? 48 hours better? 


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Tony
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May 6, 2019 1:16 pm  

It might be too late for that particular post, but 24 hours sounds fine to me. Much obliged.


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May 6, 2019 6:21 pm  

I tend to read, edit and repeat a few times before I hit the send button and then once it is up I read again and make any adjustments I missed. But, this is the benefit of eyesight. For our blind members, I can surely see (unintended pun) how they would benefit form a longer chance to recover an error. Especially when one finds them embarrassing. For me, I think most typos can be read past without difficulty,  we do not see the red face with them, so whatever you and our blind group decide is great. 


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VeganOstomy
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May 7, 2019 1:10 pm  

Ok, I've upped the edit limits to 48 hours. I have to find a balance between correcting typos and changing the context of the post. If I allow too much time to go by for a post to be edited, it may be changed well after others have replied to it, and that would only cause confusion if the context of the original post was altered too much. 

I hope this helps :)


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Tony
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May 7, 2019 1:14 pm  

Hi Eric,

 

Thank you for being receptive to this suggestion. The wisdom of the concern you express is well appreciated.


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