Thread Editing Time

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  1. Michael

    Michael Regular Member

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    What do you set yours to on your forum or do you leave it at default? We currently have ours set to 25 mins.
     
  2. FullMetalBabe

    FullMetalBabe Zealot

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    xD Idk? I know on Pisoga it's 5 seconds since we post anime ^^
     
  3. Michael

    Michael Regular Member

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    One of the reasons ours is set low is because there is some very sneaky people out there wanting a link. What they do is post genuinely for a few weeks and go back editing their posts which are dead and gone to links to their sites. Having it low helps prevent that :D
     
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    Yep, we keep our post editing times to 2 minutes. Not only for sneak users, but also those self destructive ones where they get upset and leave the community.
     
  5. Nick

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    One forum is set to 14 (or 10 ?) days, the other is indefinitely (unlimited).
     
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    Thread editing time on both forums are set to default. What is the benefit to having a custom one? Just for sneaky users?
     
  7. Nick

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    Yeah, I would say so. It simply depends on the members that make up the community. A community with troubled members is more likely to be much stricter than one that has well-behaved members.
     
  8. Tom

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    I see, I see. So for on a forum as Setsou Design and Discuss Life, a custom one can be helpful, in case members find a better title for the thread, or one that describes the content within the thread? Note, the members on both sites are pretty good. I haven't had any problems.
     
  9. Nick

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    Normally, I would just leave it at the default until 1) a member requests for the time to be extended or 2) a member abuses the ability to edit thread titles and posts.
     
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    kneel Regular Member

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    wow i never thought of this...

    we had a guy that made a couple good DIYs and then a month later got pissed off and deleted all his posts...(by editing them)...

    i just changed my settings to 30 mins... if anyone needs more than that all my members know im totally involved and can p.m. me anytime...
     
  11. Chris

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    I honestly don't feel the need to restrict the amount of time allowed for editing. If a member chooses to edit their post and/or remove something from a previous post made, I see no problem with this as long as there is an explanation for doing so (i.e. leaving a brief message describing the edit).

    If this is abused, then I'll of course take steps to resolve such a problem.
     
  12. Shelley

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    I'll never post or submit content to a forum once they limit the edit time as I submit sets of graphics with the threads constantly being updated and added to so it's vital for me for a forum to allow unlimited period.

    You do get sneaky people but at the same time you have to consider the genuine people who are trustworthy because once you lose a good contributor you've missed out on quality content.

    I have dead links on my forum and it is annoying. I just eventually remove the threads.
     
  13. Blake

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    On a member by member basis or site wide course of action?
     
  14. Chris

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    It really would depend on the situation. If the issue can be isolated to one particular member, I'd take care of them personally. If the issue were more widespread, I may consider enabling some sort of time restriction.
     
  15. Soliloquy

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    Editing time is still unlimited. I did once have a disgruntled member change all his posts to gibberish (except for the links to his site, interestingly enough). I locked his account and converted them back. He's the only person who has abused this feature.
     

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