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Offline Matthew

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Announcing -- the EDIT function!
« on: December 15, 2009, 12:47:50 AM »
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  • From now on, ANY MEMBER can edit his/her posts for up to 5 minutes afterward. That time limit (5 minutes) is negotiable -- we shall see how it goes.

    The idea is simple: WET CEMENT. Think of your posts as being made of freshly poured cement. You can only "work" the cement for a limited length of time.

    When you make a post, you will notice in the upper-right corner a dark button, "edit", the color of wet cement. After 1 minute, it will turn a bit lighter (if you refresh the page). After another minute, it will turn even lighter grey. The last stage is a very light grey button. After that, the button disappears.

    Right now, you have 5 minutes from the time you first make your post to make any changes.

    If you get in at the last minute, you have about 5 minutes to click "submit" after your changes are made.

    The timer keeps going until you click "Submit" after your changes are made!  If you exceed 10 minutes from when the post was first created, it tells you, "Sorry, that post can't be edited anymore. The cement has already dried."

    As I said before, if 5 minutes is too quick, we can try something longer. I just want posts to be stable -- made of cement -- rather than made of silly putty (for those of you who remember what that is)

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    Announcing -- the EDIT function!
    « Reply #1 on: December 15, 2009, 12:52:09 AM »
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  • All right!

    Just what I wanted for Christmas!


    Offline St Jude Thaddeus

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    Announcing -- the EDIT function!
    « Reply #2 on: December 15, 2009, 01:14:38 AM »
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  •  :dancing-banana: :rahrah: :jumping2:

    Shouldn't take me more than a month to figure out how to make it work.  :ape:
    St. Jude, who, disregarding the threats of the impious, courageously preached the doctrine of Christ,
    pray for us.

    Offline St Jude Thaddeus

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    Announcing -- the EDIT function!
    « Reply #3 on: December 15, 2009, 01:26:28 AM »
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  • I just have one more wish on my Christmas list:

    When are we going to get the "beating a dead horse" smilie? I think I could probably put that to good use, let's say, seven or eight times a day...
    St. Jude, who, disregarding the threats of the impious, courageously preached the doctrine of Christ,
    pray for us.

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    Announcing -- the EDIT function!
    « Reply #4 on: December 15, 2009, 01:37:48 AM »
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  • Testing Edit function.

    EDIT:  Edit function= :cool:

    EDIT EDIT:   :dancing-banana:

    Super EDIT:  Well that was fun, I'm spent.   :sleep:


    Offline Tedeum

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    Announcing -- the EDIT function!
    « Reply #5 on: December 15, 2009, 06:15:27 AM »
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  • Thanks Matthew!  :dancing:

    Offline Jehanne

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    Announcing -- the EDIT function!
    « Reply #6 on: December 15, 2009, 06:18:52 AM »
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  • Thanks!  I asked for this from Day 1 (or thereabouts).  I make typos, which my ieSpell does not always catch.  It makes conveying one's thoughts easier.  It is not a question of did I use "whom" instead of "who" but "did" versus "did not."  One affects the meaning, the other does not.

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    Announcing -- the EDIT function!
    « Reply #7 on: December 15, 2009, 12:19:46 PM »
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  • Let me see if it works.

    Yup it does.  Thanks Matthew!


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    Announcing -- the EDIT function!
    « Reply #8 on: December 15, 2009, 01:38:26 PM »
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  •  :rahrah: :applause: :rahrah:

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    Announcing -- the EDIT function!
    « Reply #9 on: December 15, 2009, 07:49:51 PM »
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  • THANK YOU  MATTHEW!!!!   :dancing-banana:
    Viva Christo Rey!

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    Announcing -- the EDIT function!
    « Reply #10 on: December 15, 2009, 08:48:13 PM »
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  • Well done! I didn't know you did all your own programming. I used to do some too, but I never got very far. I only know enough to make an HTML and possibly a CSS page. Anyone who can juggle the neccessary programming and people skills to run a forum like this has my admiration. That goes for your "ignore" function as well.

    In regards to being a responsible man, would it be interesting to learn, after six years of accumulating all the wisdom you could, that you had it right all alon


     

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