annoying 10 minutes edit

For me as a non english speaker it is offensive the limit of 10 minutes edits only:
And for my readers as well: They see all my english errors …

Those of us who are English speakers make mistakes, too. If I see them in time, I fix them. Otherwise, I live with my careless mistakes being visible to everyone.

There’s no need to be offended. Nobody thinks the worse of you because an occasional mistake gets through.

If they increase the time, great. If not, it is still a great forum.

On Mon, 21 Nov 2011 00:36:03 +0000, ulenrich wrote:

> For me as a non english speaker it is offensive the limit of 10 minutes
> edits only:
> And for my readers as well: They see all my english errors …

The 10 minute limit has been discussed many, many times here - if you
want longer, you might write your post offline first and then copy/paste
it when you’re happy with it.

Jim

Jim Henderson
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On 11/21/2011 03:31 AM, Jim Henderson wrote:
> you might write your post offline first and then copy/paste
> it when you’re happy with it.

that is kinda like what i do…

works great!!

on the other hand, there is no problem with small mistakes…well, even
the big ones can usually be figured out…and, there are even forums in
various other languages…available from here:
http://forums.opensuse.org/forum.php


DD
dump Flash: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15797399

That doesn’t really address a request for a longer edit time. It might help to avoid this problem:

Ready! Fire! Aim!

However it can take you away from the thread’s context, and there are other reasons for needing to edit “post factum”. :slight_smile:

On Mon, 21 Nov 2011 12:26:02 +0000, consused wrote:

> That doesn’t really address a request for a longer edit time. It might
> help to avoid this problem:
>
> Code:
> --------------------
> Ready! Fire! Aim!
> --------------------
>
> However it can take you away from the thread’s context, and there are
> other reasons for needing to edit “post factum”. :slight_smile:

And as has been discussed several times before, if we change the time,
then 15 minutes isn’t long enough. Or 20 minutes. Or an hour. Or a day.

The time is set to be in sync with the operation of the gateway (which is
currently also at 10 minutes).

If it’s really that important to change something after the fact, contact
staff for assistance. But if it’s not something like “my login
information is exposed”, just reply to the post with a follow-up
clarification.

That avoids situations like:

“I love chocolate!”
“So do I”
followed by an edit to the first post that changes “chocolate” to
something undesirable.

To the OP - if English isn’t your native language, we understand if you
don’t write it very well. Your English is certainly far better than my
German/Russian/etc - so I’m not going to think less of you for writing in
a language you don’t natively speak.

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
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On 2011-11-21 19:19, Jim Henderson wrote:

> And as has been discussed several times before, if we change the time,
> then 15 minutes isn’t long enough. Or 20 minutes. Or an hour. Or a day.

As I don’t normally use the web interface, I have a doubt.

I understand that after posting, you have 10 minutes to change something.

But if you haven’t posted yet, are you limited to 10 minutes in the editor,
too? Because that is too small, and before posting there is no issue with
the gateway.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)

On Wed, 23 Nov 2011 10:43:06 +0000, Carlos E. R. wrote:

> On 2011-11-21 19:19, Jim Henderson wrote:
>
>> And as has been discussed several times before, if we change the time,
>> then 15 minutes isn’t long enough. Or 20 minutes. Or an hour. Or a
>> day.
>
> As I don’t normally use the web interface, I have a doubt.
>
> I understand that after posting, you have 10 minutes to change
> something.
>
> But if you haven’t posted yet, are you limited to 10 minutes in the
> editor,
> too? Because that is too small, and before posting there is no issue
> with the gateway.

No, before posting you can go until the session times out (at least) -
which I believe is an hour (though I’ve stayed logged in longer using
Chrome).

Jim


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