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Old 2014-05-21, 07:24
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The post editing time limit

I just while ago wanted to edit (add to) my post from two days earlier, and have got the message "The administrator has specified that you can only edit messages for 1440 minutes after you have posted.". It's not a problem that the limit exists, but the problem is that the message have shown after I wrote it and pressed "Save" button. I think the script "knows" all the conditions to determine whether I can edit my post or not before I click the "Edit" button, so Why not show it at that time?

It's not a big deal, because I can always copy&paste and not lose the text. I just want to note that this feature works a little bit strangely.
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Old 2014-05-21, 23:07
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Idk, I've already lost quite a few messages because of that, since I don't have the habit to copy the text before I post it...
And many of them were pretty big.

So yea, I agree that the feature could, and should, be improved, as it musn't be hard or time-consuming to change it.
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Old 2014-05-22, 07:11
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Umm, but you could have just click "X" in the message box to return to the editor, and then copy the text. Worked for me at least.

Also, if you use Firefox, there is the great addon, that saves your form's text, so that even in case of system crash you can restore it: Lazarus Form Recovery
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Old 2014-05-22, 18:06
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I don't think I can change the execution of the script without changing the code of vbullitin itself?
However, the timelimit is a setting, which i changed from 1 day to 10 days.

happy editing
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Old 2014-05-22, 21:32
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Thanks Jesse! This is greatly appreciated.

Before I got my moderator priviledges, I always had to bump my post every single day to be able to keep editing it. But it was still bugging me anywhere else than my own forum.

At some point I started accepting that you shouldn't edit a post that has likely been read already.
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Old 2014-05-22, 23:17
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i didn't realize it wasn't possible since i could always do it :P
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Old 2014-05-24, 11:13
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Probably 10 days it's too much for editing a post but it's surely better than 1. Thanks for that, it will come handy.
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Old 2014-05-25, 21:47
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sure, if it goes crazy I might tone it down a notch. just don't edit everything constantly
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Old 2014-05-25, 22:29
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If you'd also increase the "edits required before adding 'edited by' phrase" setting, we wouldn't have to
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Old 2014-05-26, 07:26
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I believe the addition of "edited by" is being decided based on the time since posted and whether someone replied (and I think it works quite well at the moment).

Thanks Jesse.
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Old 2014-05-26, 10:52
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I believe the addition of "edited by" is being decided based on the time since posted and whether someone replied (and I think it works quite well at the moment).

Thanks Jesse.
I know, it was almost impossible to get my joke.
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Old 2014-05-26, 18:09
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I was wondering, you know?
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Old 2014-05-26, 18:45
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The joke is somewhere in that I was saying the exact opposite of what I really meant, which is typical of me.

If anyone would increase the time threshold, for the board to finally actually show that edited by line, it would mean we suddenly can make more invisible edits than we currently do.
I suggested this to contrast Jesse's request not to edit constantly, joking because it would only mean we'd edit more.
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Old 2014-05-26, 19:00
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Old 2014-05-26, 19:05
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Me too. The only thing I took from it was "thanks Jess"
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Old 2014-05-26, 19:11
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Me too. The only thing I took from it was "thanks Jess"
I was referring to my post of:
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If you'd also increase the "edits required before adding 'edited by' phrase" setting, we wouldn't have to
But if you didn't catch any joke or don't care, ignore my explanation
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Old 2014-05-26, 23:49
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Oh Jack, it's so good to have you back
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Old 2014-05-27, 00:01
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Haha, thanks. I was only busy on other projects and issues though, I never actually left.
There were some serious things in my life that needed attention a year ago, when I stopped posting, but this was unrelated to LBA or MBN.
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