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    Edit post radio button

    In another forum it was pointed out to me that when you edit a post there is a radio button to choose if you want to show in the edited post that it had been edited.

    I hadn't actually noticed the option before it was pointed out (I will be visiting the eye doctor this week). This is a great option, another one of the features that makes Woody's Lounge one of the finest.

    It occurs to me that the 'default' for this button should be 'Yes' rather than 'No' so the message gets entered unless the postee decides s/he doesn't want it. I wonder if other's might agree.

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    Re: Edit post radio button

    I would disagree.
    I edit a surprising number of my posts - well, it's a surprise to me <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> - but in the main they are edited immediately after I have posted when I spot a typo or decide something could be better phrased.
    To have what appears a quite normal post marked as edited would be a trifle confusing, methinks.

    But...
    If I do edit a post at a later date, I tend to put in a remark that I have edited it and add the reason why.

    But there again...
    If the option defaulted to Yes automatically if the post had been replied to, then perhaps I might be inclined to agree with your occurrence.

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    Re: Edit post radio button

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by Bowlie on 18-Oct-02 10:42. Just because I can!)</P>Okee Dookie [...] seems to me that this one is of great importance to the 12,723 (6,599 Active) Loungers, not including LEX, who isn't very active at the moment. So just forget I mentioned it. <img src=/S/sorry.gif border=0 alt=sorry width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Edit post radio button

    [Not edited in any way.]

    As you wish.

    Sorry, can you remind me? What was I supposed to forget?
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    Re: Edit post radio button

    Lex is always online - see his profile: <!profile=Lex>Lex<!/profile>. But can you ever say that a Lounge Lizard is "very active"?

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    Re: Edit post radio button

    Last time I looked he was jogging, although he seems to be lounging at the moment. Maybe he would be more active if you turned down the water temperature for his morning shower?

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    Re: Edit post radio button

    Wow this is serious stuff <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    But I do have a question about editing immediately after posting. Because I don't understand the notification process. Doesn't the first unedited post go out as the notice? I don't use the email thing as I found it redundant, I have to come in here to read all other posts I am interested in anyway. But I wondered about people getting my errors when I reply to their post.

    Also while I am asking redhead questions: if two people respond to a post and I want to answer both of them should I make two posts? Does the notice get sent to everyone in the thread who uses notices or just to the one you answer? i I figure anyone who read and bothered to post is probably going to come back and read the responses and therefore will see one inclusive thanks or whatever.

    Doesn't posting twice just uses up Lounge resources? (And inflate your post count.)

    Just curious -- and I'm not going to edit this even if I do spot a mistake so there.

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    Re: Edit post radio button

    Lex hasn't posted since December 2001. He's in danger of being inactivated.

    Unless we can get the activation wizard working.
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    Re: Edit post radio button

    My understanding is that it is the reply you make which is sent in the notification. Subsequent editing does not 're-send' the notification, so it is only your first attempt that is sent, warts and all.
    (This is why it is always a good idea to check the thread rather than depend on the accuracy of the email. I tend to use the notification as simply that - notification that I have received a reply.)
    Notification of a reply is only sent to the originator of the post you are replying to, not every participant in the thread.

    I think it is very acceptable to post a single response in thanks to multiple posts. I personally do not feel in the slightest agrieved if I am simply included in a general "Thank you to all..." type post - I would rather that than have to wade through a multitude of single line posts of gratitude.

    Where you are continuing a 'conversation' with two users, all I can say is "it depends". If a long and detailed reply is required in response to two previous posts, it is probably better to make two replies. Yes - two posts take up more server storage, but if it is simply text, it is really quite minimal.

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