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Myself | 8./21/12 | Myself

Posted on 08/21/2012 8:33:34 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative

I,like some but unlike many,make many eoors when posting.Spelling (yes,I use spell check...usually),punctuation and other errors are often made by me.Is there a way that FR can set up something like what I've seen on other forums (car forums,for example) that allow the poster to delete of edit a post after "post" has been hit? I know nothing about computers and,therefore,don't know how difficult and/or expensive it be,if it's possible at all.Thanks!


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: correction; errors; faq; typos; vanity

1 posted on 08/21/2012 8:33:41 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: Gay State Conservative
Geeze...I even did it in this post.Yikes,someone help me,please!!! ;-)
2 posted on 08/21/2012 8:34:52 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

No thank you. I like the fact that no one can hide from past statements.

Its one of the beautiful things about our constitution. You can amend but never erase.


3 posted on 08/21/2012 8:37:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Gay State Conservative

I misspell all the time and don’t care. I freep on a cellphone and all kinds of things can happen.. so be it. ;0)


4 posted on 08/21/2012 8:38:36 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Gay State Conservative

I’m predicting at least 200 posts for this one.


5 posted on 08/21/2012 8:38:36 AM PDT by real saxophonist (CTHULHU 2012 - Why vote for a Lesser Evil?)
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To: Gay State Conservative

A vanity about spelling. That’s almost like discussing the peso exchange rate.


6 posted on 08/21/2012 8:38:38 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Preview is available. If you don’t use it, that is your choice.

I prefer people to not be able to change their words after they have been made public. Even with my fat fingers.


7 posted on 08/21/2012 8:39:32 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: cripplecreek
Its one of the beautiful things about our constitution. You can amend but never erase.

Well,actually you *can* erase.Prohibition was "erased".But alright,I'll accept your premise about erasure.But editing can't be bad.Geeze,to read some of my posts folks might think I'm semi-literate but while I'm no rocket scientist I *do* have a pretty fair command of written English! ;-)

8 posted on 08/21/2012 8:42:22 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

You already made a spelling error, “eroor”. lol


9 posted on 08/21/2012 8:43:03 AM PDT by Tamatoa (Fight for our America, Fight for our Country I fought to defend!!!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Let’s eat grandma.
Let’s eat, grandma.


10 posted on 08/21/2012 8:43:28 AM PDT by Walmartian (An update is available for this tagline. Click here to download.)
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To: thackney

I write a lot of weird crap lately because I have a screwy “R” key.

Its amazing how many words are wrong but spelled correctly without one letter.


11 posted on 08/21/2012 8:43:50 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Gay State Conservative
As long as you can spell bump, ping, lol and vanity you're doing fine ...

Now get off my lawn!

12 posted on 08/21/2012 8:44:05 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Gay State Conservative

I stand correct, “eoors”.


13 posted on 08/21/2012 8:44:33 AM PDT by Tamatoa (Fight for our America, Fight for our Country I fought to defend!!!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Liberal, do-over mentality at work. Post responsibly or don’t post at all. Why should FR be responsible for cleaning up your lousy posts?


14 posted on 08/21/2012 8:45:12 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Gay State Conservative

It’s a hoot to go through people’s posts and find the grammatical errors and typos. Mine included.


15 posted on 08/21/2012 8:46:05 AM PDT by commonguymd
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To: Gay State Conservative

Sometimes my typos improv my posts.


16 posted on 08/21/2012 8:47:00 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (I used to want to change the world. Now, I want to stop the world from changing me.)
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To: thackney
Preview is available. If you don’t use it, that is your choice.

Understood.Oh,forgive me Lord for I have sinned.

I prefer people to not be able to change their words after they have been made public.

I'm not thinking of changing thoughts>seldom,if ever,have I posted anything the gist of which I later came to regret.I'm thinking mainly about spelling and punctuation.

17 posted on 08/21/2012 8:47:32 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: Gay State Conservative
I'm not thinking of changing thoughts>seldom,if ever,have I posted anything the gist of which I later came to regret.I'm thinking mainly about spelling and punctuation.

I made the assumption you meant this feature for everyone, trolls included, and not just for yourself.

18 posted on 08/21/2012 8:49:58 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Ode to a Spell Checker

I have a spelling checker
I disk covered four my PC.
It plane lee marks four my revue
Miss steaks aye can knot see.

Eye ran this poem threw it.
Your sure real glad two no.
Its very polished in its weigh,
My checker tolled me sew.

A checker is a blessing.
It freeze yew lodes of thyme.
It helps me right awl stiles two reed,
And aides me when aye rime.

Each frays comes posed up on my screen
Eye trussed too bee a joule.
The checker pours o’er every word
To cheque sum spelling rule.

Bee fore wee rote with checkers
Hour spelling was inn deck line,
Butt now when wee dew have a laps,
Wee are not maid too wine.

And now bee cause my spelling
Is checked with such grate flare,
There are know faults in awl this peace,
Of nun eye am a wear.

To rite with care is quite a feet
Of witch won should be proud,
And wee mussed dew the best wee can,
Sew flaws are knot aloud.

That’s why eye brake in two averse
Caws Eye dew want too please.
Sow glad eye yam that aye did bye
This soft wear four pea seas.

—Author Unknown


19 posted on 08/21/2012 8:51:22 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: cripplecreek
Worth repeating:

No thank you. I like the fact that no one can hide from past statements.

Its one of the beautiful things about our constitution. You can amend but never erase.

20 posted on 08/21/2012 8:53:05 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1310 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: Kirkwood
Why should FR be responsible for cleaning up your lousy posts?

It's either possible or it's not.But from what I've seen elsewhere it does seem to be possible.The next issue is how difficult and/or expensive it might be to set up and maintain.But if,by chance,it's neither difficult *nor* expensive....

21 posted on 08/21/2012 8:54:51 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

There is always an “Edit’ or “Delete” option - Just post a message to “Admin Moderator”. :-)

Or, if I catch the error...

ROFL


22 posted on 08/21/2012 8:55:55 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (I wanna start a Seniors' Motor Scooter Gang. Wanna join?)
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To: Gay State Conservative; Tax-chick; Constitution Day

23 posted on 08/21/2012 8:56:10 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Your spacebar is definitely missing. That said, can you imagine how jacked up a post would flow if people changed their post after the fact? It would ruin FR.


24 posted on 08/21/2012 8:57:07 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Gay State Conservative

Thousands flee, storm peters out.

Thousands flee storm, peters out.


25 posted on 08/21/2012 8:59:06 AM PDT by preacher (Communism has only killed 100 million people: Let's give it another chance!)
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To: Kirkwood
Are you serious with that garbage? Wanting to correct a mistake is liberal now? <rolls eyes>
26 posted on 08/21/2012 9:00:52 AM PDT by SwankyC
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To: Kirkwood
Are you serious with that garbage? Wanting to correct a mistake is liberal mentality now? <rolls eyes>
27 posted on 08/21/2012 9:02:07 AM PDT by SwankyC (Math isnt science)
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To: Gay State Conservative

It’s your spell checker making all those mistakes. Intentionally. It’s pissed because you refuse to put a space in after commas and periods.


28 posted on 08/21/2012 9:05:22 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
It’s pissed because you refuse to put a space in after commas and periods.

That's not what I had in mind.Many,many years ago the nuns taught me that spaces are not placed there.I've seen over the years that some don't adhere to that,but it's the way *I* was brought up.

29 posted on 08/21/2012 9:10:44 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: preacher

God,that’s funny!


30 posted on 08/21/2012 9:12:23 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Prohibition was not erased. There’s still a record of it.


31 posted on 08/21/2012 9:15:55 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Many,many years ago the nuns taught me that spaces are not placed there.

Are we talking about "pre-Internet" or "pre-mechanical typewriter" years ago?

And were those "pre-Vatican II" or "pre-Nicean Council" nuns?

Seriously: Whatever you remember those nuns having taught you, it's time to come to grips with the fact that it's wrong.

I defy you to present a single book (the "Domesday Book" and the "Book of Kells" excepted) which adheres to such orthography!

Regards,

P.S. Are you a "Gay-State Conservative" or a "Gay State-Conservative?"

32 posted on 08/21/2012 9:26:11 AM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: cripplecreek

“You can amend but never erase.”

Amending is not necessary either.

Maybe it’s just me but I find it very annoying when folks post an obvious typo and 20 posts later make another post just to correct that typo. Typos are fine. If you make a mistake, just move on.


33 posted on 08/21/2012 9:29:44 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: alexander_busek

Click on my profile.Much will be revealed.


34 posted on 08/21/2012 9:32:02 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: Gay State Conservative
That's not what I had in mind.Many,many years ago the nuns taught me that spaces are not placed there.I've seen over the years that some don't adhere to that,but it's the way *I* was brought up.

Maybe you might want to go back and read through your old school notes. I have never seen a claim, anywhere, that spaces don't belong after commas or periods. Look at any printed material, and you will see that spaces follow most punctuation. I was taught that one space separates elements within a sentence, and two spaces separate sentences.

35 posted on 08/21/2012 9:33:39 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
If you make a mistake, just move on.

If I make a mistake, I post a correct version as soon as I can, and report the incorrect version to the moderator for deletion. I also report accidental duplicate posts. The moderators are usually very good about deleting the reported posts promptly.

36 posted on 08/21/2012 9:36:33 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
...that allow the poster to delete of edit a post after "post" has been hit?

You could call it the "troll-enabling" function.

37 posted on 08/21/2012 9:40:38 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: exDemMom
I was taught that one space separates elements within a sentence, and two spaces separate sentences.

In proportional font word processing, you should avoid double spaces since it can cause weird line and paragraph breaks. I'm with you on the space following commas, periods, colons, etc. and it's hard to believe someone being taught they aren't required. That's almost as bad as typing in all caps!

http://mcli.maricopa.edu/files/dvl/Word2007-Assignment-Finished.pdf

38 posted on 08/21/2012 9:41:28 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Gay State Conservative
Many,many years ago the nuns taught me that spaces are not placed there.I've seen over the years that some don't adhere to that,but it's the way *I* was brought up.

Really. No offense, but those nuns were obviously mis-educated about the rules of English punctuation. Read any book or publication you care to. You'll see a space placed after every comma and period. That is the convention of our language (and most others).

39 posted on 08/21/2012 9:41:52 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Whore on Errorism bump


40 posted on 08/21/2012 9:43:52 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: 1rudeboy
You could call it the "troll-enabling" function.

Why would such a feature aid trolls? I honestly don't know.My experience suggests that the old timers here,along with the moderators,have trolls under good control as it is.

41 posted on 08/21/2012 9:46:02 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: Gay State Conservative
For example (just an example), I think you are an idiot.

Now, can I "edit" my post?

I understand that forums with an editing feature do signal that the post has been edited. Polite people mention the reason they went back to edit the post. In practice, many do not.

42 posted on 08/21/2012 9:57:03 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Gay State Conservative

Upgrade the software....are you kidding!!!??? Blasphemy!!!

FR Fund Raises 8 months of the year for this finely tuned forum software.....


43 posted on 08/21/2012 11:18:43 AM PDT by is_is (VP Dad of Sgt. G - My Hero - "Sleep Well America......Your Marines have your Back")
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To: preacher; Gay State Conservative

LOL. I had a boss who had the habit of sending emails to all the national guard shops in Texas that were close to the second one you posted, preacher. I begged him to let me proof read his emails so he would not look stupid. I finally got him to turn on the automatic spell check before sending email option. Same thing for the state’s payroll manager. Many of her emails made no sense at all.


44 posted on 08/21/2012 11:34:44 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (RINO season is open. No limit. Make them extinct.)
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