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Posted on 04/22/2014 9:01:43 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative

Just wondering...many websites,it seems,allow posters to amend their posts after hitting "submit".I know FR offers the spell check feature (which is great) but why not offer an "amend" feature as well? Not being a web designer I don't have the first clue how difficult,or expensive,it is to install and maintain such a feature.If it *is* difficult and/or expensive that's surely a good reason not to do it.But if,by chance,it's not...why not give it a try? If that happens I know that some of *my* posts will be more coherent.


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1 posted on 04/22/2014 9:01:43 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: Gay State Conservative

Normally called an “edit” function, and I would like to see it on FR….I have no idea how much of a tech challange it would be at this point.


2 posted on 04/22/2014 9:03:14 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Gay State Conservative

It would be nice as I fat finger things all the time. But then history gets rewritten. Which is why I think JR does not allow it.


3 posted on 04/22/2014 9:04:00 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Gay State Conservative

I would rather posters here live by the words they choose to write. I would rather we actually review what we write BEFORE we hit post.

Let my ramblings remain, warts and all.


4 posted on 04/22/2014 9:05:56 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Gay State Conservative

The original purpose of FR was to freeze the Presstitutes’ words in place, because they made secret edits to their stories when they get in trouble. It would be rather hypocritical for us to edit our posts when we hold the Lamestreamers to their words.


5 posted on 04/22/2014 9:07:20 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Gay State Conservative

Even if it only allowed strike-through and insertion, in order to preserve the context of subsequent comments, it would be very welcome.

Another simple (?) feature would be a double post detector/preventer.


6 posted on 04/22/2014 9:07:37 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: thackney

I’m sure you mever nake a mistake.


7 posted on 04/22/2014 9:09:01 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Norm Lenhart
But then history gets rewritten. Which is why I think JR does not allow it.

Yes,I've heard that argument made.However,the sites with which *I'm* familiar note that a post has been edited and when it was done.So if someone here accidentally posts that another Freeper is a dirty stinker he/she can catch the error and fix it to read "you're *not* a dirty stinker.And if the offended person replies angrily he/she can then realize the original post was an error.

8 posted on 04/22/2014 9:09:10 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Exactly….and not only do the time and dates of edits appear, but if anyone quoted them - that language does not change.


9 posted on 04/22/2014 9:09:56 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Many other sites with an edit feature have a limited window during which you can edit your post.


10 posted on 04/22/2014 9:10:16 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Cyber Liberty

Not if edits were disclosed….


11 posted on 04/22/2014 9:10:28 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Gay State Conservative

But then nothing stops the changing of posts of consequence. And the original statement is gone.

Think if the Dan Rather post had been changed/erased (not that it would have been but for example). and in its place “Post edited”.


12 posted on 04/22/2014 9:13:59 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Gay State Conservative

I guess it would be too easy to say one thing and then change it and say, “I didn’t say that”


13 posted on 04/22/2014 9:15:16 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

I prefer it the way it is now. Yes, there have been times I wished I could’ve pulled back a mistake. But I think it just makes me more careful ( even though I still make mistakes). But the big benefit is both you and your sparring partner are 100% committed to the words you say. You can’t slander somebody then quick take it back. And if you make a mistake, you can always issue an amendatory post as followup. I know there are various compromise schemes, but this is certainly easy for the FR team to maintain, and it serves the intended purpose as is.


14 posted on 04/22/2014 9:20:28 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

This is series.


15 posted on 04/22/2014 9:20:55 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Gay State Conservative
I would like that very much. I write articles on a prepper website and after I post, I have a short amount of time, as in a few minutes, to go back and fix something wrong I spotted after it posted. After that period of time passes, if I see something wrong, I can alert a moderator and she changes what I need changed.

The changes of those articles are not changes of opinion in that case, but changes I think are critical to the meaning of what I posted or grammatical changes. They are not huge changes, but important, and a moderator there has never failed to make those slight changes for me if it is past those few minutes I have to change it myself.

Once on this website, I accidentally hit the wrong button and a private message went on the thread. I panicked because I couldn't take that off and a moderator did take it off but I would have liked to have had the option to do it myself immediately.

16 posted on 04/22/2014 9:23:08 AM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Then they wouldn’t be “secret.” Some places add the word “edited” to the posts.


17 posted on 04/22/2014 9:30:21 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Cyber Liberty

Yes, that was MY point….maybe you meant this to someone else?


18 posted on 04/22/2014 9:31:28 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Gay State Conservative

That is what the moderators are for.

If there is serious error of fact or inappropriate language, threats etc. they will pull the post. If you misspell something and need to change the title of your post if you ask real nice the mods might do it for you.

If I make an error in my posts, I will simply make another post to my original post with just the error correction in it.


19 posted on 04/22/2014 9:33:30 AM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: DManA

I’m sure you mever nake a mistake.


Well, I don’t. I thought I made a mistake once, but I was wrong.


20 posted on 04/22/2014 9:37:58 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Gay State Conservative

Some of the fat fingered, drunken posts made her for over 13 years, have been the best, most hilarious things I have ever read. Leave it abone.


21 posted on 04/22/2014 9:38:29 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: humblegunner

I’m stuned!. My beeber is tingling.


22 posted on 04/22/2014 9:40:32 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Just wondering...many websites,it seems,allow posters to amend their posts after hitting "submit".I know FR offers the spell check feature (which is great) but why not offer an "amend" feature as well? Not being a web designer I don't have the first clue how difficult,or expensive,it is to install and maintain such a feature.If it *is* difficult and/or expensive that's surely a good reason not to do it.But if,by chance,it's not...why not give it a try? If that happens I know that some of *my* posts will be more coherent.

More coherent? Somewhere a Grammar Nazi's head is exploding.

Guess what? FR DOES have an edit function. The Mods use it all the time. I think they would use that function here and simply delete your 4th grade style of writing, but are instead leaving it up to amuse us.

23 posted on 04/22/2014 9:42:38 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Marcella

I’d like to edit posts lot of times because I’d like to appear a little less stoopid.


24 posted on 04/22/2014 9:43:13 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Springfield Reformer

I agree.


25 posted on 04/22/2014 9:44:25 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: C. Edmund Wright; DManA

Yes, to the post before yours, from DManA. I guess I could have used an “Edit” button, huh?

;^)


26 posted on 04/22/2014 9:44:47 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Cyber Liberty

bazinga!


27 posted on 04/22/2014 9:48:50 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Gay State Conservative

There is a class of Freeper that, when argued into a corner, will take a typo as an excuse to make an ad hominem on their supposed tormentor and crow as if they’d scored a point.

An edit feature would short cut this antisocial behavior.


28 posted on 04/22/2014 9:49:59 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Responsibility2nd

Thanks for sharing.....


29 posted on 04/22/2014 9:50:00 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Marcella
Once on this website, I accidentally hit the wrong button and a private message went on the thread.

And I thought I was the only one that did that...(sigh).

30 posted on 04/22/2014 9:50:30 AM PDT by azishot
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To: Gay State Conservative

You need staff.


31 posted on 04/22/2014 9:51:10 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: envisio

A five minute window to make edits would be nice.


32 posted on 04/22/2014 9:52:23 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

No. Nothing wrong with usinglater replies to correct oneself. Shows the thinking process- which is usually beneficial.
I loved it before spell-check, knew right off who was a loonie.


33 posted on 04/22/2014 9:54:43 AM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
You need staff.

Are you volunteering? If so,be warned....there'll be no pay,no vacation,no life insurance and *no* free birth control pills.

Understand? ;-)

34 posted on 04/22/2014 9:54:53 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: mrsmith
I loved it before spell-check, knew right off who was a loonie.

If that's your measure of sanity then you'd be stunned to learn that I've never been in a straight jacket. ;-)

35 posted on 04/22/2014 9:57:03 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Gay State Conservative

I would settle for being able to review the post’s title, along with the content of our posts which we currently can review for hitting submit.


36 posted on 04/22/2014 9:57:23 AM PDT by zencycler
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To: Gay State Conservative

I’ve been looking up the spelling of “bureaucracy “,probably monthly, for over 15 years LOL!

Worth it though.


37 posted on 04/22/2014 10:03:27 AM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Be nice to have a Free Republic App too


38 posted on 04/22/2014 10:04:12 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: Gay State Conservative; Admin Moderator

I do not like to be so picky but there is/are an ‘amend’ or ‘edit’ feature on FR: All you have to do is to submit a post or private post to the “Admin Moderator” ;-)


39 posted on 04/22/2014 10:09:06 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (What we need is to sucker the fedthugs into a "Tiananmen Square"-like incident on the National Mall!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

There is a feature call Preview....don’t check the box and you get to preview and edit before posting.


40 posted on 04/22/2014 10:09:54 AM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"More coherent? Somewhere a Grammar Nazi's head is exploding.

Hey! Watch it! Be careful.....very careful! ;-)

41 posted on 04/22/2014 10:14:22 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (What we need is to sucker the fedthugs into a "Tiananmen Square"-like incident on the National Mall!)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise
All you have to do is to submit a post or private post to the “Admin Moderator” ;-)

I didn't know that that was an officially sanctioned procedure here.I've seen posts saying things like "moderator,please delete" and stuff like that but I always thought that such a request wasn't binding on the moderator.But even if I'm wrong it's a somewhat cumbersome procedure...certainly for the moderators,at least.

Well,it seems that some here like my idea and some are opposed.But,ultimately,the only opinion that matters is that of JR.So we'll see what,if anything,comes of my suggestion.

42 posted on 04/22/2014 10:14:51 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: EBH

different thing. Different function. some over lap, but generally different.


43 posted on 04/22/2014 10:15:12 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: EBH
There is a feature call Preview....don’t check the box and you get to preview and edit before posting.

Yes,I understand that.But be aware that some of us...those who are old enough to remember black & white TV and rotary telephones...have failing eyesight and failing brain synapses.

44 posted on 04/22/2014 10:17:37 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Now, now do not be dismayed I too recall how to use a rotatory phone and drive a car with an unsynchronized clutch...


45 posted on 04/22/2014 10:22:35 AM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: humblegunner

I still can’t figure out how to post on here. Sometimes I’m lucky and choose all the right categories and the thing goes on, other times it just keeps telling me something I can’t figure out. So I just comment now and then.


46 posted on 04/22/2014 10:27:41 AM PDT by hulagirl (Mother Theresa was right)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Evewn in the middle of the heat of mindful typing, and ticker-(tpaes) -tapes in the mind chatter off what will become printed words, take a breath, re-read what you have typed, check for errors, make sure your context is clear to blurry-eyed readers.

THEN, and ONLY THEN, check the “I have reviewed” box, and click the “POST” button.

(The reason I used ‘ticker-tapes’ is because as part of my early military duties, I operated one of those remote teletype/computer input machines, with a ‘quick message’ ticker-tape impact printer on the side of it.)


47 posted on 04/22/2014 10:43:04 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Gay State Conservative

I’m just happy when this web site actually loads it’s pages in a timely fashion, it’s been pretty good for a while now..


48 posted on 04/22/2014 10:56:00 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: Gay State Conservative

There is no “amend” on FR.

We believe your mistakes should be obvious and glaring...


49 posted on 04/22/2014 10:59:14 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Gay State Conservative

I’ve often wished there was a “like” or “kudos” button here, too. “Dislike” or “vote down” would probably result in too much drama.


50 posted on 04/22/2014 11:11:38 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.-Sowell)
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