Skip to comments.A Serious Question
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I’m sure you mever nake a mistake.
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.
Exactly .and not only do the time and dates of edits appear, but if anyone quoted them - that language does not change.
Many other sites with an edit feature have a limited window during which you can edit your post.
Not if edits were disclosed .
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”.
I guess it would be too easy to say one thing and then change it and say, “I didn’t say that”
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.
This is series.
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.
Then they wouldn’t be “secret.” Some places add the word “edited” to the posts.
Yes, that was MY point .maybe you meant this to someone else?
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.
Im sure you mever nake a mistake.
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.
I’m stuned!. My beeber is tingling.
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.
I’d like to edit posts lot of times because I’d like to appear a little less stoopid.
Yes, to the post before yours, from DManA. I guess I could have used an “Edit” button, huh?
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.
Thanks for sharing.....
And I thought I was the only one that did that...(sigh).
You need staff.
A five minute window to make edits would be nice.
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.
Are you volunteering? If so,be warned....there'll be no pay,no vacation,no life insurance and *no* free birth control pills.
If that's your measure of sanity then you'd be stunned to learn that I've never been in a straight jacket. ;-)
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.
I’ve been looking up the spelling of “bureaucracy “,probably monthly, for over 15 years LOL!
Worth it though.
Be nice to have a Free Republic App too
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” ;-)
There is a feature call Preview....don’t check the box and you get to preview and edit before posting.
Hey! Watch it! Be careful.....very careful! ;-)
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.
different thing. Different function. some over lap, but generally different.
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.
Now, now do not be dismayed I too recall how to use a rotatory phone and drive a car with an unsynchronized clutch...
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.
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.)
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..
There is no “amend” on FR.
We believe your mistakes should be obvious and glaring...
I’ve often wished there was a “like” or “kudos” button here, too. “Dislike” or “vote down” would probably result in too much drama.