30 Minutes edit time is too short!! - Club Touareg Forums
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 Old 06-03-2018 Thread Starter
Moderator
 
Steve_L's Avatar
 
Touareg: 2008 V6 TDI
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Mindarie, WA (OZ)
Second Vehicle: too many to list
Posts: 1,418
Thanks: 2
Thanked 59 Times in 54 Posts
Garage
Send a message via MSN to Steve_L Send a message via Skype™ to Steve_L
30 Minutes edit time is too short!!

First of all, apologies to @noobytoogy for stuffing his recently opened thread. Sorry mate, I got bit exuberant with the mod tools

Here is what noobytoogy wrote:

Quote:
Originally Posted by noobytoogy View Post

Given that some of the posts on here can be quite lengthy technical epistles that need time and careful checking by the author, quite a few people have been caught out over the years by the 30 minute limit on editing their contributions.

People understand there needs to be a time limit to stop edits being made under certain, shall we say, trolling, mischievous or just plain argumentative circumstances.

However I think there is a very strong case to be made for extending the edit time to at least one hour or even the two hours already suggested elsewhere by others.

I know I would have appreciated this on previous occasions especially when I might be trying to find useful links to add to a post.
and now....my response to that:

I concur.

Firstly, I understand why there is a time limit on editing. It does help to preserve the forum, by locking out any future editing by a 'disgruntled' forum member who wants to remove/edit their posts before closing the virtual door on their activities in the forum.

As an Admin on another forum, I have observed a member pack up their troubles, and in the dead of night, edited over 1200 posts (he couldn't delete them) and simply left a full stop in each post. Quoted posts of his comments were preserved, but many others were lost. It ruined the flow and thrust of each thread, and meant that a discussion became very one-sided. Hence the edit lock-out.

HOWEVER....I do support a longer time limit be made available. As a minimum, 1 hour would be an improvement, and cannot see any reason why it couldn't be extended to 2 hours.

Hopefully we can get this across the line.

2007 Touareg MY08 V6 TDI - Atacama Grey (Beige Trim) Tow Pack, RNS510, 9W7, Tint, V10 Exhaust Tips, Bilstein Sports Shocks, King Springs

2008 Golf MKV R32 (Deep Blue) 5dr, DSG, RNS, Sunroof, Carbon Fibre Rear Diffuser, Drilled/Slotted Rotor, Neuspeed F/R Swaybars, Unibrace, W.A.L.K., Tyrol-sport Chassis bolts, 9W2, Polar FIS+

2007 Yamaha FJR1300 (waaaay too many mods to list here) - The Mile Muncher
Steve_L is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 Old 06-04-2018
Moderator
 
hedditch's Avatar
 
Touareg: 2008 V6 TDI
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Melbourne Australia
Second Vehicle: VW 2
Posts: 3,809
Thanks: 63
Thanked 138 Times in 130 Posts
Garage
For what it's worth I think having a longer editing period for post is a reasonable suggestion. Maybe it is something we could trial for a period of time and access the impact, if any.

Kind Regards..
Stuart...

2008 V6 TDI, with the following Retrofitted Items:
ACC, Front & Side Assist, Paddle Shift, Towbar & Trailer Module, Fiscon Bluetooth. Reversing Camera, Front Fog Lamps, Redarc TowPro Brake Controller, T1 Door Warning Lamps, T1 Under Seat Drawer, Alloy Skid Plate, 5ton Winch, Cayenne Front and Rear Sway Bars, Tuned by Oettinger, Retrofitted 6 Piston Brembo Front Brake Callipers, Sports Steering Wheel, TPMS (OEM), Dual Batteries
hedditch is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Club Touareg Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 

VW Touareg News Delivered to your Email!

Stay up-to-date with Touareg news in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]