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Ron
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0 posted 01-05-2004 03:08 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

Normally, when you edit your own posts, the software adds the "Edited by" tag onto the end of the post. The purpose of this has always been to avoid confusion when a reply to what you said may potentially no longer apply to your edited words.

However, I noticed today that most edits aren't made to change the meaning of the post, but rather are made to correct simple typographical errors. We post, we read what we posted, and immediately realize we need to correct something. This is to be encouraged and doesn't really need anything added to the post for clarification.

Henceforth, any editing done within ten minutes of the original post will NOT receive the normal "Edited by" tag. This should give everyone plenty of time to correct typographical errors without cluttering their post with unnecessary clarifications.
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1 posted 01-05-2004 03:12 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine



My typing fingers
love the idea!
Titia Geertman
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2 posted 01-05-2004 03:17 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman

LOL mine too, being a Dutchie and all

Titia

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3 posted 01-05-2004 03:56 PM       View Profile for GG   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for GG

great idea...
thanks Ron!


Always, Alyssa

He was a man of sorrows
...I am a girl of tears.

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4 posted 01-05-2004 04:14 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Fantastic idea Ron!
Thanks a heap from this one who is forever making typos.
Christopher
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5 posted 01-05-2004 05:24 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

THANK YOU!

99% of the time (especially if i'm typing from work... as i am right now) this is the bane of my posting existence... and i almost always mess something up the first time 'round.



so... does it work?


...sweet!
Mysteria
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6 posted 01-05-2004 05:38 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Sheesh is right - I didn't see this before getting my shirt in a knot and sending out an all points bulletin (thanks Kit!)  Sorry Ron about the unnecessary email.  I got stuck in edit hell actually! LOL.  I went to edit (like I normally do 1,500 times) and there was not even a poem there to edit!)

Actually may I ask for more than 10 minutes?  Like 2 hours maybe? And, you are right it won't work LOL!  Darn!

I had this sneaky trick of hiding when I edited by changing the font color - he fixed that too     See the darn old ugly edit thing there now?


[This message has been edited by Mysteria (01-05-2004 06:00 PM).]

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7 posted 01-05-2004 07:59 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

I try soooooooooo hard not to have to edit by PREVIEWING like crazy ... but at times it is soooooooooooo necessary for that 'typo' that just wasn't caught ... GLAD to see this and actually I've never really understood why the 'edit' thing was necessary anyhow~
BUT ... we'll live with whatever works for you~

*Came back in for an EDITING CHECK~



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the spirit rejoices over what it has left.
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8 posted 01-05-2004 08:01 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Wahooie .... it works~
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9 posted 01-05-2004 08:05 PM       View Profile for KristieSue   Email KristieSue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit KristieSue's Home Page   View IP for KristieSue

excelent uh, I mean, EXCELLENT!!!!!!!! :-)

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10 posted 01-05-2004 08:18 PM       View Profile for Michelle_loves_Mike   Email Michelle_loves_Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michelle_loves_Mike

coolest of beans Ron,,,,sometimes, you just don't see those boo boo's till you hit the submit,,,,,
Michelle

I wish all could find the true happiness I have found,,in the eyes of Mike

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11 posted 01-05-2004 08:55 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

It's a plan... Well done, fudly one...
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12 posted 01-05-2004 10:24 PM       View Profile for Trillium   Email Trillium   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Trillium

Good Idea!

Betty Lou Hebert

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13 posted 01-05-2004 10:48 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

So are you thinking of making it a tad longer than 10 minutes for the truly undecided folks?  LOL, a girl can wish.
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14 posted 01-05-2004 11:08 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


Heh...I know you can edit an edit that's been edited twice - at least within the 10 minute zone....
Ron
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Okay, Sharon, just for you, I've upped the limit to thirty minutes.

That extra twenty minutes has to come from somewhere, though. I don't make too terribly many mistakes, so I gave you three of my ten minutes. Everyone knows Nan never makes mistakes (or never admits to them, at any rate), so I gave you her whole ten minutes. That means you just need to convince a few more people to ante up seven minutes between them and you'll be all set.  

Passing the plate for Mysteria ...
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16 posted 01-06-2004 03:57 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

that's great news! Great improvement! This just keeps getting better and better!
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17 posted 01-06-2004 06:39 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


I'll give her a minute, which leaves me 9.  Wait!  What if Mysteria is in a super groovy mood, turns around and finds an error in a really long post 2 minutes after she posts, corrects it in 1, and has 27 minutes left of her current request of 30 minutes?  Does that mean the next poster can have her 27 minutes in addition to their 10?  Hey...this could really work out for procrastinators!  
Kit McCallum
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ROFL!

Sharon you can have 5 minutes of mine, but I NEED that other 5, lol ... no question!  Thanks so much Ron! This is great!
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19 posted 01-06-2004 02:48 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I am now a charity case?  No problem, charity is good!  I will not be proud so I will take your 7 Ron, Nan's 10, Kit's 5, Sunshine's minute, and if my math is right that totals 23 minutes.  Now, with my original 10 minutes that makes it 33 minutes total, and that is good enough for me!  Why am I thinking I am the reason the software got changed? I laughed so hard one night when my dyslexia was full blown as I edited one poem 17 times

Well, thank you all so kindly for your donations this member of the peanut gallery sure appreciates it.  (LOL, at Ron about Nan, how true!) She even corrects spelling mistakes in MSN for goodness sake!  If you talk to me on MSN brother what you see is what you get, and sometimes it is an exercise in itself to figure out what I am typing.  LOL (Sure love ya all and thanks for your time.)
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20 posted 01-06-2004 04:26 PM       View Profile for Duncan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Duncan

Sharon...You can have whatever ya need of my minutes.  I'm usually anal enough to only need a couple.  
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21 posted 01-06-2004 10:46 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Duncan! a couple of WHAT?

Ron, thank you!!!! my muse isn't such a hot typist after putting in a 16 hour day at my barely paid job then attempting to post here for another hour or so.
Sharon, I can spare 2 minutes, at least once a week
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22 posted 01-06-2004 11:08 PM       View Profile for Ringo   Email Ringo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ringo

I will add most of my minutes to the communal pot as I feel if the Good Lord had meant for me to edit, I would have caught it. I only request the ability to draw on those occasions when I really put my foot into it  

Cause in my dreams it's always there
The evil face that twists my mind
And brings me to despair.

Nan
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23 posted 01-06-2004 11:52 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I thought I was wrong once.. but I was mistaken... and... whatever am I gonna do now when I blunder under pressure... I'll have to steal some time back from Mysteria - I'll do it fair & square though...

I'll even let her see me coming..

MMMMYYYSSSSTTTTEEERRRIIIAAAA....
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24 posted 01-07-2004 12:13 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine


Ummm...time is something that can't be bought or bartered. If it can? I'd like to have those 3 hours I lost when I had to sit in a boring meeting...or those 15 minutes I sat in a car waiting for some jerk to move his car out of the road..

ok..so if Mysteria gets minutes from everyone, can I have a minute of your time Ron? Just a minute! (You already know my opinion about 30 minutes from my email. It's just not enough. Sometimes a girl needs MORE time!)
 
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