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RE: Edit original article

by muppetBoy (Pilgrim)
on Jun 04, 2000 at 20:12 UTC ( #16306=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Edit original article

I think its set up that way so that if something you post gets on the frontpage you can't then alter it to be anything you want.

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RE: RE: Edit original article
by athomason (Curate) on Jun 05, 2000 at 02:07 UTC
    Indeed, that could be bad. Even articles not on the main page should be static, IMHO; that way it takes at least two clicks (which usually indicates a determined user) to get to possibly mis-rated material. If you have something more to say than the original post, an addendum in a reply will usually suffice. As for making mistakes in articles, always be sure to use the Preview button before submitting.
      I don't agree, I want all nodes I've written to be editable by me. Most nodes are editible now and I don't see any major abuses. What I usually see is this, when someone edits one of their nodes and doing that makes a following node meaningless, then the person who editied their node adds a note to that effect.

      I don't see why the articles on the main page aren't editible, it seems to me that it wouldn't be abused any more than the current editing feature is.

      Adding further addenda (addendums ?) just adds clutter where editing the original would have sufficed. IMO.

      As for using the preview, well this node doesn't seem to have one.


      Baldrick, you wouldn't see a subtle plan if it painted itself purple and danced naked on top of a harpsichord, singing "Subtle plans are here again!"

        Previews are (usually) present on non-editable node submit forms, to allow you to make sure you're going to post what you expect. Since you can edit a reply, the preview button becomes somewhat redundant. Though I'd like to see it anyway; the submit format in general needs to become much more standardized.

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