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Offline LeeE

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« on: 10/03/2009 18:14:22 »
I'd like to suggest that the ability to edit forum Topic Headings and the original question is removed.

A few times now, I've noticed that some people who have started new topics have later amended the Topic Heading, and sometimes even the original question, for their topic in response to some of the comments posted in the subsequent thread.  The trouble with this is that the responses that have already been posted sometimes no longer seem to be relevant or make any sense in the context of the amended question.

While being able to edit a response to a question is sometimes necessary, to correct mistakes and typos, I think it might be a good idea to disallow this for the original question.  If someone honestly decides that they've made a mistake in their original question then perhaps it would be better for them to delete the topic, if no one has yet responded to it, and then start another new topic with the question correctly framed.

I find it difficult to imagine any good reasons for editing either the Topic Heading or the original question after people have started posting replies to it; all it will do is confuse people who try to read the thread at a later date.


 

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« Reply #1 on: 11/03/2009 14:57:01 »
I fell foul of that a while ago. I can't remember which thread it was now. I replied and then the topic and original question were altered. My reply had very little relevance to the amended question (not that my replies have much relevance anyway).

I bet LeeE amends this topic now just to make my reply look stupid.  [:(!]
 

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« Reply #2 on: 11/03/2009 17:28:53 »
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I bet LeeE amends this topic now just to make my reply look stupid.  [:(!]

Lol - That's sooooo tempting  :D
 

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« Reply #3 on: 12/03/2009 05:06:52 »
Topic Heading I think can/should be changeable but the original question shouldn't.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 12/03/2009 05:40:44 »
I agree.. The forum topis need to be posed in the form of a question in order for search engines to find them.. so we are asked to change the titles to the form of a question... Mostly we leave a note.. You can feel free to write your own title question.. but as in the forum rules etc when you register.. We ask that you make your topic in the form of a question... LOL sorry I think I have just repeated that quite sufficiently..... LOL
Sounding like my granny now repeating all the time!
 

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« Reply #5 on: 12/03/2009 05:42:59 »
Can you please make this title in the

form of a question Lee? ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D LOL...LOL...LOL...
 

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