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19 Mar 2008 00:00 by Karensun Star rating in Orihuela Costa. 1474 posts Send private message

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Have I missed something or am I just having ANOTHER blonde moment?

I notice the 'edit' thingy is just on the last post made in a thread......................is that so no one can retract any words so that everyone can follow the thread?



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19 Mar 2008 16:17 by HybridAnglo Star rating in Leeds & Manilva. 73 posts Send private message

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Karen,

No, it's not you. On a discussion thread last week, a few people were complaining about how when people go back and edit a post, it can alter the whole perception of a thread, or make it difficult to follow.

As a result, Justin advised that he was going to change the set-up so that only the last post on a thread may be edited, but that as soon as someone replied to it, then that was it.

I've only recently got involved with posting on the site, and I must say, some of the threads were virtually indecipherable, due to people having edited their posts to extinction. Hopefully, this will make the site more accessible to new members.

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19 Mar 2008 16:20 by Karensun Star rating in Orihuela Costa. 1474 posts Send private message

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I think it's a really good idea and you are right, sometimes it has been impossible to sort out what's been said. I must have missed the chat about it!! Thankyou for explaining to me.

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19 Mar 2008 16:24 by HybridAnglo Star rating in Leeds & Manilva. 73 posts Send private message

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Karen,

The thread was in the General Chit-Chat forum. Hopefully, I've linked to it below.

www.eyeonspain.com/Secure/ForumPostsDesc.aspx

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19 Mar 2008 16:28 by Karensun Star rating in Orihuela Costa. 1474 posts Send private message

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Thanks Mark, read it through now. Had seen some of it before but not the part about editing......................got stuck with the 'dirty dancing' !!

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19 Mar 2008 18:54 by Marksfish Star rating in Vera, Almeria. 2572 posts Send private message

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Hi Karen

As Mark said, we revived the "bullying" of Justin last week to get the editing facility changed. All we need now is for a preview function so that you can check your post before committing, all the more important if you realise there is a problem and someone else quickly replies before you have a chance to put it right .

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26 Mar 2008 22:13 by nfm2862 Star rating in Welling, Kent & Al A.... 1461 posts Send private message

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Justin

I've found a problem with this!

Someone has just put their first post on & they have included their email address but if I post telling them to edit the post, they won't be able to!

I have sent them a PM but what would they do if someone did post - would they PM you & you change it?

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30 Mar 2008 08:29 by SpanishTogs Star rating in Gales. 174 posts Send private message

We were recently advised (politely) by one of our future neighbours on our development forum that we were giving too much personal information out re dates etc we'd be coming and going.  That was a bit of a wake-up call and I was grateful that I was able to go back and 'edit' (sometimes deleting in full) my postings.   I think, for that reason alone, we should be able to withdraw any of our personal comments.

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30 Mar 2008 10:44 by Marksfish Star rating in Vera, Almeria. 2572 posts Send private message

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I can see what you are saying, but I think you should then go via the EOS team to have the comments removed (perhaps they should have more moderators if workload is too high). When you sign up, the t&c's tell you not to divulge too much personal information, but I appreciate it is not always clear the reasons for this type of warning, especially if new to forum life. Unfortunately a trawl of the forum will find many threads where useful information has been given, then someone becomes upset for whatever reason and deletes their posts. This then defeats the idea of a self help community as the useful information has now been deleted, which in turn means the thread no longer makes sense, or worse still, the post is edited to make someone look stupid!

I am sure there must be some sort of code that can be implemented to pick up on email addresses in the message body, and that in turn can flag a warning to the user before posting. Of course, once we get the preview post function, there is no need to edit as you will have been able to see wat you are writing before commiting.

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30 Mar 2008 11:18 by SpanishTogs Star rating in Gales. 174 posts Send private message

Although one is normally very wary of giving information out over the net, the danger in this type of forum where generally, (and definitely in my case) you're mainly only talking to the people who have bought on your particular development, is that you can get carried away 'chatting' with friends and forget that it's also an open site where anyone can view and make use of information such as No ** on so-and-so development is going to be away on such-a-such a date, therefore leaving us wide open to burglaries. O.K. I understand that it may mess up some links in threads, but I don't think anyone would edit (delete) their messages completely if not essential. 

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30 Mar 2008 11:18 by SpanishTogs Star rating in Gales. 174 posts Send private message

Although one is normally very wary of giving information out over the net, the danger in this type of forum where generally, (and definitely in my case) you're mainly only talking to the people who have bought on your particular development, is that you can get carried away 'chatting' with friends and forget that it's also an open site where anyone can view and make use of information such as No ** on so-and-so development is going to be away on such-a-such a date, therefore leaving us wide open to burglaries. O.K. I understand that it may mess up some links in threads, but I don't think anyone would edit (delete) their messages completely if not essential. 

My opinion anyway.

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30 Mar 2008 11:46 by Marksfish Star rating in Vera, Almeria. 2572 posts Send private message

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I agree, in an ideal world no- one would edit their posts just for the sake of it, but a trawl through the forum will find that there are many threads that don't make sense because 1 or 2 people have deleted their comments, some members have deleted every post made when they left the forum, that can't be right can it? It was for this reason that the edit facility was requested to be removed by some members (myself included) in order that the true course of a thread can be seen to run.

I appreciate it is easy to get carried away, I have done so myself and have previously made use of the edit facility, placing a comment in the edited area explaining why it had been done. If everyone did that and only removed personal information, it wouldn't be a problem, but unfortunately it doesn't happen.

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30 Mar 2008 11:48 by Candyfloss Star rating in Cardiff / Mar Menor. 1605 posts Send private message

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Hi Spanish Togs

I agree with you totally. That is why I tend not to put on the forum where we are although I have said when we are going to be in Spain. So it just reminds us all of the many who would trawl the internet looking for opportunities to find out where and when properties would be empty. I have also pm'd a lot of members in the past to advise them of the same and they have been grateful for this sort of advice. The way of the world these days sadly but we must always be on our guard. So the not being able to edit past posts really is a bit annoying really. But if it is to be then as mark says perhaps justin could be do it in that sort of circumstance. Sorry Justin more work for you

Thanks again for the reminder.





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19 Apr 2008 23:18 by morerosado Star rating in Guardamar del Segura.... 6927 posts Send private message

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Justin, if you see this, are we any nearer having preview posts seeing as if we want to edit we need to do it immediately in case other members post straight after us ?

You did say this in HERE

12 Dec 2007 6:03 PM
 
Hi Everyone, Santa here!
 
The preview function is on the to do list.  I push it up the order a bit...

 



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20 Apr 2008 06:26 by SpanishTogs Star rating in Gales. 174 posts Send private message

I still say 'tough' to those who can't follow a link.  Not ideal I admit, but the safety and privacy for myself and my family, comes well before following threads on EOS .  Life's ain't perfect and there's plenty of info available on the internet without having to follow threads such as these.

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22 Apr 2008 15:54 by Marksfish Star rating in Vera, Almeria. 2572 posts Send private message

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Not wanting to be controversial, but the flip side to your comment is:

"Tough, why should people that join a forum and don't read the terms and conditions of posting spoil it for other members by randomly removing posts because they have taken offence at what someone else has said?"

Life ain't pergfect for sure, that is why if you do decide to post your email against forum rules/ advice, then you are still able to contact the moderators/ admin to have your faux pas corrected.

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