Two-Hour Edit Window
- JoanN Sep 29, 2006 11:57 PM
I don't know why the decision was made to allow editing for only 2 hours after a message is posted and realize there may well be some kind of technical issue I don't understand that's behind this. But I'd very much like to see it expanded.
I find, particularly when I've written a long post such as a recipe review in one of the Hazan threads, that I don't reread it immediately after I've posted it. Often, the next time I look at one of my posts is after someone has responded to it, which may well be hours later. It's not until then that I realize there's some little editorial goof I'd like to fix.
If it's impractical to change that 2-hour window, I'll just learn to live with it. But is there some reason it can't be four, five, even twelve hours?
When I have a long report that I would like to post, I always create it in Word and save it. Then I have the option of spell checking or proof reading/correcting as much as, or as later as I wish. Then, I copy and post it up here. Saves a lot of aggravation, especially on those infrequent ocassions when I might have a browser crash.
Yeah, I do that. But there are a lot of things spell check doesn't catch and unfortunately, I'm not the proofreader I once was. When I've first written something, I tend to read more for sense and content than for comma placement and things like that that bug me when I see them later. As I said, I'll just learn to be more careful if I have to, but I'm still curious about the reasons behind the two-hour limit and wonder if anyone other than I finds it limiting.