What is happening with the EDIT feature?
Prior to the new overhaul, it has been possible to change, delete or edit your post within a two hour window of posting. This is no longer possible. I have asked this question and find I am listed as a poster but cannot find the answer.
In the post "POLL: Specific NEW Features That Bug You" I am listed as a poster, the last poster, but can find absolutely no evidence of the post. Where is it? How do I read what I wrote? At one point, I'd deleted the post only to find it. Now the wording has vanished but I remain 'the last poster'. WTF?
Can someone please explain what is happening?
FWIW, I am not a newbie, I have been a CH poster for about nine years and am completely boggled by this new overhaul.
Hi, Sherri. I can see both your posts in the Q&A you were in. They are both "clarifying questions. Hidden under the OP. See screenshot attached.
If you click on the down arrow next to "Ask a clarifying question." You should be able to see, and edit them (within 2 hours of posting, anyway.)
I don't understand. You can still edit your post for 2 hours after posting, and if it's an OP, you even have 6 hours.
mcsheridan, I owe you many thanks for the quick answer and explanation. linguafood, please bear with me while I attempt to explain.
It seems my first mistake was answering a Q&A post. I assumed that if I had a question, I needed to use the Q&A format.
It was in this format where I erased my first reply, completely obliterated it, yet it appeared. Hence my problem with the EDIT feature.
In the "discussion" format, the EDIT function remains.
Boy, I was flummoxed and wrote a second post. When I looked for it, the second post was nowhere to be found. I had no idea that I needed to look under "Qualifying Questions" for it.
I think, for the time being, whether or not I have a question, I will use the "Discussion" icon and forego any further contact with Q&A. Phew!
This is an improvement? How so?
This is a great example of the Q&A trap mentioned in the huge thread. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/983655 Hopefully a real world experience spells out the Q&A folly for Chow Engineering and Chow QA to read. I'm sorry you had that experience but am ever so glad you came back to share how difficult the Q&A format is to use.
I've participated in other forums with user-generated content, and whenever something was changed, there was a huge pushback from the users.
It just is so predictable. Nobody has to use the idiotic Q&A function if they don't want to.
I guess I don't get the outrage, because it hasn't affected my way of participating on CH in any way whatsoever.
OMCV (others' mileages clearly vary :-))