(Topic ID: 91566)

Is it considered "bad form" to change, or edit, your response on Pinside...


By cheesewhisperer

5 years ago



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    #1 5 years ago

    ...if it's fairly recent, and hasn't been quoted yet?

    #2 5 years ago

    There is a little "edit reason" box at the bottom that you can explain why you needed to edit your response.

    Post edited by vid1900: fixed sentance structure for clarity

    #3 5 years ago

    I edit my responses a number of times after entering them (mostly to correct grammar).

    I will enter a new line with the "edit:" callout and the additional content if I'm adding more information or if I'm changing what I typed in the original comment

    edit: just like this

    Post edited by j_m_: added edit section

    #4 5 years ago

    It's only really bad form if you make several douchey posts....and then after people start calling you out on your nonsense you run back and edit your posts to look like less of a twerp.

    For the most part, editing your post is fine, even if it has been quoted.

    ...unless you are a gigantic tool.

    #5 5 years ago

    To me, it's better than having a bunch of separate posts with one line in it.

    #6 5 years ago

    I edit my posts all time time to fix wording or add a few sentences, but only if it's recent. I'll click post and then realize I was maybe too harsh, or that I could explain something more and I'll fix it. If it's right away I don't mark it as edited, though I'll do an edit: etc if I don't catch it within moments just to be clear.

    #7 5 years ago

    Well, I'll be a monkey's uncle...

    Post edited by cheesewhisperer: I thought of a better cliché...

    #8 5 years ago

    dirty pool, old man. i like it!

    #9 5 years ago
    Quoted from pmWolf:

    It's only really bad form if you make several douchey posts....and then after people start calling you out on your nonsense you run back and edit your posts to look like less of a twerp.
    For the most part, editing your post is fine, even if it has been quoted.
    ...unless you are a gigantic tool.

    Yup to all that.

    #10 5 years ago

    I think the only real bad form is editing someone else's post and quoting it to make them say something different. Unless it's really funny.

    Quoted from cheesewhisperer:

    I like whispering to cheese...

    Post edited by DarkWizard: Added "Unless it's really funny."

    #11 5 years ago

    I've spent fifteen plus years clarifying inside the body of a post before resubmitting anytime I edit something. I doubt that's going to stop any time soon.

    edit - Like this.

    #12 5 years ago

    Good form when appropriate. I recently edited a few posts because I inadvertently posted fals statements (which would make them rumors, I guess) that I thought was true. It was appropriate for me to correct the statements and take accountability.

    Some fun stuff can be found here when posts are edited significantly after being quoted!

    #13 5 years ago

    Or the other way around...................................

    Quoted from StevenP:

    Some fun stuff can be found here when posts are quoted after being significantly edited!

    #14 5 years ago
    Quoted from Aurich:

    I edit my posts all time time to fix wording or add a few sentences, but only if it's recent. I'll click post and then realize I was maybe too harsh, or that I could explain something more and I'll fix it. If it's right away I don't mark it as edited, though I'll do an edit: etc if I don't catch it within moments just to be clear.

    And that's generally fine. I do that too. Pinside does not have a preview button so posting, to me, is like preview. I will fix typos, add sentences etc.

    I would suggest that editing is fine if it's recent and only until someone quotes your post. After that, an edit reason is absolutely mandatory if you ask me.

    #15 5 years ago

    I almost edited my initial reaction post after someone bought the fire pin I was driving up to get. It was my initial knee jerk reaction but felt after emotions calmed down a bit harsh. I left it but said I didn't feel it was appropriate when I calmed down... it was the way I was feeling tho so left it.

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