I notice sometimes, it seems, I can edit or delete a comment I've made on the forums, and then other times I can't. Is there a reason for that?
Edit: I'm editing this post 2 hours after I posted it, for instance. So, I'm not certain time is a factor. Just as a time-stamp, calculus-geometry replied to this and then I replied calculus-geometry's comment, below.
I think it works like comments on a hub where you have a window of time to edit. How long after writing the post did you try to edit it?
I can't remember. I didn't think it was very long afterward, but I honestly can't remember.
But it seems like it's inconsistent. I thought that I've been able to edit/delete a long time after I've written a comment, before. And sometimes seems like I lose the chance to do so almost immediately, or soon after I've written the comment.
I think you get 5 or 6 hours. It's around that kind of time frame anyway.
It probably does depend on the length of time since it has been entered.
Perhaps it also depends on the type of comment, the subject of the forum, or the amount of comments that are posted.
I believe more that it is the first one.
There is a window of time during which you can edit or delete a post with some caveats.
For comments on Hubs, it's about 10 minutes. Then your comment is at the mercy and will of the Hub owner. They can honor your takedown request or not.
For forum comments, I've always found it reliable to edit or delete up to about two hours. The editing window can be longer, I've had results after that vary, which I think depends on how the site servers have updated. However....
If what you said was quoted by someone else before you edited or attempted to delete your comment, the original comment is sometimes preserved in that other person's post. I have found comments users (or admin) have removed still intact because they were quoted by someone who replied before the deletion attempt occurred. That's always interesting.
So if you want to change your mind about something you said posted here, it's best done sooner than later.
by Hokey6 years ago
Maybe its just me but I realize the work people put into their writing so I comment. Even if its just a thanks for sharing. How about you?
by Dan Harmon5 years ago
Well, I got my first nasty comment today; the question is how to respond. The comment is on a hub about personal integrity and morality standards going down hill.Comment:wilderness probably got beat up as a child...
by Faith Reaper9 months ago
I apologize, but it seems a "Best" answer was chosen on my question when I did not choose it. I hope the HP Team can help me or someone can inform me why that happened! I noticed it via my phone...
by Sarah Jane Bourdeau4 years ago
I've only written a handful of Hubs so far, and I knew that I would encounter this issue due to the nature of my writing. I have one Hubber who continues to post personal insults in the comments of all of my...
by Nicole Canfield3 years ago
Do you all ever get soooo many negative comments on a single hub that you just get tired of dealing with it? If it was all positive comments that wouldn't bother me, heck I even like a good debate from time to...
by Amanda Littlejohn3 years ago
So I published a Hub for kids and parents about the importance of History and trying to show how interesting the subject can be. Then some guy makes a comment on there about the Bible being the best source of historical...
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.