5 minute Editing Window for Comments - Too Short & What's the Point?

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  1. eugbug profile image98
    eugbugposted 17 months ago

    Ok, It's probably better to get things right first time and not have to edit comments, but extra info may need to be added later for the benefit of other readers. So what's the point of the 5 minute limit? We can delete our own comments after the timeout and repost, however if other readers have posted in the meantime, a replacement comment cannot be slipped into place after the original readers question/comment.

    1. Jesse Drzal profile image96
      Jesse Drzalposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Hmm..that is interesting, to say the least.

    2. Maina Ndungu profile image94
      Maina Ndunguposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      You can edit your comments any time in your account  > comments. But I'm not sure whether they change position.

      1. eugbug profile image98
        eugbugposted 17 months agoin reply to this

        Hi Maina, Yes you can access all your comments from account > comments, however once 5 minutes passes, they are locked and cannot be edited.

  2. eugbug profile image98
    eugbugposted 17 months ago

    It's a pain also if comments have typos. They can't be corrected without deleting and reposting, with the new comment possibly way down the list and out of place.

  3. Will Apse profile image88
    Will Apseposted 17 months ago

    It is annoyingly short but maybe it is a resource thing.

    1. eugbug profile image98
      eugbugposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      I wonder do our comments go through the CrowdFlower service?

      http://hubpages.com/community/forum/136 … oderation-

  4. Will Apse profile image88
    Will Apseposted 17 months ago

    A relatively short editing time makes for a more natural conservation, I suppose. If your brain works rather slowly, a little more than five minutes would help. It would help me, lol.

    I don't reckon they will be throwing resources at this kind of issue, though.

  5. Millionaire Tips profile image92
    Millionaire Tipsposted 17 months ago

    If someone replied to your post, and then you changed the post, it could lead to confusion.

    Some people may say something inflammatory and then change something sweet, making it seem like the people who replied on the post overreacted. I have a feeling they save themselves lots of trouble this way.

    1. Jean Bakula profile image96
      Jean Bakulaposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Even if you delete the comment, it shows in earlier posts, if you change your mind. I've given up most forums. They are more of a source for people to argue, and I also find I'd like to add more info. In the end, it's wasting writing time. The forums are useful for getting answers on certain topics, but with so many changing rules, it is hard not to be misunderstood or getting varied answers.

    2. eugbug profile image98
      eugbugposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Well yes, that's all true/. Maybe Editbot could be used for correcting grammar/typos?

 
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