We just added the ability to edit comments for five minutes across all MetaFilter sites. [more inside]
posted by pb
on Oct 1, 2012 -
This is a genuine query not a complaint - does anyone else read a lot of AskMeFi questions, think they could perhaps help, then when they look 'over the fold' get put off by the huge bulk of further details? [more inside]
posted by Megami
on Aug 23, 2012 -
Whatever happened to the "Timed Editing" feature allowing corrections on comments/posts for 3 minutes after posting (pre-announced and tested here in December 2008
)? Was it officially canceled, filed and forgotten, or implemented but Wendell's too stupid to figure out how to use it?
posted by wendell
on Sep 27, 2009 -
Google has once again updated its Chrome browser, and as I seem to remember happening before, the little buttons have disappeared from Metafilter's edit window, that allow you to easily create bold, italic text or a link.
posted by evilcolonel
on May 27, 2009 -
We're considering a new feature and could use some help kicking the tires. [more inside]
posted by pb
on Dec 17, 2008 -
I'm seeing a lot of very eloquent responses to AskMe questions getting deleted. Some of them are very long, and while they could be thought of as containing some
offending material, the whole comments are being deleted. I want to propose and discuss just removing the offensive parts -- editing out sentences or paragraphs, and not entire comments, so that the "good stuff" can remain. [more inside]
posted by strangeguitars
on Dec 17, 2007 -
Comment editing: Is it a pony in the works for some day or will it never ever happen? [more inside]
posted by drezdn
on Nov 30, 2007 -
Can someone please
change the text of this FPP on Heroes
so it doesn't refer to the name of a well-known comic series with a similarly well-known plot?
posted by spiderwire
on Mar 12, 2007 -
Just posted this
And the preview looked fine, but the final posting is one paragraph and hard to read. How can I correct it and did I do something wrong?
posted by zaphod
on Mar 5, 2007 -
I bought my project (on MeFi Projects) its own domain. Can I (or Mattamyn) edit the old post to reflect the new domain, or may I repost it? Or should I just live with the redirect?
posted by IndigoRain
on Sep 2, 2006 -
How difficult would it be to program an edit function into our comments that allows us to revise our contributions within 1-5 minutes of posting it? I think it'd be a very cool thing to have for us OCD types that apologize after we spell something wrong and immediately correct ourselves in the next comment. Also, it could serve as a conscience (you post something, you regret it immediately, and get rid of it). Note, I'm not asking for unlimited editing. Only the ability to edit within 1-5 minutes of your original post.
posted by SeizeTheDay
on Jun 15, 2006 -
Post editor pony request: a method to shove part of long posts into the first comment, after the post has gone up.
posted by anotherpanacea
on Jun 5, 2006 -
note: Help maintain a healthy, respectful discussion by focusing comments on the
issues, topics, and facts at hand -- not at other members of the site.
This is new, right? I don't like it.
posted by rxrfrx
on Mar 23, 2006 -
Temporary comment editing?
I'm sure this has been brought up before but......It would be nice to be able to edit one's comments for a short period after posting. Not for very long, obviously, but long enough to fix glaring errors or spelling mistakes.
posted by fenriq
on Feb 3, 2006 -
is really bothering me. There were a few remarks (mine among them) below this, calling attention to it, but Matt closed the thread without addressing this issue. Can we see no more editing for content please? Let posts/comments stand or be deleted, but this middle ground is too slippery a slope.
posted by caitlinb
on Jul 19, 2005 -
My bad: this post
is probably worded a bit awkwardly; should probably be something more like "commerce clause grants congress the exclusive power to regulate interstate commerce" or something like that. Point being that other bodies (e.g. state legislatures) aren't allowed. If clear enough, let it sit. Thanks.
posted by rkent
on May 16, 2005 -
A questionable joke (in terms of humor, not [I think] taste) was edited out of my post
. I'm not questioning the decision, I'm wondering if it would be a good idea to email or otherwise message to the poster saying "I edited your post because..." so that we can all learn and do better next time.
posted by Capn
on Mar 23, 2005 -
Is there a way to alter the tags once a post has been made? I posted this
with the tags "new orleans jazz funeral" and in hindsight, New Orleans and jazz funeral are single entities. Should they have an underscore? Should there be a way to group them? Suggestions?
posted by Igor XA
on Jan 25, 2005 -
Can I suggest a word limit on Ask Me posts? I have just had a look over and the first 2 posts for December 3rd are, in my opinion, rather over the top.
posted by Frasermoo
on Dec 3, 2004 -
Linking to my own post as an example
, it would be really handy to be able to edit your posts at times. Would this pony ever grow legs and run around the field chasing butterflies and scaring children?
posted by twine42
on Feb 25, 2004 -
Is it possible to have an edit facility? I know there are ample opportunities before you actually post, but some of us like to unwind after work on a Friday with a little drink or three and don't always spot our little boo boos until it's too late, thus incurring the wrath of the less tolerant among us.
If we could edit the post, post posting as it were, it would save embarrassment.
Profound apologies for my too too boo boo on Miguel Carduso's radio thread. Should have caught an earlier choo choo.
posted by Fat Buddha
on Mar 8, 2002 -
A post delete feature. My school's internal bbs does this by only allowing you to delete your post if it was the last post to that thread or FP, so no replier ends up looking crazy. Might clear up a lot of duplicate/angry posts.
posted by skyline
on Jan 4, 2002 -
This thread sucks
. The link doesn't jump down to the story, the subject matter isn't very funny or interesting, it's just stupid. The post is too long, the comments are pretty pointless. I would delete it, but it could create more trouble than it is worth. What should be done about sub-par links? Anything? Take the good with the bad?
posted by mathowie
on Aug 29, 2001 -
just wondering.... any way we could get a way to edit our own posts? ... i know there is a preview , but hey, mistakes happen
posted by a11an
on Apr 11, 2001 -
I recently switched to IE 5.5, and I've found that when I "go back to fix a problem" in a followup post, there's nothing there to edit. So I'm stuck with what I wrote the first time.
Oddly enough, I *can* go back to fix a problem on an original post. Is there a difference in how you're doing that on original posts and on followups?
posted by Steven Den Beste
on Aug 20, 2000 -