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fixing up past sentences

Discussion in 'Living Room' started by Leo2413, 15th Mar, 2016.

  1. Leo2413

    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    So every so often I'll see an old post of mine where the spelling/grammar etc is wrong (usually from being sloppy) and edit it to what it should be. The times it won't let me edit it.. I get annoyed at myself and hope that the post would just disappear into oblivion....

    Going over old posts to fix spelling etc has become somewhat obsessive ... Anyone else do this...so I can feel better...?
     
  2. EN710

    EN710 Well-Known Member

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    Yes.

    They look perfect until I published the reply. Then there's this glaring mistake and I was like.... what?? > Edit > Fix
     
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  3. Lizzie

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    Yes - I cringe when a see a post of mine that has been "out there" for a while with incorrect spelling or grammar ... even worse on my FB business page. I try and correct it asap and hope no one noticed
     
  4. vbplease

    vbplease Well-Known Member

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    Leo, can you kindly edit this sentence? I'm not sure what you mean :p
     
  5. EN710

    EN710 Well-Known Member

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    Solution.

    Buy Premium membership - this allows additional time to edit your posts. I'm sure @Simon Hampel would be happy:p
     
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  6. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Founder Staff Member

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    Yes, but not unlimited time!
     
  7. Leo2413

    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I am more than happy to t/f the premium fee to an account, just don't want my avatar to show I am a premium member.
     
  8. Leo2413

    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    :mad::p
     
  9. EN710

    EN710 Well-Known Member

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    Why is that? Are you worried that people will think your opinion is more credible than the regular Leo2413 poster? :p
     
  10. Leo2413

    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    hehe... no.. well people should always do their own DD on anything and everything. No matter what I read on here, even if I really respect the person, I will never take anything at face value and always double and triple check something if I'm going to adopt it.

    I just started with no membership label and prefer to stay that way. :)
     
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  11. JacM

    JacM VIC Buyer's Agent Business Member

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    Yes I do that also. However I also noticed that the edit button disappears after a certain period of time.
     
  12. Leo2413

    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    yeah...Not Happy Jac! :D
     
  13. Simon Hampel

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    Yes, this is an unfortunate necessity to deal with those people who would rewrite history because someone removes their gruntle - or in the event that an account is compromised by a third party and used to edit spam into old posts.

    I've also seen particularly determined spammers create seemingly innocuous posts and then go back and edit them down the track, hoping that their edits slip through without being moderated.

    You are always welcome to report your own post and request that the moderators edit it for you.
     
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  14. JacM

    JacM VIC Buyer's Agent Business Member

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    @Leo2413 I am the majority of the other readers would not be worried about the occasional spelling or grammatical error. The information remains the same.
     
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  16. Terry_w

    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    You should read some of my old posts! I guess we all do it when we are in a rush and a not taking too much care to focus.
     
  17. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    I'll say 1 thing then shut up. I like it when people shorten "et cetera" to "etc". Not "ect".

    Ahhhh.... Nice to get that finally off my chest.
    :)
     
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  18. The Y-man

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    You have been sentenced. You can not fix up your past sins..............

    The Y-man

    (Damn! Typo!)
     
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  19. Leo2413

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    I'm moving up the ladder , became a premium member woo hoo! :D
     
  20. Mumbai

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    You betcha. In fact, I go a step further where I feel like editing others spelling and grammatical mistakes. Especially, the 'could ofs', 'should ofs', 'yours',, etc !