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Editing "grace period" for comments and topics increased to 5 minutes

This is an extremely minor change and I don't know if it's even really worth posting about, but I think it's probably good to make people aware: I've just increased the "grace period" for editing both comments and topics to 5 minutes (previously it was only 2 minutes). That is, any edits inside the first 5 minutes after it was posted won't mark the post with the (edited ... ago) text.

Currently, all older posts that were edited between 2-5 minutes after posting will still be marked as edited, but I'll probably go back and un-mark those as well.
Updated all old posts now as well.

20 comments

  1. whoblowsthere Link
    I like this. Good change! I always catch my typos riiiight after the 2 minute grace period.

    I like this. Good change!

    I always catch my typos riiiight after the 2 minute grace period.

    16 votes
  2. [5]
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    1. [4]
      ruspaceni Link Parent
      Yeah, I've noticed that if I just rely on the live preview then mistakes will just manifest themselves in the post. No matter how much I check before posting, they always pop up.. Idk if I just...

      Yeah, I've noticed that if I just rely on the live preview then mistakes will just manifest themselves in the post. No matter how much I check before posting, they always pop up..

      Idk if I just get tunnel vision and fix things inside the paragraphs but forget about the flow of the entire comment as a whole or what, but it's quite common that on longer form comments I'll have to re-arrange/split up paragraphs a lot.

      5 mins makes that process a lot less frantic if you've got a long one, or if you've found a few errors lurking. So this is a very nice change that I didn't even know I wanted!

      Although this does open some sneaky edit stuff which might get a bit murky down the line.

      8 votes
      1. [3]
        frickindeal Link Parent
        I've never seen a live preview here. Am I missing something?

        if I just rely on the live preview

        I've never seen a live preview here. Am I missing something?

        3 votes
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          1. frickindeal Link Parent
            Just added Tildes Extended to FF. Thanks for pointing that out.

            Just added Tildes Extended to FF. Thanks for pointing that out.

            2 votes
        2. ruspaceni Link Parent
          Oops I forgot that i had an extension. I guess the 5 minutes grace is even more needed. Someone here made a thing https://github.com/theCrius/tildes-extended

          Oops I forgot that i had an extension. I guess the 5 minutes grace is even more needed. Someone here made a thing https://github.com/theCrius/tildes-extended

          3 votes
  3. [3]
    whoblowsthere Link
    Since this topic is about UI changes I have a question for you @Deimos. I saw that there was a post that was deleted (“topic removed by user” was the text in red up top I believe), but I can still...

    Since this topic is about UI changes I have a question for you @Deimos.

    I saw that there was a post that was deleted (“topic removed by user” was the text in red up top I believe), but I can still go and see the post via navigating old commmets. It just doesn’t show in the main post feed.

    Is this by design?

    4 votes
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      Deimos Link Parent
      Yeah, I think that the topic author should be able to delete their posts if they want to, but I think it's too far to give them the power to completely destroy all the comments and conversations...

      Yeah, I think that the topic author should be able to delete their posts if they want to, but I think it's too far to give them the power to completely destroy all the comments and conversations that might have been going on in the topic as well.

      17 votes
      1. whoblowsthere Link Parent
        I like that, it happens too often on other sites.

        I like that, it happens too often on other sites.

        3 votes
  4. [10]
    doug3465 Link
    Now I have to wait 5 minutes to reply to a comment in case they change something. Other than that, I don’t see a problem with giving more time for people to catch errors or make additions. Thanks...

    Now I have to wait 5 minutes to reply to a comment in case they change something. Other than that, I don’t see a problem with giving more time for people to catch errors or make additions. Thanks for the update.

    3 votes
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      Deimos Link Parent
      Why do you need to wait? The marker doesn't prevent them from changing anything.

      Why do you need to wait? The marker doesn't prevent them from changing anything.

      9 votes
      1. doug3465 Link Parent
        Because when there’s a marker the etiquette of providing an explanation of what has been added or changed saves any conversation derailment. I just feel I should wait the 5 minutes so I know the...

        Because when there’s a marker the etiquette of providing an explanation of what has been added or changed saves any conversation derailment. I just feel I should wait the 5 minutes so I know the comment I’m replying to is finalized and there won’t be any ninja edits.

        6 votes
      2. [7]
        LordManley Link Parent
        I think I support OP here - this does open itself to abuse. I mean, not with just us here, but in the longer term.

        I think I support OP here - this does open itself to abuse.

        I mean, not with just us here, but in the longer term.

        3 votes
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          super_james Link Parent
          There's an easy work around ;)

          I think I support OP here - this does open itself to abuse.
          I mean, not with just us here, but in the longer term.

          There's an easy work around ;)

          4 votes
          1. [5]
            LordManley Link Parent
            Which is?

            Which is?

            1 vote
            1. [4]
              Lynx Link Parent
              Quoting.

              Which is?

              Quoting.

              9 votes
              1. [3]
                LordManley Link Parent
                I refute that! :)

                Quotes are not at all open to abuse.

                I refute that! :)

                8 votes
                1. CALICO Link Parent
                  >implying implications :) Meme's aside, I certainly recognize the potential for abuse in a longer grace period (I always missed that 2min window though, so I think it's great). However, in the...

                  >implying implications
                  :)
                  Meme's aside, I certainly recognize the potential for abuse in a longer grace period (I always missed that 2min window though, so I think it's great). However, in the future we'll have that reputation system, and systems in place to combat systemic misuse. Plus, other users will keep us honest. If somebody is constantly editing their posts to something wildly different, then people will catch on and call bullshit on that. That would get noticed, and things can be dealt with from there.

                  6 votes
                2. super_james Link Parent
                  But where is Lynx 'Edited' note? You posted 2 hours after them...

                  But where is Lynx 'Edited' note?
                  You posted 2 hours after them...

  5. sam4ritan Link
    Much appreciated!

    Much appreciated!

    2 votes
  6. Fin Link
    Running a killer site here. Love it a lot more than reddit.

    Running a killer site here. Love it a lot more than reddit.

    2 votes