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How to Edit My Post?

Postby Erik Hokanson » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:44 pm

Sorry to bother you with this, but I cant figure out how to edit a post I just did. How's it done? Thanks for being here.
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Re: How to Edit My Post?

Postby Mark Swanson » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:09 pm

There's an EDIT button in the lower right corner of your post. Click that, make your changes, and click SUBMIT....
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Re: How to Edit My Post?

Postby Charlie Schultz » Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:17 am

Note though that the edit window is only open for 30 minutes after you create the post.
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Re: How to Edit My Post?

Postby Gordon Bellerose » Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:31 pm

Charlie Schultz wrote:Note though that the edit window is only open for 30 minutes after you create the post.



I was wondering about that. Why such a short edit time?
I recently posted pictures of my latest build, then went into my photo hosting site and moved some pictures around.
I know this destroys the links, but I thought I would just go and replace (edit) the pictures. Of course no such luck, so now the thread has the first post with all the pictures no longer there.
I put them into a new post in the same thread, but I'm thinking maybe some members go and look at the first post, and move on thinking there are no pictures at all.
I need your help. I can't possibly make all the mistakes myself!
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Re: How to Edit My Post?

Postby Charlie Schultz » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:21 am

It's 30 minutes because that happens to be the default setting. I can up it to 60 minutes, but I think that whatever I set it to, it will be too short for somebody <g>.

Optionally, you could PM me or one of the mods to edit (or delete) the post for you.

And I know that in some cases it is duplicate effort, but you could also upload the pictures to the forum (which is what we encourage) instead of posting them somewhere else. Our library wouldn't be what it is today if people hadn't done that.
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Re: How to Edit My Post?

Postby Gordon Bellerose » Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:30 pm

I see what you are saying about the edit time.
I am unaware that pics can be loaded directly to the forum.
How does that work?
I need your help. I can't possibly make all the mistakes myself!
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Re: How to Edit My Post?

Postby Charlie Schultz » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:08 pm

Yep, photos (and short sound clips) can be saved to the forum. Check out this post for instructions: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=1656
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Re: How to Edit My Post?

Postby Gordon Bellerose » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:39 pm

Thanks Charlie.
I need your help. I can't possibly make all the mistakes myself!
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Re: How to Edit My Post?

Postby David King » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:44 pm

In the last 2-3 weeks I've been getting an error message every time I try to edit a post. I have to go back in the browser and submit it a second time and then it always works. The error message says to contact the admin. Here I'll edit this post and paste in what it says…
General Error
SQL ERROR [ mysql4 ]

Incorrect key file for table './mimf_phpb437/phpbb_search_wordmatch.MYI'; try to repair it [126]

An SQL error occurred while fetching this page. Please contact the Board Administrator if this problem persists.
Please notify the board administrator or webmaster: charlie@mimf.com
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Re: How to Edit My Post?

Postby Charlie Schultz » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:01 pm

Thanks David, I'll look into that.
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Re: How to Edit My Post?

Postby David King » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:45 am

Am I the only one that gets that error?

Charlie,
This thread might be helpful: https://www.phpbb.com/kb/article/fixing ... from-mysql
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Re: How to Edit My Post?

Postby Charlie Schultz » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:42 am

I ran the repair, let me know if you still get the errors.
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Re: How to Edit My Post?

Postby David King » Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:44 pm

testing…

and re-testing…

And it worked! Thanks Charlie.
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Re: How to Edit My Post?

Postby Eric Knapp » Wed May 04, 2016 11:00 pm

Hello, I'm on several phpBB forums and all of the others allow editing of posts without a time limit. If an edit is past a time limit of 15 or 30 minutes then the number of times the post has been edited and the timestamp of the last edit appears on the post. I find this extremely useful for correcting mistakes in posts I didn't see until much later. Is this something this forum would consider?

Thanks,

-Eric
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