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How to Edit My Post?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:44 pm
by Erik Hokanson
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.
-Hoke

Re: How to Edit My Post?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:09 pm
by Mark Swanson
There's an EDIT button in the lower right corner of your post. Click that, make your changes, and click SUBMIT....

Re: How to Edit My Post?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:17 am
by Charlie Schultz
Note though that the edit window is only open for 30 minutes after you create the post.

Re: How to Edit My Post?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:31 pm
by Gordon Bellerose
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.

Re: How to Edit My Post?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:21 am
by Charlie Schultz
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.

Re: How to Edit My Post?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:30 pm
by Gordon Bellerose
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?

Re: How to Edit My Post?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:08 pm
by Charlie Schultz
Yep, photos (and short sound clips) can be saved to the forum. Check out this post for instructions: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=1656

Re: How to Edit My Post?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:39 pm
by Gordon Bellerose
Thanks Charlie.

Re: How to Edit My Post?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:44 pm
by David King
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

Re: How to Edit My Post?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:01 pm
by Charlie Schultz
Thanks David, I'll look into that.

Re: How to Edit My Post?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:45 am
by David King
Am I the only one that gets that error?

Charlie,
This thread might be helpful: https://www.phpbb.com/kb/article/fixing ... from-mysql

Re: How to Edit My Post?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:42 am
by Charlie Schultz
I ran the repair, let me know if you still get the errors.

Re: How to Edit My Post?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:44 pm
by David King
testing…

and re-testing…

And it worked! Thanks Charlie.

Re: How to Edit My Post?

PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 11:00 pm
by Eric Knapp
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