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a reply to: NthOther
I reply to the post--so that by the time I've replied to it (or am ready to click the button), you've rendered my response nearly irrelevant or completely out-of-context.
originally posted by: hutch622
90 percent of the time i edit for spelling or to make my reply flow a bit more . No matter how many times i read what i have written when i post i see something that needs attention . That and my sometimes ongoing story about little red riding hood and goldilocks in the edit box .
originally posted by: TrueBrit
Let's say that I have formulated a post, and intend to add sources, video, and so on. And let us suppose that I have even queued up the video and sources in another window, or tab. Let us also assume that during the point between finishing the written body of my post, and adding the source material links, someone interrupts me with some mundane nonsense. I hit post, having brain farted, and come back half an hour later to find that my post is sans the requisite support.
I have to edit, to make the damned thing complete. Now, in an ideal world, where all members are free, both in terms of time, and intellectual space, to do nothing all day but post to ATS and research points and data, that simply would not happen. Ever. But we all have lives to live, and they do get in the way sometimes. We have to allow for that.
originally posted by: SpongeBeard
Generally I'll type up a quick response to an article, and then slowly (sometimes even days after) as things surface in my mind, I'll go back and edit the post to make it more relevant.
originally posted by: MoonBlossom
I will refrain from editing, should I notice that someone has already starred my post, because I feel that may be unfair to the reader's interpretation of what was already there.