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posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 10:26 AM
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Most of the edits I see "no reason given" is in the end tag,

and [must be filled out] seems very explicit. Sometimes I forget. Down the line will there be some sort of penalty.


edit on 19-1-2011 by whaaa because: Just testing




posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 10:27 AM
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Its just hard to do sometimes the feature seems odd. I mean I can understand if a comment was made and then stared by another and then edited to show opposite opinion. But usually its just a simple change for me. LOL you got me



edit on 1/19/11 by Ophiuchus 13 because: (added o to oppisite and e to mad- SEE ODD FOR SUCH CORRECTIONS)
edit on 1/19/11 by Ophiuchus 13 because: (no reason given)
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posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 10:31 AM
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The only reason I ever edit anything is because my spelling and grammar is so terrible, it seems a bit redundant to be writing "I cant spell" under every one of my posts
edit on 19-1-2011 by davespanners because: I can't spell

edit on 19-1-2011 by davespanners because: My spelling is bad

edit on 19-1-2011 by davespanners because: I misspelled something

edit on 19-1-2011 by davespanners because: aghhh forget it



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 10:45 AM
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[must be filled out]

Kind of Orwellian isn't it?

edit on 19-1-2011 by SLAYER69 because: I wasn't finished mashing the keyboard with my fat hairy knuckles



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 10:58 AM
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I just forget sometimes, other times if I do remember I try to make it more interesting than it actually was...
edit on 19-1-2011 by antar because: I am on a diet and was thinking of carbohydrates instead of my spelling... Slayer, you'll have to fix my new picture's to make me look better ok?



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 10:59 AM
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edit on 19-1-2011 by Signals because: classified




Mod Note: One Line Post – Please Review This Link.
edit on 19/1/2011 by Sauron because: and warned



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 10:59 AM
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edit on 19-1-2011 by SLAYER69 because: Send me a U2U when you need me




posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 11:00 AM
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I dunno... it may be that data collected; reasons people go back and change what they've written, is worth something to someone, somewhere. This information could then be used to classify certain types of posters.... such as:

82% of semi-conservative believers in UFOs return to edit their posts by a single word, and use correct grammar.

78% of neo-somnambulists return to edit at least 10 words by 2.56703 letters each.

55% of newbies return to edit their introductions by removing 3.1 entire words and replace them with small, furry woodland creatures.

38.6% of those who eat Cap'n Crunch for breakfast end up at the dentist's office where they return to correct entire sentences while under the effects of laughing gas.

This kind of stuff is priceless to those who regurgitate mindless percentages into completely unconnected facts to then sell to large corporations who don't have the slightest idea what is going on out here.

I'll bet those in the ATS front office are making enough off of this info to buy a case of Sailor Jerry's once a year...
edit on 19-1-2011 by redoubt because: Too much Sailor Jerry's already...



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 11:13 AM
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I have a theory (I have no idea if it is true) that the feature was originally intended for Mod use., when they were editing other people's posts. "Must be filled out" because Mod actions ought to be explained. In support of this theory, I remember noticing the apparently meaningless "Editby...no reason given" tags on posts by SO long before the feature was implemented for everybody else.



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 11:17 AM
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I'm so indecisive and often add or delete parts of my post.
edit on 19/1/2011 by nerbot because: addition

edit on 19/1/2011 by nerbot because: deletion

edit on 19/1/2011 by nerbot because: spellig mistale

edit on 19/1/2011 by nerbot because: deletion

edit on 19/1/2011 by nerbot because: clarification

edit on 19/1/2011 by nerbot because: added link

edit on 19/1/2011 by nerbot because: spellig mistale

edit on 19/1/2011 by nerbot because: removed link

edit on 19/1/2011 by nerbot because: just to say I love you all

edit on 19/1/2011 by nerbot because: well...MOST of you ;-)



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 12:07 PM
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Usually edit due to gremlins causing mischief.. They delight in playing havoc on my mobile...
edit on 19-1-2011 by Expat888 because: Gremlins...



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 12:08 PM
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Originally posted by nerbot

edit on 19/1/2011 by nerbot because: just to say I love you all

edit on 19/1/2011 by nerbot because: well...MOST of you ;-)

edit on 19-1-2011 by SLAYER69 because: Well now some will get jealous if you don't share with us who you love and who you don't!



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 12:22 PM
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edit on 19-1-2011 by mr-lizard because: Thinks Slayer is just showing off now.



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 12:25 PM
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I'm sure that reason for edit is not as important as the edit itself. Does knowing what was edited really necessary or would it only add worthless information?
edit on 19-1-2011 by AtConspiracyDude because: Did I even edit anything?



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 12:28 PM
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Having a place to put the reason for your edit is very cool and it reminds you. If you don't want to say or it's a trivial thing like a left out comma, no biggie...it still lets others know something changed, avoiding things like confusion in poster-quoted material.

Having it be mandatory would be a whole other story. Are there actually plans to make it mandatory?


edit on 1/19/2011 by ~Lucidity because: Slayer spelled jealous wrong so I just wanted to
because I can!



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 12:30 PM
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I got here late what was the topic about?
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posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 12:32 PM
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Originally posted by ~Lucidity

edit on 1/19/2011 by ~Lucidity because: Slayer spelled jealous wrong so I just wanted to
because I can!


check out my 733t editing skillz

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posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 12:33 PM
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I was doing pretty good at this for a while - when the mods mentioned it - I've been slacking - will do better, promise



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 12:34 PM
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Me .. I forget a bunch. I get typing fast or I'm trying to concentrate on what I'm doing and since the feature is new to me I forget to do it. Can't teach an old dog .... and all that.



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 12:37 PM
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Originally posted by ~Lucidity
Having it be mandatory would be a whole other story. Are there actually plans to make it mandatory?

I thought it is already mandatory, at least that's what the wording "must be filled out" implies. Personally, I usually fill it out and it's 99% of the time spelling and grammar. It's not that I'm not that good at it; it's just that I type fast (10 finger system) and typo's are very common when you type fast. Also, no matter how many times you edit a post to remove all typos there will always be some left.
edit on 19/1/2011 by WalterRatlos because: Grammar and spelling




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