Please improve New Post and Edit Post screens

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  1. DaveF

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    I'd like to see the edit screen be at least as good as the add-post for existing thread screen. The new post and edit screens are given these teeny tiny editors, in a miniscule font, lost in a sea of buttons and ads. What this means in practice, is that I usually ignore my typing errors, because the edit system is too difficult to use. My HTF use is on an iPad in Safari. I don't use a desktop computer anymore for HTF.
     
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    I'd like to see an editing system where i get half an hour to edit a post without having an edited message show up, i also ran into an issue today where i couldn't give someone a like this as it said i had reached my quota, that's not a large quota as i haven't given that many out, see below, i just edited this post less than twenty seconds after posting, that's ugly to me.
     
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    Yeah, that too.
     
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    This came up in some other thread, but I still agree that there needs to be at least (what, five minutes? - ten would be better) of grace period before the ugly "Edited..." appears.
     
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    I never see the "edit".

    I can't use edit, at all, on my LG L9(constantly processing to the server) whether on 4G or WiFi.
     
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    I'll look into the likes and edit timeout - no problem guys.
    As for the editor itself, i'll have to look into that as it's part of our platform and not something we can easily tweak. Can you send a screenshot of what you mean?
     
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    You guys have 24 hours to edit posts - and can now remove "edited by" within that window. I've also increased the like limit to 48 every 24 hours.
     
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    Thank you!! :)
     
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    I'm over the moon that i can now remove the edited by message, i'm always adding to posts or correcting typing issues so i am very pleased by this change, thanks for doing it, it's also good i can thank many more people for posts i like.
     
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    In the next release (a few months) we will have a lot more control over the editor and can look at making some tweaks. In the meantime I did audit the likes and I found that some groups had a ridiculous small number of likes they could issue. I raised and standardized this number across all the user groups.
     
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    I need some serious help with editing! I'm a new member who posted his first post and then tried to edit it but it didn't work (it said that I didn't have permission to use that feature) after several attempts (and it was only an hour or so after I made the original post). I need to add more content and fix a few punctuation errors! [Man, we desperately need an en-dash and/or an em-dash key that comes as a standard key on PC keyboards in North America -- as we always have to copy and paste the en-dash and em-dash symbols from another source such as Wikipedia, and that is so annoying in of itself!!]
     
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    Steven:

    There might be a restriction on editing for new sign-ups. I'll look into it.

    In the meantime, why not just add another post with the additional content.

    Welcome to the forum! [​IMG]
     
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    Welcome to Home Theater Forum. You should be able to edit your post for 24 hours via an edit link on the bottom right of your post.
     
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    Some instructions for help in creating your dashes, i can't guarantee it will work for you though.

    You can create a dash on a PC by holding down the ALT key and typing either 0150 (en-dash) or 0151 (em-dash).
     

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