View Poll Results: How do you indicate edits in your posts?

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  • [edit] text [/edit]

    5 20.00%
  • Some consistent style, like EDIT: text

    13 52.00%
  • Inconsistently, but edits are typically indicated.

    2 8.00%
  • I just add the text in, without any annotations.

    3 12.00%
  • It varies.

    2 8.00%
  • I don't edit my posts.

    0 0%

[edit] Edit tags? [/edit]

This is a discussion on [edit] Edit tags? [/edit] within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; >> I haven't written any C in a few years, honestly. I just stick around for GD Yeah, I've noticed....

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    >> I haven't written any C in a few years, honestly. I just stick around for GD
    Yeah, I've noticed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Queatrix View Post
    >> I haven't written any C in a few years, honestly. I just stick around for GD
    Yeah, I've noticed.
    Shhhh, the adults are talking

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    lol hi Queatrix

    yeah I'm working on building my synergestic capabitlities to create a real-world slution for the rapidly growing computer electronics industry.

    sort of.

    edit: I may have overstated things...

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    Ah, management then.

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    There should be some restriction that only allows you to post as many posts in the GD as you have in the rest of the board.

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    that's a good idea here's another

    You're adopted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Queatrix View Post
    There should be some restriction that only allows you to post as many posts in the GD as you have in the rest of the board.
    I'd hate for people to start spamming up the other boards just to post in GD, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Govtcheez View Post
    Ah, management then.
    actually I was just trying to one-up you there is no project

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    I know this would probably be complicated to add, but most of us are familiar with version control. Why not just make it so that you can page through the edits. That way you don't have a lot of repeated text and you can note the changes. People posting a response can have a button added to their post so you reference the proper version they were responding to.
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    As a forum dev (not vB) I have to ask it this way:

    What would the edit BBC tag actually do? Most BBC tags are really just some sort of string replacement. So what would you do for this one?

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    I would say change the color and/or font properties of the text so that it stands out from the rest of the post would be one easy solution. One could still edit their post without the tags for simple typos and stuff, but to make new sentences/paragraphs stand out in a uniform way they could use the [edit] tags.

    The idea of versions of the post would be nice but is quite complicated unless you were working on your own forum software and could handle the actual event of the poster clicking "submit edit" or whatever.

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    On another board I'm a member of they made sarcasm tags that just changed the color of the text slightly

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    Edit tags could be much like code tags. They start a new paragraph and add a border around the text. That way you could have indented edits:
    [edit] I think [edit=2] no wait, it doesn't [/edit] [/edit]
    would look something like
    Code:
    I think
    Code:
    no wait, it doesn't
    except with "edit:" instead of "code:". [edit] Some vertical space might need to be eliminated for that to work. [/edit]

    Of course the =2 part could be optional, I just like putting it in.

    Or it could be something as simple as changing the fore- or background colour of the text. Nested edits would be hard to indicate then, but that doesn't matter too much. Significant edits aren't usually nested.

    [edit=2] Perhaps edit tags could be like inlinecode tags on some forums, such as DaniWeb. That would eliminate the space issue. [/edit]

    [edit=3] There could also be special edit tags added by moderators: Becoming a Professional Programmer [/edit]
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    >Mmm, that's what I thought too . . . but how long is "a few minutes", exactly?
    It's something close to 2 minutes after which the "last edited by user" will appear. Unless you're a moderator.

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    It's the same on pretty much any forum - an indication saying "edit: text" (or "edit #2: text" when multiple edits are made). In most cases, I just add more text but in some cases (the most common of which is when I have a typo in the UBBCode causing odd looks), I make the changes in the post but flag it in my usual way with the "edit: text".
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