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Topic # 88664 20-Aug-2011 13:58 Send private message

Post edits timeout after 10 minutes, Why so short?

By the time you have proofread the final post, or think of something to add or change it has timed out.
An hour or two would be better!

I just had a rude comment about posting four posts in a row. This is why. By the time I went to edit it had timed out. Please increase the editing timeout.

Also, when inserting an image into a post, it doesn't display in the editor until the post has been submitted. Thats annoying as well.

Win7 Pro/Chrome browser.
 

Regards Allen. 

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  Reply # 509355 20-Aug-2011 14:08 Send private message

We can increase the window for post edit a little, no problem.

As for the image you have to click COMPOSE REPLY to get the full text editor.

The full text editor is not loaded in the Quick Reply box because it's a quick reply box, and loading the editor in every page would make the whole page slower.


 






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  Reply # 509359 20-Aug-2011 14:33 Send private message

freitasm: We can increase the window for post edit a little, no problem.

As for the image you have to click COMPOSE REPLY to get the full text editor.

The full text editor is not loaded in the Quick Reply box because it's a quick reply box, and loading the editor in every page would make the whole page slower.


 


Hi Mauricio,
An hour timeout on the edit would be good. Is there any reason to have it short?

I have been using the "compose reply". Just tried it now, and wouldn't you know it it worked this time. Hmm.

Regards Allen.



 

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  Reply # 509365 20-Aug-2011 14:53 Send private message

AllenG:
freitasm: We can increase the window for post edit a little, no problem.

As for the image you have to click COMPOSE REPLY to get the full text editor.

The full text editor is not loaded in the Quick Reply box because it's a quick reply box, and loading the editor in every page would make the whole page slower.


 


Hi Mauricio,
An hour timeout on the edit would be good. Is there any reason to have it short?

I have been using the "compose reply". Just tried it now, and wouldn't you know it it worked this time. Hmm.

Regards Allen.

Apparently the reasoning behind this was users were changing their OP after many posts had been done and this completely changed the intention of the thread or something like that. 

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  Reply # 509369 20-Aug-2011 15:17 Send private message

I have changed this to 60 minutes now.






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  Reply # 509370 20-Aug-2011 15:27 Send private message

freitasm: I have changed this to 60 minutes now.


Brilliant. Thanks. 

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  Reply # 509373 20-Aug-2011 15:33 Send private message

Also, it was actuallty 15 minutes before the change.




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  Reply # 509506 21-Aug-2011 00:53 Send private message

codyc1515: Apparently the reasoning behind this was users were changing their OP after many posts had been done and this completely changed the intention of the thread or something like that. 


Correct.




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  Reply # 510249 23-Aug-2011 07:15 Send private message

freitasm: I have changed this to 60 minutes now.

I've found an issue; I can see the Edit button on a post that I made 35 minutes ago, but it doesn't save changes. I'm guessing that there's a second check in there when you save.

Something to look at after TechEd :)

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  Reply # 510250 23-Aug-2011 07:19 Send private message

Hmmm. Interesting. Will test this, but there's only one place we check it.





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  Reply # 510251 23-Aug-2011 07:21 Send private message

In case it helps with troubleshooting, it's post 510242 in the HP TouchPad thread (87361). I noticed that I'd made a typo "update this this" and tried to change it to "update to this".

Edit: Just testing it in this post immediately.

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