An edit button in myLot?

edit button - Now how'd you like this button beside everything you posted?
Philippines
July 21, 2008 9:29am CST
Why not? Don't you guys think there should be an "edit" button for the discussions you've started and posts you've made? It's win-win for the admin and the users I believe. On the user side, mistakes can be corrected increasing the quality of the posts ultimately leading to a better myLot, which is beneficial to the admin. Plus, it adds a "feature", adding one more reason to post in myLot and potentially attracting prospective myLot members. The more members, the merrier myLot becomes. Users are satisfied, and admin is satisfied -- the cycle continues. What do you guys think?
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@liquorice (3901)
21 Jul 08
Yes, sometimes I have wished that we could edit our posts, as it's sometimes really difficult to spot typos while you're writing your message. We do have the opportunity to edit our posts before we submit them, which I know isn't ideal. But I suppose it makes sense, because they wouldn't want us to post a discussion or a response, then pay us for it, only for us to go back and edit it! The content that we're paid for has to stay constant for the system to work. I know that if you have a serious reason for wanting a discussion deleted then they can do this for us, but we have to contact them and ask them to do this.
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• Philippines
21 Jul 08
liquorice, your argument actually makes sense. However, it surely wouldn't be a problem for the admin if I can improve the quality of my post by editing, but I got paid lower because the quality of my post prior to the edit was poorer, and who would edit to make his post worse? If someone does for some unknown reason, we can easily report abuse through the "!" button. The part were we contact admin to delete a discussion, if there's a better way to do that -- easier and faster, then I'd greatly appreciate.
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@liquorice (3901)
21 Jul 08
I guess they don't want to give us the ability to do this as they can't be sure that we will improve it. We might decide we don't want the post on the net any more and completely delete it! It would be silly of myLot to risk getting incomplete discussions and things that no longer make sense because part of the discussion has been edited. They can't really just rely on other myLotters to report abuse if the quality of the post decreases, it's not just the quality that's important but also the flow. And myLot's reputation would be at risk if it didn't make sense. Also, it would be difficult for other myLotters to judge if the quality of your post has decreased; they might not have seen the original version, and whether or not it has got worse is a subjective thing.
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• Philippines
8 Aug 08
So we ask the question, if myLotters were given an edit button, what would they use if for? I have no concrete data, but since it's an "edit" button, I think is would be used to do minor corrections. Yes, I do acknowledge your point of it's potential for abuse, however, I believe it would be silly for an individual to manually delete his text just because he realized he wouldn't want to post in the web. If someone really does do that, we have the "!" button. The flow of the discussion would not be compromised for minor edits, but if it does, fellow myLotters could use the "!" button, yet again, to report to the admin. Quality is indeed subjective, I agree with you liquorice. However, I think the chances of a writing being perceived as good would significantly increase if the author perceive it as good himself. Thank you so much for you ideas liquorice, I appreciate it. I'm glad to find people in myLot who engage in sensible argument. Cheers and keep posting!
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@CopyPaper (229)
• Philippines
22 Jul 08
Mylot always hear their member's sentinment, alright. But I don't think they haven't applied this suggestion. I have encountered many threads/topics like this before but to no avail. Hope mylot will consider this improvement. God Bless.
• Philippines
8 Aug 08
Well, we can only hope the admin hears it this time or perhaps consider it in the next site update.
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@spoiled311 (5502)
• Philippines
21 Jul 08
hi speak! i guess they don't put that because there is already a "preview" button before posting the reply or the discussion we have started. but hey, i never used that button and i think a great majority don't either. i just want to post and sometimes the preview button takes so much time. so i just type what comes into mind and i hit the button. lol no more previews. but i guess that is a good idea. i wonder why mylot didn't include that in the first place? maybe it is difficult to re-program the entire system? i dunno, i am not a programmer. hehehe good day and God bless you! :) ps. but really, i don't care...hehe i am okay with mylot for the last 2 years that i am a member here. hehe don't need revisions, except probably if they can pay us more. lol
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
21 Jul 08
I just made a spelling mistake in a response that I entered. I realised it immediately after. On this point I must say I agree with you. However it does tend to raise further questions in terms of what will you be allowed to edit and when ? Would you allow a person to edit or change the entire post after say they have received 5 posts ? The subject is certainly worth discussion.
• Philippines
21 Jul 08
The same happened to me alokn99, and how I wish there's an edit button just like the forums that I post to... I'd suggest edits be implemented as a feature to members with a certain number of posts to reduce system load. Something similar to copy-paste, smileys, and the star beside our names. As for editing a post with comments already, an "edited (x hours/min/sec ago)" indicator would be enough i guess (also reduces system load). It informs the reader to increase their error tolerance on the topic upon reading the comments given prior to the edit.
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@Wolfechu (1193)
• United States
21 Jul 08
I'd love one, considering I generally only spot typos just after I've hit submit post.
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• Philippines
21 Jul 08
Glad you shared my idea wolfechu!
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