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13 minutes ago, andybarton said:

up to 30 minutes after your post

That's exactly what folks are complaining about! Any error noticed after 30 minutes have passed cannot be corrected.

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28 minutes ago, roydonian said:

That's exactly what folks are complaining about! Any error noticed after 30 minutes have passed cannot be corrected.

I don’t think that’s unreasonable (30 or 60 minutes)

That’s plenty of time to correct typos. 

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vor 8 Stunden schrieb pgk:

There is a time limit. For a period there is an 'edit' button which disappears after a short time. This means that my typos are there for evver🤔.

The correct answer is „60 minutes“.

This is the time span in which you can edit your own posts.

After that you can contact us to make corrections – but only in important cases ;)

Andreas

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11 hours ago, andybarton said:

I don’t think that’s unreasonable (30 or 60 minutes)

That’s plenty of time to correct typos. 

One thing I learned early in my career as a writer and journalist is the difficulty of proofreading something that you have just written, particularly if you are under time pressure. You tend to see what you thought you'd written rather than what you did write. One highly-experienced copy editor recommended that newly written text should be put into a drawer for 24 hours before being proofread.

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The writer's intent is normally pretty clear to understand even if there are a few typos within their text so it's usually a good idea to make considerable allowances where typos are concerned for precisely the reason roydonian highlights in post #11.

Philip.

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1 hour ago, roydonian said:

One thing I learned early in my career as a writer and journalist is the difficulty of proofreading something that you have just written, particularly if you are under time pressure. You tend to see what you thought you'd written rather than what you did write. One highly-experienced copy editor recommended that newly written text should be put into a drawer for 24 hours before being proofread.

The same is the case with pictures actually. I have often posted photos that I took on the same day and I thought they were great. But when I see them again the next day, I realize that the editing is lousy and the picture really embarrasses me. It makes me regret not waiting a day to post it.

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Posted (edited)

I have a suggestion:

First: For me its fully ok that there is that 1 hour to make changes.

But it upsets me when I see a text mistake and I correct it that immediately the post is marked as "changed". My suggestion is now to allow changes within 10 minutes without being stamped as changed . . . . 

Edited by M11 for me
OMG this again
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19 minutes ago, M11 for me said:

But it upsets me when I see a text mistake and I correct it that immediately the post is marked as "changed". My suggestion is now to allow changes within 10 minutes without being stamped as changed . . . . 

Fully agree. But I have already mentioned this so many times here that I have given up hoping for any change.

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