Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2012 9:27 AM (in response to Steven Shmerler)
Unfortunately, it isn't really an Apple restriction. It is a product of the software used to run the forums.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2012 9:32 AM (in response to John Galt)
I guess you can't
Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2012 9:38 AM (in response to John Galt)
And the really sad part is, editing your reply can be accomplished on browsers other than Safari.
An from Atomic Lit browser, I can edit.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2012 10:39 AM (in response to stedman1)
So they must have a browser sniff that then doesn't allow Mobile Safari from editing. And THAT means someone when to some trouble to think this through to purposely disallow us mobile users from editing. No offense, but your comment implies that the software has a mind of its own.
On the contrary, the designers and programmers purposefully must have decided to restrict us and programmed accordingly.
I just don't get the rationale. If it were a device issue where the devices didn't have enough computing power to do it, then that would be understandable and acceptable of course. But I'm in the dark and don't know what their rationale was.
I just know that we all make mistakes, we've all posted and had the sinking feeling that we forgot something or made some attrocious spelling error, etc. and NEED to make a quick edit.
Especially with virtual keyboards being harder to type on, and auto-type sometimes making the absolutely worst choice to respell one of our words... you know. We ALL know. Editing is a must. Being careful helps too But still... if a computer can edit, why not a mobile device?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2012 4:42 AM (in response to Steven Shmerler)
Further, the hosts have been aware of this issue for some time... We regulars tend not to let them forget about stuff like that. The fact that it's not fixed yet tells me it's not a quick and easy fix.