13 Replies Latest reply: Mar 6, 2013 2:45 AM by Yellowbox
Niku Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)

Is there a way to edit comments, or even to just cancel entire postings?


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  • zebragirl Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    on this website???

  • zebragirl Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    If you are talking about this website, once you have posted something, in the bottom right corner, there is a button which says edit. Press it and it will take you to a page where you can edit your answer. I dont know if you can delete your post but its lets you edit it

  • deggie Level 9 Level 9 (50,445 points)

    You cannot delete a comment, only a moderator can do that. You also cannot edit your comment if you are using a device running iOS and you are using Safari.

  • Niku Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)

    deggie,

     

    Even my own comment? I wouldn't think of trying to get  someone else's comments deleted.The thought never even occurred to me, except...now that I think about it, I do flag comments on  YouTube when they are just too &%^*(^$#%^  vulgar or obscene

  • deggie Level 9 Level 9 (50,445 points)

    Even your own comment. There are filters in place that will change your obscene language (and not so obscene) to asterisks and if you say something that violates the Terms of Use someone will report your post to a moderator and it will be deleted.

  • Niku Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)

    zebragirl,

     

    I see it now, in comments I have not yet posted. However, there's no such button on comments that have been posted. Too bad, because it's oftentimes only after you make your posting that you notice that you've use the wrong their/they're/there, or to/too, etc. Also, sometimes you just realize that what you have said misses the point or is just plain wrong.

  • deggie Level 9 Level 9 (50,445 points)

    You don't see an Edit button on the bottom right of your last comment? Should show Edit Like Reply.

  • Niku Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)

    deggie,

    Yes, now that you mention it, my last posting does show "Edit," "Like" and "Reply" in the lower right-hand corner, but it doesn't in my original question. There, it only shows "I have this question, too" and "Reply".

  • deggie Level 9 Level 9 (50,445 points)

    Go up to your original post and look to the right in the box labeled "Actions". This is where the Edit button would have appeared but you only are allowed 15 minutes to edit your post.

     

    Message was edited by: deggie

  • Niku Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)

    deggie,

     

    Well, although you and zebragirl have done your best to make an expert of me, it's a hopeless task. Even so, I learned a great deal and, because of it, I will be leaving many fewer errors of all kinds to posterity. Thanks to both of you.

  • Yellowbox Level 5 Level 5 (7,360 points)

    Hi Niku,

     

    The Edit button is available for a short time after you Add Reply. You have a few minutes to reconsider your post and edit. You also have the opportunity to add "Message was edited by:" and your changes (see Deggies post above) to clarify in case your post has already appeared and been read.

     

    The opportunity is lost after a few minutes. Otherwise, your reply would not follow further replies and would become confusing.

     

    Regards,

    Ian.

     

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    Message was edited by: Yellowbox. This edit was added to illustrate how to edit and show changes.

  • Yellowbox Level 5 Level 5 (7,360 points)

    Sorry, wrong reply.

     

    Yes, it works!

     

    Ian

     

    Message was edited by: Yellowbox

  • Yellowbox Level 5 Level 5 (7,360 points)

    This is getting too confusing. I am editing my own posts and failing to get my message across. Sorry. Previous post illustrates how to edit and replace a whole message with "Sorry, wrong reply."