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Lack of Interest [Suggestion] Editing Private Conversation Posts until Read

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by The Sandman, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. The Sandman

    The Sandman Well-Known Member

    Rather than a pre-set time limit for editing PC posts, why not have the edit button appear until the post is read by the recipient (or any recipient if there is more than one recipient)? Until the post is read it really doesn't matter if it's edited or when it was edited, and after it's read there is no reason to edit it.

    Besides, this would be a slick way to indicate whether the PC post has been read or not. :)
     
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  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    There's a pre-set time limit?
     
  3. The Sandman

    The Sandman Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure there is - that's what I've noticed in my PC's anyhow. Sometimes I reread PC posts a while after I've sent them, and if I see a typo or something I try to change it. Of course I don't have access to check the settings, but I suppose we could test it - send a PC and then watch it to see how long the edit button is available.
     
  4. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    You can edit pc's?
     
  5. The Sandman

    The Sandman Well-Known Member

    For a little while. Or am I going crazy? [​IMG]
     
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    LOL :D

    I've edited a couple just after sending but I think The Sandman is correct, that capability disappears after some time.

    I sent one this evening at 1920 and edited it shortly after but the edit link has disappeared and it hasn't been read as the recipient hasn't been online since yesterday.
     
  7. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    ahha. I've never had the need, so I never looked.
     
  8. The Sandman

    The Sandman Well-Known Member

    Yeah - I guess the thinking is you get a few minutes to correct any typos, then the edit capability goes away. But really, until the recipient reads it what difference does it make when you edit it?
     
  9. The Sandman

    The Sandman Well-Known Member

    FYI - informal testing reveals a time limit of 10 minutes for editing PC posts.
     
  10. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    Yep, after some informal testing the limit is 10 mins. I guess it's to keep consistency between the forums and the PC's
     
  11. The Sandman

    The Sandman Well-Known Member

    Nah - forum posts seem to stay editable indefinitely as long as a thread is open.
     
  12. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info. I never knew......


    Correct.
     
  13. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    That is what Kier said when he coded it up. You missed the fun, several of us campaigned fairly voraciously to get that feature. It is admin definable.
     
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  14. Shadab

    Shadab Well-Known Member

  15. feldon30

    feldon30 Well-Known Member

    Or you send something a bit harsh and rethink it. Not speaking from personal experience of course. ;)
     
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  16. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Rethink it... And send something harsher.

    ;) 
     
  17. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    That would be the exact reason not to do it IMO. You don't want that info leaking without an option. I absolutely hate read receipt requests - partially it's the concept, and partially it's the annoying popup they create.
     
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  18. The Sandman

    The Sandman Well-Known Member

    In this case though, there would be no read receipt requests - the edit button would simply disappear once the PC post was read. The only issue I see is that the recipient can't hide the fact that they've read it. I really don't see the point in making the sender wonder if the message has been received.
     
  19. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I don't think that's what The Sandman is asking for.

    He's just suggesting that the ability to edit a PC should remain until it has been read, by which time there is no point in editing it.

    I must admit it would be nice to know if my messages have been read.
     
  20. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Yeah I understand that - and that's what I take issue with. It's effectively an un-opt-out-able (!) read receipt, at least in a 1:1 conversation. If a user sets themselves as invisible for example, this leaks information. (It also leaks specific information for visible users too.)
     
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