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Old 10-31-2008, 11:55 PM
JuCo JuCo is offline
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Default New tech feature will limit post edit time

We will be implementing a tech feature in the near future, that will lock posts in Critiques and Comments 15 minutes after posting. When you post Critiques and Comments on photos, you will have 15 minutes to change what you've written before the posting is locked. This is to prevent abuse of the system.

This won't affect the amount of time you have to compose your post...take as long as you like!
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Old 11-01-2008, 12:00 PM
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Default Re: New tech feature will limit post edit time

I am an adult person and like to be treated as such. This way of regulations do not raise the worth of TE and the announcement is great with one day before. I leave.
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Old 11-01-2008, 12:43 PM
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Default Re: New tech feature will limit post edit time

This is to prevent abuse of the system. ????
I don't see any abusing of the system, very strange this new rule
It's not practic, because sometimes I need to correct some errors or if I want to add some explanations.
because I have some difficults with my English.
I prefer sincerlly the ancient way
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Old 11-01-2008, 07:49 PM
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Default Re: New tech feature will limit post edit time

I agree with Didi: this feature of editing messages was very useful - first and foremost, because it gives an opportunity to correct a mistake, or if you want to add more to the comment later! sometimes you get new ideas which you want to express and add later... so what do we have now? More pressure? I would like the old system to be back again.
with due regards to the Administration of the site,..!
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Old 11-01-2008, 08:05 PM
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Default Re: New tech feature will limit post edit time

You are given a time limit to fix mistakes...think carefully before you post and after you post it, spend time reviewing it carefully instead of critiquing another.
If you want to add something later, use the discussion option under the discussion threads!
This shouldn't be a big deal as people have made it.
The problem isn't people editing their critiques, it goes beyond that. If you can't sacrifice a little something for the improvement of this site, why are you here?
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Old 11-01-2008, 01:25 PM
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Default Re: New tech feature will limit post edit time

Hi Justine,

That's great news. This will prevent the point traders from mentioning points later or points tomorrow!

The way that it works it, You make the rules, we have to follow them!

Anyone that chooses to leave because of this.....didn't really want to stay anyway. I see one member has removed all of their photos because of this. That's unbelievable! This proves that it doesn't take much for some members to leave and when some leave and blame others, it isn't always a credible excuse, they were just looking for a reason.
I think it's petty of them.....


Scott
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Old 11-01-2008, 08:49 PM
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Default Re: New tech feature will limit post edit time

Justine,

I realized something today that I think is worth mentioning.
When I still had my points on, I would give smilies (points) they way I thought it was good; I was one of the few who used the NR, 0 and 1 pointers as well. IF someone would react to my critique, it was always possible for me to go back and correct the critique AND the points. This happened regularly. If a note was missing, and it would show up, I would increase the points for instance.

This is now become impossible.
Not that it matters much, because almost all critiques have 2 points nowadays, but the possibility to use the system in a normal way is now gone.

just a thought,
regards,
David
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Old 11-01-2008, 09:02 PM
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Default Re: New tech feature will limit post edit time

Excuse me David, I know you were writing to Justine here but I have to ask:

"IF someone would react to my critique, it was always possible for me to go back and correct the critique AND the points."

How come a "Thank you for adding your notes" isn't good enough? If they learned that notes are important, they'll leave them on the next photo. No disrespect but - We aren't seals and the points aren't little fishies!
I do respect those people who use the 0 1 2 NR type critiques, since you abandoned the points, it's surely TE's loss!

Scott
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Old 11-01-2008, 09:28 PM
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Default Re: New tech feature will limit post edit time

Scott,
In the beginning I didn't correct either critiques or points, but somehow along the line I started doing it, and I liked it better.
What's more important is that the possibility is gone now, others won't be able to use it anymore . . .

I just wondered if IB knew why the possibility was there and that besides abuse the possibility of good use was also available.?

have a nice weekend :)
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Old 11-02-2008, 01:34 AM
ScottHale ScottHale is offline
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David,
I wouldn't just assume that they do things without taking alot of things into consideration.
If my memory serves me right, there are several moderators, a few owners and some valued member that they could pull thoughts from. There is probably not just one person running this whole ball of wax and with several people, they get alot of feedback and I am sure they think of the negatives and the positives before making a decision like this.
Of course, I cannot speak for them but I know they used a committee when this all started and I have hard time believing they'd abandon that concept!

I think it's great that you are civil and haven't deleted all your photos like some have....sorrier than that, we have people sticking up for them, writing retaliatory critiques to me for disagreeing in the forums. AFTER the fact they deny it...but it's all good.

They have been reported and I can assure you they will be dealt with.

Thanks for your feedback David, you have a great weekend too!!

Scott
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