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Have we changed the time limit for edits again?

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Greg Bernhardt
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Dec8-11, 11:12 AM
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Quote Quote by Evo View Post
Nope not working

http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=558220

I used the quick reply option that most HHs use.

And if a member can delete the autoquote, then it doesn't help.

But I am not finding any autoquote. Anyone else finding an auto quote when you make a first reply?
It works if you click the new reply button and it simply fills in the message box with the quote.
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Dec8-11, 11:14 AM
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It works if you click the new reply button and it simply fills in the message box with the quote.
Can we get rid of the "quick reply" box then? Or make the quick reply box also autoquote?

And thanks to some HHs that have started to use the "quote" button.
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Dec8-11, 05:50 PM
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Just bring back the old system! I have cleared my cookies, and washed my disk. I find a post, not for the first time have logged in to get the answer button written my answer, must have taken 15-20 min to do so, forgot to save it, went to view, got invited to log in again, did so, lost my answer. This has now happened several times, I've had enough wasted time!

Often finish up with PF Physics For...X in my thingbar if I press the back button a thing goes round and round for ever, or else I get just a blank screed, maybe my browser, Firefox can't handle the site but it could perfectly before the changes.

Is it intentional that you have to re-log in several times a day? Or even while looking at and answering one thread?

It's no good like this or else it needs instructions for dummies.
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Dec8-11, 05:55 PM
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Quote Quote by epenguin View Post
Just bring back the old system! I have cleared my cookies, and washed my disk. I find a post, not for the first time have logged in to get the answer button written my answer, must have taken 15-20 min to do so, forgot to save it, went to view, got invited to log in again, did so, lost my answer. This has now happened several times, I've had enough wasted time!

Often finish up with PF Physics For...X in my thingbar if I press the back button a thing goes round and round for ever, or else I get just a blank screed, maybe my browser, Firefox can't handle the site but it could perfectly before the changes.

Is it intentional that you have to re-log in several times a day? Or even while looking at and answering one thread?

It's no good like this or else it needs instructions for dummies.
Did you press the "Remember Me" Button?? It prevents you from logging out!!
Greg Bernhardt
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Dec8-11, 06:30 PM
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Off topic, please refer to this thread
http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=553496
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Dec8-11, 09:29 PM
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Does the problem with deleting initial posts usually only occur with new posters? That is, someone joins, posts a question or two, then tries to erase their tracks? If so, perhaps the edit option could be suppressed for posters with fewer than, say, 15 posts (pick a number). After they become regular users and they've acquired a footprint the motivation for deleting posts should be gone (or evolved to be based upon more altruistic reasons).
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Dec8-11, 09:33 PM
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Does the problem with deleting initial posts usually only occur with new posters? That is, someone joins, posts a question or two, then tries to erase their tracks? If so, perhaps the edit option could be suppressed for posters with fewer than, say, 15 posts (pick a number). After they become regular users and they've acquired a footprint the motivation for deleting posts should be gone (or evolved to be based upon more altruistic reasons).
Yes, it's mostly new members.
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Dec9-11, 05:38 AM
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Did you press the "Remember Me" Button?? It prevents you from logging out!!
Yes, I press it every time.
NascentOxygen
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Dec13-11, 07:45 AM
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Regarding the issue of deleting posts once their question has been answered,
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Yes, it's mostly new members.
On the basic homework help forums, I'm surprised by how many threads get started by users with a posting history of fewer than 6 or 7 posts. This raises the question: are they creating a new login name each time they wish to ask a new question, or are newcomers finding that the forum doesn't provide the immediacy of assistance they'd hoped for and drift away, meaning they never go on to accumulate even a two digit posting history?
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Dec13-11, 07:47 AM
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Regarding the issue of deleting posts once their question has been answered,

On the basic homework help forums, I'm surprised by how many threads get started by users with a posting history of fewer than 6 or 7 posts. This raises the question: are they creating a new login name each time they wish to ask a new question, or are newcomers finding that the forum doesn't provide the immediacy of assistance they'd hoped for and drift away, meaning they never go on to accumulate even a two digit posting history?
If it is the same person we would know. I think it's more of a case of students wanting help for a particular problem only, after they get help they never come back.
I like Serena
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Dec13-11, 07:52 AM
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If it is the same person we would know.
How would we know?
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Dec13-11, 07:57 AM
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How would we know?
The mentors have various means of detecting sockpuppets. On top of that there are various members who are good at telling this just by posting behaviour.


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