Pre Migration No "Edit" Button

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by oldbrokenwind, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. oldbrokenwind

    oldbrokenwind Active Member

    Oct 18, 2012
    194
    103
    43
    Male
    Retired
    Northern NV
    Ratings:
    +134 / 0 / -0
    Discovered I have a bad link in the 1st line of post #1 of this thread --- http://www.motoringalliance.com/forums/cooper-s-clubman-s-engine-and-drivetrain/28304-baddest-deadest.html but there's no "Edit" button available for me to use. My other posts in this thread have an "Edit" button. This is the link that should be there. http://www.motoringalliance.com/forums/member-garages/15303-2007-mini-mcs.html Please either replace the old link with the new one, or fix whatever I did wrong so I can replace it myself.

    Maybe let me know how I screwed it up to lose the button --- PM or post it here?
     
  2. Dave.0

    Dave.0 Helix & RMW Powered
    Lifetime Supporter

    May 4, 2009
    25,023
    13,491
    113
    Burbs of Philly, PA
    Ratings:
    +14,637 / 10 / -4
    That's because it was posted in August. ( 3 months ago)

    I think they are on editable for a week or two after you post.
     
  3. Steve

    Steve Administrator
    Staff Member Articles Moderator

    Apr 23, 2009
    12,156
    3,162
    113
    Maryland, USA
    Ratings:
    +3,164 / 0 / -0
    Dave.0 is right but I think it's a month, can't remember right now.

    I swapped the link for you though.
     
  4. 00Mini

    00Mini Well-Known Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    16,377
    838
    113
    Retired
    Ratings:
    +1,330 / 5 / -3
    Two thumbs up for Steve !! :Thumbsup::Thumbsup:
     
  5. oldbrokenwind

    oldbrokenwind Active Member

    Oct 18, 2012
    194
    103
    43
    Male
    Retired
    Northern NV
    Ratings:
    +134 / 0 / -0
    First, I want to thank Steve for changing my link --- I'm sorry if it caused any inconvenience.

    Next, I want to be a bit critical of this "limited edit button" feature. There's probably a good reason for it --- from an admin point-of-view, however, from an OP perspective, there's this inability to correct mistakes that cause grief for other viewers. There are some members whose posts I refuse to read --- too much grief.

    Then, there's the fact that the specified post in the original link is a "stand-alone" post, not a starting point to view a different thread. For most links, this is probably acceptable, just not when linking to another MA thread --- I'd like to be able to follow up on the link.

    And, when there's info in an early post of a very long thread, that needs to be updated, the OP can't do it --- i.e., a mod list that gets changed, or a vendor that goes out of business, and my original choice of links to use.

    I don't expect changes to site SOP's, I just want to vent my frustration with some of the "inconveniences" I'm experiencing. I have similar grief with other Mini-related sites --- small differences in the way each operates. I prefer to have other, non-internet things clutter my memory.

    Getting old is a b1tch!
     
  6. Dave.0

    Dave.0 Helix & RMW Powered
    Lifetime Supporter

    May 4, 2009
    25,023
    13,491
    113
    Burbs of Philly, PA
    Ratings:
    +14,637 / 10 / -4
    Blah Blah Blah My inconveniences is you crying about a 3 month old post.

    Just add your update to the END of the tread.

    Get over it or move on.
     
  7. Nathan

    Nathan Founder

    Mar 30, 2009
    25,144
    10,033
    113
    Writer
    Short North
    Ratings:
    +10,050 / 0 / -0
  8. oldbrokenwind

    oldbrokenwind Active Member

    Oct 18, 2012
    194
    103
    43
    Male
    Retired
    Northern NV
    Ratings:
    +134 / 0 / -0
    Interesting thread --- I was pretty sure there would be a legitimate reason. Thanx for the info.
     

Share This Page