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07 Aug 2017, 4:55 pm

If I write a quick and simple post, I could spend the next hour re-reading it multiple times to make sure the post says what I intended to say, and that I didn't write anything offensive by accident. Even if I can't think of any changes I could possibly make, I still re-read multiple times before hitting submit. This kind of thing also happens with emails and texts. Surely, I can't be the only one that does this?


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07 Aug 2017, 4:59 pm

248RPA wrote:
... Surely, I can't be the only one that does this?

Nope, I do the same and then even still make an edit or two.


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07 Aug 2017, 6:47 pm

leejosepho wrote:
...and then even still make an edit or two.

I do that a lot too.


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07 Aug 2017, 7:15 pm

Yes to a lesser extent, though it sometimes depends on what specifically I'm responding to. Sometimes, I'll put off responding to something until I'm in a better frame of mind. This can lead to a disconnect where I've gone over various different mental responses that I forget to give an actual response. Still... it's less of a train wreck than a verbal response... in those cases, it doesn't matter how much thought and planning goes into it -- as soon as I open my mouth, all that goes flying out the window...


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09 Aug 2017, 5:03 pm

that goes for me too, and often I end up not hitting submit because I just can't decide if I should/ if it's clear enough/ or if there is anything else wrong with what I wrote.


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09 Aug 2017, 6:48 pm

^^^ all of that, then 15 minutes delete the post


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09 Aug 2017, 6:59 pm

Proof read everything for typos (Spellcheck is your friend, Autocorrect is a useful enemy), take pains not to repeat words in consecutive sentences (the Thesaurus is also your friend), and still end up editing after posting.


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09 Aug 2017, 7:09 pm

I'm just glad my OCD hasn't latched on to this yet. I think I'm the opposite- I don't think before I post :D . Some of my posts end up being deleted by moderators. I'm sorry you struggle with this, though- I know how much of a pain OCD (or just being worried) can be.


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10 Aug 2017, 6:49 pm

I edit some of my longer posts about five or six times, mostly for 'trivial' things like bout that...orry aadding brackets, converting a word or phrase to italics, subtlely altering the grammar of a sentence, etc. This five or six hour 'window' for editing posts is quite a big deal for me at times.

Edit: Just realized this thread is about editing pre-submission. But I do most of the above before submitting plenty of times as well....



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11 Aug 2017, 5:40 am

I reread things a lot but I'm dyslexic & not a great typer in general. I usually notice mistakes when I reread after I post/send even thou I didn't notice them when I reread a couple times before.


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11 Aug 2017, 6:14 am

I do this with sms/text messages, emails and letter writing also.
I waste so much of my time checking, editing, re-checking...
It's nice to know there are others like me :D


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11 Aug 2017, 9:38 am

DeepHour wrote:
I edit some of my longer posts about five or six times, mostly for 'trivial' things like bout that...orry aadding brackets, converting a word or phrase to italics, subtlely altering the grammar of a sentence, etc. This five or six hour 'window' for editing posts is quite a big deal for me at times.

Edit: Just realized this thread is about editing pre-submission. But I do most of the above before submitting plenty of times as well....



LOL, looking at that first line, not sure what happened there, but it's a useful illustration of why 're-reading before posting' is a good idea. Posting after 3 or 4 glasses of wine probably doesn't help either.....



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11 Aug 2017, 11:49 am

I've deleted more posts than I've posted. There are some threads I think "I'm sure I've posted on that", but turns out I never pressed send. Sometimes I think it doesn't come across right, sometimes I ramble on a bit and I end up writing myself into a corner. Sometimes I just think it's complete ****.
Better press send on this now before I change my mind...


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11 Aug 2017, 2:35 pm

I usually re-read once before posting.



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11 Aug 2017, 7:04 pm

I always re-read my messages! I usually do
it like 1-3 times before I finally post or send a message.

Sometimes it's just checking for errors other times it's anxiety. It's a very annoying habit and if you ever been in a chatroom well... You won't stay for very long.