Do you edit your posts multiple times after you post them?

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Mw99
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07 May 2008, 12:46 pm

It's always the same: I post a message, reread it and find tons of spelling/punctuation/grammatical/semantical/pragmatical errors, and also lots of paragraphs that don't sound right or are not written clearly and succintly. On average, I'd say I end up making no less than 3 edits per post, since I always find something wrong with my posts right after I hit the submit button. I also like to make sure that I edit my posts quickly and before anyone replies, because I don't want text at the bottom of my post indicating the number of times my post has been been edited.

Are you also like this?



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07 May 2008, 1:00 pm

Sure. Too bad you can't do that with spoken language. Or a course of action. The ability to edit and reedit would make James Bond out of all of us. Wouldn't that be exciting?


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07 May 2008, 1:00 pm

Not exactly. But I do read my own posts probably more than I read anyone elses! Yay, vanity!



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07 May 2008, 1:10 pm

No

*Ah! should have put more*

*Now it sounds dumb put it back*

Real Edit dumb was spelled dumd



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07 May 2008, 1:13 pm

I do, its something to do with my mild dyslexia, I leave out letters if I try to type to fast



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07 May 2008, 1:13 pm

Yes, I do that with every other post it seems. Why can't I just have everything I want to say down the first time? :?


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07 May 2008, 1:17 pm

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07 May 2008, 2:09 pm

I edit my posts several times before posting them. Occasionally, I also edit them once or twice after posting.


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07 May 2008, 2:11 pm

I sometimes spot a spelling mistake in one of my posts and then, if it's less than 1 day ago, I'll correct it.

Sometimes, I also add information to clarify what I meant. Especially if a sentence could refer to two things, then I clarify which one the statement is directed at.


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07 May 2008, 2:17 pm

what MW99 said

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07 May 2008, 2:33 pm

I do it sometimes but not always though.



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07 May 2008, 2:42 pm

I do it all the time.

I hate non PHPBB forums where they ALWAYS say "edited" at the bottom.

I also hate how the anti spam measures always make me wait to edit my posts :roll:



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07 May 2008, 3:15 pm

Icheb wrote:
I edit my posts several times before posting them. Occasionally, I also edit them once or twice after posting.


Same.


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07 May 2008, 3:34 pm

Same here. I always preview multiple times before posting, but then I usually still need to edit it afterwards.

When reading back old posts, I usually want to edit those too, but the possible "edited" message (and of course the fact that most boards don't let you edit old posts) usually keeps me from doing that.

(@sgrannel:) and if I could also edit my spoken language I would certainly do that all the time too!



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07 May 2008, 3:44 pm

Sometimes i do and sometimes i dont. I read through them several times before i post though, unless the answer is a simple yes or no.



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07 May 2008, 4:09 pm

yup