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•Re: New "feature" -- view nodes as they were originally posted

by merlyn (Sage)
on Sep 04, 2002 at 16:31 UTC ( #195124=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to New "feature" -- view nodes as they were originally posted

I actually often edit a node four or five times after I press submit, for the first five to ten minutes. Sometimes it's in response to a CB that says I hosed a link or something. Other times it's just because I came up with a slightly different second take on something.

After I stop twiddling the node, I follow the normal guidelines: no editing of the node, just adding "<hr><b>update:</b> extra text" below if it's minor, or an entire new node if it's in reaction to a reaction.

If you're going to cache the "original" version of a node, I suggest a nominal cooling-off period of at least 15 minutes.

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker


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Re: &bull;Re: New "feature" -- view nodes as they were originally posted
by dws (Chancellor) on Sep 04, 2002 at 17:03 UTC
    If you're going to cache the "original" version of a node, I suggest a nominal cooling-off period of at least 15 minutes.

    This sounds reasonable. I, too, often edit out typos that I missed when previewing, but which jump off the page right after I submit the post.

Re: &bull;Re: New "feature" -- view nodes as they were originally posted
by TomDLux (Vicar) on Dec 12, 2003 at 04:02 UTC

    I know that feeling .. it's the eager rush for "first post", followed by the need to make the post accurate and have meaningful content.

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