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
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||