Testing "Edited by:" public notification

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  1. BillS

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    #1 BillS, Oct 13, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2017
    I'm going to edit this post in a few minutes. If I edit it in less than 5 minutes, it shouldn't show that it's been edited.
    If I edit between 5-30 minutes (when the edit window closes) it should show as edited by me.

    P.S. I edited it after about 1 minute and 2 minutes. It didn't show that it had been edited.
    P.P.S. I'm editing again at about 7 minutes. And again at about 8 minutes. It shows that it has been edited, but not by whom.

    P.P.P.S. Edited by administrator me at about 15 minutes. Now shows "Edited by a moderator"
    P.P.P.P.S. Edited again as "normal" user BillS at about 20 minutes. "by moderator" should disappear since I'm editing as the OP.
     
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    #2 BillS, Oct 13, 2017
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 13, 2017
    Here's another. I'm going to edit this post in my normal persona as administrator Bill Stuntz.

    Edited by administrator me at 2 minutes. Doesn't show as edited.
    Edited by administrator me at 10 minutes. Should show as "Edited by a moderator"
     
  3. Bill Stuntz

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    #3 Bill Stuntz, Oct 13, 2017
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    Admins/mods can look at the edit history if someone wants/needs to know exactly who edited the post. But the system doesn't record WHY the post was edited - just what was changed. This seems to be the best I can do without paying for custom programming.

    The fact that it's been edited should be visible to all users here:
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  4. Bruce Alexander

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    Don't you ever sleep Bill? :)
     
  5. Bill Stuntz

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    A few hours here... a few hours there... Rarely more than about 3-4 hours at a time. Once I get going I have trouble making myself stop, and I'm almost always up until about 2am Eastern time. I'm glad I don't have to go do my part-time job until about 10am. And since I don't deal with customers, it doesn't make much difference if I don't get there until 10:30 or 11, as long as I let them know. And I frequently nap for an hour or 2 when I get home from work.
     
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    #6 Bruce Alexander, Oct 14, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2017
    I understand. I'm task oriented as well and once I get going, I sometimes find it hard to stop. However, I can't function on less than six...eight is more ideal but I rarely nap during the day.
    Thanks for working on the "edited" notifications. I think it will help prevent confusion. I seldom leave my messages unedited. Something occurs to me after I hit "Post" or I want to clean up typos or grammar errors. I'm sure the new MB will be excellent once you folks get it the way you want it.


    ::This is an almost immediate edit::

    :: This is an edit at 10 minutes::
     
  7. BillS

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    #7 BillS, Oct 14, 2017
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    I do the same thing - which sometimes causes confusion. In my Admin persona, I can edit "forever" but I can restrain myself for old posts. VERY recent ones are likely to get some fine-tuning for a few minutes after I initially submit them. I don't actually time it, but I try to observe the 1/2 hour edit window unless I find a SERIOUS error in one of my posts. Those, I'll usually correct with a P.S.




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