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Editing comments

poppy123456
poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,383 Disability Gamechanger
I’ve just noticed that the ability to edit our comments has changed from 59 minutes to just 15 minutes. Anyone else notice this? 

Is there any reason for this? It’s extremely annoying having an even shorter time to do this. I edit comments quite a lot if I miss any information out when I first comment. 
I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,113 Disability Gamechanger
    I noticed this too, I edit my comments a lot as well as I am quite forgetful when I write things.

    Lots of forums I am on you can edit whenever you want, even a year later.

    I guess there's a reason for it, maybe to stop people posting something then sneaking spam into their post a week later, but not sure.
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
    I'll look into this, I haven't been aware of any changes. 

    There are reasons we limit how long edits can be made yes, there's a number of ways editing much older posts can unfortunately be misused/abused.
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  • Lou67
    Lou67 Community member Posts: 5,984 Disability Gamechanger

    I to think 15 minutes is no time at all, the hour sometimes wasn’t long enough. 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,319 Disability Gamechanger
    Agreed 15 minutes isn't enough tine, even 60 minutes isn't always long enough 
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  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 2,911 Scope online community team
    Hi folks, thanks for letting us know.  We've had a look into it and it looks like the platform we use had a bit of a funny five minutes and decided 15 mins was plenty of time. This will be remedied soon. 

    But as Jimm has said, we do need to keep a limit on how long people can edit for, as people have abused the system in the past. So we're just wanting to keep everyone safe. :) 
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  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 10,600 Scope online community team
    Thanks for raising this and for everyone's feedback. We're looking at resolving this as soon as possible. Hopefully you should see it resolved by the end of the week.
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,319 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi folks, thanks for letting us know.  We've had a look into it and it looks like the platform we use had a bit of a funny five minutes and decided 15 mins was plenty of time. This will be remedied soon. 

    But as Jimm has said, we do need to keep a limit on how long people can edit for, as people have abused the system in the past. So we're just wanting to keep everyone safe. :) 
    I'm not sure how having 60 minutes to edit a post can lead to the system being abused ? or that reducing it to 15 minutes will keep anyone safe ? Yet again seems like we are being treated like children and the "platform" being blamed for a problem. 👎
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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 15,889 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm taking this to literally mean the ability to edit a comment will return to 60 mins, i.e. the problem with the platform will be 'solved' soon? I thinker longer edits were considered potentially problematic, but not hopefully 60 mins (tho I've seen instances!), but appreciate that some sort of compromise must have been made some time ago.
  • Beaver79
    Beaver79 Community member, Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 15,661 Disability Gamechanger
    Mine is sorted now to show edit a comment as 1 hour.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 15,889 Disability Gamechanger
    So it has @Beaver79 - thank you for saying :)
  • Lou67
    Lou67 Community member Posts: 5,984 Disability Gamechanger

    @Beaver79
    Oh that’s good to know. 
    I hope you enjoyed your lunch and catch up with your friend. ❤️
  • Beaver79
    Beaver79 Community member, Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 15,661 Disability Gamechanger
    I did thank you @Lou67 Did you enjoy your drive out?
  • Lou67
    Lou67 Community member Posts: 5,984 Disability Gamechanger

    @Beaver79
    Oh yes I did thanks it was good to get out for a while. ❤️
  • WhatThe
    WhatThe Community member, Scope Member Posts: 891 Pioneering

    Yes, went down to 15 minutes but nothing today 
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
    edited January 31
    Hey everyone, we are trying to get this resolved. Those with the Disability Gamechanger rank should have 60 minutes to edit their posts. We do not want the timer set at just 15 minutes. We had no plans to change it from 60 minutes at all, we certainly see no need to reduce it anymore than 60 minutes.
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  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 10,600 Scope online community team
    woodbine said:
    I'm not sure how having 60 minutes to edit a post can lead to the system being abused ? or that reducing it to 15 minutes will keep anyone safe ? Yet again seems like we are being treated like children and the "platform" being blamed for a problem. 👎
    Hi @woodbine, I'm sorry you feel as though you are being treated like children. Unfortunately it is a platform issue. I tried to resolve the issue myself yesterday and it was showing to me that there were no restrictions on edits, when clearly that wasn't the case based on our own testing and what members are saying here.

    We've always have had some restrictions on editing and will continue to do so. Sadly it is a function that gets abused, with members posting content they know is not allowed and then editing it out. Particularly when the community team are not around to see it. The smaller the window for editing, the less likely this is to happen and the smaller audience that can then be affected by the inappropriate content.

    Hopefully it's sorted now and you should be able to edit within 60 minutes of posting, but if anyone is having any issues, please let me know.
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  • Ada
    Ada Scope Member Posts: 11,469 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 31
    I deleted stuff I’ve written quite often. But not because it’s nasty or breaking rules. It’s because I am normally talking about my illnesses and by the time I get to the end. I don’t have the confidence to post it. As I don’t have the confidence in my ability to not appear a idiot. 
    especially if I feel unsupported or patronised Which seems often recently   
  • WhatThe
    WhatThe Community member, Scope Member Posts: 891 Pioneering

    Adrian, I still have zero editing time

  • WhatThe
    WhatThe Community member, Scope Member Posts: 891 Pioneering

    ..very few notifications either. I usually assume it's me when things don't work of course ;)
  • JessieJ
    JessieJ Community member Posts: 416 Pioneering
    I also don't have the cog for editing now.

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