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Old 09-08-2005, 05:53 AM   #1
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Default Requesting longer / infinite time to edit a topic in Classifieds

As the topic says... it's rather annoying since we have to make new posts every time we sell something. Or something like that. But you know what I mean, right? I'd like it if we were able to edit the original list with updated information, prices, or whatever.

Just a suggestion since I don't know if it can be done or not.
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Old 09-08-2005, 05:27 PM   #2
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The purpose of the edit function is to correct mistakes immediately after posting. Infinite edit time would cause problems since the context of the post would change possibly months after a post was made.
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Old 09-08-2005, 05:52 PM   #3
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> The purpose of the edit function is to correct mistakes
> immediately after posting. Infinite edit time would cause
> problems since the context of the post would change possibly
> months after a post was made.
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I can see that happening.

I'm not sure how feasible this is, but what about modifying the edit function to allow additions only to the original post, say, up to 5 days after the original post instead of just a few hours or whatever it is.
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Old 09-08-2005, 06:17 PM   #4
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Because that would mean I need to recode zmd and it would cause the same problem I just mentioned.
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Old 09-08-2005, 06:32 PM   #5
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Default Re: Requesting longer / infinite time to edit a topic in Classifieds

Hence becoming The Post that Wouldn't Die.
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Old 09-08-2005, 09:02 PM   #6
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> Hence becoming The Post that Wouldn't Die.

And that is the point of my request.

Classified ads have to be editable because of price and inventory changes. It only makes browsing for items and making sure which items have been sold or repriced much easier - but I see SG's problem with it, so it's okay, I'll manage.
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Old 09-08-2005, 09:23 PM   #7
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> Because that would mean I need to recode zmd and it would
> cause the same problem I just mentioned.
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It wouldn't cause the same problem cuz it's only 5 days. Not a post that's editable forever adn ever and ever. But whatever it's your forum and whatnot. *shrugs*
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Old 09-08-2005, 09:59 PM   #8
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> Classified ads have to be editable because of price and
> inventory changes

Price and inventory changes? These are classified pages, not your own personal storefront. If you need that kind of customization, I think you need to make your own online shop.

In fact, i think you should, and get the fuck off of ZMD. Did you come back from banning just so you could sell us stuff?
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Old 09-08-2005, 10:12 PM   #9
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> Price and inventory changes? These are classified pages,
> not your own personal storefront.

I know it's not, but what I meant was if I have something for sale, and I decide to change the prices, well, it's easier to just edit the first post and make the changes there.

> In fact, i think you should, and get the fuck off of ZMD.
> Did you come back from banning just so you could sell us
> stuff?

No need to get aggressive.


Other than my screwup with the DVDs, I have done nothing wrong and am following the rules of the forum. I'm selling all these things because I'm trying to raise money to leave my hometown, pay my bus fare to somewhere else, and rent a place once I get a job. This will be around October, if I get lucky and I have no paperwork problems with my school.

I have pretty much stayed out of trouble lately (again, other than the DVD thing that is), so I don't understand why would you be so angry at me trying to make money. Yes, I sell stuff on eBay, and if it doesn't sell there, I try to sell it off here (and other places) at a lower price. Heck, there were things here that are not allowed at ZMD and I removed them just for this post.

So please... just let it go. I don't want a fight, I'm sure none of the mods do either. So someone please lock this. I got my answer, and it's okay.
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Old 09-08-2005, 10:13 PM   #10
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> In fact, i think you should, and get the fuck off of ZMD.
> Did you come back from banning just so you could sell us
> stuff?
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Yes because heaven forbid he use the classified forum to sell stuff that some of us might actually be interested in buying!
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