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Skippy
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by Skippy » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:25 pm
Just a quick reminder to everyone not to go back and edit a post once it has been answered, as it can make the posts after it look stupid and meaningless.

If anyone needs a reminder of the forum etiquette, it can be found here:

http://www.iva.co.uk/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=19592

 

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Julie
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by Julie » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:36 pm
Thanks for the reminder Skippy. I have to admit I am guilty of editing when I spot my spelling mistakes. I type too fast [:I]

I will not edit again [:D][:I]

 

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Skippy
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by Skippy » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:38 pm
I didn't mean spelling mistakes! Occasionally people delete part or all of a post after it's been replied to and it makes the replies look daft.

Don't worry about editing spelling mistakes!

 

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by kallis3 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:46 pm
Sometimes people add to a post as well once someone has replied, and this can also make later comments look stupid.

Spelling mistakes are no problem to go in and change.

 

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Julie
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by Julie » Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:00 pm
Phew [:D]... I add another post if I want to add to my original comment.

I agree with editing to add/delete comments it could confuse.

Always worth a reminder to existing and new posters, thanks xx

 

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by kallis3 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:02 pm
Same with me Julie - if I've forgotten something then I do another post, if the fingers have been too fast for the keys then I will go back and alter that.

 

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Andy1964
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by Andy1964 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:11 am
I'm so glid yur not wirried abot spilling mistoks

 

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by kallis3 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:58 am
[:D][:D]

It's just the confusing ones which are a pain.

What is also a nightmare is when posters totally delete their entry after someone has posted. Then we have't a clue what has been said or what the reply was about.

That's an even bigger no-no than just editing.

 

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Shining
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by Shining » Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:04 am
I'm not bothered about the spelling and grammar of posts as I know there are many factors as to why these aren't correct so long as I can get the gist of the post then I'm happy.

I do agree that deleting the content or part content of a post can put everything else out of context.

 

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by marky b » Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:24 am
my personal favourite is morrisons.

 

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Andy1964
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by Andy1964 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:27 am
[:D][:D]
Good one Marky

 

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Skippy
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by Skippy » Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:56 pm
Markyb, I have no idea what you're talking about...

 

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Shining
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by Shining » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:08 pm
I thought that was just me Skippy not understanding this earlier today...so glad it's not x

 

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Andy1964
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by Andy1964 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:20 pm
its a bit like Binary, there are 10 types of people,those who understand it and those who dont

 

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by kallis3 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:41 pm
Perhaps you would like to share it with us then? I have no idea what that is about either.
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