• EDIT Button request

    Asked by Jean-Luc on Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    EDIT Button request

    I could not find a way to contact a WhatNext admin, so I thought I would use the Ask a Question thing to ask for...

    a EDIT button for our posts, pretty please! :)

    It is so annoying to read the post I just submitted and notice a typo, a missing word, a poor sentence structure, or/and any other thing that could and should be fixed, and there is no edit button / option.

    Posting a *EDIT* post to fix the previous one makes me feel like I am spamming, and is not very efficient, IMO.

    So... who's with me in asking WhatNext code geniuses to add an Edit option / button so that we all can fix our little booboos? :)

    64 Answers from the Community

    64 answers
    • Jean-Luc's Avatar
      Jean-Luc

      Duh... I finally noticed the "contact us" link on the very bottom of the page.
      https://www.whatnext.com/contact_inquiries/new

      So I sent a request there.

      Still, I am curious to know how many of us do miss an edit option / button, and would love it to be implemented... :)

      about 6 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      YES I'd love an Edit Button.

      about 6 years ago
    • Jean-Luc's Avatar
      Jean-Luc

      Maybe if enough of us ask for it, our wish will be granted... :)

      about 6 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar
      CAS1

      I realize I make a lot of mistakes and I trust no one holds them against me!!!

      about 6 years ago
    • IronMom45's Avatar
      IronMom45

      I have asked for the same before too. Hope can get one. Thanks for adding to the cause.

      about 6 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      I'd love an "Edit" option! Thank you, Jean-Luc. I usually post a reply, then read it for errors, and if I notice any, I copy-and-paste my original reply, correct it, post it, then delete the "incorrect" reply. I'm sure this duplication, even if it's duplicated for only a minute, is annoying to anyone reading it (and getting notices of a reply). Of course, I should first check my reply before posting it....

      about 6 years ago
    • Jean-Luc's Avatar
      Jean-Luc

      Woohoo! Looks like we are a bunch already who would want the Edit button. :)

      about 6 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      Thumbs up for the edit button. I have made some pretty embarrassing typos.

      about 6 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I agree! An edit button would be wonderful!

      about 6 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      For the time being, it is possible to copy your text, delete it ( the more/delete button), and then paste it into an answer box and fix your typos before clicking "answer question"

      about 6 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      Other Disqus sites have an edit button. Sometimes I actually look intelligent on those sites. I think that this must be the week to complain about DISQUS, but it was another problem.
      Please EDIT BUTTON---------Thank you Several months, Whatnext sent a survey about what could make this a better site. I said It's great!! It is great, but it would be greater with an edit button.

      about 6 years ago
    • coco1101's Avatar
      coco1101

      Yes, Edit button or "review/preview" before posting. I write, copy, paste it into Word, check it and then past it back here. I hate making mistakes, improper grammar, etc., etc. I'm with you all on the option. Even Facebook has an "Edit or Delete" option! Common, Disqus you gotta get with the times.

      about 6 years ago
    • cam32505's Avatar
      cam32505

      We all have chemo brain, so it's understandable that we will make typos once in awhile.

      about 6 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Thanks for the suggestions for improvements to the site! I agree on the edit button. We have asked for it to be added from the site developers, there are other things in the process and maybe we can get that added in a future update. @geekling has a good substitute that I also use, it's not to much trouble, but I agree an edit would be good. I like to use Google Chrome as it has a built in spell checker, that helps me. It will also check some grammar boo boos.

      about 6 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      I know how to use Word- copy and paste-I was a math teacher, reporter, English major, studied in Spain. Some errors are more than typos. I tend to have ambiguous sentences, where it is unclear. Here I do not have a copy editor to pin my ears back, I don't have a another teacher or a brilliant student to edit for me. I don't have the luxury of taking a week or a month to write, edit, parse, and redact, as in a long term project, a paper in either English or Spanish.

      This site makes it difficult to go back and find a question. I don't have a list of my friends like FB. So, I write on the fly. I'd also like to reply to people before their computers go down or they have a physical problem flare up. I wake up in the middle of the night and think that I haven't heard from Mike-Nonnie-for months and I have to scroll through and think- yes that's Nonnie's pic---Yes that's Carool-and I don't always have the right spelling. Or somebody else uses my PC, and the thread is lost. Combine these issues with cancer brain and the phone just rang, and I have to get my clothes out of the dryer-- I really need an edit button---A delete button for my comments might be nice too. Thank you for listening

      about 6 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Meyati, here's to you! Hugs -

      about 6 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      Hi- I found the delete button. I often think of you, I just don't do much more than that. I'm going to Japan the 21st. It seems like I've been spending all day on the phone---I decided that I needed some massages before I fly off- Oh they few good. I'm going to a school, I get the old hag, and cancer patient discount, so it's $22 + tip-- This is my second one today- I really like my masseur -massager-what ever they call them.. My muscle are like a violin string that's ready to break-but those stresses are behind me. I hope that my plane isn't diverted to Malaysia-I told my family if that happens- collect the check- have a party- and know that I'm where I'm supposed to be. If I arrive in Japan, I'll leave Japan and should be back by the end of April---Don't want to wear out my welcome or get sick. This was planned around typhoons and cancer scans.
      Take care friend

      about 6 years ago
    • Jean-Luc's Avatar
      Jean-Luc

      Thanks, Meyati. :)
      I did find the Delete option (More -> Delete) when I was hunting for the Edit option.
      Old hag and cancer patient discount! LOL! :)
      Have a great time in Japan! (I am gonna assume you get there)
      Being in a different context for a while should help! (looking forward to going to France in a few weeks)

      about 6 years ago
    • gonewest's Avatar
      gonewest

      Please, I just abused an apostrophe.

      about 6 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      C'est la vie, mon amie. bon chance!

      about 6 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      @ Gone west- that's a common illness that we share-I can abuse a coma in 3 languages-Why do you think that I had copy editors scream at me, and throw things at me? Oh, I greatly abused a comma. the ", and throw things at me" doesn't need the abused comma.
      Please I need a copy editor, a peer editing work group, or an edit button. I think it would be cheaper to get an edit feature than to provide us with copy editors.

      about 6 years ago
    • gonewest's Avatar
      gonewest

      Well, if all else fails we can get Carool to help!

      about 6 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      We can meet in the middle of where ever we all are, and we can read each others' comments- mark them in red- get them approved, and then post our comments. I recommend Seville, Spain- as an alternative- wonderful coffee-really wonderful- then some wine and tapas.

      about 6 years ago
    • Jean-Luc's Avatar
      Jean-Luc

      We might end up in the middle of the Atlantic, though... o.O LOL

      about 6 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Meyati, great idea to meet, all of us in this tiny (but growing) pro-edit-button group! Not to be selfish, though, I suggest not Spain, but a great tapas restaurant in Manhattan (NY, not Kansas). The thing is, I don't fly anymore (though I did consider resuming flying after I was diagnosed). I guess it'll have to continue to be only a virtual meeting. Sigh.

      And, gonewest, thanks for the vote of confidence! I do abuse some punctuation, however: the closed parenthesis, which I often forget to type. Maybe Jean-Luc can be the editor?

      Meyati, have a wonderful voyage! Hugs all around!

      about 6 years ago
    • gonewest's Avatar
      gonewest

      @meyati I love Spanish guitar.
      @Carool. You may make some mistakes but you have your colons and semicolons down.

      about 6 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      @gonewest, maybe so, but I'm so flashy about using them! After all, who uses semi-colons in writing these days? Only a big show-off.

      about 6 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      With Jean Luc going to France, we could make brooklyn the center-Just a thought lol and my dad and brothers their father were all Sgts at Ft. Riley. My oldest uncle married my aunt in Manhattan, Kansas-that is.

      about 6 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Meyati, anytime! Brooklyn, Manhattan - even Jersey works for me! And funny that you have a connection to "the other Manhattan" and I just happened to mention it.

      about 6 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      Ooh Righty, oh Righty!

      about 6 years ago
    • Jean-Luc's Avatar
      Jean-Luc

      Me, an editor? Nah... I have enough trouble keeping up with my own typing...

      about 6 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      Remember this is all virtual unreality. You raised a very real issue- we need to get an edit button- You are our leader on that.

      The rest is that Carool, gonewest, and I get sort of silly. All the editor has to do is say-- OMG-there they go again. We know that we abuse commas, and Carool is flashy, but forgets to put the second parens at the end of a quote.

      What gets me, is that an adjective clause that has commas is called an open adjective clause, and those without commas are called closed adjective clauses. Oh I had so much trouble that week-- English is backward and beyond reason, so we need to joke about it a little, and we need an edit button a lot.

      about 6 years ago
    • Kebohs' Avatar
      Kebohs

      I would love❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️An edit button!

      about 6 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      There it's said--

      about 6 years ago
    • Jean-Luc's Avatar
      Jean-Luc

      Be glad English is your first language... Mine isn't! o.O LOL

      about 6 years ago
    • Jean-Luc's Avatar
      Jean-Luc

      "Be glad IF English is your first language"

      about 6 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      In first grade-1947- our teacher held up pic, and she asked us what it was. The answers were in Polish, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, several of the Chinese langues, Dutch, Japanese, Greek. The kids eliminated many words, and I was left with an English word- My teacher thought that I was a genius. She held up a pic of slippers- the kids were learning that the teacher (who I may add was from France) was unhappy. A few brave ones said, Huaraches (mexican), etc. I was waving my hand-and she said, "Meyati has good English. What is this?"
      I proudly said, "PATOOTIES" She sat down and cried and cried, while the other kids passed the picture around and practiced saying, "Patooties" Tu entends ce irlandais, and I learned to count in German. Then I live in a bi-lingual state. In the west of New Mexico- the Spanish is mixed with French. Spanish speakers here come here- and they think that we're idiots. I think that you'll fit right in with the Whatnext editing club--

      about 6 years ago
    • Jean-Luc's Avatar
      Jean-Luc

      ^ Ahahah! :)

      about 6 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Meyati, funny! But they ARE patooties (though not in the 1950s Brooklyn of my childhood)!

      about 6 years ago
    • gonewest's Avatar
      gonewest

      You guys crack me up.
      @meyati. You should write short stories. Carool can hemp you with the comma thing.

      about 6 years ago
    • gonewest's Avatar
      gonewest

      Hahaha. See? I typed "hemp" instead of help.

      about 6 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      gonewest, thanks! I happen to prefer "hemp" (I enjoy its connotation)!

      about 6 years ago
    • Jean-Luc's Avatar
      Jean-Luc

      What is the keyboard combo for the "hempersand" character? ;)

      about 6 years ago
    • Jean-Luc's Avatar
      Jean-Luc

      Watch out for sneaky words... they pretend to be / mean something else, but they are in fact hempersonators! ;)

      about 6 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      Go up to special characters on an American keyboard press shift press the 7 and you get & & each time.

      I'm not sure about the International keyboard- I haven't used one for about 6 years now. I found guides to add tildes, omlat, grave, and it says that it will tell you how to get an '&' on an international keyboard- but none of the sites do that. When I'm in Word, I click on special symbols for the tilde, omlat, etc. But I'm not translating anymore, etc, so I'm not interested in converting to International. I'll check out my brother's keyboard in Japan. I hope that it's in English, instead of Kanji.

      about 6 years ago
    • Jean-Luc's Avatar
      Jean-Luc

      Thanks, I was just making a pun (on hemp)... :)

      The & character is right there as Shift + 7 (American keyboard), and if it was not, I am very accustomed to type ALT + a number on the numerical keypad.

      French has a lot of accented vowels, like à à û ô and so on (ç), so I memorized a lot of them.
      When that fails or when my chemo brain makes them elude me, I use the Character Map control panel, which is awesome as it lists every possible character, in each font. :)

      I made a shortcut for it on the desktop, and in my launcher so that I can access it any time. :)

      about 6 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Pun away, Jean-Luc! Hempun away, though that's a very lame - to the point of being crippled - pun (is "crippled" not politically correct these days?).

      about 6 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      Meyati, please don't take offense where none is given. It took me time to figure it out and I'm not exactly totally stupid. Until one actually clicks on the "more" button, one can't know that the "delete" option exists. Since there is no logical reason to click on a button until one gets totally stuck if the button does not appear to be helpful, it took me some block of time before I actually clicked on a button which was meaningless to me. More? More what? I have enough pc website confusion; don't need more. Anyways I profusely apologize for seeming to have antagonized you. I thought I was being helpful if there were other fools something like me.

      about 6 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      I also agree there is no way to find people.

      about 6 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      That's a good idea, making a desk top shortcut. I took 3 years of French, so I know what you're talking about. Spanish just has the upside down question and exclamation marks for the beginning of the question or exclamation, the tilde over the n for the NY sound- canyon in English, and the omiat over a u- to show that you pronounce the preceding 'g' as a "g", otherwise it's an H, and we don't pronounce H at all, unless it's written as a g. If you aren't confused now- you never will be. My grandson was watching some American show about traveling in the Hispanic world and helpful words. The male appendage- between the legs-they used about 10 expressions with different words that would get a person beat up in Spain, Mexico, here, Argentina, let's say Central America, and Cuba-Oh, the 3 Californias--

      I know the only thing I can say in French is merci beaucoup, bon chance, ca va-I know that I don't have the curley thing on the bottom, oui, non, je presse-so good bye.

      about 6 years ago
    • Jean-Luc's Avatar
      Jean-Luc

      ALT 135 gives you the curly c (ç). :)

      about 6 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      No Geekling-- only when my name is called out and I'm told how to navigate a system that I've been dealing with since I was 18, and that I'm told that I don't understand anything at all. Or that as a caretaker for my son, and I live with him, and make lots of the financial and medical decisions here, and someone said that I'm lying about problems with the VA, because I'm not a vet, etc. Dealing with VA about my son since the mid-90s should give me a little insight. We've disagreed about things-but I don't think or feel that you ever crossed the line, and I hope that I never did cross your line-I'm asking for forgiveness here. While I was a military wife, I did get VA care for different things that a small military base didn't do.

      Lord the VA- VA and military medical facilities have to obey the laws of that state. Ft. Bliss asked me to sign a medical authorization for treatment of my kids-if they showed up alone. Stupid me, I thought, Gee-if my kids break an arm at a rodeo, they'll care for my child-this was for 12 and older- and my child won't have to wait for hours in agony. If my cheer leader daughter had a cheer leader accident- like the girl that fixed a banner and the football team ran over her. Her boyfriend or somebody could take her to Ft. Bliss, and she could have the cleat marks treated.

      No, it was for sexual problems. Oh, I screamed and cursed that they wouldn't set a broken bone. They were stupid useless, etc. I screamed that my son already had a packet of C in his back pocket, and his father explained things to him. That my daughter already had a GYN and birth control. I told my kids that I wanted them to wait until they got married or reach the age of 45 before they took that step, but I wanted them to be safe in that way, and have control of their bodies. I screamed all of that and tore up the medical permission slips. The pediatricians came out and told me they felt the same way. They should be able to examine and X-Ray a cheerleader or a cowboy, and set broken bones.

      Then I pointed out that NM law didn't permit the Birds and Bees talk anyway. A good share of Ft. Bliss is in NM. Next time we went back, the doctors said the program was stopped, as NM forbid this, and part of their argument was that a kid couldn't come in with a fracture and have it cared for. They treated us as royalty, because I saved them from legal trouble with NM. Looking at Texas now, it's hard to imagine reproductive issues being cared for without the parent being there.

      I guess that it's time to shut up before you, Boise, Carool, Jean Luc, gonewest, noonie, and all of my friends have to pull both of my feet out of my mouth.

      about 6 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      We are way cool, meyati.

      My offense muscles atrophied quite a while back.

      I don't mind seeing your foot in your mouth upon occasion. Lets me know you are still very flexible.

      :D

      about 6 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Meyati, either you have huge and weighty feet or you think we are all very weak and need to band together to remove feet from mouth! Speaking of feet, how are your fav socks doing?

      about 6 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      Oh, Carool-- I did some birthdate test- enter the month- Jan. Mighty, 27-- Thumper--I'm a mighty thumper. So you guys aren't weak- my feet are mighty-but the only example I can think of is "Mighty Mouse". That doesn't sound too good does it?
      My socks are doing just fine. I ordered some kin to share the drawer with. They are all cuddled up like infant cousins taking a nap on the living room rug or couch-so soft- so sweet smelling. All matched, all there-none missing in action, none wounded, remember they are USMC socks.

      I bought some new boots to wear to Japan. Nice pointed toe, stacked, underslung heels. I should take a pic of them. They have a soft rough out with interesting shades of dark brown and black. I can spit polish really good, but I'm lazy-if anything needs polishing I have a son and grandson do it for me.

      about 6 years ago
    • Ohjoy61's Avatar
      Ohjoy61

      Well to me its do-able, check grammer first maybe...but are these admins volunteers or paid ? Paid yes maybe fix it, If not proof read b4 post...They are himan also...Just saying

      about 3 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      Hi, this has a Disquis program running that gives us our features-abilities----edit-block-delete-save everything we say in a separate file-- here we have our Wall and Pinboard--this particular Disquis program even allows Email notifications to us and the nasty word check-- We can write-- CAT- WE can write kitten and kitty- but not that horrible ---(P)--ussy cat.

      If you read Dear Abby-that's Disquis with the features that that news group wants to pay for. Same with KevinMD.

      I'm so glad that Whatnext doesn't have the Disquis feature of our conversations sent out to the whole world that reads Dear Abbey and KevMD, and having outsiders commenting on our comments.

      Our administrators do a great job of reading our posts, sometimes settling a spat Greg says "Be good. Take a step back." , commenting on our PinBoard posts most of the time--Providing information, advice, and help-alerting us to different programs, trends, drug tests, getting rid of spammers ---

      about 3 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      I'd love an edit button. What I do is not proofread before posting (of course, I should proof), and then, if I see an error or want to add or delete anything, I copy my original post, enter it again, and then delete the wrong one.

      On a sadder note: It hurt to see gonewest's posts (she died awhile ago).

      about 3 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Following up on above: It's good to see YOUR post, Jean-Luc!

      about 3 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      Carol--we lost Jean-Luc-that post is 3 years old before he returned to France to be with his family. He was worried about the physical stress of a transcontinental.

      about 3 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Meyati, I gasped when I read this. I'm so sorry (I saw the two recent posts and got confused - obviously). I'd gone to Jean-Luc's profile page and read that he'd gotten bad news three years ago and I now thought he'd survived that. So sorry. Thank you for letting me know.

      about 3 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      Don't feel sorry or bad. We're closer to real life than many people-- and it still sneaks up to us. My family isn't on this. I doubt they'd send a notice.

      GoneWest was different- she's a police officer-and they tied up the loose ends.

      I'm glad that Jean-Luc isn't in Ohio, being an immigrant in the days of Trump.

      about 3 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Thanks, Meyati. I feel bad mostly because he died. When I shuffle off this mortal coil, Bernard won't know how to let WN know. I'll have to do so in advance (not that I'm expecting to die soon, but of course no one really knows about that last day - on WN and on Earth). Hugs!

      about 3 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      I almost said- Good-bye last year with the Whooping Cough, but I'm a procrastinator- All of my doctors kept asking if I wanted to go to a hospital or a nursing home-I really had a hard time. After I got well and could talk pretty good, they asked me why I didn't go or want a nurse.

      I told them that 95% of elders that spend a week in a hospital end up in a nursing home and die. At home, I could get up and walk to the bath room when I wanted-I could get a glass of water. If you don't walk, you die. I didn't want to eat, nothing tasted good, the snot made me feel full, I choked on the food from all of the snot, but I could try to eat when I felt like it. I ate because my family begged me to eat. I tried to eat because I knew that I'd die if I didn't eat.

      about 3 years ago

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