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Subject: Re: RE: Stories from the Investment Trenches Date: 9/30/2010 4:11 PM
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If TMF allowed authors to edit their own posts, then this wouldn't be necessary. But they want things to be written as if in stone from the getgo

When the discussion board is about movies, or TV shows, or recipes, having an author make an "after-the-fact" correction is no big deal. There's not really much at stake.

These are (alleged) to be financial boards, and people post things with financial numbers, dates of purchase, and so on. There is also an amazing tendency for people to stand up and shout "Hey, look what a great trade I made!" and to pat themselves on the back. (I'm making no accusation against any particular person, ever, just noting that it seems to happen.)

Allowing people to go back and "edit" after the fact is just asking for trouble, IMO. After all, who cares if you said "I loved Star Wars" and then go back and change it to "Well, it wasn't that good."

"BUY GE AT MARKET OPEN" is an entirely different kettle of fish if it is later edited to read "I told you not to buy GE!"

If you want to proofread, there's a "preview" button right at the bottom of the box. I use it (and I still miss mistakes in proofreading, but - oh well). I'm surprised how many people do not.
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