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  1. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    Sometimes you need to redo or change something.:)
     
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  2. BAG

    BAG

    May 5, 2014
    New Zealand
    Like when you've hit reply and forgot to put the quote in that you wanted to......
     
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  3. BAG

    BAG

    May 5, 2014
    New Zealand
    Sorta like the post above where I forgot to put in the quote..... :laugh:
     
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  4. tlc1976

    tlc1976

    Aug 2, 2016
    Michigan
    If you edit fast enough after replying, it doesn't actually show that you've edited the post.
     
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  5. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    Or when you accidentally quote the wrong post.:thumbsdown:
     
  6. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    Or when you write a 2000 word response and then realize it's not the greatest idea to say that - right before hitting "go!"

    I do that often, and then have to delete it all and wait for that to save before moving on. On a computer, not a big deal. On my phone it's a different story. I usually wind abandoning threads after that because of the saved content.

    I'm all for a cancel button.
     
  7. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Agree with @Joe Nerve above.

    I think that there is enough time provided to edit or delete a post. The real issue is wiping out the text field when you choose not to post what you have written.
     
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  8. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    i'm not getting this: i just highlight the writing and press delete...easy peasy...right?
     
  9. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Nope. It auto saves your work. Next time you open the thread your stuff is still there unless you wait out the auto save timer and make it update with null field.
     
  10. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    maybe it's my ultra slow typing (no skills?): but when i have highlighted>deleted = it's never there when re-opening the thread! (???)
     
  11. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Do you replace the text and post something else in its place?
     
  12. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    to be clear(er): i'm writing a post > i change my mind and choose not to post at all > i highlight all and delete > go about my business > the deleted material is not 'there' when i return to the thread (i have to start all over again if i choose to post). so 'no'.

    right?
     
  13. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Fair enough. This has not been my experience or Mr Nerve's.

    I am sure @paul understands what we are getting at.
     
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  14. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    interesting! sounds like i'm just 'lucky'....i guess (?). who knew? :thumbsup:
     
  15. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    @JRA I think that you must be faster than you think.

    Do a test by leaving the reply field open for a minute or two before deleting and returning. Maybe you can reproduce this effect.
     
  16. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    i'll try it right now.....
     
  17. Speaking of which...

    Is there a way to remove quotes without having to go back to the quoted post, uncheck it, then manually delete it from the reply? I'm admittedly not too savvy with this stuff, but I've always had trouble with that. Sometimes I'll get halfway through a reply to a quote and think "You know what, I don't really care.", forget to undo it, then I'll wind up quoting it in my next reply anyway, often times in an unrelated thread.
     
  18. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    this is a test for deleting/canceling a post!

    update: ha! you are correct charlie monroe ! when i came back to the thread after 2.5 minutes = the above sentence was still here/there!

    therefore: a cancel button would be a good thing! :thumbsup:
     
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  19. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    Yes. And no. Two issues that make it a "No."

    1. On a desktop or laptop it's easy to do as stated. Highlight, delete, re-write. On a phone, it's not so easy, for me anyhow. I'm not that great at highlighting lots of text on a phone to do that. It's a pain in the butt. The easier solution is to backspace and delete, but if you wrote a lot - that too is a hassle. A cancel button would be much easier.

    2. If you do change your mind about a post, once you delete what you don't want to say - you have to wait for what you deleted to auto save, or the original response will pop up next time you post.

    I realize it's not brain surgery, but it would be a lot more convenient to just have a button to reset or cancel. Would probably save me an average of 3 minutes a day :). That's 18 hours a year that I could be doing something more productive -- a full day not counting sleep!!!!!
     
  20. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    charlie and yourself had it right. and: i'm not hip enough to use my phone for any TB activities (except viewing threads/posts), so i'm only using the laptop. i also see a value in a 'cancel' button...just to be assured that material is indeed schmiced.
     
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