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Trust & Credibility - Editing Posts now Limited to 2 hours

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Hello all,

I would like to bring to your attention a change that has been made to the SlopeEdge Forums. In an effort to always remain a trusted, credible and accurate source on the internet that can be depended on, the following change has been made to the usage of the Forums.

Editing Posts is now limited to the 120 minutes (2 hours) following the initial posting.

In other words, from the moment you post something on the Forums, it is only available to be edited for the next 60 minutes. After this time, that post will become locked.

If ever there is something that needs further clarification, the best approach has always been to create a new post or reply and address it there.

This is a recent trend on the internet used on a lot of forums, whereby it has been found that editing posts at a later date can break the discussion that happens below it, and render points inaccurate or destroy the conversation. Other sites that have implemented this policy typically set a time of 3 minutes for editing, however I think 120 minutes (2 hours) is more reasonable and gives enough time for you to verify if needed your posts for accuracy before they can no longer be edited.

I would like to add that the ability to edit posts has never been an issue in the past on the site. This change is mainly to enhance credibility and trust in what we share on SlopeEdge and that it remains accurate and unaltered over time.

Thank you for your support and continuing to make SlopeEdge a trusted and credible source for Skiing and Snowboarding on the internet.

If you have any questions, please let me know and I will be happy to discuss.

Edited by Shane

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This is totally reasonable. Usually I just edit posts at a later time to add more photos. But I can work within that framework :)

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Speaking of credibility though, what is with that mountain shot in the background...that doesn't look like the East!

Also just now when I went to add an additional response, my earlier response was still copied into the window, maybe a glitch?

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Hi Ocean, good call on the background, I'll update it shortly to be of the East. As far as your earlier response still being displayed in the window, the software has had that feature for a while now that if you leave or refresh a page before posting it, it will (usually) keep the originally entered text and not present you with a blank. Although if you had already submitted it was probably a momentary glitch. But I'll keep an eye on it.

I would like to add that even if you post a report and some photos, if you come back later with more, it's better to add an extra post / reply to the original, so that the new additions are easily seen. Editing later can make it hard to spot what's changed, or added so it's easier for visitors in general to see there's something new.

Thanks for your feedback and support.

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