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Old November 18, 2009, 04:22 PM   #1
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questions from a new guy

I've been a member for about a month and have spent lots of time brousing. A couple of questions have come to mind:
1. How come when I post the "edit" button always stays on in the lower right corner? What am I doing wrong?
2. How do you determin membership status? I can understand "junior" member ie. "newby". "Members" have been around a while longer. No problem there. But I really don't get who "senior" members are. Ones who have been members for years and have hundreds/thousands of posts OK, but I see a few who have been here only a short time and have only a few posts?? What's with that? I don't really care one way or the other. Just curious how your system works.

Thanks
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Old November 18, 2009, 04:39 PM   #2
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The edit button stays on for a certain period of time. Can't remember how long. It gives you a "do over."

Membership status is based on the number of posts that you have. IIRC Senior Member comes at 100 posts, or some such.
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Old November 18, 2009, 04:50 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick come-back. Now I know. But,I know I've seen a couple of "seniors" with way less than 100 posts. Doesn't really matter though, I love TFL; thanks for providing it.

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Old November 18, 2009, 04:54 PM   #4
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"But,I know I've seen a couple of "seniors" with way less than 100 posts." I doubt that you have. If you do spot an instance of that, please let us know because that would mean something is broken.

"How come when I post the "edit" button always stays on in the lower right corner? What am I doing wrong?" It's not totally clear what you mean by that. The Edit button simply allows you to edit your post if you wish to add or correct something in it. Why would you think you are doing something wrong?
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Old November 18, 2009, 06:36 PM   #5
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"But,I know I've seen a couple of "seniors" with way less than 100 posts."

That's not a nice thing to say about Mal...

Oh.

You weren't talking about his age....

OK.

Get your AARP welcome kit yet, Mal?

Agree with Mal. If you have seen that, something is broken and we need to know about it. Well, I really don't, but that's because I'm an idiot when it comes to the software that runs this place. Someone who knows what they're doing needs to know. But if you tell anyone on staff, they'll get the information to the right place.
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Old November 18, 2009, 06:56 PM   #6
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I think I had a couple of instances of the edit not going through, because I didn't put anything in the "reason for editing" field. Now I just put "spelling" or "info" in & it works.
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Old November 18, 2009, 08:49 PM   #7
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I'm thinking the edit feature stays alive for 72 hours from original post time.
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Old November 18, 2009, 09:09 PM   #8
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It's 4 days (96 hours).

"Get your AARP welcome kit yet, Mal?" Hell, I got that 14 years ago!
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Old November 18, 2009, 09:19 PM   #9
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I've been getting them since my early 30s.

I mean I look like hell, but really!
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Old November 19, 2009, 01:07 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mal H
"But,I know I've seen a couple of "seniors" with way less than 100 posts." I doubt that you have. If you do spot an instance of that, please let us know because that would mean something is broken.
Hmm. And lately, I've seen a couple of "junior members" with hundreds of posts. I thought it might be a demotion, a particularly nasty punishment for bad behavior.

(No, not making a joke, I really have seen this -- here, for example.)
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Old November 19, 2009, 02:57 PM   #11
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That's a special circumstance, Vanya.

"I thought it might be a demotion, a particularly nasty punishment for bad behavior."

Uhm... yeah, something like that.
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Old November 19, 2009, 04:31 PM   #12
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Oh. I get it now.
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