ChristianBlog.Com has just done something we have said we would not do... something that very few Blog Service Providers do...
We have decided to allow members the ability to update their Blog Comments!!
There are, however, two restrictions on this new feature.
First we have decided to place a time-restriction on this new feature. You will only be able to edit your Blog Comment within three minutes of posting it! This short period of time will allow you the ability to fix any errors you might have missed while on the "Preview" page. While we are not sure why folks do not spend the extra few seconds to review their Blog Comments on the "Preview" page, it seems they are, and are thus wanting to have the ability to edit their Blog Comments. Now you can... but, you have to be quick about it!
Secondly, this feature will only be able to those who are Premier or Gold Members of the ChristianBlog.Com website. We have decided to place this restriction of non-free membership on this feature to prevent abuse. Pure and simply, no other reason. We want to make sure that people do not post a Blog Comment that is abusive and than a few minutes later change it. That is against our policy and we will not stand for it. By limiting this feature to Premier or Gold Members we have a higher level of assurance that those with access to this feature will not be those type of people who abuse the system. Not that 99.99% of our free account members do abuse the system - we are not saying that - rather we are trying to prevent those very few people who register at ChristianBlog.Com simply to cause trouble.
As can be seen within these two screenshots the feature is now fully working:
Once you initially post your Blog Comment there will be a link that says "edit your comment" on the top-right of your Blog Comment post. Clicking the link will take you to a page where you can edit your Blog Comment. You will have between three (3) and five (5) minutes to edit your Blog Comment - we recommend: "the faster you can do it, the faster you should do it!" because we will be making no promises on whether you only get 3 minutes, or somewhere between three minutes and five minutes. It is sometimes random - we designed it that way on purpose to prevent abuse.
Allow us to be clear about this:
We have always said that Blog Comments should not be edited once they are posted. Nearly ever single major Blog Service Provider works this way - because allowing people to edit Blog Comments is allowing people to be abusive towards others. We have always said we would stick with how the entire industry has done it. Should we begin to notice abuse by our members with this feature; should we begin to notice it being used for other than typos fixes and other minor text updates; should we notice that it is causing trouble in ANY WAY, we will not think twice about removing this feature from the website. We feel this is a highly extra-privilege being granted to those who help financially support ChristianBlog.Com, but that does not mean we are beyond pulling a feature we have added if it begins to be abused. Treat it well and it will treat you well.
I don't know why it is either, but I do go over my comments before post. Invariably, in that split second before it posts, I see a typo or something.
And I understand perfectly what you're saying about the free accounts not having access. I've had several times that I've "run into" someone who apparently only created a free account so that they could post nasty ugly things and then vanish into cyberspace.
Edit: Ooooh, i like it!
folks, I believe he has finally fallen over the proverbial programmer's cliff with this one... what are ya nuts John...lol
I want everyone to understand just how far out on the leading edge this site is compared to almost all blogging/social sites are at...
[sub]ps...works pretty good John[/sub]
ok for the record....if I post a stupid comment and then try to go back and edit it by blanking it out and reposting the blank it will simple default to the original text posted....I was just curious if it would post a blank comment....you know me, just seeing how good you really are John...lol
Like this feature too. Not only have I later seen spelling errors but sometimes after I post a comment I wish I had worded it just a bit differently.
John you are so creative in this area.
[quote=greybear]ok for the record... if I post a stupid comment and then try to go back and edit it by blanking it out and reposting the blank it will simple default to the original text posted... I was just curious if it would post a blank comment... you know me, just seeing how good you really are John...lol[/quote]
LOL, I didn't even think about testing that... totally slipped my mind... so, thanks for letting me know
@art & @kk, yeah, happens to me sometimes too :wink: