How do I Edit a PM

Modoc ED

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I've sent someone a Personal Message (PM). I want to edit it but see no Edit button. Any help would be appreciated.
 

jlauffer

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Actually you can edit a PM but it’s time sensitive, roughly 3 to 5 minutes, after that the edit button disappears.

Just sent a PM to someone and didn't see any way to edit it in the first few minutes?
 

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Reviving this old thread because I would like to ask - WHY NOT? Editing a PM can be such a useful feature and saves from long strings of PM that can be just one message corrected/changed/added to, aka, edited. Its possible on some forums.

Any chance since the forum upgrades that PM editing could become a full time feature, rather than time sensitive?
Is there a down side? Obviously if some conversation is in dispute on some exchange deal gone bad and someone goes in to correct what they said - 2 week ago - anyone looking, who cares, can see the time stamp of the recent edit. It's not like you could cheat the system by lying? Am I missing something?

Thanks for considering.
 

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Reviving this old thread because I would like to ask - WHY NOT? Editing a PM can be such a useful feature and saves from long strings of PM that can be just one message corrected/changed/added to, aka, edited. Its possible on some forums.

Any chance since the forum upgrades that PM editing could become a full time feature, rather than time sensitive?
Is there a down side? Obviously if some conversation is in dispute on some exchange deal gone bad and someone goes in to correct what they said - 2 week ago - anyone looking, who cares, can see the time stamp of the recent edit. It's not like you could cheat the system by lying? Am I missing something?

Thanks for considering.


I think that is a pretty big downside.

What are the upsides if editing a PM?
 

RayseM

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Well maybe - allow editing for 48 hours rather than 5 minutes. The same upsides as for editing a post.The upsides is that you can add to your message without starting a new one. Oops - I forgot to say ... Or you can edit for spelling or clarity or increased sobriety. Add an emoji or a softened word if you spoke to harshly. Add a photo or two now that you found that knife photo you were talking about. Generally, just to be able communicate more effectively. I'm pretty certain I am not the only person who gets caught out stupid by spell check assuming my meaning for me or realizes after a few minutes that - oh crap - I should have said this or that too.

As for my imagined downside - I don't think it is a downside because you can see (certainly the moderators can) what time and day your message was edited. No different than when writing a post in the open forum.
 

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As for my imagined downside - I don't think it is a downside because you can see (certainly the moderators can) what time and day your message was edited. No different than when writing a post in the open forum.
Actually it is different, moderators can't see a PM between members unless invited to the conversation and no "history" tab shows in a PM after an edit like it does in the open forum.
 

RayseM

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Actually it is different, moderators can't see a PM between members unless invited to the conversation and no "history" tab shows in a PM after an edit like it does in the open forum.

Yes, I'm mixing up the editing of PMs in another forum, where editing is not restricted and the time stamps show when the message was edited. Not on BF of course, because the edit time is very limited. I didn't realize that moderators could not see PMs unless invited. I assumed ( glad to find out-wrongly ;) ) that if you mods need to see you have access to everything on the forum.

I would expect that if PMs editing was opened, a time stamp feature could easily be added.
 
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