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Have you ever edited your response after someone replied to it?

Asked by timothykinney (2743points) August 11th, 2008

To make them look clueless, or because you thought it was funny…? Examples please!

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jrpowell's avatar


I usually denote my edits with edit :: explanation

I will fix spelling and grammar without noting it. But I will always give an explanation if the content is changed enough to have a different meaning.

scamp's avatar

I’ve never done it, but I have seen others change their posts.

poofandmook's avatar

not consciously.

delirium's avatar

I have a habit of editing and editing to refine my statement. I’m not a very good writer, and I find that I tend to speak in incomplete thoughts.

I would never, however, do it with the intent to make someone look like an idiot.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

i haven’t. i don’t usually get the chance ;-)
that makes me wonder: what’s the expiration date on the “edit” button. I know that at first it’s there, and then it goes away…what’s the deal?

wildflower's avatar

Never done it intentionally. I try to apply same approach as johnpowell, although sometimes it ends up just being an extra paragraph or an inserted sentence.

@la_chica.: I think the time-limit is 5 minutes.

jrpowell's avatar

The time limit is five minutes. But you can click the edit button at four minutes and 59 seconds and edit as long as you need to.

MacBean's avatar

Nope. And when I edit my replies, I make a note of it so people know it was edited.

flo's avatar

When the error is typo, sometimes.

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