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Reminder: How to Edit Your Comments

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Kidding about banning! Relax!

Now that you've read our How to Use Our Comments and Not Get Banned guide--which is really very easy to follow--here's how to edit your comments.

Simply keep yourself logged in, scroll down to the Comments section and you should see a link called "Read the comments in the forums."

Click on that. You'll be taken to the forums page for the particular thread that you're on, and as long as you're signed in, you can edit your own comments.

Simply click on the editing button that appears in your post and you'll be able to edit.

Enjoy!

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    jonpaul37 , March 12, 2010 6:44 PM
    first post! um, lets see, what should i go with..., i know! will it be able to play Crysis 2 in the future when it comes out?



    *EDIT* It worked! hooray beer!
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    IzzyCraft , March 12, 2010 7:10 PM
    You could just think before you post

    1: Does it need to be said?
    2: Does it need to be said now?
    3: Does it need to be said now, by me?
  • 20 Hide
    JMcEntegart , March 12, 2010 6:56 PM
    cscott_itWait a minute.Was this a secret, because I've been doing this for a little bit.


    It's not a secret. People just didn't realise it was there. :) 

    mlopinto2k1Wow, has this been an option since god knows when?


    Yes and no! There wasn't always an easy way to get to the forums but for the last few weeks the link has been sitting right there. All you had to do was click.

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    jonpaul37 , March 12, 2010 6:44 PM
    first post! um, lets see, what should i go with..., i know! will it be able to play Crysis 2 in the future when it comes out?



    *EDIT* It worked! hooray beer!
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    shadow187 , March 12, 2010 6:46 PM
    Oh, well that clarifies things. The problem is, that requires a redirect which people are too lazy to do (or me, :rolleyes:) . See if you can get it into Javascript where it automatically does it.
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    dman3k , March 12, 2010 6:46 PM
    Glad I could help, Tuan!
  • 20 Hide
    cscott_it , March 12, 2010 6:46 PM
    Wait a minute.

    Was this a secret, because I've been doing this for a little bit.
  • 14 Hide
    broketechjunkie , March 12, 2010 6:51 PM
    That's cool.

    EDIT: Works for me. Is there any way to get the edit function embedded in the comments section itself?
  • 11 Hide
    mlopinto2k1 , March 12, 2010 6:51 PM
    Wow, has this been an option since god knows when?
  • 20 Hide
    JMcEntegart , March 12, 2010 6:56 PM
    cscott_itWait a minute.Was this a secret, because I've been doing this for a little bit.


    It's not a secret. People just didn't realise it was there. :) 

    mlopinto2k1Wow, has this been an option since god knows when?


    Yes and no! There wasn't always an easy way to get to the forums but for the last few weeks the link has been sitting right there. All you had to do was click.

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    g-thor , March 12, 2010 6:56 PM
    Has this been there all along? I've seen the cries of "Let my people go and edit their comments!" for so long now.

    But will this make me lazy? Will I stop proofreading my own comments because I can edit it later? Tune in again for the continuing saga of a compulsive comment poster on Tom's Hardware.



    Update: The continuing saga has been dropped from our regular lineup due to lack of any audience share whatsoever. On a positive note, the edit function works smoothly.
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    tuannguyen , March 12, 2010 6:59 PM
    dman3kGlad I could help, Tuan!


    Yeah, thanks!
    And can you do me a favor and try posting on Tom's Guide?

    http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Apple-Law-Order-TV-Harassment,news-6117.html

    Try that. :) 
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    Hilarion , March 12, 2010 7:01 PM
    Didn't work for me. I went looking and no edit button.

    Ah... It only appears to work right after you have entered your comment. After that you appear to be stuck with your typos.
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    mianmian , March 12, 2010 7:02 PM
    Edit test. do not down rank me :) 

    ====Update====
    :love:  this function
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    daggs , March 12, 2010 7:05 PM
    testing

    edited!

    whow!!!! first time ever I was able to edit a post of mine in the forum!
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    kyeana , March 12, 2010 7:10 PM
    The news sections best kept secrete has now been exposed! :p 
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    IzzyCraft , March 12, 2010 7:10 PM
    You could just think before you post

    1: Does it need to be said?
    2: Does it need to be said now?
    3: Does it need to be said now, by me?
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    cscott_it , March 12, 2010 7:16 PM
    IzzyCraftYou could just think before you post1: Does it need to be said?2: Does it need to be said now?3: Does it need to be said now, by me?


    Listen here buddy, most of use don't use what your type would call "logic" "common sense" or "decency". So you better take that look before you leap logic elsewhere, because we don't take kindly to your type in these parts. :p 
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    Upendra09 , March 12, 2010 7:18 PM
    thnx works
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    Bolbi , March 12, 2010 7:32 PM
    Quote:
    You could just think before you post

    1: Does it need to be said?
    2: Does it need to be said now?
    3: Does it need to be said now, by me?

    I do that anyway, but there are the accidental double posts, grammatical errors, etc. that this is useful for. Glad there's a way to edit comments!
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    tayb , March 12, 2010 7:33 PM
    It's a nice first step but really you should be able to edit this without going to the forums. It really shouldn't be that difficult to put an edit button right next to the hide button or right next to the thumbs up button.

    Oh well. It's certainly better than nothing but for those of us who don't really use the forums it's not ideal.
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    cookoy , March 12, 2010 7:34 PM
    Just got to try this.

    If someone quoted me on my original comment
    and i edit it afterward, will he be misquoting me?
  • 3 Hide
    sabot00 , March 12, 2010 7:38 PM
    Edit: Edit.
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