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Please MNHQ...PLEASE can we have an edit button?

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pictish Mon 24-Oct-16 11:12:14

Even just a five minute timed one. Just for spelling mistakes and so on....

I often don't realise I have misspelled something until I read it in context with the thread. The preview does not help with this either.
I itch to correct myself and I can't be alone in that surely?

Go on go on go on. Ye will ye will ye will.


worldsworstchildren Mon 24-Oct-16 11:12:51


ChuckBiscuits Mon 24-Oct-16 11:13:40

Fourthed. Assuming someone will have jumped in between seconded and me.

ChuckBiscuits Mon 24-Oct-16 11:13:59

Bugger. See if we had an edit button I could have changed it.

SailingThroughTime Mon 24-Oct-16 11:14:11

Yes please.

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Mon 24-Oct-16 13:52:28

No, just imagine the rewriting of posts and the consequent bun fights.

Coconutty Mon 24-Oct-16 13:56:18

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MrsHathaway Mon 24-Oct-16 14:12:52

We have a preview button.

Lots of us just DGA sufficient F.

minipie Mon 24-Oct-16 14:19:59

Hmm I wouldn't have a standard edit button myself as so often the replies on threads are in response to the particular words used (including the spelling mistakes, this being pedant heaven MN) and with edited wording the replies would make no sense.

However, it might be useful to have the ability to add extra text at the end of the OP - so that any "drip feeds" or updates can be added to the OP. (Obviously it would have to be clearly marked as new text and time/date given). This would avoid the issue of posters who come along on page 8, haven't read all the OP's posts and give an opinion which is irrelevant/obsolete/ inappropriate.

n0ne Mon 24-Oct-16 14:31:00

Oo yes, minipie's idea is fab!

pictish Mon 24-Oct-16 14:45:11

Why not have an edit facility like facebook does, whereby the edit history is available to view as an option?

Truly...I only want it to add bits to posts or to correct my grammar - it's not for the want of taking anything away other than spelling mistakes and rogue apostrophes.

pictish Mon 24-Oct-16 14:46:12

Come on MNHQ - you know it would be a goer.

FATEdestiny Mon 24-Oct-16 14:51:58

I'd really like to be able to correct my spelling.

GaryGilmoresEyes Mon 24-Oct-16 14:53:14

YES! Please.

WotNoLoobrush Mon 24-Oct-16 15:06:45

Sorry but I don't understand why some posters don't find the preview button useful? If it weren't for that button, then I'd agree.

WorkAccount Mon 24-Oct-16 15:09:42

Oo yes, minipie's idea is fab!

I have been asking for this for years, so any clarifications can go at the start of the thread and new/hurried users understand immediately.

ChuckitintheBucket Mon 24-Oct-16 15:16:13

Never understand people asking for an edit button. Surely the preview button is adequate . Its open to all sorts of abuse, history being rewritten and all that.

pictish Mon 24-Oct-16 15:24:42

Chuck it'a quite simple really - you don't always spot errors during or immediately after typing something, so preview schmeview.

AyeAmarok Mon 24-Oct-16 15:28:01

I'd be happy with even 30 seconds of an opportunity to correct misspellings.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Mon 24-Oct-16 15:30:35

Yes please!

although as MNHQ struggle to change the colours a whole new level of functionality might be a bit beyond them

YouHadMeAtCake Mon 24-Oct-16 15:30:45

Yes please to an edit button

pictish Mon 24-Oct-16 15:35:35

I have a post atm whereby I spelled 'cajole' as 'cojole' - at the time and immediately afterwards it looked right. Now I can see it is obviously wrong and it's making me nnnggghh. Kwim?

Doje Mon 24-Oct-16 15:40:07

I think an edit option should be available for the first 10 seconds after posting. That's when I see all my errors!

KatherineMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 24-Oct-16 16:23:28

Thanks for your feedback, everyone.

This has come up a few times before, and we can certainly flag it again but make no promises!

JenLindleyShitMom Mon 24-Oct-16 16:27:03

You can just post underneath it with someone the correct spelling. But really, no-one actually cares about spelling. We all get fat fingers at times, we all misspell things. It's. I big deal.

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