Editing Window Test
December 3, 2008 12:39 PM   Subscribe

Help Us Test Timed Editing This is a special thread for testing out a new feature. We're thinking about letting members edit their comments for three minutes after it was posted. This should be enough time to fix typos and make grammer changes. When you post a comment to this thread, you should see an [edit] link along with a timer that shows how much time you have to edit the comment. Clicking "edit" should take you to a form that also has a timer where you can make changes.

This thread is different in the MeFi universe because ALL COMMENTS WILL BE DELETED eventually. So please don't post anything here for the ages. And please keep the thread useful. For example, posting ASCII art and/or the entire text of Hamlet isn't necessary to test out this feature. Having said that, thanks for helping us test this!

Please post in the MetaTalk thread if you run into problems because it might be tough to spot bug reports among the test comments here. Please include your browser/operating system combo when you post a bug. Happy editing! (within three minutes.)
posted by pb (450 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Test in progress. -- pb



 
testing first pass. second pass.
posted by mathowie at 4:45 PM on December 17, 2008


Grumbelbabble obbblob

[edit: Oh, I DID spell it right].

Timer started from 2:50, mind you.
posted by Brockles at 4:58 PM on December 17, 2008


the wire, it comes down to it
posted by jepler at 4:58 PM on December 17, 2008


I would like to sell you all my presumptuous wares.

Hey! That timer is really neat!

Does it restart every time?

Ah, no it doesn't.

I notice the timestamp gets updated. I take it that it's by design.

Hey, does that mean if I leave my comment alone while other people futz around with theirs mine will move up in the order-of-comments? In theory, then, a response could come before the comment responded to. Cause and effect is no more! There is no first cause! God is dead!
posted by Kattullus at 4:58 PM on December 17, 2008


Procrastination leads to testing. Three minutes should be more than enough time to correct mistakes.
posted by mewithoutyou at 5:00 PM on December 17, 2008


I'm just testing this in order to procrastinate some more on my take-home final.

I like the ticky clock!
posted by sperose at 5:03 PM on December 17, 2008


Hmmm....

Indeed.

Okay. I tested it. I love it. Thank you. Thank you! THANK YOU!
posted by SeizeTheDay at 5:04 PM on December 17, 2008


Let me test-this-filter

Works as stated. Excellent stuff!
posted by HaloMan at 5:05 PM on December 17, 2008


Eleven seconds for ball sucking!
posted by klangklangston at 5:09 PM on December 17, 2008


To be or not to be, that is the question;
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
And by opposing, end them.
posted by googly at 5:09 PM on December 17, 2008


i deleted this
posted by pravit at 5:09 PM on December 17, 2008


What's up with gas prices?
[edited] Suck my balls.
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 5:10 PM on December 17, 2008 [2 favorites]


Toot toot toot. I MEAN TOOT REALLY TOOT.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 5:10 PM on December 17, 2008


let's play
great success
posted by christonabike at 5:12 PM on December 17, 2008


Aww, man, I missed that last window. Now I know—it takes at least eleven seconds to load here.
posted by klangklangston at 5:12 PM on December 17, 2008


This comment originally said AAAA. Now it says this. I'm making a note here. HUGE SUCCESS!
posted by Effigy2000 at 5:13 PM on December 17, 2008


TESTICLE.
posted by gman at 5:13 PM on December 17, 2008


even the best editors make moose steaks [oh joy it works]
posted by roger ackroyd at 5:14 PM on December 17, 2008


I'M USED TO BEING TIMED ON EDITS MY WHOLE LIFE!
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 5:14 PM on December 17, 2008


No it is in fact not.
posted by piedmont at 5:14 PM on December 17, 2008


Your mother uses Internet Explorer.

Edit 3

OH GOD, TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!!

KNOCK IT OFF, CORTEX.

oh, my bad, it was Jessayn.

works under Safari 3, os x 10.4.11
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:16 PM on December 17, 2008


MetaFilter: ALL COMMENTS WILL BE DELETED eventually

(Clock starts at 2m50s here, Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.0.5) Gecko/20060719 Firefox/1.5.0.5 on Fedora Core 4.)
posted by fairytale of los angeles at 5:16 PM on December 17, 2008


Las llama es un quadrupido.

The llama is a quadruped.

A moose kissed me once.

Well, my sister. But I was hiding behind the drapes.

Well, OK, I was huffing paint in the garage when I imagined a moose, kissing my sister, with me behind the drapes. Oh god it
posted by maxwelton at 5:17 PM on December 17, 2008


I totally thought that said "this llama is quadrupled."

And, yeah, I totally hate the countdown clock. I really, seriously do not work well under pressure.

I think you should have two minutes from posting to open the edit box, THEN three minutes to edit.

(omg twenty seconds left! the pressure!)
posted by DarlingBri at 5:18 PM on December 17, 2008


Your mother uses Internet Explorer

Actually, she asked me to install FireFox after hearing about the latest nasty IE flaw.
posted by CKmtl at 5:19 PM on December 17, 2008


again, again!

Works on multiple comments within the thread!

Being able to see the thread would be nice.

Bold, Italics, Link

strike!
small works on re-edit too!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:19 PM on December 17, 2008


Oh noes, I rewrite it totally.

PIES, lots of them!

And some clarifications.

Maybe only one save for the whole three minutes?
posted by Mister Cheese at 5:20 PM on December 17, 2008


Fin.
posted by barnacles at 5:20 PM on December 17, 2008


What? No comic sans?
posted by Sailormom at 5:21 PM on December 17, 2008


x
posted by timeistight at 5:21 PM on December 17, 2008


Who stole my cocaine? cheese?
posted by birdherder at 5:21 PM on December 17, 2008


blah blah blah
posted by 517 at 5:21 PM on December 17, 2008


No, wait, not elephant. Rhubarb. Also, I bet ericb likes this idea.
posted by motty at 5:22 PM on December 17, 2008


I like this idea.
posted by ericb at 5:22 PM on December 17, 2008


What happens when you're typing and the timer runs out?

edit 1: we're gonna finds out!

edit 2: potch thinks he was first.

edit 3: potch figured it out!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:22 PM on December 17, 2008


First!

On preview... Not even remotely first.
This is a good idea.
posted by potch at 5:23 PM on December 17, 2008


I am the world's sexiest killing machine

so I guess it's absolute rather than relative to the last edit
posted by synaesthetichaze at 5:24 PM on December 17, 2008


So not kept, eh? Then I am happy to contribute.
posted by clarkie666 at 5:25 PM on December 17, 2008


Let me try this again... Oh that is too cool.
posted by potch at 5:25 PM on December 17, 2008


 
posted by ChrisHartley at 5:25 PM on December 17, 2008


ooh. editing timer doesn't reset. i thought it would. huh.
posted by rmd1023 at 5:25 PM on December 17, 2008


one two one two

testing.....

testing
posted by EndsOfInvention at 5:26 PM on December 17, 2008


What's all this, then?

[Edit]
*ejects monocle in indignation*
[/Edit]
posted by brundlefly at 5:27 PM on December 17, 2008


I has have a comment
posted by boo_radley at 5:27 PM on December 17, 2008


Wheee! shiny new timed editing system test [edit] ZOMG i can edit now. this helps me fix my stupid typing or link errors that I definitely find within a minute of posting!
posted by majikstreet at 5:28 PM on December 17, 2008


The secret to success in posting is timi........
posted by bowline at 5:28 PM on December 17, 2008


tastes like fire.

(Allow scripts those that don't see the clock)
posted by vapidave at 5:29 PM on December 17, 2008


For the greater good


...this is good
posted by lilkeith07 at 5:29 PM on December 17, 2008


This is a comment. This is an edit. This is an edit. This is an edit.

And now my comment sounds like that "shoes" song, with "this is an edit" replacing "these shoes suck."

It even works when you browse to a different page! That's pretty cool.

I think, actually, that maybe the time limit is too long? In a heated thread, a lot can happen in three minutes.
posted by roll truck roll at 5:29 PM on December 17, 2008


Fuck Hug yo mama!
posted by eyeballkid at 5:32 PM on December 17, 2008


amyms can't spelll testing in repetition!

She doesn't like it!
posted by blasdelf at 5:32 PM on December 17, 2008


I like it!
posted by amyms at 5:32 PM on December 17, 2008


I have a funny feeling this has something to do with boo_radley and being acceptable.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 5:34 PM on December 17, 2008



acceptable.
posted by boo_radley at 5:34 PM on December 17, 2008


 
posted by blasdelf at 5:34 PM on December 17, 2008


Editing Window Test
December 3, 2008 2:39 PM

My god man! Do you realize what you've done?
posted by Sailormom at 5:35 PM on December 17, 2008


This is a test for the purposes of testing the three minute testing. I'm faintly excited to see how it works.

Ooh, I have two minutes left. There's no way this would make me add random drivel to the end of my comments, typing at desperate speed just to get one extra little drivel-nugget tacked on at the end.
posted by jack_mo at 5:35 PM on December 17, 2008


good butter wurst
never let is rest
till your good is butter
and your butter is your wurst
posted by boo_radley at 5:35 PM on December 17, 2008


Editing timer, will try to reedit as clock runs out, apologies if done above. (New MEmeme "sorry the clock was ticking")
Adding edit at 2:00
Ok, seems 3:00 is the total edit time for any one comment. OK.
posted by vapidave at 5:35 PM on December 17, 2008


halb halb halb
posted by 517 at 5:36 PM on December 17, 2008


hmmm
posted by eyeballkid at 5:37 PM on December 17, 2008


This is my testes test.

It works!
Hmm..you can make multiple edits. Interesting.
posted by inigo2 at 5:39 PM on December 17, 2008


'nother test.

Clicking "Back to your comment" does not take me there, although the "Back to your comment" link shows the proper url
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:41 PM on December 17, 2008


Testing, testing. Is this thing on?

On edit: Yes, it is.
posted by Effigy2000 at 5:41 PM on December 17, 2008


blasdelf, I see what you did there :P lol
posted by amyms at 5:42 PM on December 17, 2008


This is going to be so SWEET. Maybe. Possibly. Totally.

OMG it edited. >.>
posted by Phire at 5:43 PM on December 17, 2008


----------
posted by blue_beetle at 5:43 PM on December 17, 2008


testing
posted by pb at 5:43 PM on December 17, 2008


ZOMG I can edit! Now I don't look like (quite) the moron!
posted by R_Nebblesworth at 5:47 PM on December 17, 2008


Here's an edited comment.
posted by koeselitz at 5:47 PM on December 17, 2008


Monkey, monkey, chicken, chicken.
posted by jack_mo at 5:49 PM on December 17, 2008


I WOULD NOT HIT IT

(You see what I did there?)
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 5:49 PM on December 17, 2008


Get a brain morans moranz!

Hmmm, a live preview of the edited message might be nice.
posted by lekvar at 5:49 PM on December 17, 2008


I edited this comment. Now you'll never know what it said originally
posted by winston at 5:49 PM on December 17, 2008


Whose there?
posted by EarBucket at 5:50 PM on December 17, 2008


This is grate!

That's right, I said grate!
posted by dhammond at 5:51 PM on December 17, 2008


.
posted by hootch at 5:51 PM on December 17, 2008


Exciting, like a game show, or New Years Eve, or something else with a countdown. Probably fun from the design perspective. As someone who posts once every 2 weeks on average (mostly in fits of pique) I'd say "preview" works.

It might be entertaining to see how this affects the medium though.

You have 3:00 to recompose and restate your thoughts.
posted by vapidave at 5:53 PM on December 17, 2008


Second test... yeah I thought so.
posted by lekvar at 5:54 PM on December 17, 2008


SportsFilter does this, I think. It's nice for those of us who type by flapping our fingers on the keys and vaguely hoping for the best. Hmm. Now I will insert the link, intentionally bork it, and post this comment, in order to fix miy msintakoes.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 5:55 PM on December 17, 2008


winston: Here is a comment that I'm going to edit. Then it will be even more brilliant than it is now.

winston: I edited this comment. Now you'll never know what it said originally.

I have a time machine. IT'S CALLED WAITING!
posted by koeselitz at 5:56 PM on December 17, 2008


 
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 6:00 PM on December 17, 2008


When I try to open mefi on my computer at home, the system freezes.

no, it doesn't

yes it does

wow, this seems like a really really long time. Like, who knew 3 minutes took this long.
posted by donnagirl at 6:00 PM on December 17, 2008


I can't miss this...and I can be the unofficial tester for people on slow ass-connections.

So slow that by the time this came up I only had 2.30!

Wow, time goes fast when you're watching it. Now I have to go eat lunch.

[Edit]This is too exciting, lunch will have to wait while I watch the countdown. Now that I'm waiting for lunch it seems like time is moving slowly again.[/Edit]
posted by jacalata at 6:00 PM on December 17, 2008


shimmy shimmy coco pop!! Shimmy shimmy ahhhh

shimmy shimmy coco pop,


Boom!!



ok, I like it. Carry on..
posted by pearlybob at 6:02 PM on December 17, 2008


bill stickers will be prosecuted
posted by piedmont at 6:02 PM on December 17, 2008


the mods like bad movies. anime poopy.

Ha ha. The mods like poopy, and there's nothing they can do avout it.
posted by Science! at 6:03 PM on December 17, 2008


that's great it starts with an earthquake birds and flakes snakes and airplanes
posted by hippugeek at 6:03 PM on December 17, 2008


asd
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 6:03 PM on December 17, 2008


Zippity.

Bop.
posted by speedo at 6:05 PM on December 17, 2008


You can have two editable posts at once. That should never, ever come in handy.
posted by piedmont at 6:05 PM on December 17, 2008


FUCK! "about" I meant "about"!!!
posted by Science! at 6:06 PM on December 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


OK, so I can't DELETE the comment, but I can edit it.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 6:07 PM on December 17, 2008


Should this be marked as having been edited?

Yea, probably. Three minutes is a pretty long time, seems just about right.
posted by gemmy at 6:07 PM on December 17, 2008


It seems to moastly work correctly.
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 6:07 PM on December 17, 2008


editing craze *EDITS* edits third
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:08 PM on December 17, 2008


editing craze two *edits fourth*
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:08 PM on December 17, 2008


editing craze three
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:08 PM on December 17, 2008


Yup, they're all editable. Edits second. Edits 5th.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:09 PM on December 17, 2008


I feel like I have to answer a trivia question with that damned ticking clock.

Oh no it running out of time one more edit.

no i have time for one more
posted by maqsarian at 6:09 PM on December 17, 2008


No limit on edits?
posted by piedmont at 6:10 PM on December 17, 2008


A quick brown fox something

i edit you
posted by starman at 6:11 PM on December 17, 2008


MetaFilter is the worst (wait I mean best! oh crap the timer is running o...) site in the universe.
posted by DU at 6:11 PM on December 17, 2008


Wait, hang on.
posted by fire&wings at 6:11 PM on December 17, 2008


And so aaaaanyway, the edit feature works fine, and I managed about five versions.
posted by Abiezer at 6:12 PM on December 17, 2008


Lorem ipsum
posted by Demogorgon at 6:13 PM on December 17, 2008


This comment has not been edited. Except now, it has.

This is bold no longer, it is italic.
posted by baphomet at 6:14 PM on December 17, 2008


I Love NOT evil KITTENS in SPACE!
posted by Artw at 6:15 PM on December 17, 2008


I am SEW EXCITED about this feature.

(Because I make lots of little errors -- and since I'm editor, I always want to fix them.)
posted by kate blank at 6:16 PM on December 17, 2008


Whoa, we should start a one-shot campaign in here!
posted by Demogorgon at 6:16 PM on December 17, 2008


This sentence is prefect and does not require editing. Edit: The whole gang is here!
posted by erpava at 6:17 PM on December 17, 2008


I clicked edit on the last one with about 2 seconds left on the timer and it didn't go through.

Edit: this.

Edit: I know the two people who commented above me.

Edit x2: Nothing much brah, just basking in the glorious edityness of everything.''

Edit x3: Editing comments = extremely short term mefi chatroom? Also erpava has wicked aim with a crossbow.
posted by baphomet at 6:18 PM on December 17, 2008


You're stupid and so's your mom. Eat shit and die.
posted by klarck at 6:18 PM on December 17, 2008


You encounter a horde of Snorlax zombies eating a fox and brown dog...
posted by Demogorgon at 6:20 PM on December 17, 2008


Wall of edits crits horde of snorlax zombies for 5000

Wall of edits misses horde of snorlax zombies

Wall of edits hits horde of snorlax zombies for 2403

Wall of edits slays horde of snorlax zombies

Wall of edits receives 10 xp
posted by baphomet at 6:21 PM on December 17, 2008


The






.
posted by dersins at 6:21 PM on December 17, 2008


I'm trying this for the first time second time third time.

I like it but I'll probably never use it. It'll probably just be used by those wankers that want to post Frist! First! Second!

Thanks pb!
posted by schyler523 at 6:22 PM on December 17, 2008


I respectively disagree. (maybe 3 minutes isn't enough time.)
posted by klarck at 6:22 PM on December 17, 2008


Treaty of Westphalia
Peace Treaty between the Holy Roman Emperor and
the King of France and their respective Allies.[EDIT]
posted by dersins at 6:25 PM on December 17, 2008


Horde of zombies casts NECROMANTIC REAWAKENING for a full hp. Spends an action point to use TREATY OF WESTFALIA ablility.
posted by Demogorgon at 6:26 PM on December 17, 2008


More like treaty of westFAILia the way those zombies are swinging.
posted by baphomet at 6:28 PM on December 17, 2008


Super-cool old-school text that's been around since, like, forever.

[EDIT] Newer text that's alright, I guess, as long as it sticks to the rules and doesn't fuck up too badly.

[EDIT 2] Even newer text that was technically there from the beginning but was more content lurking until now.

[EDIT 3] BRAND SPANKING NEW TEXT THAT NO ONE ELSE CAN STAND LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

[EDIT 2] Also, there's some even newer text that can't be here right now because it missed the editing window, but it told me to tell you that it is very responsible and not annoying at all like that flashy noob text and would totally make a great contribution to this comment if it only had the chance.
posted by Rhaomi at 6:28 PM on December 17, 2008



dot

dash

dot
posted by tellurian at 6:30 PM on December 17, 2008


These are vanilla zombies. They don't swing.
posted by Demogorgon at 6:31 PM on December 17, 2008


dersins: "Treaty of Westphalia
Peace Treaty between the Holy Roman Emperor and
the King of France and their respective Allies.
"



TL:DR
posted by Science! at 6:31 PM on December 17, 2008


*Makes joke about bacon*

Cool. It works!

It still works!
posted by rtha at 6:36 PM on December 17, 2008


I <3 The Leader
posted by jtron at 6:37 PM on December 17, 2008


The cake is a lie.

ETA: Also, cut back on the dairy and meat and eat more veggies.

Edited again to remove extraneous punctuation.
posted by nooneyouknow at 6:37 PM on December 17, 2008


Stop speaking to me in the restroom!

I don't know, I sense the potential for shenanigans. But surely we're all above that.
posted by nanojath at 6:39 PM on December 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


I ken spull

No you kant.

Oh wait!
posted by Artw at 6:40 PM on December 17, 2008


In three minutes...
posted by five fresh fish at 6:43 PM on December 17, 2008


never mind
posted by Artw at 6:43 PM on December 17, 2008


Cat free to good home.

EDIT: Which is more than he deserves.

EDIT: Heck, I'll throw in some root vegetables and herbs. All yours if you want it.

EDIT: No takers? Fine. I'll PAY you to take this cat. Five bucks!

EDIT: How silly of me. How about five Euros, which will actually hold their value for longer than it takes for me to send it through PayPal?
posted by wexford_arts at 6:46 PM on December 17, 2008


OVER THE TOP COMMENT RED MIST ARG
posted by Artw at 6:47 PM on December 17, 2008


This is a great feature.
posted by grouse at 6:47 PM on December 17, 2008


running out the clock


wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
posted by subbes at 6:47 PM on December 17, 2008


Countdown clock, where are you?

Aha, it's like the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 2:22 until midnight...

Eeeek! 0:44!
posted by Robert Angelo at 6:48 PM on December 17, 2008


"All Girls Should Have a Poem"
For Valerie

All girls should have a poem
written for them even if
we have to turn this God-damn world
upside down to do it.

New Mexico
March 16, 1969

- Richard Brautigan
posted by Joe Beese at 6:49 PM on December 17, 2008


In Soviet Russia, the posts edit YOU!!


huh, this is neat.

MOAR!!
posted by C17H19NO3 at 6:51 PM on December 17, 2008


Hm, let's see if the Greasemonkey stuff I'm using right now interferes with the edit link. No, it doesn't appear as if it does. Good.
posted by WCityMike at 6:51 PM on December 17, 2008


Edit 1 Edit 2 Edit 3 Edit4Edit 5 & ♥ ♠ &diamonds;
posted by BrotherCaine at 6:55 PM on December 17, 2008


i like bees
bees like i
posted by jazon at 6:58 PM on December 17, 2008


test two
posted by BrotherCaine at 6:58 PM on December 17, 2008


red white blue
or more
more
Neat-o, keen-o.
posted by fijiwriter at 6:58 PM on December 17, 2008


Sweet, it works!

Now I can post my comment and then if cortex posts within 3 minutes, I can change my post to reflect His opinion.
posted by ODiV at 6:59 PM on December 17, 2008


I'm de-clawing kittens right now.

Oops, no I'm not! Really. Time remaining to regain status 2:12... 2:11... uh, oh!

I edited it again and I still have a minute and 20 left! Awesome.

Edit three: Because I Can.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:02 PM on December 17, 2008


hay guys its snowing in vegas btw!

nekkid boobs

pic2
slidehwo
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:03 PM on December 17, 2008


ok.... opera 9.62 test....

10:04 PM EST... edit 1 at 2:22
posted by FauxScot at 7:04 PM on December 17, 2008


worked... there you go, Jessamyn!
posted by FauxScot at 7:07 PM on December 17, 2008


login
posted by docpops at 7:08 PM on December 17, 2008


test. (edit)
posted by pb at 7:08 PM on December 17, 2008


The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.

This is an edit sentence. This roxx!
posted by zardoz at 7:10 PM on December 17, 2008


Testes, testes. One, two,...three?

[edit]: booyahkasha
posted by Durin's Bane at 7:11 PM on December 17, 2008


Ed. It.

Ed et it.

Ted edited Ed.

Id tide? I did diet.

Ted tied it.
posted by box at 7:11 PM on December 17, 2008


I have a purring kitten sitting on the chair next to me, and the left side of my face is still numb from the novocaine. I think that's all I wanted to say.

Oh - nope - I wanted to add that this seems to be working in Camino.

Also, I don't like deadlines, and don't do well with time pressure.
posted by gingerbeer at 7:15 PM on December 17, 2008



posted by box at 7:17 PM on December 17, 2008


I just wanted to say, that I went and bought a bottle of Jolt American Orange & Cream, and it tastes very chemically and potentially poisonous, like an exotic flower that you might decide to eat because, hey, vegetables, and I was just wondering, why do you guys do stuff like that?

Edit: Also, did anybody see that series of photos where Hugh Hefner's new girlfriend took off her underwear on the red carpet? Yeah, that was pretty good.
posted by turgid dahlia at 7:17 PM on December 17, 2008


m
posted by StrikeTheViol at 7:20 PM on December 17, 2008


Haggardly limped the hazy viola.
posted by box at 7:21 PM on December 17, 2008


I loved it, it was better than CATS.
posted by mattbucher at 7:22 PM on December 17, 2008


The quick brown fox can't type, but he can edit more than once if under 3:00!
posted by lee at 7:23 PM on December 17, 2008


Snark snark snark.

And more snark added.

A bit taken away. Yes, it was offensive. Very offensive.
posted by item at 7:26 PM on December 17, 2008


nice!
posted by wheelieman at 7:26 PM on December 17, 2008


It helps to have "Eye of the Tiger" running through your head while doing this.

(EDIT: Heh. I wrote "dong" instead of "doing".)

(DOUBLE PLUS EDIT: Frank Stallone's "Far from Over" would also work.)
posted by evilcolonel at 7:29 PM on December 17, 2008


Moses supposes his toeses are roses, but Moses supposes erroneously.
For nobody's toeses are posies of roses as Moses supposes his toeses to be.

What? I'm under pressure here.

It worked!

Edit #3 in 3 minutes. yay
posted by reflecked at 7:29 PM on December 17, 2008


It officially works under the latest version of Opera on Mac OS X. Congratulations, this will be a useful feature, especially for clumsy typists such as myself.
posted by Electrius at 7:30 PM on December 17, 2008


this feature rocks!
posted by special-k at 7:33 PM on December 17, 2008


Hmm. So you can't out-and-out delete comments.
posted by koeselitz at 7:34 PM on December 17, 2008


 
posted by Artw at 7:36 PM on December 17, 2008


My preciousss, it doesn't likeses blank commentses.
posted by evilcolonel at 7:37 PM on December 17, 2008


how does this work?

oh I don't know
posted by hellojed at 7:38 PM on December 17, 2008


what. oh.
posted by chinston at 7:41 PM on December 17, 2008


Editing function allows me to predict the future!

ardegedee: I can't possibly edit this into saying something interesting in under three minutes.

I bet you can if you try really hard!
posted by Kattullus at 7:46 PM on December 17, 2008 [5 favorites]


I can't possibly edit this into interesting text in under three minutes.
posted by ardgedee at 7:46 PM on December 17, 2008


I don't know. It usually takes me more than three minutes to realize the enormity of the the screw-ups I make in MetaFilter comments... But I could be influenced, especially by that little countdown clock. Sitting there... pressuring me to MAKE IT RIGHT.

I have no idea what I just wrote.
posted by wendell at 7:49 PM on December 17, 2008


Heavens. It actually works!
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 7:50 PM on December 17, 2008


worst FPP evar!
posted by RufusW at 7:53 PM on December 17, 2008


So... I can edit this?

Yes, I can. cool!

So, is the time cumulative?

Yes, though maybe de-cumulative is more accurate.

Interesting... I'm watching the clock tick down and feeling time-pressure!
posted by mmahaffie at 7:53 PM on December 17, 2008


I'm not at all offended and going to bed!
posted by waraw at 7:56 PM on December 17, 2008


It's hard not to edit for lulz.
posted by aubilenon at 8:03 PM on December 17, 2008


hey, I want in on this testing thing!

IT WORKS!
posted by peep at 8:03 PM on December 17, 2008


This is Ass Sliding.

This too
posted by spork at 8:08 PM on December 17, 2008


I need a second chance!

Hey, I got one.
posted by telstar at 8:13 PM on December 17, 2008


God, what I wouldn't give to post this right now.

Or now.
posted by Dumsnill at 8:13 PM on December 17, 2008


Ha.
posted by Termite at 8:15 PM on December 17, 2008


It's now 2 minutes later and the clock is freaking me out.

Oh, you only get one chance
posted by Dumsnill at 8:15 PM on December 17, 2008


tried sniping at 0:01, no go. Let's try 0:02

success!
posted by telstar at 8:20 PM on December 17, 2008


?

!
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 8:21 PM on December 17, 2008


guess you only get one edit. Nah, should be unlimited. Then the comments would ebb and flow to change with new comments, to those who stay with their little magnum opus until the bitter end. Who would keep the clock going longest to keep their ever-so-eloquent but not quite complete comment going?
posted by telstar at 8:25 PM on December 17, 2008


Cool, I like it.
posted by rachelv at 8:27 PM on December 17, 2008


pb: This should be enough time to fix typos and make grammer changes.

Doctor, heel thyself!

1) ooh, upon edit, I can see now how having 2:50 can still be a deterrent!

2) Upon further edit, now I really get it!

3) OK, upon further further edit I can also see how th
posted by not_on_display at 8:34 PM on December 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


Now I'm curious.
posted by the duck by the oboe at 8:34 PM on December 17, 2008


boy I wish I could think of something clever to say.
posted by desjardins at 8:37 PM on December 17, 2008


tempus fugit.
posted by exogenous at 8:39 PM on December 17, 2008


test 123
- wtf, only 2:38??
- time is of the essence (2:14)
1.59

meh
posted by chrisamiller at 8:40 PM on December 17, 2008


The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.
What a fuckin' asshole.

I like the little countdown, gives me a ticking time-bomb feeling.
posted by Snyder at 8:42 PM on December 17, 2008


Does anyone read the edits down here?
posted by kyleg at 8:44 PM on December 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


Ricklesly dicots oopsie daisy
posted by cashman at 8:45 PM on December 17, 2008


This post said som rather nasty and well-documented stuff about some pretty popular contributors.
posted by Dumsnill at 8:48 PM on December 17, 2008


there's a shortage of chairs. yeah.
posted by drjimmy11 at 8:50 PM on December 17, 2008


Do I see that the edits have been limited now?
Unce
Tice
Twee Times
(nope)
posted by piedmont at 8:52 PM on December 17, 2008


Check check. Is this mic turned on? No. Oops.

I guess there as many edits as you care to make in the 3 minute window. Plenty of time left. Time is dwindling.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 8:53 PM on December 17, 2008


I want to be part of this thread. And now I am!
posted by qwip at 8:55 PM on December 17, 2008


Here we go. Let's do this thing.

Also: Well, it looks like that worked. Mostly. The counter started for me at about 2:50, though. The page load time between post and load was nearly instantaneous, so that's a loss of some precious :09.

I have the feeling this is going to lead to a lot more load on the server. Or maybe I have too much faith in the userbase.

Also, that little JS countdown is pretty rad. It really puts the pressure on.

One more edit to check whether I lose any time on page reload.

Nope. Didn't that time. WHEEEEEEEEEEEE editing
posted by god hates math at 9:01 PM on December 17, 2008


Snarf.
posted by ORthey at 9:07 PM on December 17, 2008


so, this is where the cool kids hang out.
posted by niles at 9:11 PM on December 17, 2008


can i do it twice?
posted by niles at 9:11 PM on December 17, 2008


I am the very current model of a modern major general.
posted by yhbc at 9:11 PM on December 17, 2008


Neat.
posted by yhbc at 9:13 PM on December 17, 2008


Man, this place has got so much better since signups opened!
posted by bonaldi at 9:16 PM on December 17, 2008


That took a shitload of time to save, claiming to be contacting Google.

posted by bonaldi at 9:18 PM on December 17, 2008


Metafilter: Edit in the first three two minutes.
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 9:20 PM on December 17, 2008


So it works like this.
posted by jouke at 9:24 PM on December 17, 2008


Victoria does not do well in the snow
bold
italics
firefox 3.0x mac osx
in soviet russia post edits you
posted by Rumple at 9:27 PM on December 17, 2008


 
posted by Eideteker at 9:32 PM on December 17, 2008


00110101 00110110 00100000 00110010 00110000 00100000 00110111 00110100 00100000 00110110 00110010 00100000 00110110 00110111 00100000 00110010 00110000 00100000 00110110 00110001 00100000 00110110 00111000 00100000 00110110 00110111 00100000 00110111 00110101 00100000 00110111 00110110 00100000 00110110 00110001 00100000 00110010 00110111 00100000
posted by Eideteker at 9:35 PM on December 17, 2008


i am questioning reality
posted by prefpara at 9:48 PM on December 17, 2008


However we did that crazy meta thread long ago with the smiley face &c. under the MetaFilter logo—that shit don't work here.
posted by carsonb at 9:49 PM on December 17, 2008


[comment redacted]
posted by ALongDecember at 9:57 PM on December 17, 2008


One (is the loneliest number)
posted by yhbc at 9:59 PM on December 17, 2008


Two (can be as bad as one, it's the loneliest number since the number one)
posted by yhbc at 9:59 PM on December 17, 2008


Three (no one really cares about three, oddly enough)
posted by yhbc at 10:00 PM on December 17, 2008


Four (tell me that you love me more)
posted by ALongDecember at 10:00 PM on December 17, 2008


Wow, I can edit each of them. How many does it go up to, he asked into the ether?

Well, I can't edit whatshisname's, the one that said "four".
posted by yhbc at 10:00 PM on December 17, 2008


*kick* omg 2:30 is so not enough time. really? it doesn't reset the timer once you do an edit? how am I supposed to transcribe that 1000 word post-end-all-posts in 2:30?
posted by juv3nal at 10:04 PM on December 17, 2008


I feel a little bit pressured to keep changing my comment!
posted by hooray at 10:05 PM on December 17, 2008


Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz.
posted by jaimev at 10:11 PM on December 17, 2008


OK... I better say something innocuous in case three minutes isn't enough time for me....
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 10:11 PM on December 17, 2008


Works on contingency
No money down
posted by ALongDecember at 10:15 PM on December 17, 2008


A comment I will regret.
posted by jaimev at 10:16 PM on December 17, 2008


I like sort of like Peach jam
posted by edgeways at 10:22 PM on December 17, 2008


[deleted]
posted by edgeways at 10:24 PM on December 17, 2008


Now is the time for all good men people to come to the aid of their country.

Firefox 3, Windows Vista Home Professional with Mars retrograde in Capricorn.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 10:32 PM on December 17, 2008


I prefer boysenberry more than any ordinary jam.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 10:34 PM on December 17, 2008


Bug: three minutes is not enough time for me to look up whether Mars is actually retrograde in Capricorn.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 10:36 PM on December 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


oh i want to try

oh wow, this is awesome.
posted by lunit at 10:37 PM on December 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


3 minute edit wars!
posted by Manjusri at 10:42 PM on December 17, 2008


Well, waits... waits ... waits.... waits ... waits ... waits ... waits ... waits ... waits ... waits ... waits ... waits ... waits ... waits ... gives up.
posted by awfurby at 10:45 PM on December 17, 2008


I dont know what will happen

I found out!! It was just a button that said edit and now a new screen with a scary timer.
posted by milestogo at 10:46 PM on December 17, 2008



posted by Manjusri at 10:46 PM on December 17, 2008


This comment will self-destruct be locked in 3 minutes.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 10:48 PM on December 17, 2008


BUTTS LOL BUTTS AND WILLIES

this is cool.

Also no troubles, windows XP home, Firefox 3.0.4.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 10:50 PM on December 17, 2008


Wait - how do you spell-
posted by Smart Dalek at 10:51 PM on December 17, 2008


b
posted by bluefly at 10:53 PM on December 17, 2008


There was a cookie here, but I edited it.
posted by flatluigi at 11:09 PM on December 17, 2008


Works alright here FF 3.0.4 on XP.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:09 PM on December 17, 2008


This idea is a good one.
posted by Deathalicious at 11:21 PM on December 17, 2008


Cool.

Testing 1 2 3.

Yep, I like it.

Still like it.
posted by SpacemanStix at 11:33 PM on December 17, 2008


I really think this is a terrible decent idea assuming you reduce it to a minute or less for the whole kaboodle, because people should really be able to correct a few spelling mistakes in the same amount of time it took me to strike out my original comment, add the word decent, and then edit again to add this long-ass piece of additional text, amirite?
posted by davejay at 11:34 PM on December 17, 2008


davejay: "I really think this is a terrible decent idea assuming you reduce it to a minute or less for the whole kaboodle, because people should really be able to correct a few spelling mistakes in the same amount of time it took me to strike out my original comment, add the word decent, and then edit again to add this long-ass piece of additional text, amirite?"

Well, you have to leave enough time for the poster to notice the error in the first place. And while typos and missing words are corrected easily enough, something like a broken or forgotten link may take a little more time to set right.
posted by Rhaomi at 11:43 PM on December 17, 2008


Now I have to try. What why does the time keep running during my edit I thought I was going to be all relaxed and now I have to TYPE TYPE TYPE TYPE FOREST, TYPE! TYPE LIKE THE WIND! Booh.
posted by Skyanth at 12:00 AM on December 18, 2008


Demonstrating editing feature to a friend. (comme ça)
posted by Phire at 12:02 AM on December 18, 2008


Yep, this is pretty cool.
posted by Quidam at 12:14 AM on December 18, 2008


This thread is dated 12-3, but the responses are all 12-17 and 12-18. pb had a 14 day window for revisions?
posted by Cranberry at 12:32 AM on December 18, 2008


This is the end of civilization as we know it!

Oh, Firefox 3 Windows XP Professional to be useful.
posted by ooga_booga at 12:34 AM on December 18, 2008


edit bearbeiten
posted by RichardP at 12:39 AM on December 18, 2008


Edit window test.
posted by tomcooke at 12:44 AM on December 18, 2008


Well I just had my first cup of coffee and am waiting for the bathroom to be free. I wonder if someone will ask me about my poops?

Hey that timer is extremely interesting! <-edit

and look you can do it again. Can you delete the comment?
posted by By The Grace of God at 1:03 AM on December 18, 2008


Blowjob? Blowjob!
posted by Meatbomb at 1:04 AM on December 18, 2008


The timer thingy is mesmerizing!
posted by epimorph at 1:08 AM on December 18, 2008


So much pressure... stupid count-down clock not giving me enough time to think of a "clever" editing-related punchline.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 1:09 AM on December 18, 2008


The time... it is disappearing!
posted by adrianhon at 1:11 AM on December 18, 2008


I enjoy cheese.
posted by Optamystic at 1:13 AM on December 18, 2008


If a tree falls in a forest, and you've just edited out "I'd hit it", does your relentless hipster irony provoke eye rolling?
posted by BrotherCaine at 1:20 AM on December 18, 2008


I am testing the edit. I've edited. The time is running out!
posted by ageispolis at 1:21 AM on December 18, 2008


I am dropping the fucking f bomb. And then editting my comment.
posted by Jofus at 1:29 AM on December 18, 2008


Holy moly!
posted by Jofus at 1:30 AM on December 18, 2008


Dammit, I have nothing to comment on.

Oooooh, I edited! How exciting!

And again. Oooh! This shouldn't be so exciting.
posted by liquorice at 2:09 AM on December 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


So, this thing I'm writing below here, I'm totally going to change it.

Hah, now you'll never know that I wrote 'I like turtles'.
posted by Happy Dave at 3:07 AM on December 18, 2008


I can haz edit?

On preview edit, it seems I can.

(Love the timer by the way!)
posted by lodev at 3:21 AM on December 18, 2008


If I can remove all the ampersands in time, the test will have been a success.
posted by misteraitch at 3:22 AM on December 18, 2008


Oh my, I've never felt the pressure of the blank comment box so much

So this thing gives three minutes in total

still time to fsck everything up though
posted by tallus at 3:27 AM on December 18, 2008


A bunch of numbers will follow:
2:21 -- got bottom of thread
2:00 the clock in this window appread
1:44 edited
1:17 bottom of therad again
1:02 clock reappears
0:44 edited
posted by tallus at 3:48 AM on December 18, 2008


This is going to be even more boring than the last test.
2:37 2:15

See I told you so
posted by tallus at 3:55 AM on December 18, 2008


Hmm, huh? Yeah huh. oh?
posted by gleuschk at 4:07 AM on December 18, 2008


yay, editing. me looki smart now.
posted by krautland at 4:22 AM on December 18, 2008


this seems nice
posted by brevator at 4:30 AM on December 18, 2008


FNORD
posted by Catfry at 4:37 AM on December 18, 2008


Live preview
posted by micayetoca at 4:42 AM on December 18, 2008


.
posted by Akeem at 4:49 AM on December 18, 2008


I hate you all.

Edit: Actually, that was a bit harsh. I'm sorry.

Edit 2: You're all good people.

Edit 3: Except for (Edit 4) [Redacted]. They can suck my balls.
posted by minifigs at 4:53 AM on December 18, 2008


:(

edit: :)

further edit: :(
posted by yeoz at 4:56 AM on December 18, 2008



posted by yeoz at 5:02 AM on December 18, 2008


very nice. 3 minutes is plenty of time.
posted by rottytooth at 5:10 AM on December 18, 2008


this is a typo
posted by RussHy at 5:10 AM on December 18, 2008


I love this
posted by Plutor at 5:12 AM on December 18, 2008


I'll post my password: It's cookies. Edit: It's not cookies.
posted by sveskemus at 5:19 AM on December 18, 2008


Touchie touchie
posted by onalark at 5:28 AM on December 18, 2008


[redacted]
posted by voidcontext at 5:38 AM on December 18, 2008


I would like to use this opportunity to confess to the murder of [deleted] earlier this year.

In fact, I know nothing about it.
posted by planetkyoto at 5:42 AM on December 18, 2008


Cheese is a food made from unicorns, by osmosis.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 5:52 AM on December 18, 2008


I don't have anything clever to write. Maybe three minutes will be enough to think of something.

Maybe not.
posted by dreamyshade at 5:56 AM on December 18, 2008


Kind platitudes and equivocation.
posted by Rock Steady at 5:59 AM on December 18, 2008


There once was a man from Nantucket
[Edited - wow, that timer is indeed stressful. Counting down to my permabanning, it feels like]
posted by marginaliana at 6:21 AM on December 18, 2008


Here's a test for the editing too.
posted by ChrisR at 6:35 AM on December 18, 2008


The guy in the next stall is talking about fiber....
posted by sanko at 6:42 AM on December 18, 2008


The.
posted by mullacc at 6:42 AM on December 18, 2008


Test.
posted by amro at 6:49 AM on December 18, 2008


I just deleted everything because it was dumb
posted by hydropsyche at 6:51 AM on December 18, 2008


the future!
posted by fantabulous timewaster at 7:05 AM on December 18, 2008


more than one at once?
posted by fantabulous timewaster at 7:07 AM on December 18, 2008


Let's see.

Very cool, thanks.
posted by bru at 7:12 AM on December 18, 2008


BANGKOK! ORIENTAL CITY! WHERE THE GRASS IS GREEN AND THE GIRLS ARE PRETTY!

EDIT: FRANKIE SAY RELAX
posted by Greg Nog at 7:17 AM on December 18, 2008


This will be the single greatest comment I ever make here! Thank god this is will remain a permanent record of my brilliance!
posted by quin at 7:18 AM on December 18, 2008


well well
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 7:19 AM on December 18, 2008


Cheese.

And also more cheese. There is no more cheese.

*edit* The problem with long threads is that it uses some of your editing time to load the page :(
posted by saturnine at 7:21 AM on December 18, 2008


I'm editing the shit out of my comment.
posted by mkultra at 7:25 AM on December 18, 2008


Never typo again.

(Probably typo some more.)
posted by piratebowling at 7:26 AM on December 18, 2008


Posting here for the right now! I was never here!
posted by mkb at 7:26 AM on December 18, 2008


Testing 2nd pass.
posted by mkb at 7:30 AM on December 18, 2008


I think I will become a rock star along the vein of Paul McCartney. Sure, critics might roll their eyes at his efforts but people like them. Entertaining people is really what it's all about - after all, that's how you make bank. Some who know me may have a good belly laugh at my idea, but that's their problem. Sure, I have a hard time remembering lyrics but that's why my signature sound will be Death Metal Do Wop. This way I never forget the chorus, why, I'm vocally improvising! I will concede that I may have some difficulty singing in the same key as my band, perhaps being a tone or semi-tone off, but the dissonance will start a new wave in Death Metal, or is that a N&uuml Wave?

My ability to hit certain notes may be suspect, or, more accurately, non-existent, but that's why autotuners were invented. In fact, perhaps it's best if I sing in a monotone drone and use midi sequencing to bend my vocals to the proper tune.

In the end though, it's all about the fans. The fans and their disposable income. And the groupies, I can't forget the groupies. I'd be remiss to mention the people at the shipyards, especially U.S. Submarine and the excellent work they'll do on my submersible yacht. I'll tip my glass to the indigenous people who's islands I shall conquer by virtue of my weapon systems provided by Lockheed Martin. Fans, all of them, and I thank you.
posted by substrate at 7:54 AM on December 18, 2008


Testing
posted by signal at 8:00 AM on December 18, 2008


Last in, first out.
posted by cairnish at 8:01 AM on December 18, 2008


The thing that bothers me most about the internet is that everything is so connected!
posted by Pants! at 8:12 AM on December 18, 2008


a
posted by echo target at 8:14 AM on December 18, 2008


Wheee... i've been asking for this feature for ages!
Because apparently, I can't type. Or spell. Or see things on preview.
I do abuse the small tag quite a bit, however
posted by cgg at 8:28 AM on December 18, 2008


    some junk
  • a list item
  • some entities: & > <
and a blockquote:
I never saw a Purple Cow,
I never hope to see one;
But I can tell you, anyhow,
I'd rather see than be one.
[fin]

new entities: < >

[fin2]
posted by bonehead at 8:31 AM on December 18, 2008


Cool: html seems to survive the process fine.
posted by bonehead at 8:33 AM on December 18, 2008


code, with the pre tag
Rem *******************************************
Rem * this is my programme and it's real gut. *
Rem             <>(stuff eaten on edit) >
Rem *******************************************
10 print "Goodnight Moon"
11 print "\CR\LF"
20 Goto 110
this looks code but isn't!
posted by bonehead at 8:36 AM on December 18, 2008


Looks like some naked entities don't survive a couple of trips through the preview/edit process. Anything within naked < > braces (characters, not entities) gets eaten on the first edit. Not sure if this really qualifies as a bug.
posted by bonehead at 8:39 AM on December 18, 2008


I had 2:50 to change my mind, but damn it... I like to eat pancakes.
posted by togdon at 8:41 AM on December 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


And it doesn't let you edit other people's comments, so that's a bonus.
posted by togdon at 8:54 AM on December 18, 2008


&uuml
posted by substrate at 9:00 AM on December 18, 2008


testicle
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:15 AM on December 18, 2008


OMG, this is pretty cool.
posted by nitsuj at 9:22 AM on December 18, 2008


blah diddy blah blah blah boo bah
boop boop de shoop
mooga mooga beshugganugga
loopity boop
blah blah blah boo bah
ooops de boooops bedoops chooks a loooks


this is fun
posted by theora55 at 9:23 AM on December 18, 2008


Is it okay to tell the guy in the next urinal his pee stinks reeks?
posted by swift at 9:23 AM on December 18, 2008


So I yelled across to the blonde River Goddess, "How do I get to the other side?"

And she said, "You're already on the other side!"

This is gonna save me some time!
posted by SlyBevel at 9:26 AM on December 18, 2008


test--i like the countdown clock
posted by pithy comment at 9:31 AM on December 18, 2008


I can has edit now?
Yeaz, you canz!
Zweetnez!
posted by Thorzdad at 9:38 AM on December 18, 2008


What about erasing the comment entirely?
posted by buzzman at 9:48 AM on December 18, 2008


The Rat sculled smartly across and made fast. Then he held up his forepaw as the Mole stepped gingerly down. `Lean on that!' he said. `Now then, step lively!' and the Mole to his surprise and rapture found himself actually seated in the stern of a real boat.

`This has been a wonderful day!' said he, as the Rat shoved off and took to the sculls again. `Do you know, I`ve never been in a boat before in all my life.'

`What?' cried the Rat, open-mouthed: `Never been in a--you never--well I--what have you been doing, then?'

`Is it so nice as all that?' asked the Mole shyly, though he was quite prepared to believe it as he leant back in his seat and surveyed the cushions, the oars, the rowlocks, and all the fascinating fittings, and felt the boat sway lightly under him.

`Nice? It's the ONLY thing,' said the Water Rat solemnly, as he leant forward for his stroke. `Believe me, my young friend, there is NOTHING--absolute nothing--half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Simply messing,' he went on dreamily: `messing--about--in--boats; messing----'

`Look ahead, Rat!' cried the Mole suddenly.

It was too late. The boat struck the bank full tilt. The dreamer, the joyous oarsman, lay on his back at the bottom of the boat, his heels in the air.

`--about in boats--or WITH boats,' the Rat went on composedly, picking himself up with a pleasant laugh. `In or out of 'em, it doesn't matter. Nothing seems really to matter, that's the charm of it. Whether you get away, or whether you don't; whether you arrive at your destination or whether you reach somewhere else, or whether you never get anywhere at all, you're always busy, and you never do anything in particular; and when you've done it there's always something else to do, and you can do it if you like, but you'd much better not. Look here! If you've really nothing else on hand this morning, supposing we drop down the river together, and have a long day of it?'

-- Kenneth Grahame
posted by Prawn at 9:58 AM on December 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


I was not here. I was there. I was not in that when.
posted by never used baby shoes at 10:07 AM on December 18, 2008


woot.

w00t?

wooohooot!
posted by mbd1mbd1 at 10:32 AM on December 18, 2008


Editing! Oh, my, what an improvement!

[Edited to fix punctuation.]
[Edited to complete sentence.]
[Edited to prove I can't leave a blank comment. I can't.]
[Edited to test posting as the clock runs out.]
posted by batmonkey at 10:32 AM on December 18, 2008


The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. -Thomas Jefferson
posted by Chrysostom at 10:35 AM on December 18, 2008


You're all a bunch of smart, well-adjusted people.
posted by BeerFilter at 10:52 AM on December 18, 2008


I think this place is filled with fantastic kittens and moon-ponies.
What happens if the timer runs out?
We shall never know.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 10:53 AM on December 18, 2008


Yeah, this is fun, I approve.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 11:01 AM on December 18, 2008


Bucket of cocks socks rocks
posted by killdevil at 11:05 AM on December 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


test 2
posted by ShawnStruck at 11:15 AM on December 18, 2008


shama-lama-ding-dong
posted by grateful at 11:23 AM on December 18, 2008


Fantastic.
posted by owtytrof at 11:26 AM on December 18, 2008


Ok, I'm going to try this without even reading how it's supposed to work.

Edit: actually, that rocked. Can you do it twice? For second typos? Let me check!

You sure can! OK, this is awesome.
posted by Stewriffic at 11:30 AM on December 18, 2008


[edited out]
posted by localhuman at 11:31 AM on December 18, 2008


this is how I usually type (WORKED) (WORKED AGAIN)
posted by The Whelk at 11:34 AM on December 18, 2008


The treaty of Westphalia...

In the name of the most holy and individual Trinity: Be it known to all, (yeah ok, you get the point)

AND THE CLOCK TICKS WHILE I EDIT

THE pressure
posted by GuyZero at 11:40 AM on December 18, 2008


Holy shit that clock is ticking.

I misspelled pressure in my previous edit.

And now I edit after a different mefite posts a comment
posted by GuyZero at 11:40 AM on December 18, 2008


How many of these things can I get?

And can I edit them after flagging and favoriting?
posted by GuyZero at 11:40 AM on December 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


[This space intentionally left blank]
posted by Atom Eyes at 11:41 AM on December 18, 2008


test


cool
posted by lazaruslong at 11:55 AM on December 18, 2008


Four score and seven years ago.

EDIT: Please make this a feature.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 12:07 PM on December 18, 2008


I needed this the other day. When I made a typo. Awesome.
posted by NailsTheCat at 12:08 PM on December 18, 2008


[redacted] hoping I'll be able to undo this.

The temptation to abuse this for my own personal whimsy and then end up shooting myself in the foot is enormous.
posted by solipsophistocracy at 12:43 PM on December 18, 2008


If this works for me this comment will be gone.

[Edit: Or I'll leave it and add a comment after the fact]
posted by yeti at 12:43 PM on December 18, 2008


356 comments! I wonder if we can get to 1000.
posted by grouse at 12:46 PM on December 18, 2008


Yeah, this is good.
posted by ook at 12:49 PM on December 18, 2008


Love the idea.

Edited to add, there should remain a link on here that says "item edited" or something, that you can click to see the original comment. Keeps everyone honest. Makes PB work harder.

I'm a fan!

Double edit for spelling. This message would not be necessary with the "this has been edited" doo dad.
posted by dirtdirt at 12:59 PM on December 18, 2008


hey, it worked. yay.
posted by misanthropicsarah at 1:19 PM on December 18, 2008



posted by Partial Law at 1:20 PM on December 18, 2008


Dear Lord, I can't belive mefi is adding editing.

Also, Thank You.
EDIT: wow.
posted by wzcx at 2:01 PM on December 18, 2008


2008: The year that Chinese Democracy was released, Obama was elected, Macworld was canceled, and editing was added to Metafilter.
posted by designbot at 2:05 PM on December 18, 2008


It seems like, if you can edit, you should be allowed to delete your post entirely as well.

And an "edited at…" flag would be great too.
posted by designbot at 2:06 PM on December 18, 2008



posted by ALongDecember at 2:20 PM on December 18, 2008


testing.
posted by pb at 2:23 PM on December 18, 2008


I eat babies.

[edit]ALSO BABBIES
posted by contraption at 2:25 PM on December 18, 2008


Testing.

Edit: Nifty!
posted by languagehat at 2:28 PM on December 18, 2008


Crap, I misspelled "BABBYS" and then waited too long to fix it.
posted by contraption at 2:30 PM on December 18, 2008


transmision interrupted
posted by Damn That Television at 2:34 PM on December 18, 2008


This is where I type a really long response but without realizing it, cut it up horribly in editing right before I pull the trigger and imply something really heinous as a result.

And this is where I fix the typo.

Damn, having that clock ticking away at the top of the page really makes this seem like a more high-stakes activity than it normally is... very MacGyveresque.

Part of me wants to wait until it's down to around 0:02 or so before I click "Save" just so I can prevent the world from exploding.
posted by Kadin2048 at 2:36 PM on December 18, 2008


What should happen when a comment is edited after receiving favorites?

1) Favorites are cleared, with or without a notification to favoriters so they can reapply if they still deem the comment worthy.

2) Favorites are retained, with or without a notification to favoriters so they revoke if they want to.

3) The comment is locked from editing immediately upon being favorited, so that typos and miswordings are preserved for posterity if they are funny enough.

I like 3.

[edit] I think the default we wound up with is option 2, no notification. This allows people to make others appear to endorse things they do not actually endorse.

[edit] yep, i was right.
posted by contraption at 2:39 PM on December 18, 2008 [3 favorites]


Does this count as an actual post on the blue, cause if so I will be padding my resume for a while.
posted by Ugh at 3:25 PM on December 18, 2008


You have got to be hitting me.
posted by 3.2.3 at 4:28 PM on December 18, 2008


No I don't. NO WAIT, I DO.
posted by scrump at 4:40 PM on December 18, 2008


Hi, I'm a hastily mistyped comment.

Not any more!
posted by NikitaNikita at 5:32 PM on December 18, 2008


What happens when you delete all text from the comment?

Your comment appears to be blank. Please go back, edit your comment, and submit again.

perhaps you should just disable the save changes button when the comment is blank as you do for posting comments?
posted by BrotherCaine at 6:02 PM on December 18, 2008


How long can a re-edit be?

150 paragraphs of Lorem Ipsum. I'm not sure if it truncated or not.
posted by BrotherCaine at 6:07 PM on December 18, 2008


No is the time for all god men to cum to the aide of their cuntry.

Oooo this is so much fun. I can make all kinds of edits in 3:00 minutes
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 6:46 PM on December 18, 2008


Some people are trying to earn an honest living as editors, and you jerks are just giving it away?!
posted by finite at 7:55 PM on December 18, 2008


your mom goes to

college.

nice!
posted by puritycontrol at 8:09 PM on December 18, 2008


Mefi, the digg thats okay to like
posted by damn dirty ape at 8:13 PM on December 18, 2008


Oh REALLY. Well instead of these tiresome ad hominems with false accusations of ad hominems do you know what ad hominem actually means you could just state yr point without blah blah blah blah blah blah what is the plural of hominem anyway...

testing one two three

I can go back in? Whoo! Score!
posted by desuetude at 8:34 PM on December 18, 2008


My dogcat has fleascheesepeas.

3 minutes is a little short.
posted by dw at 9:42 PM on December 18, 2008


I wasn't here.
posted by deborah at 9:52 PM on December 18, 2008


This provides an amazing opportunity for lulz epic lulz.
posted by grouse at 11:34 PM on December 18, 2008


Testing now in Firefox 3.01 with Sygate Firewall and Proxomitron running.

Edit: Weird; The edit feature is available but the clock says NaN:NaN

Edit 2: Disabled Proxomitron. Clock now counting down properly.
posted by Effigy2000 at 12:16 AM on December 19, 2008


Whoops. I wasn't able to edit the comment in time to say that I'm actually running FF 3.04.

Oooh, I see I'm downloading 3.05 as I speak. Well aint that nice of you Firefox?
posted by Effigy2000 at 12:20 AM on December 19, 2008


Can I we edit keep this?
posted by defenestration at 12:46 AM on December 19, 2008


This is stupid and broken.
this is wonderful and works.
editing again.

1:30 left.. The pressure, the pressure!
posted by fvw at 1:16 AM on December 19, 2008


 
posted by Hartster at 4:40 AM on December 19, 2008


..
posted by klue at 5:19 AM on December 19, 2008


.
posted by vacapinta at 6:26 AM on December 19, 2008


I had a dream about Metafilter last night, except Metafilter was a real person, and we were sitting at a bar.

I think we got in an argument at some point.
posted by dunkadunc at 6:30 AM on December 19, 2008


Hmmmmm...

I like it. It's better than nothing. It brings excitement to things. Will I get it right? Will the clock run out? CAN I CALL A TIMEOUT??

Oh and I see that you can click on the edit link more than once within the three minute window. Still, I can't help but wonder what happens if the clock expires when you're right in the middle...
posted by Mister_A at 8:31 AM on December 19, 2008


I see, it does not take any changes from that session if you don't complete the session before the clock runs out.
posted by Mister_A at 8:35 AM on December 19, 2008


testing on an old version of ie at work (shh don't tell anybody).

[edit: FASCINATING. it's prescience, like having on your highbeams when you drive.]

is this going to work such that if somebody comments after you, you are no longer able to edit? because i always liked that particular permutation.
posted by penduluum at 9:12 AM on December 19, 2008


A nice christmas holiday present indeed. Thanks!
posted by Big_B at 9:50 AM on December 19, 2008


:p
posted by zennie at 10:21 AM on December 19, 2008


-
posted by neustile at 11:30 AM on December 19, 2008


bur doo dee doo rar rar meatasaurus rex
posted by timetoevolve at 12:18 PM on December 19, 2008


sweeetttt

edit 2
posted by spiderskull at 12:55 PM on December 19, 2008


testing #2


posted by spiderskull at 12:59 PM on December 19, 2008


test #3 in a different browser

edit #1
posted by spiderskull at 1:04 PM on December 19, 2008


Rolling

edit:rolling

edit:rolling

edit: Rawhide!

(useful text: Blues Brothers lyrics.)
posted by ersatz at 4:10 PM on December 19, 2008


another test. (edit)
posted by pb at 4:48 PM on December 19, 2008


biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiird

edit: man
posted by danb at 5:41 PM on December 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


Testing opera bug again

Edit #2... bug still showing.
posted by spiderskull at 5:58 PM on December 19, 2008


opera/xp post. (edit)

huh, looks ok so far. Two edits later and all's well. (This will be three.) #4 and I saw the changes each time. Might be a network-specific issue?
posted by pb at 8:13 PM on December 19, 2008


Testing

IT WERKS
posted by JDHarper at 10:18 PM on December 19, 2008


Test. Cool. It Works.
posted by IndigoRain at 11:10 PM on December 19, 2008


.
posted by msbrauer at 2:48 AM on December 20, 2008


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posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:09 AM on December 20, 2008


Post-edit.

Sweet!
posted by 913 at 3:23 AM on December 21, 2008


What a great feature. Neat timer.
posted by tomierna at 11:27 AM on December 21, 2008


What is the difference between kinky and perverse?

Kinky is tickling your partner's ass with a feather.
When you are perverted, you use the whole damn chicken.
posted by netbros at 10:37 PM on December 21, 2008


Treo test.
posted by Eideteker at 6:27 AM on December 22, 2008


no worky. Also can't flag.
posted by Eideteker at 6:31 AM on December 22, 2008


People can't just preview?
posted by nicwolff at 3:10 PM on December 22, 2008


this will be the thread all the SEO guys get their three comments in.
posted by dunkadunc at 3:17 PM on December 22, 2008 [2 favorites]


nah, we'll be closing this soon and deleting all comments.
posted by pb at 4:26 PM on December 22, 2008


But we can still post, even though recent activity says it's deleted.
posted by Pants! at 6:18 AM on December 23, 2008


Oh hey! So we can.

And we can edit, as well.

The timer started at 2:52, this time.
posted by Kattullus at 6:37 AM on December 23, 2008


Further comment so I don't have to look at the treaty in my Recent Comments.

Edit: Not that that helps anyone else!
posted by languagehat at 7:45 AM on December 23, 2008


Further comment so I don't have to look at the treaty in my Recent Comments
posted by exogenous at 8:00 AM on December 23, 2008


I also comment so that I don't have to look at that damn thing in my recent activity.

Timer still starting at 2:52.
posted by Kattullus at 8:05 AM on December 23, 2008


I removed the Treaty of Westphalia.

Timer still starting at 2:52.

Yeah, we could factor in the redirect and page load time for the timer, but we don't know how long that will take, exactly. It's about :08 - :10 fairly consistently, but that changes. It depends on connection speed, length of the thread, and general MeFi performance at the moment. The only concrete time we have to work from is the time the comment hits the database and we go with three minutes from that time.
posted by pb at 8:32 AM on December 23, 2008


If you deleted the treaty, does this mean Spain and the Netherlands are at war again?
posted by Pants! at 10:15 AM on December 23, 2008 [6 favorites]


Hmmmm..... seems to work in IE6.
posted by reptile at 10:28 AM on December 23, 2008


You know what's funny with all this? You're actually the only one that can see your edits. Everyone else just sees your original post.
posted by inigo2 at 11:17 AM on December 23, 2008


What? You sure about this, inigo2? I saw people's comments change as they edited.
posted by Kattullus at 11:21 AM on December 23, 2008


how so, inigo2?
posted by pb at 11:21 AM on December 23, 2008


Sorry, just having fun; thought we were at the confirmed-working point. I'll stop playing here now.
posted by inigo2 at 11:47 AM on December 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


Thank God. Would have saved me a few times. Working great in FF for me.
posted by thebrokedown at 7:42 PM on December 23, 2008


I just deleted the Bill of Rights.

It starts around 2:45 for me (Firefox 3, Vista) but then that's probably because the load time for this thread is so huge.
posted by dunkadunc at 5:51 AM on December 24, 2008


Starts at about 2:55 for me.
posted by grouse at 8:16 AM on December 24, 2008


whee!

two minutes later, I don't think there's anything to add to that.
posted by heeeraldo at 10:45 AM on December 28, 2008


:-)
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 8:05 PM on December 28, 2008


fff
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 8:06 PM on December 28, 2008


This is grate!!
posted by lee at 8:53 PM on December 28, 2008


You can all enjoy eggs.
posted by Deathalicious at 10:12 PM on December 28, 2008


testing again.
posted by pb at 1:15 PM on December 29, 2008


and again, yo.
posted by pb at 2:02 PM on December 29, 2008


Example comment. Last Edit!
posted by pb at 2:35 PM on December 29, 2008


So... no more edits? he asks, expecting disappointment...

Oh hey! I can edit!

Was that remove button there before?
posted by Kattullus at 4:27 PM on December 29, 2008


Yeah, the remove link is newish. (I just meant Last Edit for that comment.)
posted by pb at 4:29 PM on December 29, 2008


BOO!

PS: Remove is nice.
posted by DarlingBri at 2:50 AM on December 30, 2008


The first time I used the remove function it returned me to the thread but the comment was still there, but clicking remove again took me to a page that said that the comment didn't exist anymore. So I made a new comment, clicked remove again and went through the process and this time it took me back to the thread and the comment was gone.
posted by Kattullus at 6:26 AM on December 30, 2008


Sounds like a caching issue somewhere. I'll see if I can duplicate it today.
posted by pb at 8:46 AM on December 30, 2008


- . ... - - . ... - -.. . -. -. -.... - ..-
testing....

and tested.
posted by dunkadunc at 9:02 AM on December 30, 2008


Doot?

Doot doot!
posted by subbes at 9:37 PM on December 31, 2008


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