Simple Comment Editing

Rich pointed out a problem I had noticed myself but had been to lazy to do anything about – the function that allows you to edit your own comments no longer works.  It looks like it’s working – it opens up the edit box, you can modify and save your comment, but the comment isn’t actually modified.

No idea what that was about, but maybe it’s an incompatibility with the comment editor plug-in and the latest version of other software.  The plug-in hasn’t been updated in 16 years, so maybe we just needed something newer.

I snooped around and found another one, with the appealing name of Simple Comment Editing.   Installed it, and it appears to work fine.  It’s just like it sounds – simple.  If the comment is available to edit, just click on the Click To Edit line and follow the obvious next steps to modify or delete it.

One new feature is that the function is timed.  It’s designed with the idea that you primarily need to edit comments to correct typos or add afterthoughts, so you don’t need to do this indefinitely.  It includes a countdown clock to indicate how much time is remaining until you can non longer edit it.  I arbitrarily set the limit to 1440 minutes (= 24 hours), but it’s easily changeable if folks think that’s too long or too short.

Let me know if you have any problems with it.  You can just a comment, and then modify it if you have second (or third, or fourth, or . . .) thoughts in the next 1440 minutes.

Thanks for bringing this to our attention, Rich!

This is just a placeholder for now. I’ll add a real description when I get more time.

4 response to "Simple Comment Editing"

  1. By: Scooter Posted: April 30, 2021

    Thanks, Scooter! Works great! Btw – don’t you think it would be nice to thank Rich-Illinois for pointing out that the function didn’t work any more?

      • By: gregblood Posted: April 30, 2021

        Thanks Scooter, and don’t forget to thank Gregblood for being thankful for Rich-Illinois’ suggestion.

        • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: April 30, 2021

          I thought it was just me 🙂
          Edited to add, the new system works great!
          If I could hold more than one thought at a time in mind I prolly wouldnt need it!
          Thanks Scott!

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