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Rob T.'s Comment
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Nope, it does not. That's what the "Preview" button is for. If I allow people to modify their posts they're going to go back after the fact and make changes.

That's one of the many things I enjoy most about this forum as opposed to any others. It helps hold us accountable for any trash we may post and prevents us from changing anything if we're called out on it. This is an educational setting and what good will it do for current or future readers if they can't see someone's posts because they either changed the original content or deleted it. It would make it difficult to follow the flow of a conversation and make it confusing to follow if things arent as they originally were, with the exception of the moderators editing posts due to profanity and/or trash. Sometimes I wont catch an error while previewing and it's annoying but in the grand scheme of things i like that there isn't.

PackRat's Comment
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Okay, okay. Just an idea.

Scott S.'s Comment
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I've actually never heard of Tapatalk until just now. Didn't even know it existed.

Yes, I built all of the software that runs this entire website. Back in the day I used things like Wordpress and VBulletin but they were bloated, lacked the features I wanted, had a trillion features I didn't want, were nearly impossible to customize, and made it impossible to integrate one registration system throughout the website.

The entire concept of an app, and things like tapatalk, were mostly invented when phones became popular and the web at the time just wouldn't work well on a phone. I was able to build a custom website that worked fantastic on all devices of all sizes, had all of the features I wanted, and loaded fast.

For instance, our blog used to run on Wordpress, which was a nightmare. It's up to like 400,000 lines of code at this point, and that's without the 25 modules you'll need to install and update continuously to make it usable. The software I wrote to manage the blog has every feature I used with Wordpress and is probably 1,000 lines of code. I can also customize it instantly to do anything I want it to do.

So as always, if you want something done right, do it yourself.

By the way, I have a complete website redesign in the works. It's going to be a while before it gets implemented, but it's a pretty radical upgrade. Everything will function exactly as it does now, it's just going to look a lot better.

Ok, first of all that's amazing! I could only imagine the time it took you to build this site.

Second, WordPress is garbage. I tried it a while back and couldn't handle it.

Third, I can't wait to see the new design!

Jim S.'s Comment
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I've actually never heard of Tapatalk until just now. Didn't even know it existed.

Yes, I built all of the software that runs this entire website. Back in the day I used things like Wordpress and VBulletin but they were bloated, lacked the features I wanted, had a trillion features I didn't want, were nearly impossible to customize, and made it impossible to integrate one registration system throughout the website.

The entire concept of an app, and things like tapatalk, were mostly invented when phones became popular and the web at the time just wouldn't work well on a phone. I was able to build a custom website that worked fantastic on all devices of all sizes, had all of the features I wanted, and loaded fast.

For instance, our blog used to run on Wordpress, which was a nightmare. It's up to like 400,000 lines of code at this point, and that's without the 25 modules you'll need to install and update continuously to make it usable. The software I wrote to manage the blog has every feature I used with Wordpress and is probably 1,000 lines of code. I can also customize it instantly to do anything I want it to do.

So as always, if you want something done right, do it yourself.

By the way, I have a complete website redesign in the works. It's going to be a while before it gets implemented, but it's a pretty radical upgrade. Everything will function exactly as it does now, it's just going to look a lot better.

Codes? Modules? Lol, have you ever thought about changing careers? Maybe a 9-5 behind a desk for some software company.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Jim, I'll let Brett speak for himself.. but him in a boring 9 to 5???

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Jim S.'s Comment
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Jim, I'll let Brett speak for himself.. but him in a boring 9 to 5???

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Maybe if his contract stated that be provided a soy latte every morning would convince him.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Brett would take a 9 to 5 office job in a heartbeat if it was on top of some 15,000 foot high mountain.

Think about the commute!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Ya know, I've never worked in an office before. I'm pretty sure I would have an anxiety attack. I'm more of an adventurer and a loner who is used to spending my time way out in the mountains, mostly with my doggy or by myself. I don't think I could do it for long.

Andy D.'s Comment
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A useful thought just occurred to me concerning the new upgrade Brett wrote of. Hopefully it has a “modify post” ability, or an edit button.

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Nope, it does not. That's what the "Preview" button is for. If I allow people to modify their posts they're going to go back after the fact and make changes. Plus, you can't believe how often someone will get mad and think, "I'll show them!!!" and go back and add in a bunch of cussing and nasty garbage.

That actually makes a lot of sense. I was wondering why we cant edit

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Just think of all the amusement we would all miss out on if we could fix our spelling and grammatical errors after the fact.

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