Open Forum – Friday

2 June 2017

Facebook: NZ politics/media+

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  1. Dear Pete,

    What would be the cost to you of implementing a thread model where we can edit prior to posting ?

    I’d love to contribute if it’s a financial hit for you. My problem is I am out and about a good deal. I often use a phone a to contribute here. What with an over vigorous autocomplete, spellcheck, failing eyesight and being too disorganised / vain to wear glasses 🤓 I am always stuffing up.

    I know you’ve addressed this before, but us there anyway you’d consider if and allow us to contribute.

    • I’d love to have an edit function available.

      I’ll look into it again, but it’s not just a cost issue, it is also time and management.

      As far as I’m aware it requires self hosting of WordPress (or shifting to a totally different system), so that means finding someone who can host it, and either paying for it to be managed or self managing, something i don’t want to spend time on.

      Any advice on this is welcome.

      • Anyone?

        • Conspiratoor

           /  2nd June 2017

          Sympathize trav, but the ability to edit is a two edged sword. There are a few posters here who would like nothing more than make you look like an idiot after a carefully crafted response to their original unedited post

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  2nd June 2017

        I looked recently and didn’t find any solution for the wordpress hosted option that PG uses. I don’t think managing a self-hosted site is too difficult (wordpress updates itself automatically) but there would be an annual cost.

    • I’m checking out some options on this. I’ll let you know when I find out more..

  2. Marlon Williams’ cover of a Billy Fury number. “I’m lost without you” Any of you follow him at all ?


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