No More Editing Posts?

by Steven Wagenheim 34 replies
Question?

I have a WSO running that has a limited number of copies going out and I've been editing the number remaining with each sale.

Well, today, I went to update it and the "edit" button is gone.

Can we no longer edit our posts?

This is going to create a bit of a problem with WSOs where the seller is only selling a certain number of copies and wants to keep the members updated on the number of copies remaining.

Is there a workaround for this other than creating a new post on the WSO thread saying "Only X number of copies left?"
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  • Profile picture of the author KarlWarren
    You might only be allowed to edit a post a set number of times.

    Here's a potential solution, I don't know if it will work - I'll test it in a minute.

    Upload an image to your server saying - x remaining.
    Link to the image within the forum (it doesn't copy it to WF's server, so the image served is from your server)
    With each sale, edit the image and change the number.
    Upload it again to your server (with the same filename)

    It's not a pretty solution, but it is a solution.

    Kindest regards.
    Karl.

    I'll make some images and test it.
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    • Profile picture of the author KarlWarren
      Here's the test, I've uploaded an image with the number 1...



      I'm about to edit it and change to 2... if my theory is right, it should automatically change when I upload it to my server.

      [edit]Yes, it works...

      [edit2]Testing how many edits of posts are allowed.

      [edit3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10]It appears there's no limit to editing capabilities on posts in the main forum... as I've not yet done a WSO here I can't work out the limitations.
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      • Profile picture of the author thatgirlJ
        Originally Posted by KarlWarren View Post

        Here's the test, I've uploaded an image with the number 1...



        I'm about to edit it and change to 2... if my theory is right, it should automatically change when I upload it to my server.

        [edit]Yes, it works...

        [edit2]Testing how many edits of posts are allowed.

        [edit3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10]It appears there's no limit to editing capabilities on posts in the main forum... as I've not yet done a WSO here I can't work out the limitations.
        Wow! You are genius
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        • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
          Is it possible there's a time limit for editing a post?

          i.e. After X days, the post becomes locked for further editing.

          [Edit] ...Looks like it. And it looks like it's 24 hours...

          Check any posts you made over 24 hours old. Can you still edit them?

          Steve
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          • Profile picture of the author KarlWarren
            Hi Steven,

            just checked my first ever post and it can't be edited.

            Looks like my solution is the workaround

            Kindest regards,
            Karl.
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            • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
              Originally Posted by KarlWarren View Post

              Hi Steven,

              just checked my first ever post and it can't be edited.

              Looks like my solution is the workaround

              Kindest regards,
              Karl.
              Well, this presents a problem for me. While your workaround is great, I
              can't use it for this WSO because I can't edit the WSO to insert the
              image.

              Oh well, I'll know for the next time. This should be posted somewhere
              in the WSO forum letting people know that if they have this kind of WSO
              ( I know many people who do) they won't be able to update the copies
              still left.
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              • Profile picture of the author KarlWarren
                Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

                Well, this presents a problem for me. While your workaround is great, I
                can't use it for this WSO because I can't edit the WSO to insert the
                image.
                There's one more, tiny way it could work... might add a bit more 'punch' to your marketing too.

                Change your avatar pic to...

                This WSO
                has only ------>>
                3 copies left
                (not in the wso forum?
                check my sig for details)

                And use Option 1 - Enter the URL to the Image on Another Website

                Kindest regards,
                Karl.
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                  • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
                    Originally Posted by TOPGUN08 View Post

                    You're overlooking the obvious. Whilst running a WSO delete your signature and just put "XX copies remaining" instead.
                    Actually, I am doing that, but a lot of people don't look at signatures or
                    they'll see one figure in the WSO and then another in my sig and get
                    totally confused.

                    But yes, I do have to update my sig. Haven't done that since last night.

                    Thanks.
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                    • Profile picture of the author KarlWarren
                      Here you go... all formatted and ready for you to replace the numbers
                      it's readable (maybe not perfect, but I'm sure it'll do)

                      www.ecoverninja.com/test/steven.psd

                      With each edit, save it as a jpg or gif and upload it to your server...

                      Point your avatar to it et voila.

                      That is, until you relaunch and you can use the first solution.

                      Kindest regards,
                      karl.
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                      • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
                        Originally Posted by KarlWarren View Post

                        Here you go... all formatted and ready for you to replace the numbers
                        it's readable (maybe not perfect, but I'm sure it'll do)

                        www.ecoverninja.com/test/steven.psd

                        With each edit, save it as a jpg or gif and upload it to your server...

                        Point your avatar to it et voila.

                        That is, until you relaunch and you can use the first solution.

                        Kindest regards,
                        karl.

                        Thanks Karl. That actually looks really good, and readable.

                        Amazing what a pro can do
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                          I changed this to allow editing like the old forum...

                          Just another setting I hadn't found yet...
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                          • Profile picture of the author KarlWarren
                            Originally Posted by admin View Post

                            I changed this to allow editing like the old forum...
                            Just another setting I hadn't found yet...
                            That'll teach me to be a genius... lol.
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                          • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
                            Originally Posted by admin View Post

                            I changed this to allow editing like the old forum...

                            Just another setting I hadn't found yet...
                            Thanks Allen. This would have created some interesting solutions and maybe
                            even a call for a programmer to come up with a way to update sale count
                            JPGs on the fly.

                            Now some poor programmer is out of work.
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                            • Profile picture of the author KarlWarren
                              lol, steven, I was already one step ahead and working on a solution for
                              PayPal IPN to automatically rename a file on the server with each sale.

                              Basically it would have done this:

                              - User uploads, say 10 images... 1.jpg-10.jpg (containing the numbers) and also image.jpg (the highest number)
                              - User points to image: image.jpg in their post.
                              - PayPal IPN changes the name of the files, in order to image.jpg with each sale.

                              Ah well... back to work for me
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                              • Profile picture of the author imb
                                Originally Posted by KarlWarren View Post

                                lol, steven, I was already one step ahead and working on a solution for
                                PayPal IPN to automatically rename a file on the server with each sale.

                                Basically it would have done this:

                                - User uploads, say 10 images... 1.jpg-10.jpg (containing the numbers) and also image.jpg (the highest number)
                                - User points to image: image.jpg in their post.
                                - PayPal IPN changes the name of the files, in order to image.jpg with each sale.

                                Ah well... back to work for me
                                that's brilliant idea You can also make it work by creating images on the fly with the updated numbers.
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                                • Profile picture of the author ExRat
                                  Hi Steven,

                                  I think this is just a ploy so that you can sell unlimited copies while using false scarcity advertising...


                                  Just kidding mate because I know you are a stickler for ethics - couldn't resist the tease

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                                  • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
                                    Originally Posted by ExRat View Post

                                    Hi Steven,

                                    I think this is just a ploy so that you can sell unlimited copies while using false scarcity advertising...


                                    Just kidding mate because I know you are a stickler for ethics - couldn't resist the tease

                                    Roger, love the winking raspberry LOL.

                                    Actually, if you check out the thread, this is scarcity at its most insane
                                    level. I won't go into detail here but you can see how crazy this thing
                                    can get. In spite of my explicit instructions, I've had people make 3 and 4
                                    different purchases.
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                                    • Profile picture of the author ExRat
                                      Hi Steven,

                                      It's not a raspberry!

                                      It's a hairy thang.

                                      With the new functions, I don't understand why everyone isn't taking the chance to make stupid faces...

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                                      • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
                                        It is more like a McDonald's Fry Guy.
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                                        • Profile picture of the author ExRat
                                          Hi,

                                          It is more like a McDonald's Fry Guy.
                                          He doesn't like that comparison




                                          Hi Steven,

                                          I guess I'll have to be satisfied with being technically adept in the emoticon department while being professionally inept in the Ferrari department. C'est la vie

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                                      • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
                                        Originally Posted by ExRat View Post

                                        Hi Steven,

                                        It's not a raspberry!

                                        It's a hairy thang.

                                        With the new functions, I don't understand why everyone isn't taking the chance to make stupid faces...

                                        Because some of us aren't as technically adept as you Rog.

                                        I wouldn't even know where to begin to make a "thang"
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                                      • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
                                        Originally Posted by ExRat View Post

                                        Hi Steven,

                                        It's not a raspberry!

                                        It's a hairy thang.

                                        With the new functions, I don't understand why everyone isn't taking the chance to make stupid faces...

                                        Me either.



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                                        • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
                                          Okay, they're animated GIFs. I used to have an animated GIF maker years
                                          ago but it's long gone.

                                          I know you can do stuff like this in Photoshop, but I don't have the time to
                                          play around with this stuff.

                                          Some of us have work to do.
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                                      • Profile picture of the author Chris Monty
                                        Originally Posted by ExRat View Post

                                        Hi Steven,

                                        It's not a raspberry!

                                        It's a hairy thang.

                                        With the new functions, I don't understand why everyone isn't taking the chance to make stupid faces...

                                        Where are these images? Are they here on the forum or do we have to link to them? That is a pretty funny one.
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                                        • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
                                          Originally Posted by montydad5000 View Post

                                          Where are these images? Are they here on the forum or do we have to link to them? That is a pretty funny one.
                                          I think Roger has his own secret stash of hairy thangs...



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                                          • Profile picture of the author KarlWarren
                                            Originally Posted by Steven Fullman View Post

                                            I think Roger has his own secret stash of hairy thangs...



                                            Steve
                                            I think it's the Cornish air that does that to him.
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                                            • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
                                              Originally Posted by KarlWarren View Post

                                              I think it's the Cornish air that does that to him.
                                              What? He's a Hill-Billy?

                                              Tsk...

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                                            • Profile picture of the author ExRat
                                              Hi Karl,

                                              Ex-brummie in Devonish land mate

                                              Don't call a Devonian a Cornishman or he'll come after you with his swiss-army-club-with-a-nail-through-it.

                                              Hi Monty,

                                              1) do a google search for emoticons or smilies

                                              2) upload them to your hosting in 1) a short-name folder 2) short, descriptive titles

                                              3)...because every time you want to use them you have to type the bugger's name in (insert image icon via full WYSIWYG editor)

                                              I'm sure there's a nerd here who knows an easier way - please step forward, sir.

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                                              • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
                                                One could create an html page on their server with all of the images and links to those images on the page, and then all it would be is copy and paste.
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                                Originally Posted by KarlWarren View Post

                                lol, steven, I was already one step ahead and working on a solution for
                                PayPal IPN to automatically rename a file on the server with each sale.

                                Basically it would have done this:

                                - User uploads, say 10 images... 1.jpg-10.jpg (containing the numbers) and also image.jpg (the highest number)
                                - User points to image: image.jpg in their post.
                                - PayPal IPN changes the name of the files, in order to image.jpg with each sale.

                                Ah well... back to work for me
                                You are one smart guy. And really prolific by the flood of posts so quickly in succession. Wow.

                                TomG.
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                              Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

                              Thanks Allen. This would have created some interesting solutions and maybe
                              even a call for a programmer to come up with a way to update sale count
                              JPGs on the fly.
                              Hehe... Yea, I was thinking about adding this feature over a WarriorPlus, where you just enter the number remaining and it automatically updates the image for you.

                              Perhaps this is still a good idea, though. Maybe I will do it anyway!

                              Mike
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                              • Profile picture of the author KarlWarren
                                Originally Posted by MikeLantz View Post

                                Hehe... Yea, I was thinking about adding this feature over a WarriorPlus, where you just enter the number remaining and it automatically updates the image for you.

                                Perhaps this is still a good idea, though. Maybe I will do it anyway!

                                Mike
                                I'll leave it in your capable hands, you're a much better programmer than I.

                                Kindest regards,
                                Karl.

                                P.S. check the links in your sig, you need to edit them as they were mangled in the user import.
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                                  Originally Posted by KarlWarren View Post

                                  P.S. check the links in your sig, you need to edit them as they were mangled in the user import.
                                  Yea, I noticed that right after my last post. Should be good now.

                                  Thanks!

                                  Mike
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                          • Profile picture of the author KimW
                            Originally Posted by admin View Post

                            I changed this to allow editing like the old forum...

                            Just another setting I hadn't found yet...
                            I'm sure you will keep being surprised, this is a very feature rich program!
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                  You can only edit for certain length of time.
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                • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
                  Originally Posted by KarlWarren View Post

                  There's one more, tiny way it could work... might add a bit more 'punch' to your marketing too.

                  Change your avatar pic to...

                  This WSO
                  has only ------>>
                  3 copies left
                  (not in the wso forum?
                  check my sig for details)

                  And use Option 1 - Enter the URL to the Image on Another Website

                  Kindest regards,
                  Karl.

                  Hey Karl, that's a great idea, but that's a lot of text to place in a 80 x 80
                  square. I wonder how easy it will be to read.

                  Anyway, I'll give it a shot when I get the time. I'm not the best graphic
                  artist in the world.

                  This still needs to be posted in the WSO forum as a warning to those
                  running WSOs.
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                • Hi Steven,

                  As usual you have beaten me to it - posting about this issue. It means that it would be alot harder to do price increase WSOs. Ah well, not the end of the world but a bit annoying.
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          • Profile picture of the author mmurtha
            Originally Posted by Steven Fullman View Post

            Is it possible there's a time limit for editing a post?

            i.e. After X days, the post becomes locked for further editing.

            [Edit] ...Looks like it. And it looks like it's 24 hours...

            Check any posts you made over 24 hours old. Can you still edit them?

            Steve

            Steves right,

            It's set on a time limit because I was working on 3 posts in different thread, and came back to the first one awhile later and couldn't edit the post. It was lik an hour or something.

            Hope this helps...

            Mary
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            • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
              I didn't read all of the posts, so if someone else mentioned this, I apologize.

              I believe the issue isn't with the number of edits. It has something to do with a vBulletin backend setting. I believe you can set a time limit on how long a post can be edited. They may have it set to 24 hours, a week... who knows... but that is probably what is happening with the WSO's no longer being editable.

              [edit]

              DOH! I guess I should have at least read the last post.
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    • Profile picture of the author LegitIncomes
      I also tried to edit my WSO, and noticed the button was missing.

      Although I do remember seeing the edit button shortly after I posted the WSO...so I'm not sure if it only stays around for a limited time or number of posts perhaps??
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  • Profile picture of the author Jack Duncan
    Steven,
    Are you sure about this?

    I am running a firesale and haven't had any issues (outside of the fact that we can no longer use a strikethrough)

    Did you click the edit button within the edit frame?

    I was just able to edit my salesletter to reflect the number now available....sure hope this feature won't be removed.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jack Duncan
      Steven,
      Here is a thought...did you provide a "Reason For Editing"?

      I'm wondering if maybe the forum has a "flood control" feature set on.

      Maybe you can only do so many edits without providing a reason? Who knows.

      I just checked again and my edit button still seems to be working within the post.
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      • Profile picture of the author Anup Mahajan
        Steven you can reply to the WSO thread after X number of sales with the information how many of them are still remaining.

        Just my 0.02

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