Have you just posted something and you've...
- made a spelling mistake, or
- you forgot to add something or
- you want to make the layout of your post look better?
What you want to do is called "Editing a post." Follow the instructions below.
Note: You have one hour after you create a new topic or a reply, to EDIT that topic/reply. After that, your post can only be edited by a forum Moderator.
If this "grace period" has elapsed and there is something you need to add, use the POST REPLY button to add an additional post. (Don't be surprised if a moderator later combines your posts.)
If you really can't stand the way your post looks, create a DIALOG with Community Member: "Rotation.org Forum Moderator".
HOW TO EDIT A POST
- At the bottom of the post that you'd like to edit, look for the "gear" symbol. (Indicated in the picture below with a red arrow.)
- Navigate your mouse over the gear symbol, and some other symbols appear.
- Click on the symbol that looks like a writing implement on a piece of paper. (Ha! Just what we need in these days of everything electronic - paper!) A red arrow above points out our symbol of interest.
When you click on this piece of paper, an editing window will open up. (Shown below surrounded in red.)Note: You may see fewer symbols. If you do not see the editing symbol then you're too late. Your hour of grace period has expired. (See the note in the box at the top.)
- Modify whatever you need to change. A couple of hints:
- You can scroll down the editing box by moving the button indicated by the first red arrow below.
- You can make it easier to see what you are trying to do by making the editing box bigger. Just click the triangle of lines that is down in the lower right corner, indicated by the second red arrow in the picture above, and drag the box down -- and create a bigger editing box!
- You can jazz up your post by referring to the menu bar at the top of the editing window. (Shown below.) Add bolding (using the "B" indicated by the 1st red arrow below) and indenting (2nd red arrow) and add a horizontal line (3rd red arrow).
Read more on indenting below. (It can be a bit tricky.)
When you are all done, click on the "Post Now" button at the bottom of the editing window.
Pat yourself on the back! You've learned something new!