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Well done AccountingWeb team.

Didn't find your answer?

Now we've lived with the '30 minute rule' for a little time I think it is appropriate to feed back to the AWeb team how much better and appreciated this new function is, particulary in avoiding the .Anon posters.

What do others think?

PLEASE don't start moaning about other issues in this thread! 

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Scooby
By gainsborough
29th Jan 2021 10:03

Definitely agree with you Wanderer. Thanks AWeb Team!

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By Wilson Philips
29th Jan 2021 10:14

I suspect that this will get a pretty much unanimous thumbs-up, with one notable exception [moderated].

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By Tax Dragon
29th Jan 2021 10:24

I agree. My impression (obviously subjective; the team probably has objective data) is that the number of aggressive threads has reduced. That could in part be (to add hypothesis to subjectivity!) because tempers overheat with a quick exchange and a 30-min edit time possibly acts as a cooling off period.

There are of course posts that could be improved with an edit. (Justin's point.) But the forum as a whole is improved, which is probably more important. (There's a long way to go, but you didn't want those issues in this thread!)

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By Cheshire
29th Jan 2021 10:28

Agreed.

Plus listened to DKJL and parked the brace for brexit on the home page.

Next job - policing/dealing with the mis-use of the anon facility as that anon bod seems to be prolific again. (not a moan, ok it might be a bit!)

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By Justin Bryant
29th Jan 2021 11:09

It's a sledge hammer to crack a nut that has had a predictable dumbing down effect e.g. I've stopped posting detailed case summaries etc. like I used to. At least the comments pages are unaffected (for now!)

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By stepurhan
29th Jan 2021 11:44

Justin Bryant wrote:

It's a sledge hammer to crack a nut that has had a predictable dumbing down effect e.g. I've stopped posting detailed case summaries etc. like I used to. At least the comments pages are unaffected (for now!)

When did you start posting detailed case summaries?

I must have missed it. I recall you dropping loads of links to cases over the years with a single line claiming it proves something (which at least half the time it doesn't seem to) but I don't recall seeing any detailed case summaries from you.

But, that aside, why does the introduction of a 30-minute case window stop you posting them? Surely you can type them up in an external program (leaving you as much time to edit as you like) then copy and paste them here once you are happy with the content.

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