Like sometimes I read something and initially disagree with it, then I'll come back to it later and see it differently and agree... but this site seems to lock your first answer which seems stupid to me. Of course people will change their mind sometimes! Common you lazy girlaskguys web designers!
Why can't you change your mind on GirlsAskGuys?
What Guys Said 4
I don't know for sure. My guess is because initially up and down votes used to equate to points. So if you got a +1, you got an extra point for your posts. If you got a -1, you lost a point. That was abandoned, though. I think they abandoned that because people were abusing it. Anyway, my theory is because they wanted to make sure people made their decision, and it would be swing someone's points the other direction. Thinking of the points as some kind of economy or something.
Anyway I don't know why. It's always annoyed me too. Because on more than a couple occasions, this site loaded slowly, and I accidentally voted the wrong way. Anyway, if you really wanna know, try asking the admins. ( link ) They might answer you, and if enough people complain they might even change it. Just don't expect swift action. They can be notoriously slow.0
What's to stop someone from changing their answer completely and making things no longer make sense. Or somebody coming in to troll, then changing it to something legitimate to try and make other people look stupid. The admins and web designers that you think are lazy are actually trying to make their jobs easier. Good job jumping to a conclusion (which it seems like you might do a lot).1
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You can comment on your own answer, as much as you like.
You can also answer a question twice.
So what you could do, for example, is make the first answer anonymous. Then write a second answer, which criticises the "anon" one you wrote, and leave the second answer attributed to your username.0
What Girls Said 4
They don't want to encourage people giving thoughtless answers. If you change your opinion, all you have to do is comment on it and say so. It's easy, and it means things remain consistent.
Can you imagine how frustrating it would be to be talking to someone, having a debate or something, and then their original answer changes completely? It would not only be annoying, but illogical. I think if there were no commenting function it would work, but by allowing us to interact and converse in questions, it makes it illogical to be able to alter your answers/comments.
I suggest thinking out answers/questions thoroughly before answering. For example, you will look back on this question, read your response to logical answers that users have given, and be embarrassed of your angered, irrational and immature reaction.0
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If you could go back and change your original message then there would be a LOT of confusion. Comments that were made on it would be mismatched because suddenly what was commented on isn't there anymore, people who upvoted you could end up upvoting a edited message that they clearly would not have upvoted if it was there originally and most importantly editing your message the whole time will be frustrating for the person who actually asked the question. If you have changed your mind then comment on your answer! It's not girlsaskguys web designers who are lazy, they're actually insanely smart to understand the logical errors that will be brought up when allowing the editing of a original answer.0
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I agree. There should be an edit option of some kind. I don't like having to go back to add an afterthought as a comment on my own answer. It just looks weird to me.1
If you mean like in YouTube where you can delete your answer, then no I notice that option is not available here.0
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