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Will editing/ modifying entries for which the deadline has passed remove me from contests? (typos, omissions, etc) Answered

I've noticed a few typos, omissions,  etc in my instructables. They're already entered in contests. Will editing/ modifying entries for which the deadline has passed remove me from contests?

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

Best Answer 8 years ago

Probably not, however it says in Section B, Rule 3 Entry:

..."Entrants are permitted to modify or update an entry after submission, but are not permitted to do so after the Deadline."...

(So technically they can disqualify anyone who modifies or updates an entry after the deadline).

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Answer 8 years ago

That's a (relatively) new rule, then, because I had it from "on high" some time ago that editing was absolutely fine.

I'm guessing it's an AD lawyer thing.

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

Answer 8 years ago

I'm not sure how new the rule is, but I don't think a simple typo fix is going to disqualify someone, but any major overhaul might. I would imagine that some precedence was set that prompted the addition of that part of the rule, (but that's just my assumption). So if there is some "flexibility" on that rule, its just not clear how much...

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Toga_Dan
Toga_Dan

8 years ago

THANKS, GUYS nGALS! Some good info and some entertainin answers too. I think I'll wait until judging is done, just to be safe.

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

Answer 8 years ago

You're welcome. You can also mark your question as "answered" by selecting a "best answer" out of the group. ;-)

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Toga_Dan
Toga_Dan

Answer 8 years ago

oooh, but if I select 1 "bestanswer" , other people will feel leftout. This is like choosing the least favorite child... :( Seriously, some good responses.

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

Answer 8 years ago

Don't worry. It happens to all of us. I've asked questions here too, and had a real hard time deciding, but doing so gives the impression that people here really do help. Otherwise there's only a few questions marked "answered" and that doesn't look right either. So don't feel like you have to pick mine. Pick whomever gave YOU the best answer, (you don't have to explain yourself). ;-)

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

Answer 8 years ago

oh ya, and if you really can't decide, pick yourself. (There should be a blue button next to your comment above). ;-)

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Vyger
Vyger

8 years ago

I would not make major radical changes but tweaking and fine tuning and adding more afterthoughts is just fine. Don't delete it and then try to add it back that would cause you problems. I think its pretty rare that an instructable is totally finished and polished when it is first published. There is always something that needs fixing.

Its to bad they don't allow editing of answers (you can delete them and do it over). I think if they did a lot of the spelling and typo errors would go away. Pf course those add character.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

8 years ago

No, it's fine to edit any project at any time.

Sometimes, people will publish a not-quite-perfect project in order to meet a deadline, then fix it soon after.

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knife141
knife141

8 years ago

Nope. I've edited my entries before after the deadline. Just be sure when you're editing not to type "universe" while you're holding down the "alt" key, because it could send you to an alternate universe......