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Old 02-04-2013, 08:34 PM   #11
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Suss your phrasing was a little unclear though overall I think we understood. When I went back to reread it to make sure I didn't miss something... It was gone. But no usual note that your post had been edited. Perk of being a moderator I guess? Nice.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:42 PM   #12
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Suss your phrasing was a little unclear though overall I think we understood. When I went back to reread it to make sure I didn't miss something... It was gone. But no usual note that your post had been edited. Perk of being a moderator I guess? Nice.
I don't think that was a perk of being a moderator, I remember being able to edit things before that without leaving a new time stamp if it was corrected soon enough in certain threads. If you wait too long though it tends to stamp it immediately after that time period.

I edited it for the sake of brevity and clarity.

The power driving the car comes from the wheels while the fuel is shut off. If you were to have a hybrid style power monitor it would indicate the power was flowing towards the engine instead of to the wheels. Hence the "reverse" comment which wasn't as clear.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:51 PM   #13
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:12 AM   #14
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People really don't proof-read anymore.

I recently wrote an instruction manual for a product - and I'm pretty sure no one else read it except for the translator. Grammatically, it was fine, but I went into way too much detail (perhaps as suss is suggesting Ford do) on fool-proofing it so that the consumer wouldn't get injured as well as all of this technical mumbo jumbo that I eventually reworded it in layman's terms in the Revision B.

Not that it matters - the manual could say that the car runs on pixie dust and since no one reads it, no one would ever know.
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Not that it matters - the manual could say that the car runs on pixie dust and since no one reads it, no one would ever know.
I disagree. The manual is often taken as gospel and used to try to settle technology disputes on this forum. Even sentence structure id delved into to prove points.
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