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Hi,
 
In my recent article g2log I noticed that the "introductory" text had a grammatical error, it was missing an "it". I would like to correct this but I do not know how to do that. Maybe it is just a small thing but it is interesting to know how this is done for future reference.
 
With the "introductory" text I mean the text, a one-liner or two that describes what the article is about. I do not mean the actual article.
 
When updating the article that "introductary text" is not available for update, only the article text. As far as I can see only the editors/webmaster can update this text. Here is pictures to the "update article" page I get to if I click the "update your article" icon that John suggests below:
Here are pictures to the icon I clicked and the "editing" page that I think you mean
 
To be explicit:
I.e. if you go to the g2log article mentioned above it is the text just below the "keywords", and just above the "Article Browse Code Stats" tabs.
 
The text in question is:
Don't let slow disk access bog your logger down. By using the g2log asynchronous logger you will remove the wait bottlenecks while has the reliability of a *traditional* logging library.
 
Which should be corrected to:
Don't let slow disk access bog your logger down. By using the g2log asynchronous logger you will remove the wait bottlenecks while it has the reliability of a *traditional* logging library.
Posted 5-Dec-11 9:38am
Edited 5-Dec-11 15:49pm
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Solution 1

In the top/right corner of the screen (under the green menu bar), there's an icon that looks like a pad of paper with a pencil hovering over it. Click that icon, and you can edit your article.
 
EDIT ========================
 
So now, I have to ask why this answer was down-voted again. It's the correct frakking answer...
 
EDIT ===by KjellKod.cc Se reasoning in messages history below ============
"Depending on your member status you could either do this yourself or someone has to help you. If you do not have sufficient editing privileges then you should contact a CP member with sufficient privileges to either give you the right to edit your own article or ask them to do it for you
 
If you do have have sufficient editing privileges then you can simply update it. In the top/right corner of the screen (under the green menu bar), there's an icon that looks like a pad of paper with a pencil hovering over it. Click that icon, and you can edit your article.".
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KjellKod.cc at 5-Dec-11 16:18pm
   
Nope, that is not it. That is to edit the article, not the "introductory text"
   
I've posted 50+ articles here. I know what I'm talking about. In point of fact, I just went and edited the article, and changed it to be PRECISELY what you said it should be, and that was by clicking on the icon I told you to click. I suggest you change your 1-vote to a five, and mark this solution as accepted. It's the only right thing to do.
KjellKod.cc at 5-Dec-11 19:10pm
   
Just a couple of questions John before I change the vote. I would like to be sure of this befor I close it. I hope you understand that. First off: I am using Firefox www-browser, not IE, in case that is of importance for the editing functionality. 1) When I click that Icon I get to a page where I can upload one zip file and give comments to the editors. Is that the one you mean? I have used that before. But I don't see how I can update my "introductory text" through that. Unless you have other *editing* privileges than I have? Here are pictures to the icon I clicked and the "editing" page that I think you mean https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1Rf0h-rkNVG-aEwUs1kW07M9cj5fWloT4R1sm_ogUsCs 2) How can YOU change my article? I thought only editors or the author him/herself could do that? .... update: but then again maybe you DO have other editing privileges? At least it looks that way when I check your profile
Mark Nischalke at 5-Dec-11 21:13pm
   
1) Its on the next page. Description is the field label. Also, if you are need to take an screen shot then use the Snippet tool, or other ones available. Don't use your cell phone 2) When you submitted the article there is a selection for whom you allow to edit the article. It defaults to Platinum members and above. 3) Change your vote and accept the only correct answer given.
KjellKod.cc at 5-Dec-11 21:31pm
   
I am sorry I do not know what you mean Mark with "Its on the next page"? I do not want to be difficult with you guys I am just trying to understand this. I am grateful that John fixed the text but if I click that "update article" icon I cannot get to direct editing of that "introductory text" only to update the article by sending a zip file to an editor. My hunch is that John has direct editing while I do not. If that is correct than Johns answer is correct for someone who has more than basic editing privileges but for most members (like me) his answer is not correct. A more correct answer would be "If you have editing privileges you could ....". Right? Or? PS: Sorry for the bad pictures. I have updated them so it is easier to see what I mean. PSS: @Mark: "there is a selection for whom you allow to edit the article. It defaults to Platinum members " Yes I see that is available if you use the wizard. I didn't so that is why I was not aware of this. Thank you for pointing it out.
   
What you're seeing is the article submission wizard. At the bottom of each page, there's a button that allows you to go to the next page in the process. You're right, you may not have editing privileges, but if you do (and I thought everyone was allowed to edit their own articles), my answer is the right answer.
KjellKod.cc at 6-Dec-11 11:45am
   
Hi John, I will modify the answer for the benefit of others and I will change my vote from a 1 to a 3. Reasoning: Obviously you are partially right: If you have sufficient rights to edit an article it will probably be as you wrote. If you on the other hand is a relative CP newbie with only 1-2 articles written then the answer was not correct. I can see that you and Mark got frustrated with me but the advice you gave me simply does not work unless you have sufficient privileges. A correct answer then would be something in the style of: "Depending on your member status you could either do this yourself or someone has to help you. If you do not have sufficient editing privileges then you should contact a CP member with sufficient privileges to either give you the right to edit your own article or ask them to do it for you If you do have sufficient editing privileges then you can simply update it. In the top/right corner of the screen (under the green menu bar), there's an icon that looks like a pad of paper with a pencil hovering over it. Click that icon, and you can edit your article.".
   
I'm not real fond of people editing my stuff. Try to resist the urge in the future.
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Solution 3

If you are really not able to do this yourself, having been given some useful suggestions, then post your question in the Article Writing[^] forum, and one of the administrators will help you.
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KjellKod.cc at 6-Dec-11 11:50am
   
Thank you Richard. I am accepting the modified solution by John as that is partially right. It was good advice to go to the Article Writing forum. I guess that would have been the right place for this question to start with,.

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