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Inability to edit post

Postby gogi » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:50 pm

I sent a post a while ago, and discovered some grammar errors. However, I am unable to edit and the system only allows me reply, or make a fresh post.

Is there a time limit after a post is published preventing one from editing same?
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Re: Inability to edit post

Postby Eddy Deegan » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:57 pm

gogi wrote:Is there a time limit after a post is published preventing one from editing same?

Yes, there is. It used to be an hour (I think) but now I believe it isn't that long, though I'm not sure exactly how long it is!
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Re: Inability to edit post

Postby blinddrew » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:58 pm

I think it's 30 minutes or so. Stops people going back and changing a thread and confusing any further posts that respond to it.
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Re: Inability to edit post

Postby Mike Stranks » Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:16 am

... and once posted you can't delete a post - even straight away.

I sometimes have second-thoughts so then delete the text and substitute 'Post deleted' or somesuch.
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Re: Inability to edit post

Postby Martin Walker » Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:21 pm

blinddrew wrote:I think it's 30 minutes or so. Stops people going back and changing a thread and confusing any further posts that respond to it.

blinddrew is on the money with this answer - it's amazing how confusing threads can get when previous posts have been edited or deleted.

We've even had quite a few people over the years ask us to delete entire threads that they started weeks/months earlier as their question has since been answered, not realising that a significant part of this forum's charm is that all of us can subsequently learn from someone else's query and all the various responses they get :thumbup:


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Re: Inability to edit post

Postby blinddrew » Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:51 pm

Martin Walker wrote:blinddrew is on the money with this answer
6500 posts, one right answer. ;)
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Re: Inability to edit post

Postby ConcertinaChap » Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:03 pm

That puts us level-pegging, then.

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Re: Inability to edit post

Postby Guest » Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:47 pm

There was one forum many years ago (it may have been the Telegraph) where occasionally someone would write a rude, provocative post, wait for a reply in the same style, and then go back change it to a nice, urbane post, so that the replier looked really obnoxious.
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