Is There A Time Limit On Editing Posts

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Gar1eth, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. Gar1eth

    Gar1eth Regent

    I thought in the past I could pretty much edit a post anytime I wanted. Although I have to admit never trying it days later. Now there is a post 3 to 4 hours old and the edit choice on the post is not available.

    Thanks for the help.

  2. deej

    deej Administrator

    Yes, there is a time limit.
  3. Gar1eth

    Gar1eth Regent

    Do you know what it is and if so-- could you share?

  4. deej

    deej Administrator

    Based on your post it's probably less than 3-4 hours. :)

    (Just looked...)

    Currently set at two hours, but that number isn't locked in stone. It used to be unlimited but there was abuse followed by a request for a limit.

    It could be argued that two hours is enough for you to correct your typos, and anything other than that warrants a new post to the thread.
  5. I always had the (apparently mistaken) impression that it had to do with whether the post had been replied to or quoted. Glad to be corrected.

    Kevin Slater
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  6. deej

    deej Administrator

    I would actually prefer that but it isn't an option.
  7. MikeBiDude

    MikeBiDude Count

    Old thread similar there a time immediately after posting- where the "last edited" time stamp comment does NOT appear? I've seen posts recently get edited more than once in the first 5-10 minutes of initial posting time stamp, but the "last edited" comment doesn't appear. Eventually of course it does, but there seems to be a gap. I noticed one poster quickly editing a post multiple times after an initial post and this happened.

    Just curious, very small in light of all good things we have here.
  8. bigvalboy

    bigvalboy Regent

    I don't know...

    but I love your new avatar. :D
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  9. MikeBiDude

    MikeBiDude Count

    Thanks...throw me a PM someday I'll tell you about the avatar...