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Old 01-03-2016, 03:24 PM   #11
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Ok....

I have the same question.
I am unable to EDIT original Thread created by me. I don't want to have to add corrected information at the bottom of a thread on a new post.
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Old 01-03-2016, 05:55 PM   #12
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Old 01-03-2016, 08:56 PM   #13
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Ok....

I have the same question.
I am unable to EDIT original Thread created by me. I don't want to have to add corrected information at the bottom of a thread on a new post.
A site team member (moderator or administrator) can allow you to make a specific edit.
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Old 01-08-2016, 07:10 PM   #14
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A site team member (moderator or administrator) can allow you to make a specific edit.

Is there a reason to restrict us from editing? I mean, every other board I'm on allows it, this forum used to allow it, and I've never noticed any issues with allowing it...
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Is there a reason to restrict us from editing? I mean, every other board I'm on allows it, this forum used to allow it, and I've never noticed any issues with allowing it...
Most boards have some restrictions about this and yes, there are some good reasons. here are just a few....
  • The software that drives this board has some interesting quirks and if the first post of a thread is deleted, the entire thread is removed. This is a big deal because it means that a thread starter could remove content posted by others.
  • If a poster substantially edits a post (e.g. removing basic information) the subsequent responses may no longer make sense.
  • Editing an old post to add new information intended as an update seems like a good idea but in reality few folks will actually see the update. It turns out that folks don;t go back and reread a post they have already read looking for updates. It's better to post a new reply to that thread with an update.
  • Finally, unlimited edits leave open the opportunity for a hacked account to deface those old posts and we have seen instances where a unsecured device or computer allowed another individual to log into an account and remove, change or edit posts to include spam (think: torqued ex-wife..).

There are times when it's reasonable to edit an old post and if the edit window has expired, we are happy to help. Just let a member of the site team know what/where the post is.
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Thanks for responding. I agree in not being able to delete posts, few if any forums allow that. But I disagree on the rest, we're all adults here.
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