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#1 jhsmurray

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 12:45 AM

Sorry if this has been posted before, and apologies if this is in the wrong place. I was wondering why I sometimes cant edit my own posts. As far as I can tell it doesnt happen often, and I'm not following a pattern yet. Here is an example post that I am unable to edit, because the edit button is not "shown":
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...st&p=605037

I initially thought it was because of a board setting for the introductions forum, but it also appears that I can edit my other posts in that forum.

Here is an example of a post that I am able to edit:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...st&p=605729


Sorry if I missed something obvious here.

Moderator Edit: Moved topic to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Edited by Animal, 31 August 2007 - 05:34 PM.


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#2 rowal5555

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 01:01 AM

Hi jhsmurray

You will probably find that you have around 24 hours to edit a post. After that, the option disappears. This is deliberate so that posts made earlier are fixed and the replies given are relevant.

If one could go back and substantially alter an earlier post, it could make all the replies seem ridiculous or irrelevant. If there is an important point you think you may have missed and would like included, you can PM a Moderator to help you fix it.

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Edited by rowal5555, 30 August 2007 - 01:03 AM.

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 01:02 AM

I think theres a time limit to which you can edit posts.

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 01:05 AM

Here is a reply previously posted: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/94188/i-cant-edit-my-own-post/

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#5 jhsmurray

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 01:15 AM

Thanks all - it makes perfect sense in hindsight! :thumbsup:

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