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Natejasper
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Newbie question?

Post by Natejasper » 20-Apr-18 12:38

How can I edit my post?

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Saumun
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Re: Newbie question?

Post by Saumun » 20-Apr-18 15:00

You can only edit for a short time after posting.
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Re: Newbie question?

Post by Ameena » 22-Apr-18 13:09

I think you can edit as long as no-one has posted any replies after your post.
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Re: Newbie question?

Post by Saumun » 23-Apr-18 05:57

Oh, cool. I didn’t know that. Thought it was a time limit.
Makes sense.
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Re: Newbie question?

Post by terkio » 23-Apr-18 12:26

The long answer from the FAQ.
How do I edit or delete a post?
Unless you are a board administrator or moderator, you can only edit or delete your own posts. You can edit a post by clicking the edit button for the relevant post, sometimes for only a limited time after the post was made. If someone has already replied to the post, you will find a small piece of text output below the post when you return to the topic which lists the number of times you edited it along with the date and time. This will only appear if someone has made a reply; it will not appear if a moderator or administrator edited the post, though they may leave a note as to why they’ve edited the post at their own discretion. Please note that normal users cannot delete a post once someone has replied.
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Re: Newbie question?

Post by Gambit37 » 23-Apr-18 13:56

I'm no longer an admin here, but when I was, we disabled the editing of posts for non admins because some people were abusing the feature by rewriting history. If you have a genuine reason for editing an old post, contact an admin and they should be happy to do that for you.

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Re: Newbie question?

Post by terkio » 24-Apr-18 13:42

About post editing:
Is what I copy pasted from the FAQ, up to date :?:
I sure like 8) what was done to stop people abusing the feature by rewriting history
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