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Old 02-10-2012, 01:07 PM   #1
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I make too many mistakes to not know how to do this.
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You have 5 minutes from the time you make your post to edit it. After those 5 minutes, only a mod or an admin may edit your post.

In those first 5 minutes you'll see an "Edit" button next to the quote button.
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I guess I have taken 5 minutes or longer to post, I havent seen that edit biutton yet.
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I guess I have taken 5 minutes or longer to post, I havent seen that edit button yet.
It'* not there.
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I don't think basic members can edit their posts. I think only supporters have the ability to do that..
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Why even let me post at all?
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Because we like everybody to be involved. Your mistakes don't matter. If you feel they are bad enough, just make another post detailing what you got wrong.

It'* not a big deal.
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I am on many car forums & share at all of them as well as find solutions. I have 30 yrs truck & heavy equipment professional experience.

It seems to be a trivial thing to be able to simply edit a post to improve the accuracy of the response. I am a less than par typist & I seem to be losing my average ability to spell & sight for that matter.

Maybe there should be some other type of sanction that does not inhibit the integrity of posted responses accuracy to other members seeking help.

Other sites I frequent don't allow personal avatars which has no consequence to the reliability or content of responses.

I try contribute accurately & shouldn't have to pay a forum tax for this basic function.

It'* kinda like being able to use the toilet but forbidden to flush it unless you pay the tax.
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I understand your frustration. I had it myself until I was promoted to Mod status.

From my understanding this limitation came to be because of a fallout that was had with some past members. When they decided they were leaving they deleted a lot of their posts. That was a lot of collective knowledge lost. So, the rule of not allowing anybody to edit posts was instituted to keep that from happening again.
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So you are saying folks would leave before the 5 minute time span and wiping the info? Other forums I frequent have a ten minute edit window or longer.

Any posts I have contributed are permanent archived property of the forums and I couldn't erase them without administrative help.

This just seems like the wrong approach to me. I want to follow rules & policies but this causes other supporting members to experience mistakes that would other wise be corrected.

I have ten thumbs on this keyboard and this seems to be a silly way to deal with this issue.
I am not that about my spelling or inaccurate info but like the breif opportunity to correct as I usually miss something.
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