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Old 07-09-2019, 07:25 AM
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Hello Everyone,

Is there a way to edit a thread item once it has been posted? - I could not find any tools/buttons for that. (It could be just my ignorance!)
It would help in correcting minor mistakes in a posting.
Somehow that happens to me all the time

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Old 07-09-2019, 11:55 AM
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You can edit a post for five minutes after it has posted. After that, the [Edit] feature is removed. This allows correction of mistakes while removing the ability to change history for the crafty ones out there.
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Old 07-09-2019, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by CathedralCub View Post
You can edit a post for five minutes after it has posted. After that, the [Edit] feature is removed. This allows correction of mistakes while removing the ability to change history for the crafty ones out there.
This is a test of the 5 minute edit feature. I've looked for it in the past and never found it. I will try again as soon as I submit this reply. If it works I will delete this.
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Old 07-09-2019, 12:20 PM
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OK, I think I know where I missed it. The edit feature is only available to the OP on their original post, is that right?
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Correct. You can only edit your post for up to five minutes after it is created.

Also good to know: If you click [Edit] before five minutes has elapsed and then attempt to save after five minutes has elapsed, you will not be able to save your changes.
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Actually, I think its turned back off....again.
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Hmmm . . . trying here:

No[edited]thing

^^^^^^^^^ Let'* see if I can edit this . . .

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That worked. Weird, because it wouldn't let me yesterday. After clicking [Save] it would just spin forever.
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Originally Posted by CathedralCub View Post
That worked. Weird, because it wouldn't let me yesterday. After clicking [Save] it would just spin forever.
You have the ability to edit anyway, you're a Moderator.
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CC- The spinning circle generally happens because of either server lag, poor internet wi-fi or even service provider issues.
Let it spin (try to work) for a longer period to see if it resolves, or refresh your browser & try again
There has been some internet/ telecom issues the last few days.
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