Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Nomad, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. Nomad

    Nomad Guest

    I was gone for awhile...
    and noticed that the editing feature is a little different.
    When you post, it seems now you can edit for a limited period of time.
    How long is it that you can edit?
    I posted something (perhaps a day or two ago) and when I came back, the edit button on the bottom was gone.
    This is something fairly new...previously it was there basically for the duration.
    Thank you.
  2. runawaybunny

    runawaybunny Guest

    You are free to request an edit of your posts at any time. If the preset time limit has expired just contact me or the moderator of the forum that contains the post you want to change.

    I changed the post edit time limit several months ago when advertising link spam became a problem on this forum. The technique the spammers were using was to register a new account and then make a few short, non controversial posts. A couple of months later they replaced their original posts with advertising links. I had no idea this was going on until I stumbled upon it. The only way I know of to prevent this kind of spam is to put a time limit on post edits.

    Please don't hesitate to let me know if there is a post that you would like to edit. No explanation needed, no questions asked.