How can I edit my post?

Discussion in 'Site News & Support' started by Tim James, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. Tim James

    Tim James Member

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    I am a new member with this site. The first day I submitted a post I noticed an edit icon at the bottom. Today after rereading my post I noticed some things that needed correction but couldn't find any edit tools anywhere? How can i edit or delete threads for any future needs?
    Thanks for your time.
     
  2. downburst82

    downburst82 SS.org Regular

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    The window to edit posts is very small. I don't think we ever have got an answer on exactly how long but seems like its only couple of hours.
     
  3. spudmunkey

    spudmunkey SS.org Regular

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    I feel like I've seen it disappear after even minutes, when someone has quoted it...but I haven't done any testing to confirm what I saw...because I have also had instances where I *was* able to edit a post that was quoted...so...yeah.
     
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  4. Tim James

    Tim James Member

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    So if I cant edit a post after the Icon dissapears then can I delete a post possibly?
     
  5. Hollowway

    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    Exact same thing as me. It seems that I've seen it both ways in the past. They must have changed it at some point.
     
  6. Hollowway

    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    No, unless you ask a moderator to do it for you. You do not have that ability on here, but they do.
     
  7. Velokki

    Velokki GAS station

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    Is there a reason for enforcing the new edit policy? I just find it serves no purpose. I tried to edit my classified thread as "SOLD" but couldn't do it. Oh well.
     
  8. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Spammers have wised up, unfortunately.

    They'll make innocuous posts and then days later edit them into giant spam ads and/or put links to shady sites.

    The window is between 24 and 48 hours, at least last I checked, Alex has changed it based on the site's code changes here and there.
     
  9. Velokki

    Velokki GAS station

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    Oh dang, didn't think about that. Explains.
     
  10. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Necrobumping because I noticed this isn't the case for me. It's been around 45 minutes - 1 hour before I lose the chance to edit
     
  11. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    I guess Alex changed it again. :lol:
     
  12. ixlramp

    ixlramp SS.org Regular

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    Yes, it's been 1 hour for me too, which is too short, please make it longer, 12-24 hours would be good.
     
  13. LeviathanKiller

    LeviathanKiller Knee-shooting Archer

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    Yeah, I'd like to join this unofficial petition to lengthen the time to about 24 hours. I often post late at night when I'm tired and make less sense. Getting to edit and perform spell-check and clarification is nice. lol
     
  14. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    I can attest to being unable to edit a post after..well, 5 seconds ? I forgot to quote someone and wanted to add an edit and couldn't just after posting.
     

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