How can I edit my post?

Tim James

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.

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

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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.

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.
 

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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.
 

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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.

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.
 

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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.

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

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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.

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
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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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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