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post #1 of 7 Old 10-17-2016, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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Where did the Edit Post button go?

searched, but could not find an answer to this...

I made a post yesterday and could edit it then, but now the edit button has disappeared.

I was hoping to add some information to the post that a commenter asked about later in the thread.

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post #2 of 7 Old 10-17-2016, 01:33 PM
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searched, but could not find an answer to this...

I made a post yesterday and could edit it then, but now the edit button has disappeared.

I was hoping to add some information to the post that a commenter asked about later in the thread.
The edit button doesn't stay active very long. It makes it very confusing if someone goes back a day later taking out parts of a conversation so it's given a time limit. If there is something that you feel was a mistake you can contact one of the moderators and we can change it but to add material it's best to just add another post.
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Darn. I was afraid of that.

It isn't really a mistake or anything, I was just hoping to update to answer some questions that a comment brought up. I am guessing that people who don't read all the comments will probably ask the same questions several times over the course of the life of the thread.

Does makes sense to keep people from removing stuff, but would be nice to be able to just add (without editing) to the bottom of the original post. Basically an "Update" button that would just append something to the original post. (Probably nearly impossible to build into the forum since I doubt that feature is something that could be just turned on.)

Thank you for letting me know, and hope you have a great day!

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the edit feature lasts about ....

I have found I was able to edit up to 3 hrs, maybe 4 hours after my post, usually a typo. My spell check tells me what's wrong but doers not offer the corrected spelling. I do not add significant info onto the original post. Usually I'll post some text, then edit in a link or a photo right away and that works for me.

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specfic. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo
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Darn. I was afraid of that.

It isn't really a mistake or anything, I was just hoping to update to answer some questions that a comment brought up. I am guessing that people who don't read all the comments will probably ask the same questions several times over the course of the life of the thread.

Does makes sense to keep people from removing stuff, but would be nice to be able to just add (without editing) to the bottom of the original post. Basically an "Update" button that would just append something to the original post. (Probably nearly impossible to build into the forum since I doubt that feature is something that could be just turned on.)

Thank you for letting me know, and hope you have a great day!
I don't know which thread you are referring to but once you start a thread you have to think of it as a conversation. When someone makes a comment, answer that comment. If need be you can quote yourself and amend your original post.
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You get 180 minutes to edit after posting. If there's anything you want to change after that, please consult an admin/mod.

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You get 180 minutes to edit after posting. If there's anything you want to change after that, please consult an admin/mod.

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Thank you. It isn't a big deal. Just thought it was strange, but it makes sense.

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