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Editing first post

  1. Mar 26, 2012 #1
    Hi, I'm sure this is my problem rather than a mistake with the site, but when I go to edit the post that I started a thread with, there is no 'Edit' button. There are for my other posts in the thread, but not the first one. Why would this be?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Mar 27, 2012 #2

    Fredrik

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    There's a time limit. You can only edit your posts during the first 11 hours and 40 minutes (=700 minutes) after you made them.
     
  4. Mar 27, 2012 #3
    But...but why? That doesn't really make any sense.
     
  5. Mar 27, 2012 #4

    Evo

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    Many people have abused the edit feature causing the thread to be come meaningless after a number of kind people took time to help them. The edit window should be sufficiently long for anyone to proofread and correct any errors.
     
  6. Mar 27, 2012 #5

    Drakkith

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    Arghh...that is so irritating when it happens. Especially when you log back on and it's too late for you to edit your post in response...
     
  7. Mar 27, 2012 #6

    Evo

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    That's when you pm your favorite mentor and offer her anything she wants if she will edit your post for you.
     
  8. Mar 27, 2012 #7

    dlgoff

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    Or maybe clarify with another post? Mentors have enough on their plates. However, who am I to say? :shy:
     
  9. Mar 27, 2012 #8

    jtbell

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    Chocolate chip cookies shipped by FedEx overnight? :cool:
     
  10. Mar 27, 2012 #9

    Drakkith

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    Cupcakes for life Evo!
     
  11. Mar 27, 2012 #10

    Evo

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    It is good to be the Supreme Lard. :approve:
     
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