# Editing posts

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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hello PF, i've never thought much about the importance of editing threads, but as i started a tutorial, it has become important to me. I wonder, why can't we keep editing our posts? and why is the time for editing so low? and what is the exact figure of such time?

Sincerely,
Cyclovenom.

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cristo
Staff Emeritus
Well, I can't answer the why questions, but you can edit a post for 24 hours after you post.

Evo
Mentor
The reason you can only edit a post within 24 hours is to prevent people from going back and changing the content of their posts and possibly causing confusion in the thread if the edits change the meaning.

If you need to have edits done after 24 hours you can ask a mentor to do the edit. That way, if the edit significantly changes the direction of the thread, we can decide how best to handle it, such as split off subsequent posts into a new thread.

Homework Helper
The reason you can only edit a post within 24 hours is to prevent people from going back and changing the content of their posts and possibly causing confusion in the thread if the edits change the meaning.

If you need to have edits done after 24 hours you can ask a mentor to do the edit. That way, if the edit significantly changes the direction of the thread, we can decide how best to handle it, such as split off subsequent posts into a new thread.

robphy
Homework Helper
Gold Member
One could also write the tutorial in your PF-blog (formerly, Journal), which you can freely edit.

Unfortunately, it doesn't support $$\LaTeX$$ (which renders it of limited use to me). Such a feature would have been nice, especially since the $$\LaTeX$$ preview feature was broken. In addition, the blog would have been a good place to compose over time multiple future [$$\LaTeX$$ enhanced] posts.

Moonbear
Staff Emeritus