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post #1 of 2 Old 06-03-2018 Thread Starter
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30 Minutes edit time is too short!!

First of all, apologies to @noobytoogy for stuffing his recently opened thread. Sorry mate, I got bit exuberant with the mod tools

Here is what noobytoogy wrote:

Originally Posted by noobytoogy View Post

Given that some of the posts on here can be quite lengthy technical epistles that need time and careful checking by the author, quite a few people have been caught out over the years by the 30 minute limit on editing their contributions.

People understand there needs to be a time limit to stop edits being made under certain, shall we say, trolling, mischievous or just plain argumentative circumstances.

However I think there is a very strong case to be made for extending the edit time to at least one hour or even the two hours already suggested elsewhere by others.

I know I would have appreciated this on previous occasions especially when I might be trying to find useful links to add to a post.
and now....my response to that:

I concur.

Firstly, I understand why there is a time limit on editing. It does help to preserve the forum, by locking out any future editing by a 'disgruntled' forum member who wants to remove/edit their posts before closing the virtual door on their activities in the forum.

As an Admin on another forum, I have observed a member pack up their troubles, and in the dead of night, edited over 1200 posts (he couldn't delete them) and simply left a full stop in each post. Quoted posts of his comments were preserved, but many others were lost. It ruined the flow and thrust of each thread, and meant that a discussion became very one-sided. Hence the edit lock-out.

HOWEVER....I do support a longer time limit be made available. As a minimum, 1 hour would be an improvement, and cannot see any reason why it couldn't be extended to 2 hours.

Hopefully we can get this across the line.

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post #2 of 2 Old 06-04-2018
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For what it's worth I think having a longer editing period for post is a reasonable suggestion. Maybe it is something we could trial for a period of time and access the impact, if any.

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