Sciencemadness Discussion Board

Can't edit some of my posts

JScott - 4-9-2018 at 12:32

I can't edit one of my posts. I notice there are some I can edit, and some I can't. What's up? I don't remember seeing anything in the FAQs regarding this. Can anyone shed some light on what I'm missing?


BromicAcid - 4-9-2018 at 12:36

After 24 hours they can no longer be edited.

SWIM - 4-9-2018 at 12:46

The 24 hour time limit is for keeping continuity on the threads.

Before they had it, posters would sometimes get pissed off and throw a tantrum and QUIT THE INTERNET FOREVER, which often included erasing all their old posts.

This makes some of the older threads here mighty hard to read.

gdflp - 4-9-2018 at 14:08

The above explanations are accurate. If you have new information to add to a discussion, you can simply make another post.

That being said, if you have an old writeup which you would like fixed/updated, feel free to send a U2U to myself or one of the other moderators and we can change it for you.

A particular pet peeve of mine is image rot, as it can make it very difficult to follow older threads. If anyone sees any posts with dead image links, and has a copy of the original images, please let me know. Even if they aren't your own post, I'd be happy to get them fixed.

JScott - 4-9-2018 at 15:25

Ah, that all makes sense. I hadn't thought about those things.

Thank you for helping me out.