Forum: why not allow editing and posting in less than 20 minutes



  • Why can’t we edit posts that we created? What if we need to correct something? This contributes to noise on the forums where people have to post follow-ups to correct previous messages instead of just editing.

    Why do we have to wait 1200 seconds before posting another message? What if we need to correct something?



  • @Memo-Random

    many thanks for your questions.

    Why can’t we edit posts that we created?

    we don’t want to break any context once it is written.
    the goal is to never write anything you will regret, as it will remain posted for “eternity”.
    if it happens to you one day, you might be able to look at it again after a few years with one eye embarrassed, and the other eye smiling, just like we do 😉

    What if we need to correct something?

    the goal for us is, to get better re-reading our own posts, before hitting submit.
    there’s never any hurry.

    Why do we have to wait 1200 seconds before posting another message?

    because highly frequented, large scale forums, like ours, get spammed a lot, so all new members will have this restriction.
    without this feature, we would have to spend weeks cleaning up bot postings.
    but if you stay around and gather reputation by helping others, you will not have this limit anymore.

    many thanks for your understanding and best regards.


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