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What am I missing here? When I first make a post it gives me the option of editing it. Once it's been posted for a while it can't be edited. So when I write gasoline and mean vasoline there seems to be no going back.
 
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@mgmine I laugh because I understand and am right there with you!

Very good question! It’s always been like that, but wonder if that is a change the Admin @Ian can address.
 

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The edit time is limited. Just for correcting typos. If changes are made later, the information could get missed. Better to just post the correction.
 

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It is limited so the number of people that have read the thread won't miss the edit. Almost all of the forums I am on have the same time limit.
 

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@addy1 That’s good to know! Figured there had to be a logical rationale. Yes, FaceBook allows edits and I have wondered about that, when you THOUGHT you read something, but when you go back, it reads different from what you remember. What I do in FB is put “EDIT” or “UPDATE” if I change anything. I hate to feel like I’m being gaslighted, LOL!
 
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Yep, it's for the reasons mentioned above, but also because spammers sometimes edit old posts to add links or spam in to - and because the post may be a week old, it gets missed until someone falls for it.

IIRC, the time limit is about 2 hours at the moment :).
 

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I am a new member and not long after I joined my long-time photo host went MIA (later confirmed to be KIA). So a few unimportant photos in my introductory post have evaporated and cannot be reposted. Minor annoyance in the great scheme of things.
Best wishes. Dave
 

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Hi Dave, yep it's a pain when that happens - there's an attachments system on here which means that they'll always be visible in your post. If you want, you could upload the photos again as attachments to a reply in this post and I'll edit them in manually to your intro post?
 
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Thank you, Ian. Not necessary, I was just chiming in.;)
 
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