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How can I edit a post again?

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After editing a post I can't do it again if I need to update something about it weeks later, ( especially when it's been replied to ). Why is updating a post only allowed 1 time / after it's been replied.?

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6 minutes ago, autmflr said:

After editing a post I can't do it again if I need to update something about it weeks later, ( especially when it's been replied to ). Why is updating a post only allowed 1 time / after it's been replied.?

it's not only 1 time and also not after replies, but only during the first 24 hours... and as many times as you like.
If you have additional information, simply also reply?

Edited by Alwin Alcott

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Why?  Who knows?  It just is.  It's the way this forum's software is set up.  You are allowed to edit your own post as many times as you like within the first 24 hours, but not after that.  One logical reason is to reduce the confusion that would ensue if people were constantly going back and rewriting the history of previous bits of a thread.   It's a good way to avoid some nasty flame wars.   So...  we keep the original comments intact once the flurry of minor edits to correct typos and whatnot.  After that, you may add a second clarifying note or a retraction if you wish, but there's no way to deny what you said the first time.  (Unless the moderators clean house, of course.)

Edited by Rolig Loon
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