Unable To Edit Older Posts, 7/24/2022

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Magicono43
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Unable To Edit Older Posts, 7/24/2022

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Hey, somebody just mentioned something that I only just noticed. Was there a time-limit added to posts that disallows them from being edited after some time or something? Maybe something added just recently to prevent people from vandalizing their threads or something.

One negative about that feature at least for some threads is one can't proactively edit their original anchor post with updated information and such, just wanted to know if this is a new setting or something, thanks.

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Re: Unable To Edit Older Posts, 7/24/2022

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Yesterday I was a tad confused bout that when I wanted to update my projects and couldn't.
At first I thought I was just misremembering where the edit button was. :? But nah. I just can't edit them anymore.
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Re: Unable To Edit Older Posts, 7/24/2022

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I added a 30-day edit limit, as we've had a few people now destroy their old posts, including bug reports. This unfortunately is a global setting, not a per-forum setting.

I'll see if there's a better way to handle this, and just remove the limit if there's no other way.

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Re: Unable To Edit Older Posts, 7/24/2022

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Interkarma wrote: Sun Jul 24, 2022 11:37 pm I added a 30-day edit limit, as we've had a few people now destroy their old posts, including bug reports. This unfortunately is a global setting, not a per-forum setting.

I'll see if there's a better way to handle this, and just remove the limit if there's no other way.
Yeah that's what I figured you were trying that out for after seeing those destroyed posts from that one user. But it is restrictive for those that want to edit their existing posts for updates and such :P

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I've just disabled the timer for now. Unfortunately it's not granular at all and has no controls other than setting a global time limit on editing.

This is definitely restrictive for mod topics where the first post is updated frequently.

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Re: Unable To Edit Older Posts, 7/24/2022

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That makes sense. I've been on a few forums before that really try not have threads deleted.
If it was a forum by forum case having an archive for those valuable threads would be proven a useful middle ground. But it seems not.
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