"edit post timer" increase?

snowhiker

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#1
Can we get please, pretty please, have the "edit post timer" increase from 5 minute to something longer? An hour? A day? 3-days? This would ease the pain for those with OCD or those who want to fix their mistakes, etc?

MUCH THANKS!
 
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#2
We have this discussion every few years. Every time we pretty much settle on leaving it as-is in order to make sure no-one can change the meaning of a post after it has been read or responded to (we used to have more politics).
 

snowhiker

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#3
We have this discussion every few years. Every time we pretty much settle on leaving it as-is in order to make sure no-one can change the meaning of a post after it has been read or responded to (we used to have more politics).
I agree that there are times/places when a fast "no change" timer makes sense. I just don't see it here on this board. The s/n ratio is high. There are very few political discussions that get heated enough were somebody would feel the need to change a post. And the benefits would out way the very mild "risk."
 

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#4
I feel like it's reasonable to increase the edit timeout. The forum tracks changes when a post is edited so if there was every really an issue to dispute we could look back in the system to see what changed.
 

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#5
Here's what the new post-edit changes are.

Time Limit on Editing of Thread Title: 120 minutes
Time Limit on Adding a Poll to a Thread: 120 minutes
Time Limit on Editing of Posts: 120 minutes
Time to Wait Before Starting to Display 'Last Edited by...': 10 minutes
 

snowhiker

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#6
Here's what the new post-edit changes are.

Time Limit on Editing of Thread Title: 120 minutes
Time Limit on Adding a Poll to a Thread: 120 minutes
Time Limit on Editing of Posts: 120 minutes
Time to Wait Before Starting to Display 'Last Edited by...': 10 minutes
Thank You Very Much for upping the edit timer.
 
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