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I don't know why .. does it have to do with the total # of posts? If i exceed a certain # of posts then only i can do that .. Is that the case?

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There is a timeout I believe of... I think 30 minutes after which you can't re-edit your posts.

This is an edit, cos I clicked it straight away after posting.

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Yes hollystyles is correct, although it's interesting to note that administrators of the vBulletin software have a settings that controls the editing timeout of a non-moderator.

Personally, I think 30 minutes is too short, as I'll often come back to my post, and realize I made a typo or something, and then I'm unable to edit it.

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True .. but its OK nyway.. - Boo
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I dunno why any sites limit the amount of time you can alter your own post. (Is it easier on the database is that why sites do it??)

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Because what happens is people post questions, get replies, and then edit their original post deleting the question and replacing it with "Oops, my mistake! It was a dumb question, I figured it out myself." Additionally, sometimes members who have a grudge (they received a temporary ban, they had a disagreement with a moderator, etc) will react by editing all of their previous posts deleting their content in spite.

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Personally, I think 30 minutes is too short, as I'll often come back to my post, and realize I made a typo or something, and then I'm unable to edit it

Re-read your post before and after submitting and make corrections immediately instead of waiting till later. should be a habit for anyone who considers there written and communication skills to be good, which I'm sure your's are you just need to take the time :)

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Re-read your post before and after submitting and make corrections immediately instead of waiting till later.

What he said!

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Because what happens is people post questions, get replies, and then edit their original post deleting the question and replacing it with "Oops, my mistake! It was a dumb question, I figured it out myself." Additionally, sometimes members who have a grudge (they received a temporary ban, they had a disagreement with a moderator, etc) will react by editing all of their previous posts deleting their content in spite.

Ah i hadnt noticed that on sites too much,ill have to keep a closer eye :)

Thank you Dani!!

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Re-read your post before and after submitting and make corrections immediately instead of waiting till later. should be a habit for anyone who considers there written and communication skills to be good, which I'm sure your's are you just need to take the time :)

That's usually what I do, which works fine on small posts like this. On larger ones, I find it increasingly difficult to find all the typos and unclosed tags and such, and it's inevitable that some mistakes will manage to sneak their way into the post. :sad:

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