Resolved "Edit" button disappears

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by ActionableMango, Jun 22, 2015.

  1. ActionableMango macrumors 604

    ActionableMango

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    I try to maintain a "FAQ" by editing the first post of a thread with all of the relevant information in the thread so that people don't have to read through the whole thing and have to wade through outdated and incorrect information. This is the thread in question.

    Several months ago the Edit button disappeared and I was unable to edit the first post any more. I thought maybe there was a simple expiration on edits, and that over the years I must have hit that expiration date. But then a couple of months later, the Edit button mysteriously reappeared and I was able to make changes again.

    Fast forward to today, and now the Edit button is gone yet again. I am left wondering when it will reappear again.

    Considering the timeline involved, this has happened to me on both the old and new forum software. I am also not the only person to have this happen to them. Here is an example.

    So what the heck is going on? Why are there these on-again off-again windows of opportunity to edit old posts?
     
  2. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    The edit button is time limited. I think we extended it before and now the new software has an edit limit. I think out solution on the old system was to allow long term users to edit for much longer.

    I'll see about recreating that here
     
  3. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    I believe if you make it a wiki post, then the edit button will persist. Not sure if that's something you'd want to do
     
  4. Gwendolini macrumors 6502

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    What are those time limits and to what length or post count are they linked to?
     
  5. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    Looks like right now it's set to 1 year across the board.

    arn
     
  6. ActionableMango thread starter macrumors 604

    ActionableMango

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    Thanks for the quick response. Is there a way for me to switch it to a "wiki post"?
     
  7. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    I went ahead and made it a Wiki for you. :)
     
  8. ActionableMango thread starter macrumors 604

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    Now that's fast service! Thank you.
     

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