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GryphonJax

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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 10:11:12 AM

As of this morning, not only do I no longer have 10 minutes to edit, or even 5, but the EDIT button is totally missing (again). Where's our EDIT button, please3?
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Pmgr
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 1:12:25 AM

need little more time
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 3:19:42 AM

Actually you can gain 5 more minutes IF within the first 5 you start an edit. Having done that, you now have 5 more to finish the edit, for a total of about 10 max.
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 11:47:46 AM

Got this message:

** You cannot edit this message. You must be the original author, and edit the message within 5 minutes. **
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 8:49:28 AM

I'm going to test if I can edit something more than 10 minutes.

Testing...
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 7:08:35 AM

This is not our problem to learn, CK, but it is our problem to report which is what should be done when this occurs.
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 5:39:28 PM

Sooner or later we are going to have to learn this problem so that we can quickly parrot the answer when needed: if the server clocks do not have the correct time, a recently-posted msg may not have an edit window. Check the times, and if they are off, PM a mod to reset the clock. (Hopefully, no winding is involved. :-) )

You may read about recent occurrences here and here.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 2:10:29 PM

Don't forget the obvious. Even if the "edit" button is missing, you can always start a new post that begins with "Correction to earlier post below...", "Please disregard previous post from [whatever date/time], corrected post follows...", or something similar.

Then simply cut and paste your old post, edit it, and then post the new message.

It might not be the most convenient way to make an immediate edit, but it's a simply way.
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GryphonJax
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 1:24:30 PM

Thanks...
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 1:11:51 PM

Thank you mods!
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ziyulu
Champion Author Austin

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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:41:31 PM

Testing.

"Edit" button is back.

[Edited by: ziyulu at 1/2/2013 12:42:28 PM EST]
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 10:24:22 AM

Thanks GJ for making the mods aware of this problem.
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