Can you edit your post without creating a new post?

Discussion in 'Report Site Problems' started by Guest, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    When I responded to a forum post, I noticed I made a mistake in my post after posting it. So I hit the Edit button, corrected the mistake, and submitted it. Then the edited post appeared as a new post, and my first post was still there, no change made to it. But I know this is not how editing your own post should work... maybe that happens in a certain condition?


    Editing now... does this appear in the original post?

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    2nd edit. Okay so editing works just fine. I'm pretty sure I hit the Edit when I encountered this problem... hmm weird...
     
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  2. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    You can edit and it shouldn't create a new reply.

    You might have clicked back too many times and resubmitted a post. I've done that a time or two.

    Or misclicked. Happens to the best of us.
     
  3. c0ffeemom

    c0ffeemom

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    I have similar question...how can i edit a post a thread that I started?  I want to update without adding another reply on a lengthy thread.  I don't even see an "EDIT" button???
     
  4. HellaSteph

    HellaSteph Staff Member

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    Hello, to be very clear on this: editing a post or thread is not allowed after 24 hours. We appreciate your cooperation with our community guidelines. 
     
  5. panini

    panini

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    @COffeemom,

    After you post there will be a small pencil icon on the bottom left for editing.
     
  6. c0ffeemom

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    Thanks!