posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 03:30 PM
Yeah, if it's really two hours, they should either change the limit (to four) or actually reflect reality by admitting it's a two hour window.
I've always really disliked this limit, anyway. I'm used to forums where I'm allowed to edit my posts whenever I want. I love ATS-- but it has some
of the most rigid rules regarding posting I've ever seen. If I didn't know any better, I'd think ATS was run by the government.
But yeah, the two hours thing is a bit extreme. Even four hours. And it's not just a matter of making errors or whatnot. Sometimes I later think of a
point I'd like to add, that strengthens my argument. if I think of that later than two hours, I'm SOL. It's not like two hours after I've made
the post, everyone who's going to see it has already seen it-- these threads are archived. Someone, years later, might read my post. And I like them
to reflect my ideas as clearly and completely as possible.
The limit also removes the ability to edit an OP to include more information. If you want to make an ongoing list, or want to get contributions from
members, and then include those in the OP. I've seen threads like that on every other forum I'm involved in. Not this one. Well, MODS can do it.
I've seen that a couple times. But us members? Well, why would a lowly member need to do that? Why should a lowly member be trusted with that kind of
And don't even get me started on the stupid character limit.
They should at least allow unlimited editing and no character limit for the Original (first) post in the thread.
IMO that would at
least be a semi-reasonable compromise and would eliminate some of the issues I've mentioned.....