There is really no reason to change it since posters can always add a reply saying what ever they want even if it's a correction to a previous post.
Al made it the way it is to prevent someone from editing a post, making someone else look like a fool.
I say leave it alone
Did any millennials even realize your comment was ignorant?
We do that frequently.
Hit the report Icon and tell us what you feel needs deletion.
Dean, Philip, Mike or anyone,
You know it wasnít always this way. In the early, early days there was no editing at all. Iíve read and heard Deanís response quoted above before which doesnít make enough sense to sustain the practice. If you want to avoid getting stung by a revised statement, thatís why you quote. Meanwhile the practice denies legitimate responses from being perfected.
It doesnít seem fair to deny people the ability to revise their post when theyíre out of line; and then have a mod or admin edit it. It does seem reasonable to give a little more time. So, Iím curious whatís the real reason is for the quick lockdown? It would appear that if you let someoneís words hang out, you allow them to hang themselves with the group eventually. Perhaps, thatís the reason or thereís a technical issue. I would think you guys would want less work than more.
I can live with what I write so it doesnít usually effect me. Hereís a tip: I usually Preview Post before I Submit Reply. The post always looks different to me in the preview. That lets you press a button without committing.
This is far and away the most civilized forum I visit. There is a spirit of belonging and caring that is worthy of protection among the faithful. However, thereís nothing more boorish than a new member trying to make a name for themselves quickly.