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    Default How do I edit a post if I realize that I made a mistake?

    Somehow, I cannot seem to find the edit button.

    Where is it located?

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    Default Re: How do I edit a post if I realize that I made a mistake?

    Quote Originally Posted by fohat View Post
    Somehow, I cannot seem to find the edit button.

    Where is it located?
    You can only edit about 5 - 10 mins after you send the post off.
    After that you have to add a new post to the thread to add further information.

    This is to give you some chance to correct a typo immediatly after you have posted (but you should have checked your post with the Preview).

    On the other hand, we do not want a post to be changed after further posts are added to a thread. This could make the whole sequence of the discussion become a ununderstandable mess.

    BTW, this is clearly a question about the functioning of the forums and as such should have been started in Forums Feedback > How to use the forums. And indeed, you wil find there a sticky thread at the top which exactly answers your question
    Last edited by hcvv; 14-Jan-2015 at 10:30.
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    Default Re: How do I edit a post if I realize that I made a mistake?

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post

    This is to give you some chance to correct a typo immediatly after you have posted (but you should have checked your post with the Preview).
    That's what I keep telling myself..... as I hit the edit button. I think sometimes the typos occur in the trip from my computer to the forum.

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    Default Re: How do I edit a post if I realize that I made a mistake?

    Quote Originally Posted by montana_suse_user View Post
    That's what I keep telling myself..... as I hit the edit button. I think sometimes the typos occur in the trip from my computer to the forum.
    Yes.

    They pop in there when all those spy agencies around the world scan it.
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