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Missing Edit Button

  • 25-10-2016 11:13am
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    Registered Users Posts: 8,050 ✭✭✭ Gadgetman496


    I'm a long time on Boards but have only noticed the some of my older posts have no "Edit" button, especially on threads I've started.

    Example:
    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2057659559

    Has this always been the case? or is it something new?

    "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."



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  • Boards.ie Employee Posts: 5,461 ✭✭✭✭✭ Boards.ie: Mark
    Boards.ie Employee


    Hi Gadgetman,

    You can only edit posts that are less than 48 hours old. This has been the case for as long as I can remember. If there's something specific that you want edited, you could ask a mod, but it's up to them at that point.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,050 ✭✭✭ Gadgetman496


    Hi Gadgetman,

    You can only edit posts that are less than 48 hours old. This has been the case for as long as I can remember. If there's something specific that you want edited, you could ask a mod, but it's up to them at that point.

    Right, I'm surprised I never noticed that before, but there ya go!

    Nothing I need that's of importance, was just wondering if it was always the case.

    What is the logic behind that?

    "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."



  • Boards.ie Employee Posts: 5,461 ✭✭✭✭✭ Boards.ie: Mark
    Boards.ie Employee


    Some users may have been abusing a wider window to edit their posts, which causes a knock on effect as later posts are meaningless or completely out of context.


  • Registered Users Posts: 142 ✭✭ Delta Lima


    I just made a post 10 minutes ago, and I can't see the edit button. Where is it gone ???

    ( Wonder will I see it for this post? )



  • Registered Users Posts: 142 ✭✭ Delta Lima


    The answer is No.



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  • Boards.ie Employee Posts: 12,597 ✭✭✭✭✭ Boards.ie: Niamh
    Boards.ie Community Manager


    On desktop you will see three dots at the top right of your post and on mobile it is a cog in the same position. Click on whichever one and the 'Edit' button will appear including how much longer you have to edit the post. Once the 24 hours are up that will no longer appear.



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