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    Why is there a time limit for editing a post?
    "Muslims do not 'hate our freedom,' but rather they hate our policies. When American public diplomacy talks about bringing democracy to Islamic societies, this is seen as no more than self-serving hypocrisy." --Pentagon Defense Science Board, 11/24/04

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    I'd guess the time limit is so posters cannot keep changing the text hours or days later after others replied to it.

    This looks like a rather large, distracting signature, compared to the few words posted. lol
    "In order to keep signatures reasonable in size (to prevent them from overpowering the posts in a thread) the normally accepted criteria is that they should not be larger in total than 3 lines at normal (size 2) text size, or the equivalent (2 lines at size 3, 4 lines at size 1, etc.), including any spaces, etc.."
    Last edited by stroll; Oct 25 2012 at 05:52 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Horhey View Post
    Why is there a time limit for editing a post?
    It prevents abuse. Posters could edit their posts indefinitely to avoid a moderator infraction, or to troll other members (such as by changing their post, then accusing someone who replied of having misquoted them, etc).

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