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    Why is there a time limit for editing a post?
    "Washington does not want to remain a stick-wielding imperialist. It is doubtful, however, that any American President would permit such a shift." —New York Times, 2/7/88

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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 04:52 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).
    Political ideologies don't lie in a line, they lie in a circle with both extremes converging at the center

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