Why can't I edit my posts?

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by Futilitist, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. Futilitist This so called forum is a fraud... Registered Senior Member

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    Suddenly, I can no longer edit my posts. Why? This makes it impossible to work around the moderator approval "bug". Am I being punished for finding a workaround?

    On top of that is a new "bug" that tells me that my post is too short when I first try to post it. When this occurs, the contents of my post would be lost, but for my well ingrained habit of putting it in the buffer before I hit the post button. BTW, this same bug has also just begun occurring on another science discussion site. Strange.

    Also, while we are at it, why am I logged out every five minutes or so?

    All of these impediments to posting make your site very frustrating and hard to use. If I didn't know better, I might think all this was intentional.

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  3. Syne Sine qua non Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah, it must all be a conspiracy to keep you down.
     
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  5. Futilitist This so called forum is a fraud... Registered Senior Member

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    I did not say it was a conspiracy. I said, "If I didn't know better, I might think all this was intentional." Of course I know there are no conspiracies here. It is just a real hassel, that's all. You guys have some serious technical and administrative issues.

    BTW, do you have any pull around here? It has been about 8 hours and I have yet to hear from a moderator about this. I even flagged one of my own posts to let the mods know that there was an issue. How long do you figure this could take? I worked hard on an post and I would like to post it today. This is a discussion forum. How can I carry on a discussion if I can't post?

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  7. Futilitist This so called forum is a fraud... Registered Senior Member

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    OK. I should have checked the thread before I replied to you here. The cue has been cleared onto the thread, meaning all of my attempted workarounds are now posted, creating a very confusing mess. When I flagged my own post to let the mods know about the situation, I asked them specifically not to just clear the entire cue onto the thread, but it happened anyway.

    And I still don't have an edit button. Do you have a theory as to how I might have lost my edit button?

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  8. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Edit Window

    How old is the post in question? The edit window used to be forty-eight hours.

    As a supermod, though, my edit permissions are permanent, so I never run into this problem, except when I'm editing an embarrassing typo in my own posts; then, I have to calculate from the original timestamp, and if it's past forty-eight hours, I really shouldn't change the post.

    But I'm not certain if that window has changed for regular members since the software update. It would appear there is still an edit window (see "How to delete posts?") but I am uncertain if the edit period has changed, or if we're finding another bug in the software.
     
  9. Syne Sine qua non Valued Senior Member

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    The best advise on the mod queued posts is to just exercise a little patience. It will show up before long, and you will not have littered a thread with duplicates. My posts are queued fairly regularly, but I trust the mods with clear the queue in good time.
     
  10. Futilitist This so called forum is a fraud... Registered Senior Member

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    This problem is not because of the edit window. I can't edit any posts at all, even brand new ones. My posting permissions have been changed. Here is what it says in my posting permissions at the bottom of the screen:

     
  11. Futilitist This so called forum is a fraud... Registered Senior Member

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    My post to you just went into moderation!

    Tiassa,

    I just made a post to you here to explain that the problem is not with the edit window, and it has just gone into moderation. This is getting surreal.

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  12. Futilitist This so called forum is a fraud... Registered Senior Member

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    Tiassa,

    So, like I just said, the problem is not with the edit window. I can't edit any posts, even new ones, because my posting permissions have been changed. This just happened today.

    Posting Permissions
    You may post new threads
    You may post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    code is On
    [VIDEO] code is On
    HTML code is Off

    I would appreciate some help in getting my proper posting privileges back. Thank you.

    ---Futilitist

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  13. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Hmm ... that's unexpected

    This might have something to do with work on various issues pertaining to our anti-spam controls. I'll see what we can figure out.
     
  14. R1D2 many leagues under the sea. Valued Senior Member

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    patience young padawan

    You must have patience. Things will occur as time will allow. Its the way of the force.
     
  15. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    delete your cookies and empty the browser cache.
    make sure the "remember me" is checked.
    make sure it's unchecked when logging in from some other computer than yours.
     
  16. Q-reeus Banned Valued Senior Member

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    Having the same main issue as OP. Why has my capacity to edit posts become disallowed last few days at least? General settings is locked. Just checked to make sure it is not some site-wide bug - others can edit.

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  17. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    I don't think anybody can edit posts except moderators right now.
     
  18. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    I'll try.

    Yeah baby!
     
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  19. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    edit function might be post count dependent.
     
  20. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    Or maybe from the time you've registered.

    I posted here more as another forum was getting too gooey and making me say bad bad things.
     
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  21. Futilitist This so called forum is a fraud... Registered Senior Member

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    Please turn my edit function back on

    It has been over a week now, and I still cannot edit my posts. Here is what it says at the bottom of my screen:

    Posting Permissions
    You may post new threads
    You may post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    code is On
    [VIDEO] code is On
    HTML code is Off


    Beer w/Straw can edit posts. I can't. It seems like this could be fixed pretty easily. Could a moderator or an administrator please turn this function back on for me? Thank you.

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  22. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    Notice that you also cannot post attachments, not only not edit your posts.

    Do you have an infraction/warning that hasn't expired yet? That could be the cause.


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    Test: Can I edit my post? Yes I can.
     
  23. Futilitist This so called forum is a fraud... Registered Senior Member

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    I still can't edit my posts

    A week ago I started a thread about the fact that I can't edit my posts (or post attachments). I have yet to receive an answer as to what happened, and my edit ability is still restricted. Is there any way to get my proper posting permissions turned back on? Thank you.

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