Why can't I edit?

I’m new to this board. Yeah, I know ya know, ya can tell by my post count. :smiley:
Anyway, I was wondering why I’m not allowed to edit my own posts? I’m also not allowed to post attatchments. Is this because I don’t have enough posts?
Thanks for any answers I may get. :slight_smile:

Welcome to the board,

That’s just the way it is. Nobody can.

Also, you’ll soon find out that the appropriate place for this post would have been in the About This Message Board forum.

This is more of an About This Message Board question, but while it’s here:

We have encountered posters who were less than honest in their posting styles. Rather than have someone post an attack against someone else, then erase it when the target had been incited to anger, the “edit” function is disabled so that whatever you post is permanently recorded.

You are encouraged to use the “Preview” function to discover your mistakes before they hit the board. (Of course, at periods of high traffice, you are advised to copy your post inot Word or Notepad or whatever before you attempt to preview, because the board has been known to swallow text without warning).

Similarly, html has been disabled after idiots attempted to corrupt the board using that software.

Attachments and similar bandwidth stressing options are all disabled to avoid stressing the servers.

First of all, welcome to the boards :slight_smile:

Nope. No one can edit their own posts (well, aside from moderators) or post attachments. If I had to guess, I say that it’s to reduce the load on the server.

One of the first things you’ll learn here is that the “Preview Reply” button is your friend :wink:

As you will see, if you try to access this page during work hours, the servers for this site are being pushed to the brink of catching fire. Useless posts, like one changing an obviously unintentional typo, do nothing other than clog the server. We know you meant “the” instead of “hte”. There is a preview reply button also.

As for the attachments, you should be able to direct people to a reputable site that has the pertinent info. Nobody wants viruses or bogged-down servers either.

Read all “sticky” threads before posting in a forum, not enough people do. Take ques from other, more prolific and respected posters. “Chat talk” is also discouraged, but abreviations are fine.

This is a textbook example of a reply that rambles, preaches, lacks citing, and issues opinions all too freely. Basically, do as I say not as I do.

3 posts while I was formulating mine! I really need to take a typing class.

Thanks for the welcome. :slight_smile:
Hmmmmmm, I thought this would be the appropriate place to ask a question since it’s titled General Questions. Guess I have a lot to learn. :smiley:

Then you’ve come to the right place.

Learn the [snip] keyboard layout. The world’s current touch-typing champion is a [snip] user. Friends don’t let friends type [snip].

[edited to remove links – witnessing belongs in GD]

Last edited by amore ac studio on 08-09-2003 at 3:11 AM

This belongs in ATMB (About This Message Board), but since Arnold Winkelried has answered this question and many more in his sticky thread: FAQ - technical issues - please read this BEFORE posting a question, I’ll just close this.

amore ac studio,

We both know you did not edit your post. We don’t like it when posters add fake edited-by lines to their posts.

Do not do this again.

DrMatrix - GQ Moderator