Why is only ~5 minutes alowed for post editing?
IMO it is far too resctrictive, and should be extended to at least 30 minutes.
Try as I may, and that often includes compostion and proof reading on a word
document before copy/paste to the board, I all too often to detect error only
after submitting the post.
If there is a money reason, OK, I understand the need to keep costs down.
But if it is a management whim then it serves no purpose other than to
propogate reversible error for no good reason, and should be changed.
All the other 10 or so sites I have ever posted to have had a time limit
of at least 20 minutes, and some allowed 1-2 hours.
The only reason I ever heard for the shorter limit was that members might
deviously edit for material content under some circumstances. I have never
in several years and 300 days activity per year ever seen noticed anyone
doing that, and i wonder if the porblem would be insignificant if it existed at all.