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    [RESOLVED] Allow users to edit their posts

    It escapes me why a coding forum wouldn't allow you to edit a post. What if I posted a long section of code and needed someone to tell me why I was getting an error in my compiler. If I don't paste it correctly, obviously I am going to want to fix it. Seriously, unless I just missed it, someone should explain why that isn't implemented.

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    Re: Allow users to edit their posts

    It is implemented but for some reasons the edit button doesn't show up until you made a few posts.
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    Re: Allow users to edit their posts

    Quote Originally Posted by S_M_A View Post
    It is implemented but for some reasons the edit button doesn't show up until you made a few posts.
    That's odd. Well, I guess this should be closed then.

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    Re: Allow users to edit their posts

    It is a spamming technique to create a valid looking post and then come back and edit it to a spam message. For this reason, we disable editing of posts until a certain level of forum usage is achieved. At that point, we know the person isn't likely to be a spammer.
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    Re: Allow users to edit their posts

    Quote Originally Posted by Brad Jones View Post
    It is a spamming technique to create a valid looking post and then come back and edit it to a spam message. For this reason, we disable editing of posts until a certain level of forum usage is achieved. At that point, we know the person isn't likely to be a spammer.
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    Seems kinda overkill to go to that length to spam... Have you actually seen that happen?

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    Re: [RESOLVED] Allow users to edit their posts

    No it's not that often so the method works pretty well...
    Usually the edit button appears pretty quick so probably it's just an issue for new members that actually read up on how the board works before they do their first post.
    to you for doing that.
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    Re: [RESOLVED] Allow users to edit their posts

    No problem :P

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    Re: Allow users to edit their posts

    Quote Originally Posted by HarrisonTZ View Post
    Seems kinda overkill to go to that length to spam... Have you actually seen that happen?
    Yes

    We have been averaging around two dozen forums in our network over more than decade. Several of these forums - like Codeguru's - are big, so they get the attention of spammers.
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