Why is there a time limit on when you can edit your posts? I was looking at some threads that I started, and I noticed that I can edit my original posts from threads started 3 days ago, but not ones started a week ago.
In my opinion, it would be beneficial to be able to always add more information to the first post in a thread. An example would be a thread someone starts for a tutorial or HowTo. A few weeks later, someone may add some knowledge to the thread to enhance the HowTo, but it's already too late to edit it in. A month later, some functionality might change, but it won't be editable. I know it's possible to have an admin or mod edit something in, but it just seems like this shouldn't even be an issue.
I know you're probably going to come back and tell me all your reasoning on why we shouldn't be able to edit old posts. But if there is any possible way, it would be nice to at least edit the original post of a thread.
Here are a couple of real examples:
My HowTo on associating files with PlayOnLinux installed Office. The thread was started March of this year. I spent a lot of time researching it and writing the HowTo. Two weeks ago, someone posted some better code, which could cut way back on the amount of work you have to do. But I can't edit it into the HowTo. I don't care whether someone does it for me or not; I just think I should be able to modify what I wrote.
Colo2's Banjo-Vie video thread. You guys insist on merging all of his separate threads on his different videos that he wants to share with us, but he's unable to edit them into the original post to keep them from being hidden somewhere within the thread. It looks like he's probably going to have a bunch of videos, so that means you guys are going to have to keep going back in there to edit the post for him.
Doesn't it just make sense to save yourselves some work and let us edit our own original posts?