Why can I edit my post sometimes and sometimes I can't?

survivorbc09
survivorbc09 Member Posts: 4,374 Member
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
Sometimes I can go back and edit what I wrote, even sometimes the next day. But other times, it won't let me edit what I wrote and it might only be a couple of hours since I wrote the post. Does this happen to anyone else? Am I doing something wrong? Is there a trick to always being able to edit what you write that I don't know of? Thanks!

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  • Marcia527
    Marcia527 Member Posts: 2,729
    It happens to me too. I
    It happens to me too. I don't know why. I thought it had something to do with the amount of postings after that one but haven't really taken the time to test that theory.
  • chenheart
    chenheart Member Posts: 5,159
    I am so happy that I am not
    I am so happy that I am not the only recipient of going back to edit and not being able to! As with everything else computer/this site related...who knows?! I have decided that it is making me a deeper thinker, and a better speller and typist. Just in case I can't go back and edit my thoughts and mis-spellings, I am hoping to get it right the first time!

    It is sooo humiliating to look at my post and see I have spelled my own name CA-LU-DIA or some other name not exactly my own. As if the cancer wasn't humbling enough, I am brought down yet another peg by not even getting my name right. Shame, shame, shame.... :-( LOL

    Hugs,
    Chen♥
  • Akiss4me
    Akiss4me Member Posts: 2,188
    TeeHee......
    Simple solution everyone.....
    When you err.....just add "sorry, thought I would be ME today since everybody else was taken. So you get the mistakes and all!"
    Pammy
  • cats_toy
    cats_toy Member Posts: 1,462 Member
    editing
    you can always edit your post until someone replies. Then the edit option is gone.
    Hope this helps!
    =^..^=
  • lolad
    lolad Member Posts: 670
    cats_toy said:

    editing
    you can always edit your post until someone replies. Then the edit option is gone.
    Hope this helps!
    =^..^=

    Chen
    You are so funny i love reading your replies!

    laura
  • susie09
    susie09 Member Posts: 2,930
    lolad said:

    Chen
    You are so funny i love reading your replies!

    laura

    Must be some secret
    Sometimes I can too and sometimes I can't. And, it doesn't matter if someone else even posts after me. So, I don't know what the secret is. GRETAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    ♠♣ Susie ♠♣
  • chenheart
    chenheart Member Posts: 5,159
    cats_toy said:

    editing
    you can always edit your post until someone replies. Then the edit option is gone.
    Hope this helps!
    =^..^=

    Who's The Leader Of The Club ?????
    OMG~~~~ My Annette! Thanks so much~ just looking at her makes me long for that simpler time!
    But, I will say that BC treatment and survival rates are WAY better now, so I will act like Annette, think like Pollyanna, have Tinkerbelle's spunk and be thankful I am living NOW!

    But you made me really, really smile by having her picture...awwwwwww

    Hugs,
    Chen♥
  • mimivac
    mimivac Member Posts: 2,143
    I think Cat is right
    You can edit until someone replies to your post. There can be more posts after yours, but as long as they didn't specifically hit reply on your post, you can still edit. I guess this makes sense. It might get confusing if you substantially edited something that someone previosly replied to: the reply would either not make sense or be misinterpreted. I make some pretty big mistakes, too, but I usually edit right away because I am vain....

    Mimi
  • Marcia527
    Marcia527 Member Posts: 2,729
    mimivac said:

    I think Cat is right
    You can edit until someone replies to your post. There can be more posts after yours, but as long as they didn't specifically hit reply on your post, you can still edit. I guess this makes sense. It might get confusing if you substantially edited something that someone previosly replied to: the reply would either not make sense or be misinterpreted. I make some pretty big mistakes, too, but I usually edit right away because I am vain....

    Mimi

    Mimi, I think you are
    Mimi, I think you are perfect, vain or not. And Cat is so smart!
  • mimivac
    mimivac Member Posts: 2,143
    Marcia527 said:

    Mimi, I think you are
    Mimi, I think you are perfect, vain or not. And Cat is so smart!

    Marcia,
    Well that just fed into my vanity. You aren't so bad yourself.

    Mimi
  • Christmas Girl
    Christmas Girl Member Posts: 3,682 Member
    cats_toy said:

    editing
    you can always edit your post until someone replies. Then the edit option is gone.
    Hope this helps!
    =^..^=

    Leave it to Cat...
    To have actually figured it out! Yep, and as Mimi posted - makes perfect sense.

    I had thought it was simply some sort of "time limit" - ha ha!

    Kind regards, Susan
  • Alexis F
    Alexis F Member Posts: 3,598
    mimivac said:

    Marcia,
    Well that just fed into my vanity. You aren't so bad yourself.

    Mimi

    I think we are all
    I think we are all GREAT!


    Lex♥
  • cats_toy
    cats_toy Member Posts: 1,462 Member
    chenheart said:

    Who's The Leader Of The Club ?????
    OMG~~~~ My Annette! Thanks so much~ just looking at her makes me long for that simpler time!
    But, I will say that BC treatment and survival rates are WAY better now, so I will act like Annette, think like Pollyanna, have Tinkerbelle's spunk and be thankful I am living NOW!

    But you made me really, really smile by having her picture...awwwwwww

    Hugs,
    Chen♥

    Polly! Annette! Tammy! Sister Bertrille!
    Love that time, love those movies! thanks chen, and thanks all for giving me kudos for being so smart to have figured it out, but could it just have been that I kept trying to edit my stupid posts, and figured it out after the umpteenth time?? hehe

    =^..^=