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Editing first post

Travel Forums System Talk Editing first post

1. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 7y

Hi guys, I notice we can't edit our own posts in the threads we start. The reason I'm asking is that I have a thread that I started (Italy visa help) and over time I want to be able to put all my questions concerning my proposed trip to Italy into one thread for my easy reference. I don't want to keep starting a thread everytime I have something new to ask. I know I can bump that thread by posting a new message, but I was thinking it'd be easier for those trying to help to have a first post that lists out the most updated info on travel questions.

Would it be too much to ask if we can edit our own posts and titles in threads that we start? Or would that max out resources? No worries if it can't be done, just thought I'd ask.

Thanks!

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 7y

You can edit your posts, but only for the first hour. The reason we have restricted it to this time limit is for consistency's sake. Otherwise, it would be possible for there to be a stream of replies to a question and then all of a sudden the question could be rewritten and all context would be lost.

In your thread's case, I think the most appropriate is in fact to post a reply to your thread. There's nothing wrong with bumping a thread if you have more questions to ask. In fact, that would be better, since people would be made aware of your question. When you edit a post, no-one would realise this unless they happened to visit your thread. People who have responded wouldn't be notified and not many people would see your thread either, because it would be buried several pages back.

3. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 7y

Thanks Peter. I meant that I would bump the thread AND edit the first post as well. Not everyone wants to scroll down to see the latest post, if you get what I mean. It's like... most people click on the thread and are directed to either the first post or last post, so if I could edit the first post (and the thread title) to include the latest info (not erase the previous one), then that might help some.

Thanks anyway. Cheers.