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    change to post editing policy and procedure?

    I used to be able to post a reply to a thread and, if I immediatly noticed a typo or something else I should correct, I could click on edit post and make the necessary changes. Recently, however, when I click edit post on a recent post, I get a blank editing form. I'm not about to retype everything, so I leave the errors in place. My questions:

    1) Am I the only one to experience this?
    Assuming others are experiencing this:
    2) If there is a time limit, any idea how long I have to wait before I can edit a post?
    3) Reason behind the time limit (it seems valuable to me to be able to correct a post immediately after posting)?

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    Re: change to post editing policy and procedure?

    I've seen that in the past, but not recently. When I am aware of the problem, I tend to select and copy my response before posting, or, if I forget, before editing.

    Edit : currently, no issue
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    Re: change to post editing policy and procedure?

    I think it's bug. Not intended behaviour. I've experienced it in only few of my posts.

    I usually just end up copying content before going into edit mode and paste it in, make my edit and save.
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    Re: change to post editing policy and procedure?

    So, it's not consistent behavior across the forum, then. Making it that much more irritating...

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    Re: change to post editing policy and procedure?

    Hi MrShorty

    This issue goes back to 2014 and rears it's ugly head once and a while...
    https://www.excelforum.com/suggestio...view-post.html
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    Re: change to post editing policy and procedure?

    It’s easy to overcome. Copy the text from the post before hitting the edit buttton. If you get the blank edit screen, paste the text in and edit it as suits you, then save.
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    Re: change to post editing policy and procedure?

    Yes that works, but stay alert as the

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    stuff gets copied, too. Also the Formula tags disappear.
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    Re: change to post editing policy and procedure?

    Matter of fact AliGW...happened on this post...it's not easy to overcome...it's a pain in the tush...and it continues to recur...

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    Re: change to post editing policy and procedure?

    This problem seems to cycle. I won't see if for days and then it suddenly becomes the norm for the day.

    I've been know to keep an open Word document and copy-paste (especially long or detailed posts) just before posting ... just in case.

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    Re: change to post editing policy and procedure?

    Quote Originally Posted by jaslake View Post
    Matter of fact AliGW...happened on this post...it's not easy to overcome...it's a pain in the tush...and it continues to recur...
    I was merely offering a workaround that I think is easy. Please do not interpret this as me saying that it doesn't matter - that is not the case. Yes, it's a pain, but as it continues to happen, I thought I'd share what I do to get around it. We are all in this together, aren't we?

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    Re: change to post editing policy and procedure?

    This seems to be an intermittent problem, I have seen it before, and yes, it's a pain. At 1 point, I used the copy/paste approach with any lengthy/detailed post I made, but the problem went away, and I no longer do that.

    edit: Just edited his with no problem.

    Have not treied this myself, but would the "back" button help?
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    Re: change to post editing policy and procedure?

    Hi AliGW

    I find the suggested "workaround" to not be easy...it's a pain in the tush.
    A pain in the tush workaround is not an easy workaround.
    This has been a recurring issue for several years...why does it happen...why is it not resolved...who's managing this Forum???

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    Re: change to post editing policy and procedure?

    ... who's managing this Forum???
    Best guess; nobody.

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    Re: change to post editing policy and procedure?

    @Jaslake - stop having a go at me. It's not my fault that this is happening! Whether or not YOU find my workaround easy is irrelevant: it was offered in kindness to anyone who wanted to use it. You don't have to if you don't want to. If you don't like it, ignore it. By the way, I wasn't the only one to suggest it!!!

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    Re: change to post editing policy and procedure?

    @jaslake: see my post #2. It's only a suggestion to cope with the situation. Again, whether or not you try it is up to you.

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