NOTE: If admins want to allow edits at any given time, enable the following setting:
post edit time limit
Set it to
0 to make editing available forever.
I vow users should be able to freely edit their own posts. And convert them to wiki as they will.
I also understand that’s probably not the case to keep the “conversation flow”. Maybe due to some notification technical aspects. But not all topics are conversations. And there is a big value in updating posts.
Technically there could be a feature to allow “minor edits” like in wikipedia. Those as opt-in, along with edits within the grace period (currently default to 5 minutes) would not trigger notifications.
Makes any sense?
Now, I’m not sure of any of my assumptions… Because of the following context:
Searching for “edit post” didn’t bring me any hits on this, surprisingly. I still think there must be a topic about this already (although marking topics as duplicate would be another feature to suggest).
I’m also not sure if this was a feature in the past (I think it was) and, if so, now it certainly has a reason to have been removed. Why, though? Why can’t we edit posts at any time? At least here on meta, I suppose (also not sure there is a configuration for this).