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    maximum edit time has expired

    "This post can no longer be edited because the maximum edit time has expired".

    What have I missed here?

    I do a search (inestimable thanks, guys), and locate a thread from, say 2000, and want to add new findings.

    I'm knocked back because the material is too old?

    I feel that some of the stuff here is not only priceless, but timeless. Further, if a problem was INsoluble in versions of Office available in 2000, oughtn't we to be following up when we find a solution in 2004?

    Is the "time limit" doo-dad a relic of the old server?

    Can we have the time-limit removed?

    I assume that I can always start a new thread and include a link to the old thread, but somehow that doesn't seem the same as awakening the old with inline comments.

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    Re: maximum edit time has expired

    There has always been a time limit (2 months, I thinks) for editing a post.

    How about posting a new reply in the same thread instead of starting a new thread?

    If it is really necessary to edit an existing post, PM a moderator for the relevant forum.

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    Re: maximum edit time has expired

    > (2 months, I thinks)

    With all due respect (and it is due), nah!

    I swear I've replied to dredged up posts of over two years in the past. Especially replies to Kevin's posts on matters such as screen snapshots, timers etc.

    I can't think of a good reason for not allowing a reply to a distant post. That the limit is there is beyond doubt. But for what reason? It can't be access time, because we can search and display the entire thread. Disk space? Not at today's prices.

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    Re: maximum edit time has expired

    As far as I am aware, there is no time limit related to replies. The only thing that can prevent you from doing so is if the thread is locked or if you are not logged in as a registered user.

    There is a time limit on editing posts - around one week from memory.

    You seem to be perhaps mixing editing and replying up...?

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    Re: maximum edit time has expired

    > You seem to be perhaps mixing editing and replying up.

    Leif, you are spot on. A slip of the mouse. Time I went to bed ......

    I had been clicking on the Edit icon instead of the Reply icon. For sure I was confused. For the life of me I couldn't ever recall being inhibited from resurrecting an old thread and updating it with new news.

    Thanks again.

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