For my original question I've found the answer here. However, in the FAQ, I think it would be useful to indicate explicitly that one cannot delete messages older than 120s. So, I propose the modification of this part: https://chat.stackexchange.com/faq#talk with the following:

You have 120 seconds to edit or delete your messages.

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I propose:

You have 120 seconds to edit your messages. After this 2 minute window, messages can neither be edited nor deleted - except by moderators.

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    +1 for being more informative. Sep 3, 2012 at 21:41
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    Seems too redundant. The entire first sentence is covered by the second sentence. I'd say just use the second sentence.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Sep 4, 2012 at 0:20
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    Redundancy is sometimes worth it. I'd add the OP's "or delete" to the first sentence here too.
    – Mark Hurd
    Sep 4, 2012 at 6:27
  • I agree with @Mark - this is a FAQ, not a [your favourite programming language] function :) Sep 4, 2012 at 6:30

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