I noticed we can also edit/delete our post in chat room. popup like below image.

But I also noticed we can't edit/delete post after some time, popup will looking like as below image, so I just want to know how much in time period we can edit/delete post in chat room? And why it is not possible for life time?


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Well, according to the chat faq:

If you make a mistake when entering a message, press the up arrow to edit your last message … or press esc to cancel editing. You have 120 seconds to edit your messages. All edited messages have a small edit indicator.

Same holds for delete, and some interesting explanation is given in this other post.

Regarding "why it is not possible for life time", balpha who is the developer writing the code behind the chat, said in this answer:

We're talking about chat here. Conversation. Talking. You can't go back to last weeks party, choose the things you never should have said, and un-say them. In particular, that could quite well remove any sense from the rest of the conversation that was not deleted.

And I tend to agree.

  • Correct; the same holds for deleting.
    – balpha Staff
    Nov 22, 2012 at 11:45
  • Thanks @balpha, think the faq should be updated then to "You have 120 seconds to edit or delete your messages."? Nov 22, 2012 at 11:46
  • @ShaWizDowArd Are you sure ..?
    – CapDroid
    Nov 22, 2012 at 11:49
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    @CapDroid yes, developer just confirmed it so can't be more sure than that. Nov 22, 2012 at 11:49
  • @ShaWizDowArd 120 seconds means 2min, check image in my quesion, I can also see edit/delete tag. when i post 2 min ago
    – CapDroid
    Nov 22, 2012 at 11:54
  • @CapDroid well, it might not be accurate to the second. Do you still see the links after 3 minutes? If you click edit or delete after two minutes, can you really edit or delete? Nov 22, 2012 at 12:06
  • @ShaWizDowArd seen my edited question & why it is not possible for life time?
    – CapDroid
    Nov 22, 2012 at 12:06
  • @ShaWizDowArd hmm. no i can't edit after 3 minutes. & why it is not possible for life time?
    – CapDroid
    Nov 22, 2012 at 12:09
  • @CapDroid for the "why" part see my edit. :) Nov 22, 2012 at 12:36
  • @ShaWizDowArd hmm thanks...
    – CapDroid
    Nov 22, 2012 at 12:46

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