forums road map. Once we get some resources, we will built this feature.
That post of mine that you referenced from many years ago is not where I stand today on allowing forum users to edit their own posts. Trust me I have been wanting to allow our members to edit their posts for many years --it's just finding resources to do it.
If I still stood that ground on not allowing people to edit their own posts, I would've never allowed our members to edit their own comments in CNET articles and reviews. You can see today and for the past 4-5 years that we DO allowing our members to edit their comments those areas of our site--currently once you submit a comment you have 10 mins to edit your post. Once that window of opportunity expires, it is set in stone.
Unfortunately for the forums it's not that easy because our forums are built in-house. So all these features you see here in the forums were custom built and not something I can just "turn on" as it has to be engineered, tested, and deployed. On the other hand our comments platform utilizing a third party software --some of the features are simple to implement or remove with a flip of a switch.
I know many people have requested the edit feature and I want it too. It's a matter of prioritizing our resources for feature sets not just for the CNET forums but for the rest CNET. And when resources are pulled every which way, it is hard to get them.
wpgwpg, I do truly appreciate all your contributions to this community--our members appreciate it. Your knowledge is invaluable. And I wish I can please everyone, but when my hands are tied for the lack of resources to get features out like this, it will slip to a lower priority when you have an entire site to manage and run--the forums are only a small footprint of our site. So I'm sorry about your frustrations and I want to tell you up front the challenges I face behind the scenes and I hope you understand. If you don't, no worries. Until you are in my position and work behind the scenes most would never understand.
If we were to implement the ability to allow our members to edit their own post in the forums, the implementation would be similar to our comments system where you will have a set amount of mins (ie 15-20 minutes) to edit your own post. After that window of opportunity expires, the post sticks with no editing ability.
Does that sound fair?