Personally, I consider 15 minutes way too long a time period to allow posters to change their posts.
Hi Andy, yea, most posters might agree
You make a typo or similar error, catch it right away and fix it.
No I don't
Sorry Andy couldn't resist
Don't come back 15 minutes later and change the whole meaning of the post after others have already commented on it.
I'd certainly try not to; though it has happened, inadvertently, from time to time, for which I apologize profusely to all my victims
I'll agree however that the contributor ought to review any response, avoid major shifts in meaning, or edit in such a way as to make them obvious as editings
Committed violations couple of times in the past 17 years; I've no excuse whatever. Still, as I had mentioned many a site of similar persuasion provides a much longer period, sometimes days or even indefinitely, making the 15-minute limitation seem a kind of insult
….though of course as has been pointed out previously (and occasionally with passion if not solicitude) by others, a2k is somewhat unique by difficulties entailed with software modification and so we must understand if improvements take longer to implement
It can do nothing except cause even more confusion.
If not performed most carefully, true indeed
If you want to fix a substantial error, do so by means of a new post explaining what went wrong in the original one.
Golly Andy I never would have thought of it, thank you
Forgive me Andy
…but thank you for your concern