Originally Posted by ciscokid
The post I was notified instantly via email is considerably longer that the post that is showing up in the forum.
Is heavy editing a usual occurrence? I wasn't aware of that!
The post clearly has a tag at the bottom that says "Last edited by nooneuknow : Today at 12:55 AM."
I had posted some comments about Xbox that I realized I was wrong about, after I read another thread that cleared things up.
There is nothing wrong about a large edit, as long as the post edited has not been replied to, quoted, or would leave a gaping hole in the flow of the thread, causing confusion. Your post is the first post after the edited post. No harm, no foul, and within the forum rules. I did (unintentionally) neglect to leave a reason for editing. Now it's addressed.
: Some members abuse the ability to edit, by posting direct attacks towards another member, checking that the member is online and reading the thread (the member's public info page shows online activity), then edit the post down to something completely inert. I've called-out one member for doing this, after I called them out on outright deleting posts, and they switched to editing for the same end-result.
Now, you'll see that I edited this post to add something, sometimes abbreviated ETA. If you really want to dig around, you will find plenty of posts where I removed excess commentary/opinion that might cause a rift, often marked with "<snip>" or something like that, and a reason for it listed at the bottom. Outright post deletion is frowned-upon, unless done promptly, without abusing it.