In http://visforvoltage.org/forum-topic/how/145-subscribing-postings-and-getting-notifications-mail#comment-38857 it was made clear there is misunderstanding of why the edit-ability of different posts are the way they are. Let me explain..
It's a policy decision. Not a deficiency in the software. It could be changed in a moment with a permissions setting.
The existing settings are:-
- Forum posts Cannot be edited once posted
- Blog posts Can be edited by the owner once posted
- Book nodes Can be edited by the owner once posted
- Member vehicles Can be edited by the owner once posted
- Events Can be edited by the owner once posted
The above is to the best of my memory. Also moderators can edit any post at any time. Notwithstanding the above policy choices, if you've made a grevious error or otherwise want your forum post changed, just contact us and we can do it for you.
The policy choice was made 2 1/2 yrs ago. To the best of my recollection it's akin to "The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it -- Omar Khayyam".
A discussion forum is that - about discussion. A forum posting is followed by comments that are the discussion. I'm sure you've said things you wish you could unsay, I know I have. But the fact of discussion is that you say something and it hangs there in the air unable to be changed.
The other types of postings are not really about discussion. It makes sense to allow those to be edited multiple times.
When a post has been edited a 'Revisions' tab is available showing the edits made to that post.