As there's been some conversation about the post editing changes, I thought I'd better define why they are there for everybody, and what we can and can't do to deal with threads that have had a need for ongoing editing.
Fundamentally, a forum that can have its content edited and changed is not the record of posting that I wish to continue. I'm not in favor of having the ability to change history.
This means in general posting, if you don't mean to say it, you shouldn't. If you mean to say it, you should think about it before you write it and you should write it well. If you are concerned about spelling, grammar or other mistakes, you should take advantage of the two days you have to edit your posts, or possibly think about it more as you actually write it.
We are aware of the genuine need to edit some content, primarily in list and reference threads. It is very unfortunate there is no current way to allow us to manage editing of these threads to deal with these needs satisfactorily. We are trying very hard to understand the needs of these specific threads. There aren't a great number of these, but we know they are important, so we are looking very hard to find a way to deal with them. In the meantime, we may create new forum sections in the category sections just for these types of threads. This will mean the content needs to be in the first post (an unfortunate limitation), but at least it will be editable.
We have also moved the maximum number of characters per post up to 100k and 250 pictures, which though very large, seems to be needed for some of them.