After some discussion, the Admin Team will be making the following changes to members' ability to edit posts.
1. We still recommend that all Ride Tales be composed in Word, then pasted into a new post, and that photo links and style changes (bold, italics, etc) be done in a continuing series of "previews" before the actual Submit button is pressed. However, recognizing that trips are long and often complicated things, and that important details can be forgotten for days, we have extended the Post Editing window in Ride Tales to TWO WEEKS.
2. Given that consideration, the Post Editing window in all other forums will be changed from 30 minutes to 2 hours. If this proves to be useful and is not taken advantage of (people editing specifics of what they've said after others have replied to those specifics, etc), then we may consider extending the Post Editing window even longer.
These changes will be taking place over the next few days.