lucy24 - 1:48 am on Sep 18, 2012 (gmt 0)
.. and what about the posts that say "If I say one thing and X says something entirely different, he's right and I'm wrong"? If you agree, what are you agreeing with? :)
Now, if there were a mechanism for disagreeing with your own posts... The downside to slapping a strict time limit on self-editing is that if you later realize you said something completely wrong, you can't go back and paste in a boilerplate "This post dating from 2007 is mistaken in every respect". Or even change the body of the post, if there's no follow-up to create confusion. You're reduced to "All that stuff I said back on page 2 of this thread? Ignore it; I was talking through my hat." And then only if the thread is still open.
Many would be amazed at some of those to whom I particularly give "cred" to , for example, as from reading posts and threads, we would not appear to get on...
Insert quote from Voltaire here. Or Rousseau or whoever it was. You know the one I mean.