I am trying to build a thread showing why I wouldn't like the idea of permitting messages to be edited for, say, two days even if they have been answered.
Suposse I make a big mistake and I post my message without noticing this, and without noticing until someone posts another message pointing my error. Like, continuing writing in my own language, como estoy haciendo ahora. Pues bien, yo sé muy bien que si hago esto, habrá muy poca gente que entienda lo que escribí. Así que es obligación mía revisar bien mi mensaje antes de publicarlo. Pero no lo hago y lo publico así. (Translation: ... as I am doing now. Well, I know only too well that, if I do this, very few participants will understand what I wrote. It is therefore my obligation to check carefully my message before posting it. But I don't, and post it as it is).
Now assume some someone corrects me as I will do in my next message, and I were to come back, delete the text in Spanish and replace it with its English version (everything in italics in the previous paragraph would disappear and be relaced by the text in green). How would this person look after his/her message and my corrections?
(A third participant):
Hey, Claudio. there are a couple of lines in your message that are completely uninteligible. What's the deal?
I don't know what you are talking about. The OP is perfectly clear.
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