OP UPDATED for clarity and accuracy
Not impressed. looks a bit knee jerk to me over one thread.
Not knee-jerk at all. It is a long standing problem, and we are finally addressing it.
Editing posts actually was important to me. I always liked to edit posts when mistyping or when i posted a link and actualy it was wrong etc... Now double posting will rise on the forums a lot just to correct mistakes. I don't really see how some of the people that removed their posts can make you remove such an important feature... it's like removing a persons rights to correct his own mistakes. It's not like you could edit someone elses posts...
How can you even reach to this "elevated" thingy ?
Realize that this post was prior to the OP/implementation change ... nevertheless, for posterity, time to begin using the "Preview Post" editor button if the 15 minutes is not enough.
I like the new system of no down-voting.
I am going to reserve judgement on the no editing thing to see how it plays out. I wonder if there is a function that would allow no editing after a certain amount of time passes since the post was written? I think I have seen such a system on other forums. That would satisfy STEP's requirement, while also allowing members to fix typos or mistakes, etc. If this is possible, it would be the best of both worlds.
Unfortunately, I have not found any option in the forum software to allow member-editing capacity to change by some posting or time trigger. Will look into other options, but I think the current implementation is pretty good for all.