# Thread: When, if ever, may one edit his own thread?

1. ## When, if ever, may one edit his own thread?

I posted a thread without using LaTex. A day later, before any replies were received, I decided to re-write the thread using LaTex for clarity. I could not find a way of editing it. I re-wrote the thread with Latex, using the same title, and posted it.
1. How may I remove the 1st thread (without LaTex)?
2. Is there a way of editing a thread once it is posted?

2. ## Re: When, if ever, may one edit his own thread?

different forums have different rules about this.

In general you get about 15 minutes to edit it before it's locked into posterity.

You can always post a comment to ignore the thread and redirect people to the new one.

3. ## Re: When, if ever, may one edit his own thread?

Thanks, I'll be guided by your suggestion.

4. ## Re: When, if ever, may one edit his own thread?

Or, what I would suggest, simply post the equation in the original thread...there is no need to open a new thread.

If you need some editing done, contact me. Though I warn you, I usually do not delete threads unless there is a very good reason.

-Dan

5. ## Re: When, if ever, may one edit his own thread?

Dan, I have already re-submitted the LaTex edited version. I regret cluttering the site unnecessarily. Yes, I could have done my editing in a comment. If that is necessary in any future posting of mine, I shall do that.

Thanks for your suggestion.