The concern I have with the edit button is those who use it as a statement. Look at the large number of CandCs posts in threads he started which he later edited to "..." , redering the thread virtually useless info wise, or Sailaway21's attempt to erase his contributions when he decided to take his ball and go home.
Rather than editing a thread to add new info, why not just update the thread with a new post? This also serves a second purpose, reviving an old thread and bringing it back to the front page, whereas editing an older post leaves a thread out of the spotlight.
So I and the other 99.8% of well behaved members should be punished because 0.2% of this forum are act in an immature, non grown up manner?
Sorry when you write posts as detailed, in-depth and as long as I often do I am NOT going to simply make fixes 150 posts away from an OP or the post I need to edit. That is 150% unacceptable to me.
What's the point in editing if no one knows that you have added new info?
It's called google and the FUTURE! All of these post show up in google searches and will 20 years from now if SN is still around. I want the post someone is READING to be well written, accurate and for as many of the links and images to work as possible not 75 posts away posting the "edits" to a post made five pages ago....
So, lets alienate the well behaved posters in favor of the 0.2% of trouble makers, who probably should not be here to begin with?????
and if the admins side with you... I'm out....