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"Edit Post" missing.

Post by Lydeck » Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:48 am

Strange error.

It first started happening to a couple of my members in a select section of the site. Then (I'm the admin) I noticed it was doing it to me as well (the edit post function being gone). I figured it was just that section and then went to another section of the forum, only to find that it's missing there too. So, now the edit post function is missing all around the site for me ... and I'm the admin.

Additionally, a couple people I've talked to (moderators and members) have the option to edit posts.

What would cause the edit post icon to not show up?

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Re: "Edit Post" missing.

Post by tbackoff » Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:54 am

There is a setting called under Post settings named "Limit editing time". If you change that value to 0, users (including yourself) will have the option to edit posts. As for it not showing up for you even though you are the Administrator, the Administrators group does not (by default) have moderator permissions. ;)
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Re: "Edit Post" missing.

Post by ric323 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:55 am

First, check if you have set a non-zero "Limit editing time:" value on the "Post settings" page in the ACP.

Otherwise, when you view the index of a forum, down bottom-left under "Forum permissions" does it say:
"You can edit your posts in this forum"

If not, use the "Permission masks" function in the ACP to trace your own permissions to see what is blocking them.
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Re: "Edit Post" missing.

Post by Lydeck » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:02 am

Is it normal for me to have it and then suddenly not? I had it earlier in the day and every day before then since the forum's been up, but it's just recently it disappeared.

Just checked in the "Limit Editing Time" thing. Was 120, changed it to 0. It didn't help. In the index of the forums it does say that I have the permission to edit posts.

Where would I find the "Pemission masks" function?

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Re: "Edit Post" missing.

Post by tbackoff » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:03 am

ACP > PERMISSIONS tab > PERMISSIONS MASK. You will probably want to run "user based permissions" on your name.
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Re: "Edit Post" missing.

Post by Lydeck » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:06 am

Just checked it and I have the permission to edit posts. :|

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Re: "Edit Post" missing.

Post by tbackoff » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:08 am

OK, so you should be able to edit your own posts now. If you check "global moderation permissions" against your username, what is the result?
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Re: "Edit Post" missing.

Post by ric323 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:10 am

There must be some confusion here then, because there is no "user" permission to edit posts, only PMs.
You should be checking "forum-based" permissions, for your username on any one of the forums where you can't post.
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Re: "Edit Post" missing.

Post by Lydeck » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:23 am

t_backoff wrote:OK, so you should be able to edit your own posts now. If you check "global moderation permissions" against your username, what is the result?
Okay, I checked administrative and user-based with my name and everything was green.

Hm. Then I checked global moderation and for some reason I'm set to never?

I'm particularly puzzled by this because, as I said before, until a few hours ago I've been able to do all of these things. And checking the admin log nobody has messed with anyone's permissions. :?

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Re: "Edit Post" missing.

Post by tbackoff » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:26 am

Lydeck wrote:Hm. Just checked it and for some reason I'm set to never?
That's why! Never permissions override "Yes" and "No" permissions. Setting this to "Yes" should fix your problem.
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Re: "Edit Post" missing.

Post by Lydeck » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:28 am

I fixed the problem.

But is there anything that causes something like that to change?

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Re: "Edit Post" missing.

Post by stevemaury » Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:02 pm

Yes. Human intervention. Nothing else.
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Re: "Edit Post" missing.

Post by speaktek » Fri May 20, 2011 1:30 am

I have same issue...but passed all point in this thread (all Green YES's). any other possibilities?

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Re: "Edit Post" missing.

Post by KevC » Fri May 20, 2011 10:44 am

speaktek wrote:I have same issue...but passed all point in this thread (all Green YES's). any other possibilities?
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Re: "Edit Post" missing.

Post by Stefaans » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:31 pm

speaktek wrote:I have same issue...but passed all point in this thread (all Green YES's). any other possibilities?
I experienced the same problem (permissions were correct, but edit button was not visible) and then managed to narrow it down to the prosilver theme using some language-specific images.

My situation:
* Using a style with theme inheritance (based on prosilver)
* Using a custom language

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* In styes/prosilver, check that a directory exists corresponding to the language(s) used by PhpBB.
* Create language directories as needed with the required images (see en directory for examples).
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