I sometimes get caught going over the time-limit when editing a comment such that I hit `<enter>` and get the following modal dialog:
> topanswers.xyz says
> 403 Forbidden
> ERROR: too late
> CONTEXT: PL/pgSQL function _error(integer,text) line 1 at RAISE
> SQL function &quot;change&quot; statement 4
(yes, it had `"` instead of `"`)
What would be really great would be a countdown timing indicating how much time is left before I am unable to submit an edit. This would show up in two places:
1. when hovering over the "edit" icon to the right of a recently posted comment, it shows a tool-tip / title saying only "edit".
1. when editing a comment, the shaded area just above the comment shows "editing, pinging someone \[x\]"
In both places it would be extremely helpful to have something along the lines of the following to the right:
> (m:ss left)
This is less of an issue on StackExchange because there I can delete the no-longer-editable comment and re-post the new version of it. It only becomes a problem if there are any comments that follow and thus the comments would then be out of sequence.
(_OR_, you can have per-person time limits on editing, and then set mine to an unreasonably large number :smile_cat: )
Yikes. I was just about to post this same request to Meta.StackExchange but figured I should do a quick search first, and found this:
Pretty much the same request but that got 11 downvotes (I added an upvote so it shows -10 now). But yeah, tough crowd :-(
Although this is a very popular request, we think it doesn't need fixing any more because it's made obsolete by greatly increasing the chat edit limit:
@@@ answer 1389
Please let us know if that's a bad assumption…