The link to edit one's post in the forums.

Editing one's post is an option on the forums available for Scratchers on the discussion forums. If one ever makes a mistake or wants to add additional content to a forum post, editing it comes in handy.

How to Edit

The button to save an edited post; the link to go back.
Editing a post.

To edit one's own post on the forums, the division box containing one's particular post must be located. In the bottom-right corner is a purple link labeled "Edit", which allows editing the post. When clicked, it will open up a new page with the text field filled in with the post's previous text. This can be modified in any way, and hitting "Save" will update the post to the new version.

Going Back

If the editing page is accidentally opened, there is a "Go back" button next to the "Save" button that will cause one's browser to be redirected back to the topic page. Optionally, one may also choose to simply leave the page via accessing a different URL without saving the edit to the page, or click the back button in the browser window. Most browsers will ask for confirmation before allowing one to do so, as any changes will be lost.


Whenever a page is edited, a small, grey text stamp appears at the bottom of the post stating when it was last edited and who it was edited by. If a moderator ever changes a post, it will state that they did so the poster can be aware of why it differs. The stamp is not included in quotes on the forums, nor can the stamp be edited out through the editing process.

New Scratchers

New Scratchers are not able to edit their posts using the typical button once they leave the page. This is to prevent spam and to make sure that users with this permission are trusted since it could be used to troll and confuse the community (though Scratchers could also do this). It is possible to edit posts as a new scratcher by manipulating the post URL, but it is not recommended that this should be done.[citation needed] Instead, report the post and request that the Scratch Team make the changes to the desired post.

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