Yes, finally. Thanks You. I really was hating this one minut limit.
In other words, you'll never be able to control what the users really see.
If you want to enforce people paying, just make the whole site premium access only. And why aren't you doing it? Because you know that it'd more or less mean the death of it. No one likes being forced into something. I know I wouldn't pay. I find around 10% of the news here really worth my while.
I repeat my suggestion that you drop the premium and ads crap and move to a donation based approach. If it works for wikipedia, there's no reason it shouldn't work for you.
Also, I must say I personally don't find it so awesome to first enforce a really retarded edit limit and after a few months to remove it and post it as positive news. It never should have been there to begin with.
I think the current situation is fine. Those who are bothered by the advertisements will block them, and those who are not, well they can watch them, click on them, whatever.
Really thank you for all the work on open source drivers, although I don't yet use AMD cards, I sure will one day.
For what it's worth... The Arch Linux forums don't have any edit time limit that I'm aware of, and their users are actively encouraged to use the edit feature instead of posting again, even if that's one day later. Different forums though, they are more about problem solving than chatting, and there are lots of posts every day.
I also believe the admins "solved" the spam problem by using Linux-specific questions during the account creation...
Thanks, Michael. This is great. FWIW I suspect that my "real" post count is much smaller than yours... I just had more delete/repost edits ;)
9:04 EDIT - yep, it works ;)
P.S. I was up north for the long weekend and just got back to my corner of civilization (running water and dial-up internet) now.
Will it be possible to edit own signature?