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First Post Editable Indefinitely
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vB Version: 4.0.4 Rating: (12 votes - 4.92 average) Installs: 120
Released: 17 Nov 2009 Last Update: 23 Jul 2010 Downloads: 545
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Sometimes you want your users to be able to edit the first post in their thread indefinitely but still have a time limit on all other posts in the thread. This would be useful if they want to constantly update their first thread with new information, or an updated list of some sort way past the normal editing time limit. This modification will allow them to edit that first post indefinitely.

- I wrote this for my own site and it works exactly how I want it to. I have no plans to change it or expand it in any way
- No, you may not change the time limit, this only works for if the time limit for the first post is 0 - indefinite.

FOR 4.1.12 - SEE THIS POST -

Version History:
1.0 2009-11-17: - initial release by Lynne at
1.1 2009-11-21: - added option in Forum Manager to turn on indefinite editing of first post per forum
1.2 2010-07-22: - fixed to work in 4.0.4. Also moved plugin from global_complete to global_bootstrap_complete since global_complete is deprecated (4.0.4)

To install:

1. Import product-lynne_first_post_editable.xml
2. By default, editing first post indefinitely is Off per forum. To turn it on, go into the Forum Manager > select your forum to Edit > Make first post in thread editable indefinitely > Yes

To uninstall:

1. Uninstall "First Post Editable Indefinitely v4.0"

French translation also below thanks to Albibak - product-lynne_first_post_editable_fr.xml

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Old 25 Feb 2013, 02:13
addamroy addamroy is offline
Join Date: Sep 2010
This doesn't allow for members to edit their thread titles or prefix... is that a bug or is it supposed to be that way?
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Old 25 Feb 2013, 17:05
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Alan_SP Alan_SP is offline
Join Date: Nov 2009
This is vB thing.

Only moderators can change thread title whenever they want. You have option in settings where you define time while users are able to change thread title (I'm not sure about thread prefix, but I think that time is the same in both cases).
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Old 27 Jan 2014, 06:43
dai-kun dai-kun is offline
Join Date: Jul 2005
Hi Lynne, do you have time to make this work with 4.2.2? I installed on a clean 4.2.2 and it doesn't work even though I did all the latest edits. Thanks

Nevermind, it works correctly as intended. I forgot that I did something different. All my posts does not have a time limit on editing. It's just this one specific forum that users have no permission to edit their posts at all, but I made this hack to work where only the first post is editable, bypassing 'can edit' usergroup permission. Just don't remember what I did.

OK I figured it out.

In plugin
Set edittimelimit to 0 for first post
Set edittimelimit to 0 for first post (2)


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Last edited by dai-kun; 27 Jan 2014 at 07:22.
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Old 15 Oct 2014, 10:11
alexNL alexNL is offline
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Real name: Alex
Installed it on 4.2.1 patch level 1 and it seems to be working. I did use the updated version posted earlier that contained the fix by Lynne. Direct link to the updated XML:
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