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Hello! I'm new here and joined to get some feedback from time to time that will help optimize my writing. I would like to know more about these forums though, specifically is it possible to edit and delete posts after submitting them, and if so, are there are any restrictions about these? I tried to find some forum rules or policies and to search the forum but could not find any information. Are forum searches working right now or am I doing something wrong in the way I'm searching? Here is a screenshot of a search attempt that I thought should produce results but didn't.
Thanks for any help getting started!