The following question has some formatting issues that I wanted to correct.

Econometrics problem with regression

I cannot edit it, even though I can edit other questions (not just my own).

What’s going on? All I can think is that I missed a rule that only diamond mods can edit posts by brand new members.


Once the question got closed, I could edit it.

  • $\begingroup$ Weird. On mobile, the post didn’t have an edit button, but it did on my laptop. $\endgroup$
    – Sycorax Mod
    Jan 26 at 4:06
  • $\begingroup$ I am on my phone, but it was just that one question that lacked the edit button, and now it’s back. // Wait…even a diamond mod had a lack of edit ability? $\endgroup$
    – Dave
    Jan 26 at 4:06
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    $\begingroup$ I have a feeling that the user interface is doing more weird things recently and is continuously changing a bit, as if they are testing out some things. $\endgroup$ Jan 26 at 10:19
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    $\begingroup$ I’m voting to close this question because it appears to be transient behavior, perhaps related to recent revisions to the SE layout. I haven't been able to reproduce it. I'm not aware of a rule (e.g. related to reputation, or moderator status) that would remove the edit button. If the issue persists & is reproducible, then posting to meta.SE is the best place, because it tracks bugs in SE software (diamond mods have no power over the SE software). $\endgroup$
    – Sycorax Mod
    Jan 26 at 16:24
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    $\begingroup$ I couldn't edit a post yesterday for some unknown reason, and just gave up. I agree that's not much information, but it ties in with the general chatter here. (Clearly, I am not a moderator either.) $\endgroup$
    – Nick Cox
    Jan 27 at 11:46


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