Okay guys. The mods have spoken on this, but apparently that wasn't enough. You've forced me to reveal the secret behind the editing delay.
If you were allowed to edit your own post, the result would be cataclysmic. First, your finger nails would turn a bluish-black and fall off. But it wouldn't stop there.
Once you were without finger nails, your hair would turn white, and fall out. Then your skin would begin to wrinkle and disolve. A lot like that German guy in the Indiana Jones movie, in fact.
Now, reduced to a shriveled, wrinkled blob with neither hair nor finger nails, your tongue would swell up, causing you to breathe in irregular, choking gasps. Completely unable to speak, you would be reduced to communicating through web forums, such as this one. But without finger nails, your hands would soon become infected and swollen. Soon, they too would fall off. Unable to type properly, you would begin smashing the keyboard with the bloody, pulpy stubs of your wrists. The result would be posts that look something like this:
The forum would soon become filled with nothing but mindless drivel.
And that is why you cannot edit your posts so soon after posting them.
Sorry. I didn't want to reveal this dirty little secret, but you forced me into it.
Back on topic...
When can I get an avatar with Lonie's head on a spike?