Never apologize, never explain.
– attributed to Benjamin Jowett
Sorry for collecting these so often they're almost a tag. As an inveterate tweaker of posts, I try to bear the almost inevitable edit line with equanimity, but sometimes it makes me despair at my inability to get it right the first time; hats off to all who do. Forums are a unique form of editable discussion. While the facility can be abused ("I didn't say that!" "Yes you did, you just deleted it"), I like to think that those who would, must know they've just donned a shameful scarlet letter – perhaps C for Cheat. Let this post be my testament that my edits are innocent. Almost always it's because I think of a better way of wording something. Maddeningly, for me it often takes the act of posting to flush out the elusive quarry of a satisfying sentence. And I can't usually do it in a minute, or whatever the grace period is.
As long as I've put myself up for public scrutiny, it's only fair to inform UKY denizens that, although I appreciate that the Romans do it this way, and it's lovely to be liked, I don't do Likes. Submitted FYI lest I acquire a reputation for churlish non-reciprocation.