What's up with the non-functioning edit feature? For the last several weeks, I haven't been able to save edits to posts. I hit edit, make changes, and it just says, "Saving..." indefinitely, without the changes ever being applied. I've left the browser window open to see if it just needed more time, but that's not it. I have a bad habit of typing fast, hitting post, then looking for typos and editing, so I end up trying to edit most of my posts. At first, it was just the long ones where the edits wouldn't take; now, it's all of them.
Testing the edit function.
I've had the same problem for a long time. It seems to be intermittent, and is symptomatic of the larger problems on the chow.com server that annoy everyone so much.
The work-around is to highlight the edited text, copy it to the clipboard, refresh the page, hit "edit" again, and paste. Sometimes it takes two or three attempts for the edits to go through. It's annoying, but less so than completely losing significant edits.
What's even more annoying is something that occasionally happens when you post a reply (version 1), edit it and save the changes (version 2), and then try to edit again (to create version 3). When the site is really FUBAR, version 2 will show up in the thread, but when you hit the "edit" button, version 1 pops up for revision.