A user reached out about not being able to edit flagged posts. Discourse by default has a 10-minute “no edits” delay after being flagged, presumably so the flagged user can “stop and think about what they’re saying” when cooler heads will prevail.
However, instead what I’ve tended to see is users, once realizing they can’t edit their post, posting new posts that may risk further derailing conversations. I also find this generally unnecessary since the system will only let you edit a flagged post once anyway - if you are subsequently reflagged, the post is locked.
Given this, I’ve removed this “cooldown delay” entirely. If you found yourself unable to edit a flagged post in the past immediately after it being flagged, this should no longer occur.
As an additional reminder, a post being flagged is not the same as a post being reviewed by moderators. We are not always here, and most of us are volunteering our time to moderate - please give us some time to review flags!