Thank you for being patient and kind with me! I know this is the Internet and not always "the way".
In fact, the one thing that would change my mind would be abuse of the edit feature. Of course, it would be great if the moderators could catch these, but that's not always possible, especially as the community grows.
In that case, I'd be OK with a reasonable delay time. As you mentioned to Bhante, one can always create a new post if it's a bad link.
I, too, seek a nice balance between personal autonomy and personal responsibility vs. hard rules and regulations. It seems that not all of us are interested in maintaining harmony, so manners, common sense and self-regulation don't always work. I'm not the type of person who has a big ego and always has to "be right" or "get the last word", so my motives are different than those who obviously do.
Again, thanks for making your reasons more clear. You've always struck me as a reasonable individual who also seeks community harmony with personal freedoms.