Ability to edit posts

It is very annoying that one cannot edit one's posts until 10 days have elapsed from when one joined.

I see the reason bandied about as "this prevents spam", but seriously, allowing a brand new poster to post multiple new posts must surely be worse than allowing previous posts to be edited.

Maybe I'm missing something?
i just did a quick reply and i can't edit it. i joined a long time ago.
may be there is a minimum number of posts you have to make before you can edit?
Just dont have your favorite beverage(s) before you get brave to ask. Better to keep it off topic, it is easier to have your question answered.