I've also been thinking about starting a thread to complain about the new restrictions in editing. A few good examples of posts that need editing have been given above, but I'd like to add a few more. There are a few threads that I've started that give general information. Some of these I've tried to keep updated regularly, with all the new information added to the original post(s) so that people don't have to wade through dozens of replies to get the whole story, or so that information is up to date. Here are three specific threads that I'm thinking of:
Travel Passes for Visitors
(I've updated the price info a couple of times, although haven't done so yet this year). Cycling in Switzerland
(I constantly add more info to these posts as it gets mentioned on the forum, or I discover it elsewhere, although again I've been a bit slack this year). Group bike rides around Lausanne
(next Spring, I would like to update the locations and start times of the rides to keep the info current).
Asking a mod to make the changes could mean giving them a lot of working. Asking for special privileges to make the changes myself might be possible, but I think it would be better if we just went back to the old system of everyone being able to edit their own posts indefinitely. The lack of this feature will cause far more problems (as discussed above) than will arise from it's possible abuse.
Surely there are better solutions to the abuse that the editing feature has seen (which I was never even aware of) other than to restrict it for everyone.