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Do patches have a time limit? Answered

I got a patch, and it said that I could gaze at it until it wears out after a month, so, do patches have a time limit? Just double checking/wondering.

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lemonieBest Answer (author)2010-04-11

The site may say a month (still) but they went back on that intention - they seem to last indefinitely.

L

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acidbass (author)2010-04-11

 like L said the patches are infinite (or at least until you cancell your account) I have seen patches that were given when the site was founded in 2005 that are still there granted the people besides the giver and the reciver cannot see when it was given but i have ways of knowing

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lemonie (author)acidbass2010-04-11

Only "Pro" and staff can give patches, the original plan was to time-limit "Pro" patches but people complained and they didn't. But I don't think they ever corrected the 1 month message.
My first is still there

L

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acidbass (author)lemonie2010-04-11

 thanks for the patch L, 

I really appreciate it 

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kelseymh (author)2010-04-11

The patches don't expire (and were never intended to).  What is supposed to happen is that if you have "too many", the oldest ones will disappear from the display on your top-level You page.  You can still get to them by following the link to show all patches.  I don't have enough myself to know whether that has been implemented or not.

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