A regular user can only edit their post for a certain time period I think it's 5 minute I'll hafta check on it.
All the info is hard to come by unless you have the unit in your hands. My Sep '04 5005 has the fan in the back and the 3 heat sinks - black one on CPU 2 smaller silver ones by the IDE cable connection and it came with the ddw-451-s drive and no factory installed 3 hour mode.
If anybody wants to post their info so it can be gathered do it in the topic.
About the rudeness - from the rules announcement for the Lite On DVD Recorder and Player Forum here which I hope everybody has read, If not please read them now.
Below is an excerpt.
"We do not allow:
Spam (Spam is unsolicited e-mail (or news postings and Private Messages) pushing a point);
Referral Programmes or Pyramid Schemes (links to websites through which you have a personal gain);
Cross posting (posting the same message in more than one forum (one posting per language is permitted in certain circumstances));
Rude and disrespectful behaviour, whether it is to fellow members of this forum or the staff of this forum."
There is also an explanation of the user levels in there -
What user levels are there and what do they mean? When you have posted a certain amount of posts your user status will automatically change. You will get no extras on this forum when you attain a new user status, it is in name only. However, a user status may indicate how involved you are. However, please be aware that, as the user titles are only linked to the number of posts, the user status gives little indication of the user's technical merits (people with a few posts may still be a technical expert, whereas people with many posts may simply be chatters in the Living Room forum). The more you have posted and participated in discussions on this forum, the more we expect of you to abide by the rules and guidelines of this forum. You can not edit your own user status, this option has been disabled. Certain users have been granted custom user titles on the basis of their contribution to CD Freaks (not by request).