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Old 09.09.2009, 10:54
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Re: Policy: Deletions / Edits of messages

At the very minimum people who organise events regularly should have a special edit privilege on events posts.
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Old 09.09.2009, 11:01
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At the very minimum people who organise events regularly should have a special edit privilege on events posts.
Not possible unless given moderator status.
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Old 09.09.2009, 11:09
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Or threads like this where the whole point is that if someone posts something new the first post needs to be edited to document it.
Those are justifiable edits, in such cases can't the revision be incorporated through the mods? That way only clean edits are possible.

I am in favour of restricted editing, it will force people to think before they write, which is the preferable sequence. Preview post option is there any way.
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Old 09.09.2009, 11:19
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Not possible unless given moderator status.
I'm sure different privileges can be edited in by an Admin. Its been done in the past for people to tag posts and for the Spam deputies.
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Old 09.09.2009, 11:44
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Re: Policy: Deletions / Edits of messages

Heres an original thought: let people edit threads indefinitely, and those who abuse it get to spend time in the cooler.
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Old 09.09.2009, 11:53
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Re: Policy: Deletions / Edits of messages

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Those are justifiable edits, in such cases can't the revision be incorporated through the mods? That way only clean edits are possible.

I am in favour of restricted editing, it will force people to think before they write, which is the preferable sequence. Preview post option is there any way.
Most people are writing "on the hoof" anyway - in between meetings, coffee breaks, quiet lull before the rush, kids distracting so maybe don't have time to get it all correct and sparkling.

Problem is that once you have another quiet minute to read it again you realise the glaring mistake and can't do anything with it.

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Old 09.09.2009, 12:16
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As users you do see, and there was also a thread recently which i answered as to who was who

again for good measure

EditorBob - Admin
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Que crazy sutter with the abuse again......
Poor old Nathu He's the only one that's a mod, everybody else is either a super mod or an admin. Time for a promotion methinks
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Old 09.09.2009, 12:21
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Poor old Nathu He's the only one that's a mod, everybody else is either a super mod or an admin. Time for a promotion methinks
Nathu a HE? 50/50 chance I guess....

Probably he (she?) is happy leaving the real decisions to others...
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Nathu a HE? 50/50 chance I guess....

Probably he (she?) is happy leaving the real decisions to others...
Having met him more than a couple of times I can confirm that he is most definitely a he
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Old 09.09.2009, 12:45
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Having met him more than a couple of times I can confirm that he is most definitely a he

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I never have, sorry Nathu, nice Avatar as well!
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Old 09.09.2009, 12:47
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I'm sure different privileges can be edited in by an Admin. Its been done in the past for people to tag posts and for the Spam deputies.
See the following thread from the forum at vBulletin:

http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=162089
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Old 09.09.2009, 13:00
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See the following thread from the forum at vBulletin:

http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=162089

And that was in 2005? geeze IT time stand still?
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Old 09.09.2009, 13:02
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Poor old Nathu He's the only one that's a mod, everybody else is either a super mod or an admin. Time for a promotion methinks
couldn't agree more
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Old 09.09.2009, 13:11
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And that was in 2005? geeze IT time stand still?
This one's dated June '09 but says basically the same thing:

http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=310696
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Re: Policy: Deletions / Edits of messages

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.
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Surely there are better solutions to the abuse that the editing feature has seen (which I was never even aware of) ...
Now I wonder why not?

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Old 09.09.2009, 14:19
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Asking a mod to make the changes could mean giving them a lot of working.
not at all..

Copy/Paste

All you would have to do is start a quoted reply to your original post, edit the way you see fit. Copy the whole thing and send it via PM to a mod who would copy and paste the revised edition.
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Old 09.09.2009, 14:21
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not at all..

Copy/Paste

All you would have to do is start a quoted reply to your original post, edit the way you see fit. Copy the whole thing and send it via PM to a mod who would copy and paste the revised edition.
Sounds like a whole lot of waste of 2 peoples time for such a simple task that used to be...
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Old 09.09.2009, 14:24
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Sounds like a whole lot of waste of 2 peoples time for such a simple task that used to be...
I know I'm slow but command/c then command/v takes me less than one second to perform.
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Old 09.09.2009, 14:27
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I know I'm slow but command/c then command/v takes me less than one second to perform.
REALLY? under 1 second? I must have arthritis...


I am sure the point of all of this is slowing being understood it is not simple to satisfy all requirements.
Are you sure you don't want to edit that to 2 seconds... you still have 3 hours to do so...
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