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Old 18.08.2012, 20:48
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Question to the mods

Hi, I noticed that the post 'edit' function is only active for a couple of hours after a post has bee made. I understand the reasons behind this but I was wondering if this is also the case in the "for sale" section?

To explain my concern: I'm planning to sell off a large chunk of my DVD collection (mostly UK DVDs, some US, I will probably list 100-200 DVDs, haven't decided exactly yet) but I would need to be able to edit the selling post again and again to strikeout or remove the sold DVDs as I surely won't sell them all in one go to one buyer.

Is there any way I could requested permanent editing rights for that particular post once I have posted it?
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Old 18.08.2012, 21:47
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Re: Question to the mods

You don't need to edit your thread just update what as been sold
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Old 18.08.2012, 22:16
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You don't need to edit your thread just update what as been sold
But that will get very confusing very quickly once the initial list of 200 or so DVDs is followed by several posts each of them with a bunch of sold DVDs. I mean a potential buyer will have to go through several posts just to check if a particular DVD is still available... or did I misunderstand what you meant?

It would be much clearer for everybody if I could just edit the first post and strike out the sold DVDs.
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Old 18.08.2012, 22:40
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Re: Question to the mods

Editing rights cease after a few minutes / hours, depending on the member´s standing. It is standard on most forums that the last post in a given thread supersedes the penultimate or previous posts. Preserving the history is also important, for example the price trends.

Editing existing threads

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But that will get very confusing very quickly once the initial list of 200 or so DVDs is followed by several posts each of them with a bunch of sold DVDs. I mean a potential buyer will have to go through several posts just to check if a particular DVD is still available... or did I misunderstand what you meant?

It would be much clearer for everybody if I could just edit the first post and strike out the sold DVDs.

The only way around this is to update your own thread by copying the list of titles, and update which are sold. Most people should scroll down to the latest post.
Alternatively put the list into a web link which you can keep updating, so even if someone looks at your first post, the information is up to date.
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Old 18.08.2012, 22:51
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Editing rights cease after a few minutes / hours, depending on the member´s standing. It is standard on most forums that the last post in a given thread supersedes the penultimate or previous posts. Preserving the history is also important, for example the price trends.

Editing existing threads

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Ok, thanks for those links, I guess I won't have 100 rep points anytime soon for full editing rights...

With regards to my specific need, would it then be acceptable if I keep an up-to-date list of the still available DVDs on an external web page and include a link to that web page in my selling post?
(I have read the sales section rules and didn't find anything explicitly prohibiting me from doing this but I prefer to ask just to make sure)
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Old 18.08.2012, 22:54
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Re: Question to the mods

Many have simply copied the list from a previous post, removed or mark them in red for those that been gone etc. as well as add newer prices say in blue.

A recent one is here.
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Old 18.08.2012, 22:55
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Re: Question to the mods

Sorry I didn't see Mrs. Doolittle's post before posting my last post, I guess that answers it, I will then probably keep an up-to-date list on an external web page and link to it.
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Old 18.08.2012, 22:56
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Many have simply copied the list from a previous post, removed or mark them in red for those that been gone etc. as well as add newer prices say in blue.
Yes, that's a good option too, but I think an external web page is probably the easiest to maintain for me.
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Old 19.08.2012, 00:37
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Ok, thanks for those links, I guess I won't have 100 rep points anytime soon for full editing rights...

With regards to my specific need, would it then be acceptable if I keep an up-to-date list of the still available DVDs on an external web page and include a link to that web page in my selling post?
(I have read the sales section rules and didn't find anything explicitly prohibiting me from doing this but I prefer to ask just to make sure)
As long as you don't have adverts on it ... otherwise people might think you were trying to drive up traffic to the site to get revenue from the ad's

Sorry .......... couldn't resist
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Old 19.08.2012, 00:47
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Re: Question to the mods

If for some reason you don't go the (better) external web page route, and instead update a thread here, I suggest beginning your first post with big bold letters saying something like "Please see my latest posted update to this thread for the currently available inventory!"

It might help some folks understand how things are working.
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Re: Question to the mods

Any user (though perhaps not newbies, for a while) can randomly award green or red blobs, according to any and no criteria, just as they choose, freely. It is done by clicking on the little "scales" on the top right-hand of each post.

If you post the way people like, they give you a green blob, or none, and if they don't like it, a red blob, or none. That's the general idea. It's an additional function next to "thanks" and "groans". Awarding a blob can also (unlike a thanks or groan) come with a comment, in words. This is visible only to the person receiving it (and possibly to the mods).
EDIT and Correction: What is written by one user, to another, when giving rep points, is definitely visible to the entire mod team.
Of course, each mods will, or won't, read those comments, according to their personal preferences, intentions and time available.


However, some posters indiscriminately assign blobs, some with malice (red) or general generosity (green), sometimes when it's not even clear how much the colour may be related to the actual content of a post to which they are reacting. Sometimes, it does become clear, over time, especially with the red blobs, that something's probably not okay.

And some users choose not to (or say that they don't) let any of this mean anything to them.

And yet others haven't really ever noticed that this function exists, and get along just fine.

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Old 06.05.2021, 03:34
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Re: Question to the mods

@doropfiz thanks for explaining, I didn't notice the scales, and was wondering about some comments I've seen on my control page.
I thought that those blobs are generated from thanks and groans
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Old 06.05.2021, 07:27
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I have a question to the Mods:

I see some nice red candles beside my name, but all others have only green candles. I love the color red, so it is very ok to me. You even can give me some more of those candles. then I will shine as a star beside the green once.

My question: How and on what neutral, and I mean neutral parameters are those candles shown?

Are those parameters shown on any time frame, where not even knowing any thing about the person so far in deep details? Just political or just in any kind pf ideologically ideas the Mods thinks have to represent? Kindly show once a list from this to the forum members.

Are those parameters just a pick up and hop we go as we have to make a pipi at the moment or what are the deeper thoughts behind it?


Thanks for your good work and thanks once more to be open and very clear to your forum members.

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Damian I assume that you got the negative reputation for posting some anti-vax things in the Coronavirus thread: https://www.englishforum.ch/3302982-post24935.html

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Where can i delete my membership to this forum? The mindset here for my taste is too much in one direction and non of our young families friends under 50 are willing or even thinking to be guinea pigs in an world wide experiment with vaccines Even we older people here do not agree with the brainwash the governments try to do with us. No chance by such a low mortality rate which shows no pandemic atoll.

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if you post crazy and unscientific crap, then that's generally the reaction you will get.

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I thought that those blobs are generated from thanks and groans
And from the blobs given by the scales thing.

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Any user (though perhaps not newbies, for a while) can randomly award green or red blobs, according to any and no criteria, just as they choose, freely. It is done by clicking on the little "scales" on the top right-hand of each post.

If you post the way people like, they give you a green blob, or none, and if they don't like it, a red blob, or none. That's the general idea. It's an additional function next to "thanks" and "groans". Awarding a blob can also (unlike a thanks or groan) come with a comment, in words. This is visible only to the person receiving it (and possibly to the mods).

However, some posters indiscriminately assign blobs, some with malice (red) or general generosity (green), sometimes when it's not even clear how much the colour may be related to the actual content of a post to which they are reacting. Sometimes, it does become clear, over time, especially with the red blobs, that something's probably not okay.

And some users choose not to (or say that they don't) let any of this mean anything to them.

And yet others haven't really ever noticed that this function exists, and get along just fine.
Not possibly, they are visible to the mods too.
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I have a question to the Mods:
All is explained in some detail in this sticky thread https://www.englishforum.ch/forum-su...explained.html
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Not possibly, they are visible to the mods too.
Thank you. I've gone back and edited my post, above, from which you quoted.
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EDIT and Correction: What is written by one user, to another, when giving rep points, is definitely visible to the entire mod team.
Of course, each mods will, or won't, read those comments, according to their personal preferences, intentions and time available.
Correct. Generally we wouldn't bother reading them unless there's some sort of problem, be it someone complaining of general victimisation or specifically if they report the rep comment as abusive.

Normal rules as applied to on-thread comments or PMs apply so it's not unheard-of for someone to be banned for overtly abusive rep comments or even, historically, for targetting an individual with indiscriminate red blobs for no valid reason, aka drive-by red-blobbing.
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