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Jan S.
post May 16 2009, 23:58
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We have had a number of episodes where some member decides to delete all his posts by removing the content. This can often deface threads as there is now parts of the discussion missing and we end up having to spend a lot of time cleaning up.
To avoid this regular members can now only edit their posts in the first hour. Developers can still edit their own posts without restrictions.
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chrizoo
post Feb 7 2010, 23:23
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QUOTE (greynol @ Feb 7 2010, 22:51) *
QUOTE (chrizoo @ Feb 7 2010, 13:45) *
But is intelligent. And useful for subsequent readers years afterwards...
...assuming the people will actually read them rather than just asking the same question over again. No offense, but the post you authored

when I said "is intelligent and useful for subsequent readers" I meant the principle in general. Not my posting specifically. And not my posting at all.

I think for the purpose of this thread, all of this is off-topic anyway, but since you mention it, I will reply:
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... is discussed on almost a weekly basis
yes, thanks to the links you posted I've realized that now. I use the search function, but don't forget that you are in the business for a long time and know your way around ... people like me sometimes don't even know how to formulate a title for my *OWN* thread ... so let alone finding similar other threads tongue.gif


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...assuming the people will actually read them rather than just asking the same question over again. No offense, but the post you authored is discussed on almost a weekly basis and will probably continue to be discussed on almost a weekly basis
yes, but you don't realize that your attitude only fosters this very same situation you denounce.


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despite what appears to be an attempt on your part to create some kind of go-to de-facto topic. Again, that's what the wiki is for.
on a Wiki there is no interactive discussion with an intense exchange as here. Considering a group-brainstorming (just that for this topic it has been done already). Plus:
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The OP (which is summarized to reflect the whole thread's outcomes / knowledge) can be copied or at least be used as a starting point for a wiki entry. And just because a wiki article is written doesn't mean it's useless to summarize a forum thread. Plus, it is helpful WHILE the thread is written, to have a good overview of the main arguments.



QUOTE (greynol @ Feb 7 2010, 22:54) *
Take it from me, chrizoo, I've taken on the task of doing this before.
of course I believe you. i just thought my quote might be of interest to you.

Anyways, I would hope you re-consider this restriction in favour of an alternative answer to this problem.

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- Jan S.   New restriction: users cannot edit posts after 1 hour   May 16 2009, 23:58
- - 2E7AH   Maybe the regular user should have the option to m...   May 18 2009, 18:34
- - Jan S.   What you suggest is not possible with the forum so...   May 18 2009, 18:42
- - lvqcl   Does this restriction applies to upload forums? If...   May 18 2009, 21:32
- - Jan S.   Yes. No.   May 18 2009, 21:52
- - Alex B   I just stumbled on this restriction when I tried e...   May 20 2009, 11:13
- - carpman   I agree with Alex B, for slightly different reason...   May 20 2009, 16:44
- - Yirkha   We've also talked about another possibility re...   May 20 2009, 20:45
- - Axon   This does blow - I've wanted to do corrections...   May 21 2009, 03:09
- - Yirkha   Related quote from a random other thread:QUOTE (du...   Jun 5 2009, 21:19
|- - klonuo   Hm, I thought to post about this restriction, but ...   Nov 8 2010, 17:50
- - chrizoo   QUOTE (Jan S. @ May 16 2009, 23:58) We ha...   Feb 7 2010, 22:01
- - chrizoo   And why don't you just ban the offenders and u...   Feb 7 2010, 22:05
|- - greynol   QUOTE (chrizoo @ Feb 7 2010, 13:05) undel...   Feb 7 2010, 22:27
- - greynol   Creating threads where the original post will chan...   Feb 7 2010, 22:25
- - chrizoo   QUOTE (greynol @ Feb 7 2010, 22:27) QUOTE...   Feb 7 2010, 22:38
|- - greynol   QUOTE (chrizoo @ Feb 7 2010, 13:38) see: ...   Feb 7 2010, 22:54
- - chrizoo   QUOTE (greynol @ Feb 7 2010, 22:25) Creat...   Feb 7 2010, 22:45
|- - greynol   QUOTE (chrizoo @ Feb 7 2010, 13:45) But i...   Feb 7 2010, 22:51
- - tpijag   Exactly This is an anonymous, albeit, moderated d...   Feb 7 2010, 22:58
|- - chrizoo   QUOTE (tpijag @ Feb 7 2010, 22:58) What I...   Feb 7 2010, 23:33
- - chrizoo   QUOTE (greynol @ Feb 7 2010, 22:51) QUOTE...   Feb 7 2010, 23:23
- - Akkurat   QUOTE [random OP and their executive summary] is a...   Feb 8 2010, 00:30
- - chrizoo   Akkurat, your points are valid and I agree with t...   Feb 8 2010, 00:39
|- - Akkurat   QUOTE (chrizoo @ Feb 8 2010, 01:39) your ...   Feb 8 2010, 05:32
|- - Jan S.   QUOTE (Akkurat @ Feb 8 2010, 05:32) and A...   Feb 8 2010, 13:39
- - Akkurat   QUOTE (Jan S. @ Feb 8 2010, 14:39) QUOTE ...   Feb 8 2010, 16:35
- - pdq   20% would be nearly 16,000 active members. That do...   Feb 8 2010, 16:53
- - Akkurat   I got about 13000 (20% of 65963), anyways, it soun...   Feb 8 2010, 17:13
- - Canar   For comparison (and contributing to the off-topicn...   Feb 8 2010, 17:35
- - pdq   Unless I am reading it wrong, the number of member...   Feb 8 2010, 18:33
- - 2Bdecided   The other defensive move (which I prefer over an e...   Feb 8 2010, 18:46
- - pdq   Unfortunately you don't know when a person is ...   Feb 8 2010, 19:21
- - greynol   Posting here is a privilege, not a right.   Nov 8 2010, 18:39
- - klonuo   Even in elite forum I would like to know that I ca...   Nov 8 2010, 18:53
- - greynol   People are encouraged to read stickies before post...   Nov 8 2010, 18:56
- - klonuo   Sticky in "Site Related Discussion" foru...   Nov 8 2010, 20:14
|- - Zarggg   QUOTE (klonuo @ Nov 8 2010, 14:14) After ...   Nov 10 2010, 21:22
|- - Soap   I love the feature. The is nothing more frustrati...   Nov 10 2010, 22:38
- - Akkurat   QUOTE history of changes can be tracked at adminis...   Nov 8 2010, 20:24
- - greynol   Your belief that a history of changes can be track...   Nov 8 2010, 20:28
- - klonuo   QUOTE wouldn't we see more complaints in that ...   Nov 8 2010, 20:29
- - ojdo   You probably don't see so much complaints beca...   Nov 8 2010, 21:25
- - greynol   Jan already said that this wasn't possible. T...   Nov 8 2010, 21:28


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