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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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tpijag
post Feb 7 2010, 22:58
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Exactly

This is an anonymous, albeit, moderated discussion forum.

I will wade through posts if I decide for myself whether it is worth the effort to continue.

What I will not do is trust some random OP and their executive summary as to the salient points subsequently discussed.


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chrizoo
post Feb 7 2010, 23:33
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QUOTE (tpijag @ Feb 7 2010, 22:58) *
What I will not do is trust some random OP and their executive summary as to the salient points subsequently discussed.
nobody forces you, terry. It is additional very helpful information, but if you want to skip it, just skip it.

Sometimes, when reading a thread I come to a posting somewhere at the end, that kind of summarizes the main points and I'm very thankful for this.
Plus - as I said - it's not just useful for subsequent readers but also for those who contribute to the thread WHILE it is written, so as to have an overview what has already been said - in a concise form. I don't count the number of times when points get repeated three and more times ....

Anyway, I think I've said more enough on that subject. Do whatever you want, I just wanted to give my point of view. Because it is sad that everyone is punished by this limitation of expression just because of a few "bad posters" (who nevertheless had contributed information worth its weight in gold smile.gif. Most of the forums I know don't need to resort to these measures, and even if they do, they usually exempt the first posting.
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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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