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Old 6th March 2014, 01:06 AM   #61
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( I apologize ahead of time, as this is not going to read like the tone I want to convey -- so think David Attenbourgh as you read; )

Cal, I understand that you have thought about it and are comfortable in your stance and decision. I fully respect it and am not belittling nor dismissive of that.

I merely represent the the opposite view - rationally speaking now, what on earth are the consequences of being able to edit your posts on a hobby forum? I have considered it -- and there is going to be no war breaking out, people dying, or massive collapse of the political or monetary system. We have politicians for that. (my apologies for the gratuitous exaggeration.)

We talk about speakers and amps here. That's the point I'm having such a hard time with. What could possible be of consequence in the forum? The user, each individual user, is ultimately responsible for the safe use of their rig, as well as proper constructions practices, precautions, et.all... So ultimately the responsibility of action and the related consequence is not the responsibility of an individual's posts - as the act of writing something here has no bearing on the actual operation of a sound system.

Ultimately I see it as this: I want the ability to correct something factual, or add clarification, in a post I have written.
I am a very considerate and careful poster, and am not the type to fall into arguing, arrogant, holier-than-thou, flame wars, trolling, and being generally obnoxious... In fact, if all that is left of me after I die are my forum posts, I will gladly leave that as my legacy.

But I still want to edit my posts.
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Old 6th March 2014, 01:12 AM   #62
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Hello,

I'd just like to jump in here and say that on many other forums I've been on there is no time limit for editing posts. You can come back a year later and edit a post.

I just wanted to point that out for two reasons.

1. It is done in many other places.

2. Those other places still seem to operate without any issues from this indefinitely editable post idea.

Just take this into consideration, remember, though it may have been reviewed before, perhaps things have changed, this is why the US Constitution allows Amendments
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Old 6th March 2014, 09:23 AM   #63
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( I apologize ahead of time, as this is not going to read like the tone I want to convey -- so think David Attenbourgh as you read; )

Cal, I understand that you have thought about it and are comfortable in your stance and decision. I fully respect it and am not belittling nor dismissive of that.

I merely represent the the opposite view - rationally speaking now, what on earth are the consequences of being able to edit your posts on a hobby forum? I have considered it -- and there is going to be no war breaking out, people dying, or massive collapse of the political or monetary system. We have politicians for that. (my apologies for the gratuitous exaggeration.)

We talk about speakers and amps here. That's the point I'm having such a hard time with. What could possible be of consequence in the forum? The user, each individual user, is ultimately responsible for the safe use of their rig, as well as proper constructions practices, precautions, et.all... So ultimately the responsibility of action and the related consequence is not the responsibility of an individual's posts - as the act of writing something here has no bearing on the actual operation of a sound system.

Ultimately I see it as this: I want the ability to correct something factual, or add clarification, in a post I have written.
I am a very considerate and careful poster, and am not the type to fall into arguing, arrogant, holier-than-thou, flame wars, trolling, and being generally obnoxious... In fact, if all that is left of me after I die are my forum posts, I will gladly leave that as my legacy.

But I still want to edit my posts.
I fully agree. I wonder if the David Attenbourgh tone had anything to do with that .
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Old 6th March 2014, 01:52 PM   #64
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I can see the divide between those who have dealt with the issue from a Moderator perspective and those who have not. You're going to have to trust us on this one.
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Old 9th March 2014, 01:24 PM   #65
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I merely represent the the opposite view - rationally speaking now, what on earth are the consequences of being able to edit your posts on a hobby forum?
Probably none..... But the few people who might start problems by changing something they put in before is the reason most sites are now weary of this..

Although most sites WILL TELL YOU @ the bottom of the message if the post was edited and that should be enough to possibly avoid problems...... (But sadly I dont think it is)
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Old 30th December 2014, 12:42 AM   #66
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Cal, Jason or whomever is out there now...

First post edit of attachments does not seem to be allowed.

Comments?
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Old 30th December 2014, 01:38 AM   #67
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I merely represent the the opposite view - rationally speaking now, what on earth are the consequences of being able to edit your posts on a hobby forum? I have considered it -- and there is going to be no war breaking out, people dying, or massive collapse of the political or monetary system. We have politicians for that. (my apologies for the gratuitous exaggeration.)

We talk about speakers and amps here. That's the point I'm having such a hard time with. What could possible be of consequence in the forum? The user, each individual user, is ultimately responsible for the safe use of their rig, as well as proper constructions practices, precautions, et.all... So ultimately the responsibility of action and the related consequence is not the responsibility of an individual's posts - as the act of writing something here has no bearing on the actual operation of a sound system.

We, the hobbyist portion of this forum, are being given a raw deal but its not because of the moderators being evil or malicious in this. This is my opinion on it, You see if the moderators allowed everyone forum wide to edit their posts indefinately and I'm not sure if the forum software allows for the use of user ranks (so they can change a profile setting for one group of people only), then if everyone could edit them, then the vendor forums would also be able to edit things too. Which then means that people could be deceived and left out of pocket money-wise for something which was falsely advertised and then that information was edited so that it couldn't be used in a court of law. Etc

Anyone could set up a post anywhere which details the sale of an item, collect the cash, edit their post and disappear. Regardless of what payment method they use.

It would take an entire split of the forum software, another copy of it running in a sub directory of the url, say /vendors/ inorder for them to keep everything compartmentalized.

That's the only solid reason that I can come up with, I'm sure there are other reasons why.

I've begun to live with it, I've just lived with the fact that whatever I can come up with in 30 minutes is the sum of whatever I could ever come up with and so therefore I'm just as smart as that. So I've been taking better care of my diet and taking a multivitamin so I can make the smartest possible post in the time alotted.

None of this Notepad stuff, its all about who can make the greatest first post or reply to a thread in 30minutes, if you're smart enough to do that then you probably know the answer to the question off the top of your head and so therefore are smart enough to be able to post here.

Googlers need not apply, etc.
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