There must have been a good reason the edit function was removed or they wouldn't (supposedly) have removed it.
emily sparkle wrote:ps. the edit button isn't broken, it's turned off so that people do not go back and change their posts in times of controversy as we have seen done before. i miss the ability to edit my posts, too!
synchronicity wrote:I am confused.
I have been a regular on DeadNet for quite some time. We have edit and delete for 15 minutes. The sign up is very casual. There are a healthy number of "socks". The moderation is very gentle. There is assumed to be a certain amount of mutual respect for both the hosts of the site, and the participants. No problems.....
Here, things seem to be much more structured - and it appears that there are more problems?
Is there that much of a major behavioral difference between Burners and Deadheads?
Please note - that site does not show post count, date joined, or avatars.
Maybe the symbols of attachment are what need to go?
Actually, I did read it right after posting that. I found it to be underwhelming and a sorta non-brainer. And yes, I read it carefully. I was thinking about something a little more substantative....like a case study or a discussion on the sociological impacts in an electronic community on the use of edit, different uses of edit and lessons learned by using it. You know...not a paragraph or two on the Well's policy, but like a research paper or something. I'm going to talk to Ron Meiners and see if he has any reference he can point us to. eCommunity is his forte.
Not to slap you down Badger, I just was looking for more than policy. I like their policy, though.
Don Muerto wrote:The "structure" you see is a rather new development that IMO do indeed create more problems than they have solved.
getting rid of the number of posts is an idea I would like to see discussed
blueniteowl wrote:I just added to the clutter on the board by posting to edit what I had just said so that it made sense. It's stupid, I forgot to preview...
Tancorix wrote:My opinion: Let the admins think it over and if they feel it's the right thing to do, turn it back on... I trust the admins to do what's best for the board
spanky wrote:Hey ePlaya Admin team? Why have you foresaken me!!
Dear Tancorix, please curb your sycophantic blather. When you write such statements in support of the Admin, it puts you in a light titled "Friend of the Admin" to raise your status of importance by association. Why exactly do you trust the Admins? Do you trust them merely because they are Admins? I'm sorry to disappoint you but the Admins aren't the Sacred Elves of the Wise Council. Quit acting like they are.
Restore the Edit button, and then look at the creases in your open palm. You'll see five clear-cut-abuses of the Edit Button in one year, on one hand, while the multitude enjoy their Edit button. There exists a possiblity that you may get bit my a snake. But this is the chance you'll have to take. We haven't got all Goddamned day.
You're elaborating on the obvious CF and straying off topic. Thank you for sharing though. I feel your pain.Dear Badger, you're an asshole
<thread drift>From my reading of 19th century lit (specifically Sewell and Dostoevski) I get the feeling that it isn't the whipping of a dead horse--disturbing as it must have been in its way--so much of that of an almost dead horse that was the real gut wrench, wrongness of the world event to witness. And I get the feeling that it was a common sight--one that many or most city dwellers would experience. It's becoming one of my most do we really need this idiom now that we've lost the meaning of it? idioms.</thread drift>Don Muerto wrote:. . . wring your hands about us whipping a dead-horse in a a thread created for the express purpose of discussion of said horse.
Don Muerto wrote:Rather than trying to enforce a behavior on everyone, why not provide the much simpler solution of allowing people to edit themselves if they wish?
Can anybody provide a compelling reason why we can't edit? So far we have an opinion stated, a philosophy stated, and the boogeyman of people erasing their tracks offered up as why we shouldn't edit.
Opinions are just that. Philosophies are nice, but we don't all have to share the same ones.
As for the people erasing their tracks. Give me the worst case scenario. Show me the worst it can be. I am pretty sure it will amount to no big deal at all.
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