Edit Discussion

Discuss the policies of ePlaya here.

Should there be editing of posts?

No - no editing
8
17%
Some form of limited edit (timeout/last post/etc.)
21
45%
Yes - unrestricted
18
38%
 
Total votes : 47

(No) Segregation of Areas allowing Edit

Postby Captain Fuckwit » Mon Apr 18, 2005 5:25 pm

Intended for the Edit Discussion thread.
It is granted, unilateral decisions have to made by a BMORG technocrat whenever he or she is 'knee-deep' in developing a particular 'progress'. There's simply not enough availability or expediency to gather a consensus at every fork of a decision making processes when trying to fulfill a particular module of effort.
However, there does exist in the weeks or days or even minutes following such a unilateral decision, the opportunity to examine if whether or not that decision is congruent with the group consensus. Congruent? No bother. But on the instances where the technocracy makes a unilateral decision that is not congruent with the consensus, then it may be an indication of a poor decision, even if the consensus can never be accurately 'polled': In the name of progress, such a decision can be reversed and a change of path can be afforded.

Here is the particular matter of concern-

In ePlaya Feedback -> Bug Reports -> Timed Edit Mod Feedback:
spanky wrote:To clarify: ... The policy discussion forum is not editable. ... (05Apr17)

The consensus that has been brought up in the last few weeks is that we want an Edit button, reassured by agreement that an Edit button would be re-instated, albeit an Edit button with a time-limit, and made doubly self-evident by the fact that we are now testing an Edit button module. To make the Policy Discussion forum ineligible for the Edit button, but all the while making the Edit button available to the Drunk thread, doesn't make a whole lot of sense! And it certainly is not congruent with consensus. The unilateral proclamation that the Policy Discussion forum simply will not host an Edit button is, at face value, an act of laziness against fulfilling the mandate of the consensus.

The 'Timed Edit Mod Feedback' thread seems more of a place to write test-posts. The 'Edit Discussion' thread is the established thread for discussion of the Edit button. We should discuss this here- What is the rationale behind no-Edit button within Policy Discussion? Why should our ability to restore dropped words and fix typos be denied, especially in an area where writing requires a lot more nuance in carrying across complex ideas when examining board policy? Let's discuss this.

Sincerely yours,
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Postby Don Muerto » Mon Apr 18, 2005 6:05 pm

Why can we not edit our posts here in the policy discussion forums? Why was this decided without any request for input at all from the users?

Am I misunderstanding something?
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Postby synchronicity » Mon Apr 18, 2005 6:44 pm

I would like to ask for clarification.
What does "mod" stand for?
If it is "modification", then discussion is indicated.
If as I thought, it is "moderator" - it is none of my business.
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Postby spectabillis » Mon Apr 18, 2005 6:47 pm

Here, mods refer to software feature upgrades to phpBB, which is what this board runs.
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Re-calibrating the page

Postby Captain Fuckwit » Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:29 pm

When a 'hot topic' within one thread straddles two pages, it's always possible to manually re-calibrate the page by changing the start number with a 'pagination' url.
(viewtopic.php?t=thread number&start=n)

'Would segregating the use of the Edit button to only certain areas of Eplaya be incongruent with consensus?' (05Apr18)

Put the initial post broaching this question at the top of this page by clicking here. Then let's see if things will stay on topic with regards to the question of segregation of the Edit button.

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Postby spanky » Tue Apr 19, 2005 11:13 am

Well, I'm glad I forgot to send my first response. Too many "fuck"s in it.

Enjoy!

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Postby Kinetic IV » Tue Apr 19, 2005 11:56 am

This isn't a kiss the admin's derriere post but I want to say thanks Spanky for busting your rear and getting this done. You caught a lot of flak so it's only fair that you get a fair share of compliments to balance it out. Thank you very much!
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Postby Don Muerto » Wed Apr 20, 2005 9:40 am

Is there any answer, with or without 'fucks', to the question of why edit is not available in the policy discussion area?

[eta: Nevermind, now it is available]

[eta: test of the edited count total]

[eta: Nice. Is the percentage an indicator of the edits/total text?]
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Postby Nightterror » Thu Apr 21, 2005 1:53 pm

Don - thank you for your hard work with the edit issue. You are so nice
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Postby Don Muerto » Thu Apr 21, 2005 2:39 pm

See how handy that edit feature is, good buddy?
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Prince Spanky

Postby Captain Fuckwit » Tue Apr 26, 2005 1:31 am

Image
Spanky, you're a prince!
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Postby Isotopia » Mon May 02, 2005 11:03 am

viewtopic.php?p=156953#156953

Another no-no.

Ooops.... wrong thread per DM.
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Postby Don Muerto » Mon May 02, 2005 11:07 am

Wrong thread, sweetcheeks.
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Postby emily sparkle » Mon May 02, 2005 4:42 pm

see my reply: viewtopic.php?p=156997#156997

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