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Old 04-05-2011, 11:47 AM   #51
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perhaps you meant, "someone on a forum who attacks..."



...just teasing!

I'm bad!!!

flamer!!!!
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:19 PM   #52
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Why are we so tied up about post edits? And why are we pointing out all the things that SHOULD have been edited if we don't like seeing the "Last edited by..."?

We need something to do around here....let's have a Barn Raising! *cue music*

OK, sorry about that folks. Just my weird sense of humor getting the best of me. The fact of the matter is that DC gets a LOT of traffic, and having a time limit on post edits is important so that folks who get grumpy don't come and delete all their recipes. Look at this thread for example...people are poking at each other (albeit goodnaturedly) but it just takes someone in a less than happy mood to get in a tizzy and go about deleting all their stuff prior to stomping off in a huff. I don't know about you, but I really value the stuff on here and want it to stay! I'd be pretty choked if I couldn't find kadesma's onion sauce recipe, or Buckytom's buffalo wing dip, or GB's bolognese...mmmmm!
Howz come youze always say stuff I wanna say better un me?
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Old 04-05-2011, 03:40 PM   #53
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Here's something to think about. Just in the 20 minutes editing time, several people will have already read your post. Your changes won't be read by them.

If you extend that time, even more people won't see your changed post.

When you click on the little green button to the left of the thread name, you are taken to the first post you haven't read, so any changes you made after that don't get read again.

It's better then to just add a new post if the comment is important, so it can be read by all.
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Old 04-05-2011, 03:45 PM   #54
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Just so people are aware of some of the behind the scenes stuff that goes on, the time limit was originally implemented when a disgruntled ex-member decided if would be fun to go through all his old posts and replace photos he had posted with horribly disgusting (not the good kind ) pornography. Thankfully the staff was on the ball and we were expecting him to do something like that so we were watching and got to the posts before more people saw them. It could have been very bad though. The time limit was put in place so that could not happen as easily again in the future. It is a small price to pay to have a sight free of that sort of thing IMO.
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:00 PM   #55
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I really value the stuff on here and want it to stay! I'd be pretty choked if I couldn't find kadesma's onion sauce recipe, or Buckytom's buffalo wing dip, or GB's bolognese...mmmmm!
Or Laurie's Peppermint Patties?
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:10 PM   #56
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there seems to be 2 issues here. one, that some people would like the ability to correct mistakes or in some way change what they wrote because it bothers them to later on see your own typo or realize they wrote something that didn't come out exactly right. i include myself in this group, but can live with not having to be perfect all the time. if anyone thinks poorly of me because of a misspelling, well, there's not much i can do about it.

but secondly, there's the issue of property. once you enter a post, it becomes the property of the site. by disallowing edits after the short grace period has expired, the data for lack of a better term is locked in and is now owned by the site. we'd like to think our thoughts are our own intellectual property, but once written and submitted, you've effectively signed off on them.

about the only control one has over submissions after the edit period has expired is pictures. if you use a photo storing site like photobucket or imageshack, you can always delete or move the photo within that site which would effectively remove it from the post here. most forums only store the url, not the actual picture unless it was attached/uploaded to said forum.
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:17 PM   #57
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Just so people are aware of some of the behind the scenes stuff that goes on, the time limit was originally implemented when a disgruntled ex-member decided if would be fun to go through all his old posts and replace photos he had posted with horribly disgusting (not the good kind ) pornography. Thankfully the staff was on the ball and we were expecting him to do something like that so we were watching and got to the posts before more people saw them. It could have been very bad though. The time limit was put in place so that could not happen as easily again in the future. It is a small price to pay to have a sight free of that sort of thing IMO.
GB, thanks for that explanation. Actually I guessed that was the actual reason for the time editing, as I've been a Mod on other forums and it's really outrageous how bad it can get when things get out of hand. Wow, that was a bad situation to be sure!
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:30 PM   #58
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I think flamers tend not to be too interested in grammar or typos as a way of creating battles. I think of a flamer as someone who posts outrageously controversial comments usually including egregious insults or slurs intended to cause others to go into attack mode and in order to derail and burn a thread to the ground.

That sounds more like a Troll. Ogres are a lot more civilized.
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:37 PM   #59
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Ogres are a lot more civilized.

Not when someone hides their cute Hello Kitty bento box.
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Not when someone hides their cute Hello Kitty bento box.
Okay, you are right, that might make me go all human!
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