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DrawingDead
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March 9th, 2016 at 11:46:34 AM permalink
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This has to be the weirded forum I've ever been on. So if an admin changes a rule in the ACP, like changes how long you have to edit, it only applies to posts made then on, but not before?

Well then, just learned something new. After seeing this, I went back and checked some random posts of mine that are over a year old. And found that I do have the option to edit them. But not posts I made recently, such as an error I made a few days ago on a calendar list of upcoming Derby preps (which I already knew). This is not a gripe, or not very much of one; I can't imagine why I or anyone else would ever care about any of my musty old posts. Just idle pointless curiosity here.

Though it is satisfying to now have the means to "discover" that I was actually exactly right about every Derby and Breeders' Cup race and baseball wager made since the day I signed on. I'm a lot richer now. Please consider providing a mobile app that does the same thing for editing my history on other games in the casino, thanks in advance.
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March 9th, 2016 at 11:58:16 AM permalink
Quote: RS

This has to be the weirded forum I've ever been on. So if an admin changes a rule in the ACP, like changes how long you have to edit, it only applies to posts made then on, but not before?



I can't make a general statement about any of this. I wasn't told about the editing change, I don't know what the break point is for editing old posts, nor what the time frame is for edits before a member can't change anything. Don't have an understanding about why the change was made, nor do I know the different access levels of different admins and members. :)

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EvenBob
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March 9th, 2016 at 12:00:18 PM permalink
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Mhmmm. Keep thinkin' that.



Why wouldn't I. Try to edit a post you
made Monday.
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RS
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March 9th, 2016 at 12:36:53 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Why wouldn't I. Try to edit a post you
made Monday.



Quote: RS

This has to be the weirded forum I've ever been on. So if an admin changes a rule in the ACP, like changes how long you have to edit, it only applies to posts made then on, but not before?

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March 9th, 2016 at 2:00:02 PM permalink
I thought the rule was that you have x minutes to edit a post that was initially created after a particular date. Posts initially made before that are grandfathered and may be edited at any time. This was mainly to allow Doc to edit the first post to the Chip of the Day thread.
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March 10th, 2016 at 8:23:06 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I thought the rule was that you have x minutes to edit a post that was initially created after a particular date. Posts initially made before that are grandfathered and may be edited at any time. This was mainly to allow Doc to edit the first post to the Chip of the Day thread.


This rule is in effect on lots of other forums and I think it's good. Prevents people from going back and making themselves look better or outright change what they said weeks later.
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March 10th, 2016 at 9:22:01 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

This was mainly to allow Doc to edit the first post to the Chip of the Day thread.

In the spirit of openness, I should acknowledge that I was even granted what appears to be slightly more editing authority than has been mentioned, though I don't know the mechanics of how it is done.

At one point, it was suggested that there could be special situations where an original poster should be allowed to keep updating the initial post of a thread. Examples: the Casino Chip of the Day thread index; threads planning a gathering (with the initial post maintaining an attendees list); something like the suspension list and discussion, etc.

I then pointed out that some time ago we had needed to expand the CCotD thread index to two posts because of limitations on the number of characters in a single post. That meant I would need to be able to edit the first two posts of the thread to keep it up to date. (Still have no idea how we're going to handle the situation when the index must expand to three posts!) It was then suggested that maybe I should have some sort of moderator-like editing authority, but that sounded a bit like a loaded weapon that I didn't want in my possession.

Eventually, someone came up with a way that allows me to edit any of my own posts, but just in the CCotD thread. I had pointed out that even the ability to edit both posts of the index would not allow me to point to all of the chip images that someone might be looking for.

An example of that situation may be seen here, where in April 2014, Miplet posted a 50¢ chip from the Angel of the Winds casino in Arlington, Washington. Then, on 3/1/16, Konbu posted a $1 chip from that same casino, not as representing a new casino but just a new chip from a casino already included in the index.

Someone who looked at the index and found Miplet's chip, would have no easy way of finding Konbu's. The best I could do in this case was to edit my post just three entries below Miplet's to add a comment that points folks to Konbu's chip. Note that while I included in my revised post a note about when I made the change, the fact and date that I edited it was automatically added as a footer to my post, so nothing could be "hidden" about such a change.

I acknowledge that I have used this extra permission on editing to correct errors that I have found in my old posts, and I really wish I had that ability to correct goofs in all of my posts -- not to try to hide something (not even my fallibility) but to make certain that I do what I can to relate things accurately, even if I do not notice the errors until later.
Dalex64
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March 10th, 2016 at 4:26:56 PM permalink
I don't understand the difficulty people have in controlling their own words, especially after being suspended multiple times.

Unless it gets edited, there is going to be another long suspension soon.
Dalex64
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March 10th, 2016 at 7:34:33 PM permalink
I had a thought. It might help to keep threads from being derailed by only announcing the suspensions here, rather that in the thread with the offense.

I think it is too easy and maybe too tempting to respond to a suspension announcement right there in the thread with the offense and the announcement. If the announcement is here, with or without a link to the offending post, then I think it more likely that any responses would also end up here.
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