Deleting a moved post?

karrie
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#31  Top Rated Post
Quote: Originally Posted by BcoolView Post

I'm sorry to hear it has been done to you also.
What I cared about and wanted corrected was the placement of my OP thread post into a mostly racially charged, biased and hate filled thread.
That I was not and have not been notified as to why my thread was trashed I'll lump, but take note of future behaviour to be expected and visit here accordingly, as you say. It is the second thread of mine that has disappeared BTW, no explanation for that either. Hmmm.... And I haven't even reached a 100 posts yet since joining! A bit harsh on newbies...

No, you didn't want to correct the placement. I stated, very politely I thought, last night that I'd take a look at it all this morning and you were uninterested. *shrugs* As for the discussions and courtesy... it's summer... many of these reported issues get addressed as mods are running in and out between living their lives. Sometimes stuff gets missed or misunderstood.

I'd suggest you relax a bit.
 
JLM
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#32
Quote: Originally Posted by karrieView Post

No, you didn't want to correct the placement. I stated, very politely I thought, last night that I'd take a look at it all this morning and you were uninterested. *shrugs* As for the discussions and courtesy... it's summer... many of these reported issues get addressed as mods are running in and out between living their lives. Sometimes stuff gets missed or misunderstood.

I'd suggest you relax a bit.

Good for you Karrie - an attitude adjustment was definitely called for.
 
karrie
#33
It wasn't meant to be an attitude adjustment, just a clarification. I have no issue with BCool.
 
MapleOne
#34
Hmmm

When I ran my board the rules were simple, the author owned the topic and could delete it (moved to a hidden recycle bin) within 48 hours. This way the author had the power to remove the topic if it went totally off base. In this case the author was not able to make any changes and it seems like a reasonable request to delete a post that was merged into a topic he did not want to partake in.

I don't know about the other things said etc but has anyone ever started a topic and immediately the topic turns to crap? It is a good idea to let the author of the topic remove it for a period of time, after which it becomes permanent.

On my forum it went to a hidden recycle box which could be restored if desired. I am happy to say I invented this feature many years back and it is now something used by most forum software. Back then delete meant delete and I always hated that, so I modified the codding to produce a recycle box. This was copied less than one year later by the first bulletin board maker and is now a standard in the industry. Not a big deal but I like that I contributed even in the tiniest of ways. I started on Ikonboard and later moved to Invision because of the similar coding. I have to say I am not at all familiar with this forums vB software, I find it a bit cumbersome, but that is probably because I have never used it before.
 
lone wolf
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#35
There are a couple of potential candidates for your board ... one of whom will tell you how to run it...
 
MapleOne
#36
HeHe

I don't think I'm ready to take on the challenge again, I would let other people run it.
 
JLM
#37
Quote: Originally Posted by karrieView Post

It wasn't meant to be an attitude adjustment, just a clarification. I have no issue with BCool.

Guess that was poorly worded, you probably said it better when you told her to "relax".
 
Bcool
#38
Quote: Originally Posted by karrieView Post

No, you didn't want to correct the placement. I stated, very politely I thought, last night that I'd take a look at it all this morning and you were uninterested. *shrugs* As for the discussions and courtesy... it's summer... many of these reported issues get addressed as mods are running in and out between living their lives. Sometimes stuff gets missed or misunderstood.

I'd suggest you relax a bit.

I was and am relaxed, this are all very familiar going's on to those of us who have been on the Net and on Usenet and mail list forums since their inception. As a former moderator and owner of support forums and mail lists I have to say that, for a moderator, that kind of remark made following a somewhat misleading description of events was, if you look at it from my/a member asking for a post deletion and getting harrassed for doing so by other members POV, ill-advised at best. And, as you saw & responded to, it gave further fuel to one of those members to continue to 'stir the pot'. However, as you said, you were too tired to deal with issues at the time so I will assume that tiredness probably affected your judgement somewhat.

As to what I wanted and what you inferred or thought I wanted, I don't know how I could have stated it more plainly and clearly. My OP's very first sentence was:
Quote:

How does one delete a post moved into a thread I do not wish to be part of?

Your response was not about deleting but indicated that again judgement would be made on what my OP thread post's merits, message, meaning and relevance by someone other than me and that you would be making a decision on its placement.
How else would I or anyone else read it?
Quote:

Karrie: . . . but I will admit my dog tired brain is not up to untangling what all is and isn't covered in the Tamil thread, and how your post links in.... . . .

Again, my request could not have been clearer in my response to this:
Quote:

It's merely a case of deleting a post. I didn't write it with the intent of posting it there, so simply deleting it would be the best solution under the circ's, no? If it had an 'edit' button available I would have taken care of it myself.

Had it not been arbitrarily moved into a thread I had been specifically avoiding being associated with in any way because of the bigotted, racist tenor of most of that thread, and for the very reasons Cannuck so astutely pointed out:
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Cannuck: Deleting portions of posts, entire posts or moving posts can alter perceptions and apparent meanings

I would have been merely singularly unimpressed with the lack of courtesy shown in the case of a new thread I had just posted being deleted, changed to a post and moved into a thread without being advised as to why by the moderator who did it and, as I attempted to do, would have used the edit tool to delete it myself.
It only makes good sense, after all, in moderating any forum to advise those new to a forum why moderating intervention of something they had posted took place so that the new member does not repeat the same "error".
I could, in light of the lack of relevance to the supposedly inbound Tamil ship issue, start a new thread on the Globe & Mail op-ed piece on being a Canadian immigrant from a war torn city (Sarajevo) under a new title and sit back and wait. But I (and you) know all too well the real reasons why that thread, plus the other thread I had started that was very active, have been shut down and that any revision I made would still lead to the same actions.
Enuff... I dropped in to see if there was finally some kind of explanation re the threads I began, but there isn't. So we'll leave it at that I think, what you as moderators do or not from this point on obviously is up to you.
 
lone wolf
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#39
Cripes! Posts get moved. Mods have other things to do. What is it with people who come into our group then whine because they don't like the way things are done?

YouTube - Sound effects added to a crying babys voice

 
JLM
#40
Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

Cripes! Posts get moved. Mods have other things to do. What is it with people who come into our group then whine because they don't like the way things are done?

YouTube - Sound effects added to a crying babys voice

Yep.
 
Ron in Regina
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#41
Quote: Originally Posted by BcoolView Post

I was and am relaxed, this are all very familiar going's on to those of us who have been on the Net and on Usenet and mail list forums since their inception. As a former moderator and.....


I won't quote the whole post. It's here above mine to be read. As a Former Mod....
....etc....you would understand the thankless service provided, & the time
constraints of the real world interfering with Moderating, etc...

We do what we can, when we can. This whole Thread "could" have been dealt
with quietly & civilly, using the Report Button &/or the PM function...but that just not
a very public solution. The airing of what you perceived of as some sleight (but really
wasn't....at all) in the most public manner possible was your choice. Complaining
about others complaining about your complaining in the most public way you could
seems ingenious at best. Just my opinion for what it's worth....and nothing more.

I honestly can't believe 24+ hours of this has dragged out when you got exactly (or
so it reads on page one of this) what you'd asked for. It's late. I'm off to bed. Enjoy.
 
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