Suggestion - Mods please let a member know his post was edited

01-11-2013, 11:12 AM
#1
Suggestion - Mods please let a member know his post was edited

Oops made a mistake on thread name, should be Mods please let the poster know their post was edited.

Hi guys,

Already sent a pm to Red1 but it would be helpful and imho common courtesy to let the poster know that their post was edited.

I had a post on the cute kill thread on the upcoming ipod/iphones forum about my interest on testing it but for some reason the dev didn't reply to me, I also had him pm but apparently was ignored. FYi, I wasn't spamming the dev or wrote anything inappropriate.

As I checked the thread again, I saw that my post was edited by Red1 and I checked what was edited. For some reason he removed my request to test it.

I wouldn't have minded if I was pm about this or maybe a reply was added stating my post was edited but nothing of any sort was done.

If I did anything wrong please pm me but I felt that I've done nothing to violate forum rules.

Thanks !

Euge aka spikeyflip
01-12-2013, 05:30 AM
#2
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,766
This is a nice suggestion. Since the "new" mods came along I've had a couple of posts edited that probably wouldn't have been before. I'm not gonna moan about their decisions, but it's nice to know that something has been changed. In one case I had a post edited that actually gave the impression I was saying something different to what I originally meant. Honest mistake by whoever did the editing, but it was just luck I stumbled across it and corrected it.

01-12-2013, 06:06 AM
#3
Hi Euge,

I sent you a PM response earlier confirming that I made a mistake and that you did nothing wrong.

Cheers, Red1.

řƹȡ1
01-12-2013, 06:09 AM
#4
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Originally Posted by Red1 View Post
Hi Euge,

I sent you a PM response earlier confirming that I made a mistake and that you did nothing wrong.

Cheers, Red1.
Well as I said - It`s like an unwritten rule. If he edit something he will let you know why.
01-12-2013, 06:20 AM
#5
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,125
Only posts i've edited are ones which have swear words or they try to get past that by adding asterisks to a swear word. So i replace those with non-swearwords

But i presumed at the bottom of the message people can see 'edited by psj...' etc ? I thought everyone could see that ? So if someone isnt happy that i amended their swearword they could contact me ?
01-12-2013, 08:23 AM
#6
Joined: May 2010
Location: Deepest Circle, Hell
Posts: 6,436
If I've edited someone's posts (for swears, for example), I always leave a note. You'll find a number of "Mind your language. " comments I've left behind (I recall a couple of Sanuku's posts) and most recently I sent the Cute Kill developer a private message letting him know I wasn't tampering with his posts, but merging a thread he made with one that already existed (and subsequently changing the link he posted in the upcoming thread to the merged thread's link).

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Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
This is a nice suggestion. Since the "new" mods came along I've had a couple of posts edited that probably wouldn't have been before. I'm not gonna moan about their decisions, but it's nice to know that something has been changed. In one case I had a post edited that actually gave the impression I was saying something different to what I originally meant. Honest mistake by whoever did the editing, but it was just luck I stumbled across it and corrected it.
As the newest mod here, I feel compelled to say something. I know you're not implying it, but this can't possibly be me. If a post breaks the TA rules, is inappropriate or just simply shouldn't be there, I'll flat-out delete it and take further action if needed...but I won't tamper with what's being said in any posts (other than, as mentioned above, altering expletives and censor bypasses). That's just retarded.

"I am virgin, I'm a whore! Giving nothing; the taker, the maker of war!" - Black Sabbath, "I"
01-12-2013, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
Only posts i've edited are ones which have swear words or they try to get past that by adding asterisks to a swear word. So i replace those with non-swearwords

But i presumed at the bottom of the message people can see 'edited by psj...' etc ? I thought everyone could see that ? So if someone isnt happy that i amended their swearword they could contact me ?
Just to clear things up, would you edit swear words in any context, or only in a context where the first party insults the second one? I see people using f*ck, b*itch, sh*t, assh*ole and variations a little here and there. I've seen quite a few posts by Sanuku which contain venemous language yet was never edited.

It shouldn't be such that you go around editing swear words, but other mods don't. Needs to be some level of consistency. Plus I believe the TA forums are VERY clean compared to whats out there. A little freedom of expression which includes the occasional swear word should be allowed in my opinion.
01-12-2013, 06:08 AM
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Originally Posted by spikeyflip View Post
As I checked the thread again, I saw that my post was edited by Red1 and I checked what was edited. For some reason he removed my request to test it.
I can ensure you that Red1 is one of the few Mods that always will let you know why he had removed something from your Post by sending you a PM/Commenting about it in the Edit Section right after he had done the Edit or later if he was busy when he had done it.
01-12-2013, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Sanuku View Post
I can ensure you that Red1 is one of the few Mods that always will let you know why he had removed something from your Post by sending you a PM/Commenting about it in the Edit Section right after he had done the Edit or later if he was busy when he had done it.
Agreed! He removed one of my posts completely but messaged me in doing so.