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Discussion in 'Mousecellaneous' started by Horizons, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. Horizons

    Horizons Playlist Author

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    [Note: This topic was split and moved from [topic=3981]here[/topic]. —Jay/Admin]


    You only have one hour from the time of the post to make an edit, after which, the option disappears. I'm not a fan of it either.
     
  2. Magic Music

    Magic Music Administrator Playlist Author

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    Were you a fan of Bill deleting entire threads? He managed to wipe out hundreds of posts by other members before I took that capability away from him.

    How about the posts that were filled with rude or hurtful comments that would be edited or deleted several hours or even days later?

    As ozzietropics suggested in another [post=28682]topic/post[/post], the "Wild West" is no more.

    Persons wanting to edit a post after the cutoff should locate and click on that post's [​IMG] button in order to contact me with their change(s).

    Jay
     
  3. Horizons

    Horizons Playlist Author

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    No, but I'm not talking about the ability to delete entire threads or even individual posts. Just the capability to edit a post.

    Like the post calling me a d-----bag or telling me to go f--- myself (which are still around)? I would think that since the forum actually has someone paying attention now, disruptive members could be dealt with without taking away functions that are useful to other members. But if you think taking away the ability to edit messages after an hour will do the trick, then I guess so be it.

    Seems like a hassle to me.
     
  4. almandot

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    Editing a post is the same as being able to delete it. Sure you know "they posted" but you don't know what if they erase it all.

    Some forums have the capability to see edit history on a post so that it doesn't turn into something where it's used for deletion and not for simply additional information or clerical errors. But really, threads shouldn't be used to have a big set of information permanently placed in its first post and updated regularly. For a short term thing like "Okay we're changing our meet time" ya but not for something like playlists. Make a page for that. A thread's supposed to be an ongoing discussion. (And while you're at it why not put it at a catchy address, like parktunes.com?)
     
  5. Magic Music

    Magic Music Administrator Playlist Author

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    Yes, I am paying attention, but I am not going to babysit the forum 24/7. We are approaching 26,000 posts in our database. Do you honestly expect me to constantly re-read those 26,000 posts in order to make sure that they aren't being altered (for the worse) or deleted? Even if I could do such a thing, once I have discovered a problem, it would be too late to fix it. What is done is done and what is gone is gone.

    Most of the other forums that I visit don't allow their members to edit (beyond a few minutes) or delete their posts at all.

    Exactly.

    Right again. A 'Playlists' tab will be appearing right up there next to 'Blogs' in the very near future.

    What? You don't like MagicMusic.net? :)
     
  6. eyore

    eyore DLRP explorer Premium Member Playlist Author

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    I know it's gone a bit off-topic but I really had to add my comments on the editing part.
    There's a discussion on Rodentsections (just started) re a certain extinct teflon site
    I naturally directed them here considering the extensive discussions we had regarding this not so long ago.
    I decided to read back on it and....GONE....the entire thread :( (I couldn't find it anyway even with a search).
    I take it that was Bill deleting all traces of himself on this Earth?
    I'm glad that the facility to delete great chunks of history has gone - not just your own but everyone else's as well.
    I'm happy to just make a reply quoting my own post if I need to amend one - better than losing it forever along with links, references etc.
    I suppose we just need to be careful and remember what we write will remain :)
    Hopefully, things like lists will be posted to blogs (where they can be altered or removed) thus leaving the posts intact.
    Sorry, just my sixpenny worth as we say in the UK. Rant over.
     
  7. monorail91

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    I love how all my friends from Rodentsections are partying on this forum also! :)
     
  8. eyore

    eyore DLRP explorer Premium Member Playlist Author

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    We are only seen in the very best places. :)
     
  9. Magic Music

    Magic Music Administrator Playlist Author

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    Yes. The old SMF forum software was configured to allow persons to delete topics that they had started. Very, very dangerous!

    When Bill decided that he was going to make himself "vanish" he began deleting all of his old posts. In the cases where he was the topic starter, he managed to delete pages and pages of other members' replies.

    Once I saw Bill's "[topic=3941]Goodbye[/topic]" post, and I noticed what he was up to, I quickly went about making the changes that would prevent him (or anyone else) from deleting any further topics or posts.

    Being able to delete your own posts is one thing...but being able to delete posts made by others is totally unacceptable.
     
  10. daliseurat

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    Wow. I had no idea that this was so complicated. No wonder Bill left. He was used to tromping all over the place doing what he wanted with no regard for others. Perhaps you could grant editing status to those you know well enough who wouldn't abuse the privilege. And I don't mean me, I mean those other members who post regularly and provide most of the info and research. Just a thought.
     
  11. Club 33

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    For me, its the issue with posting Playlists- because such things are often (for me anyways) works in progress that can use the collaboration of other members, the ability to update the listing with more accurate information is important.

    However, if there is a playlists tab- well that's interesting, because just about all of the posts in BLOGS are listings anyway. And said postings do allow comments and are editable already, however, finding them requires a bit more work since they aren't layed out like forum topics.
     
  12. Magic Music

    Magic Music Administrator Playlist Author

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    Yes, there will be a 'Playlists' tab in the near future.

    Playlists will have categories and sub-categories of their own (e.g., Disneyland > Adventureland), can be perused at random or searched within, and will even have a ratings system. Each individual playlist will also link directly to a forum topic of its own for further discussion.

    There will be a separate set of permissions that will relate only to the Playlists section.

    You should continue to use your blog for posting work-in-progress playlists. The Playlists section will be used as more of a final presentation area.
     
  13. SeaCastle

    SeaCastle Premium Member Playlist Author

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    I'm interested in seeing how this will work. Will there be a hierarchy system, and how will these permissions be determined?
     
  14. Magic Music

    Magic Music Administrator Playlist Author

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    Huh? :)
     
  15. SeaCastle

    SeaCastle Premium Member Playlist Author

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    I'm wondering about the permissions system for the Playlists. How will these permissions be determined for members? Will the permissions relate to the kind of playlist (i.e. a needle-drop playlist like AKL vs. the all WDWF and unreleased Splash Mountain playlist.)

    To sum it up, I'm confused on how the permission setup will work for the Playlists section.
     
  16. Magic Music

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    Huh? :)

    By "permissions," I am referring to settings that apply to each section of the forum — things like who can see the section, read a topic, reply to a topic, start a topic, make edits, etc.
     
  17. Horizons

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    I think he is asking how will it be determined which members receive permissions to do the things you mention above? If not all members will have the same permissions, which members will and how are you going to make that decision.

    Of course, I could be completely wrong on what Ozzie ("Crazy Train") Tropics is asking. :)
     
  18. SeaCastle

    SeaCastle Premium Member Playlist Author

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    You pretty much nailed it, though I fail to see where the "Crazy Train" reference comes in. :)
     
  19. Magic Music

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    Ozzie Osbourne, Blizzard of Ozz, Track 02.
     
  20. SeaCastle

    SeaCastle Premium Member Playlist Author

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    Ah, I understand now. I knew "Crazy Train" was an Ozzy song, but I failed to see how the lyrics related.

    However, my username is not a reference to Ozzy Osbourne.
     

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