Issue No longer able to edit posts?

Sierra1

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Hello has this forum lost the ability to edit a post?
You can only do so for 6 (?) hours. There were some issues in the past, so they put a limit on the time to edit. If you need a post edited, hit the "report" button, and request the change. The moderators will make the change.
 

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You can only do so for 6 (?) hours. There were some issues in the past, so they put a limit on the time to edit. If you need a post edited, hit the "report" button, and request the change. The moderators will make the change.

I did report and so far no response.

Are you supposed to "report" the edited text of the new post you want or just what you want removed?

This seems like a stupid policy and is very confusing. How can somebody make something as simple as a motorcycle forum so complex?

ETA: So if you're the OP the post you make is etched in stone? You can't delete the thread either? WTF?
 

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I did report and so far no response.

Are you supposed to "report" the edited text of the new post you want or just what you want removed?

This seems like a stupid policy and is very confusing. How can somebody make something as simple as a motorcycle forum so complex?

ETA: So if you're the OP the post you make is etched in stone? You can't delete the thread either? WTF?
It's gonna depend on when the Mods get the request. I've had my changes done quickly, and some the next day.

It didn't start out that way. There was a very. . . . um, polarizing. . . . thread that caused angers to flare. One, or more than one, member went and deleted every one of their posts that they ever made. . . . on the entire forum. "There's always going to be one person that ruins it for everybody else."

The time limit(s) on edit, and delete, is the same. The report option is always available.
 

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This seems like a stupid policy and is very confusing. How can somebody make something as simple as a motorcycle forum so complex?
if you want, you can "replay" your own message and make the modifications in this new message. but the original message will be set in stone, because it “also generates responses”. If you modify the message "after the answers" ... these answers would be out of place ... for example if I post a saying "with a friend, enjoying the sun"
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the answers would immediately begin: SIERRA = nice rear guard.
STEFAN = nice seats
DIRT_DAD = I would like to put my hands on his shoulders, and would leave the orange forum and return.
CHKWKS = more poetic would say "I would like to be a train to enter through that tunnel." AVGEEK = would not delete the message.
And so many would comment on something. You could even be yourself
andyCBR = How about the front part? You don't have a front pic?… .
If there were several answers, I would edit the "original" photo and change it for this one
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all the answers were out of place:):)
 

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It's gonna depend on when the Mods get the request. I've had my changes done quickly, and some the next day.

It didn't start out that way. There was a very. . . . um, polarizing. . . . thread that caused angers to flare. One, or more than one, member went and deleted every one of their posts that they ever made. . . . on the entire forum. "There's always going to be one person that ruins it for everybody else."

The time limit(s) on edit, and delete, is the same. The report option is always available.
Yeah I guess so. This falls into the debate of who owns the content, the forum or the OP.

If forum moderators make such a mess out of this I hope they won't be surprised when people quit "generating content" for their forum. Remember, with no users there is no forum.
 

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They're not so much trying to limit/censor so much as trying to keep it civil. Like I said, feathers were starting to get w-a-a-ay ruffled, and there were some comments that needn't have been said. Not really too surprising considering that there are folks here from all over the world. And, then, throw in the current politics. . . . from all over the world. . . . the wheels were bound to fall off. For the most part though. . . . it's still a great place to talk smack, and bikes.

Some of our current members are on multiple forums. Many of them have said that ours is the most civil. I don't know, this is my only foray into social media.
 

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Right now, we have 2 moderators, myself and Checkswrecks. I typically check the forum in the morning (west coast time, unless I'm traveling for work), while CW seems to check in more often throughout the day, and he is on the east coast, mostly. However, there are times when I get busy and I'm not able to log in for a day or two, and I know CW is on his way to the camp out this weekend in South Dakota, so our response time may not be that speedy. I know Venture was working on bringing on a couple more mods, but I also know he is extremely busy and doesn't spend much time here.

As far as the identity of the forum, our goal is to be THE resource for the XT1200 Super Tenere as well as to be an open and welcoming community. And I know that our members is what makes that possible. I am certainly willing to revisit the time limit policy on edits.
 

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Right now, we have 2 moderators, myself and Checkswrecks. I typically check the forum in the morning (west coast time, unless I'm traveling for work), while CW seems to check in more often throughout the day, and he is on the east coast, mostly. However, there are times when I get busy and I'm not able to log in for a day or two, and I know CW is on his way to the camp out this weekend in South Dakota, so our response time may not be that speedy. I know Venture was working on bringing on a couple more mods, but I also know he is extremely busy and doesn't spend much time here.

As far as the identity of the forum, our goal is to be THE resource for the XT1200 Super Tenere as well as to be an open and welcoming community. And I know that our members is what makes that possible. I am certainly willing to revisit the time limit policy on edits.
No worries on my end. Thanks for helping me out with my editing issue.

I know being a mod is a thankless (and low paying) job.

And making grownups play nice is even less fun.

I haven't been very active posting in several years but I've always used this forum as a great resource since I got my bike.
 

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So it sounds like the real question was why did the forum change the editing policy and it never got answered directly. The why and a discussion Sierrra1 referred to is here:

The short answer is that 3 guys were total ass-hats and showed how to screw things up on the way out the door.

And why've I never seen that chick on my boat?
Umm - Never mind
:p
 
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