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Re: Edit option disappearing

Post by rightviewftw » Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:23 pm

binocular wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:56 pm
I like posting here, it keeps one thinking about the Dhamma and i have all the time i want and this forum was an effective learning tool because it ties Sutta to particular topics and one can weave it into a web so to speak which is a lot better than reading Nikayas back to back. Also when we think about the Dhamma it is like contemplation.

I guess as you say a solitary practice is always an option and i just have to deal with it like other's have done and i am relatively well off.
I just don't like how it all got out of my control, why the world isnt perfect dammit.

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Re: Edit option disappearing

Post by No_Mind » Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:31 pm

binocular wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:22 pm
No_Mind wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:11 pm
binocular wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:10 pm
We should do so much better.
Such as?
As in strive to develop toward higher levels of noble culture.
I think we are as good as possible .. I hope that most of us do not use obscenities, drink too much, gossip too much, do not have extra marital sex, do not steal, do not lie (I tell white lies to avoid people calling me over but that is about all the lie that I tell) .. what else shall we do?

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Re: Edit option disappearing

Post by DNS » Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:38 pm

rightviewftw wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:55 am
Basicly admin gets full control over everything you write after 1 hour and you can not undo any of it whilst the admins can selectively edit and delete what you wrote as they see it fit.
Each poster has full control of what they write, within this one hour window. After that mods will typically delete the whole post if it violates the terms of service. They won't edit content to change its meaning, which is why typically, if a post violates the terms of service, the whole post is removed.

(in some rare cases, only a portion might be removed, for example profanity, personal attacks, etc.)

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Re: Edit option disappearing

Post by DNS » Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:42 pm

rightviewftw wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:55 am
I do not see the upside in this change other than preventing someone from deleting a bunch of their own posts.
Yes deleting a bunch of posts has happened. Some trolls when they know they are about to be banned, delete all their posts, disrupting the flow of the conversations.
binocular wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:39 am
I would update the ToS imo so people are aware of this.
Agreed. It would help to add a (clarifying) clause like "All posts made on this forum are ownership of the forum owner" or something to that effect (they have such a clause at some other forums). It's a clause that states that once you post something, it becomes property of the forum owner (after the editing time has expired).
This is already under the protection of forum owners by US Codes, but I added some language to that effect anyway to the tos:

Starting with the paragraph
Use of this forum is at no membership fee and voluntary.

. . . . . Members may use anonymous usernames and need not use their real names. If they use their real name, that is by their choice and moderating staff reserves the right to refuse name changes (however they may allow in some instances). Posts cannot be edited or deleted after one hour from posting as it disrupts the conversation, especially when whole posts are deleted throughout several conversations. Posters have no ownership of any information they post here and do so at their own choice. Each poster is responsible for carefully crafting their posts due to this and again, this is a voluntary forum at no membership fee.


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Re: Edit option disappearing

Post by dharmacorps » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:41 pm

I consider this policy good encouragement of right speech. People on this forum and everywhere should be more careful with what they say and how they say it. In real life you can't erase what you say later.

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Re: Edit option disappearing

Post by binocular » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:55 pm

DNS wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:42 pm
This is already under the protection of forum owners by US Codes, but I added some language to that effect anyway to the tos:
/.../
Thank you!
Like I said, I suggested a clarifying addition -- because it's not likely that all that many people will actually go and look up what the cited law says (or understand it). So it's good to explicate the crucial points.
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Re: Edit option disappearing

Post by binocular » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:56 pm

No_Mind wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:31 pm
binocular wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:22 pm
As in strive to develop toward higher levels of noble culture.
I think we are as good as possible .. I hope that most of us do not use obscenities, drink too much, gossip too much, do not have extra marital sex, do not steal, do not lie
This is barely just the beginning!
what else shall we do?
Actually commit to Buddhism.
Every person we save is one less zombie to fight. -- World War Z

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Re: Edit option disappearing

Post by No_Mind » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:02 pm

binocular wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:56 pm
No_Mind wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:31 pm
binocular wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:22 pm
As in strive to develop toward higher levels of noble culture.
I think we are as good as possible .. I hope that most of us do not use obscenities, drink too much, gossip too much, do not have extra marital sex, do not steal, do not lie
This is barely just the beginning!
what else shall we do?
Actually commit to Buddhism.
This is the best possible unless you want to go to Thailand and become like Ajahn Martin

http://www.forestdhammatalks.org/en/aja ... graphy.php

It is not possible to play good soccer on a soggy pitch.

At time of Buddha the pitch was dry and weather was perfect. Now it is all muddy and raining cats and dogs.

So long pass is the best possible play .. do not expect to be able to do a Cruyff Turn when your boot is stuck in three inches of mud and the ball is all squishy on a watery field.

Edit Add: In case you do not know what is a Cruyff Turn .. open in new tab

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9klCWR_nKk

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Re: Edit option disappearing

Post by binocular » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:21 pm

No_Mind wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:02 pm
This is the best possible unless you want to go to Thailand and become like Ajahn Martin
/.../
It is not possible to play good soccer on a soggy pitch.
At time of Buddha the pitch was dry and weather was perfect. Now it is all muddy and raining cats and dogs.
So long pass is the best possible play ..
These are excuses.
Granted, the circumstances here might not be optimal, but I am sure that we can do a lot better than now.
Every person we save is one less zombie to fight. -- World War Z

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Re: Edit option disappearing

Post by Dhammarakkhito » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:57 am

i mean, i used to post my nudes on craigslist
from a dhammic standpoint, you can always renounce and achieve restraint
i like that you can no longer edit, people do that after their post has been replied to and it changes the discourse's meaning
if someone is worried about their public posts remaining then allow their name to be deleted, and allow them to remove personal information, no big deal
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