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Old 10-21-2016, 03:35 PM   #11
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Looks like you are in agreement. Deleting offensive words, snarky statements, or entire posts or threads is not what I would consider "editing".

You are right though, as long as moderators have the right to to edit (change the meaning) I don't belong here.
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The very definition of edit is to change, revise or correct something. It's something we mods typically only have to do when a post is made that goes against a forum rule.

Although when we make our edits we always try very hard to keep the meaning and the spirit of the post the same. We would never intentionally try to change what someone was saying. More often than not, it's how they are saying it that's the problem.
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Old 10-21-2016, 03:51 PM   #12
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The very definition of edit is to change, revise or correct something. It's something we mods typically only have to do when a post is made that goes against a forum rule.

Although when we make our edits we always try very hard to keep the meaning and the spirit of the post the same. We would never intentionally try to change what someone was saying. More often than not, it's how they are saying it that's the problem.
Occasionally, we get the "First Amendment" Freedom of Speech argument. In nearly every case, the person in question has never actually read what that amendment says.

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As WMtire posted, we have over 85,000 members and 99.99999% of their over a million and a quarter posts have not had a word changed.

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I joined this forum to contribute. I have many years of experience in the RV industry.

I am not arguing the 1st amendment. I am only pointing out what I consider to be a mistake. (Your forum is not to big to make mistakes) As it now stands the rules indicate that moderators can change the wording of a post. Even though you say you "try very hard to keep the original meaning", the fact is, you are not just deleting offensive words or text, you are able to modify something someone has said.

Personally, I think "editing" should be restricted to deleting offensive words or deleting offensive posts altogether. "Editing" should never mean modifying what someone said and should be spelled out as such in the the rules.

This is my opinion, so please don't take offense.
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My thoughts, not necessarily specific to this forum, is that a private message should be sent to the member that Not Only notifies him of any deletions or changes, but most importantly the Basis or Reasoning for that change.

Doesn't mean the member has any right to argue or appeal the decision.

And, I don't know what happens specifically herein at forestriverforums.com, but I do Know that many "other" forum editors feel there is no need to explain themselves and some "treasured" members are given extra leeway that other members don't get.
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This site is one of the better forums that I belong to and they do a fantastic job. I have no issues with the site team members and I have had a note or two sent to me about a post and I totally agreed to there reasoning. Enjoy this great forum as you can post a lot of things here that normally would be deleted from other forums or also you would be band. Later RJD
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This site is one of the better forums that I belong to and they do a fantastic job. I have no issues with the site team members and I have had a note or two sent to me about a post and I totally agreed to there reasoning. Enjoy this great forum as you can post a lot of things here that normally would be deleted from other forums or also you would be band. Later RJD
I could have said this. Applies to me, too.

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We occasionally edit a thread.
If you post a fairly normal reply and say it included the F word we would
likely edit your post and remove the F bomb and your post would remain.
When we edit a post there is an automatic note at the bottom that says
it was edited by so and so....
I think the moderators do a great job, having said that, on a recent thread, an offensive post was edited and another completely deleted and no where in the post does it show it was edited or that the thread had any deletions so I don't think that happens in every case.
Thank you all for your work.
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