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Discussion in 'Suggestion Box & Feedback' started by Sue7M3, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. Sue7M3

    Sue7M3 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I just had a post deleted and another edited and the mod couldn't be bothered to tell me why. I find this unacceptable. Someone in the fantasy football thread made a rude post in response to the fact the draft, which was scheduled for today, was rescheduled for a later date because many of us could not make it because of Hurricane Irene. (the post was not deleted or edited) He then left the league. All I did was say I was sorry he was too selfish and impatient to understand why it was rescheduled because he WAS. I don't wish what we went through with Hurricane Irene on anyone! It was a very scary and stressful time and I have every right to be offended by his complete lack of empathy and concern! My post was edited to remove those comments, which I feel completely justified. Then my post asking to be told why I was censored was deleted. I believe whoever did it should have PM'd me and told me why!

    Edit: Hopefully Sue will see the edit'd by below in this post.
     



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  2. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter
    Administrator

    As i said in the PM i sent you;) I am sorry you felt that way. Please know that it is NEVER ok to call people names on here, it doesn't matter how much YOU THINK it is true.

    I didn't take the post in question the way you did but as has been explained to you before, if you have a problem with a post (or an action taken) the correct way to handle that is to !report the post:) <-- problem solved
     
  3. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands

    Your best bet would be to pm a mod and have the conversation with them..
     
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  4. Sue7M3

    Sue7M3 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I couldn't do that because the edited post has NO info on who edited it or why. Here is a screenshot to prove it:

    [​IMG]
     
  5. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands

    But you could PM ANY mod, and they could sort it out. All the staff can see deleted posts and know who deleted them and why. So, it's best to:
    1. follow forum rules.
    2. If you disagree with actions taken, pm a MOD.

    ;)
     
  6. Sue7M3

    Sue7M3 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Well excuse me 330D. I didn't know I could PM any mod. Thought it had to be the mod that did it and I had no idea who it was. I apologize for my stupidity. Won't happen again.
     
  7. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter
    Administrator

    I'll be damned! I could of sworn that showed for ALL users... (hey, I'm only human)

    So yes you are right on that.

    It sure would help if users saw the 'edited by' tag in there posts. Might cut down on some confusion.

    Still doesn't change the facts though, i sincerely hope you see that
     
  8. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter
    Administrator

    In case you missed it^
    This is the meat of what I am trying to say
    No need to apologize for supposed stupidity. No one is calling you stupid. (that against the rules;))You are not stupid.
    We at Android Forums hope EVERY user knows that you can PM ANY mod about ANYTHING ever. (or just use the report button as has been explained before)
     
  9. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands

    Didn't say you were stupid;)

    There is a lot going on here and sometimes it's tough to sort it all out. Mods are pretty much all knowing all seeing around here, so if you ever have a concern or question they are the go to guys (and gals.) Lord only knows how many times I have asked questions of them over the past few years....
     
  10. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42
    Moderator

    Huh, that's odd. I'm pretty sure the edit labels should be visible to everyone. Sue, do you see them in other places?

    Like this post, it should say I edited it below my signature.
     
  11. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter
    Administrator

    Disagree with that in bold:):p
    Definitely not all-knowing:)
    We are users here first and all of us are as human as the next:)
    I know!! I thought user could see that. It explains TONS of times there was confusion over a edited post if that is the case
     
  12. Phases

    Phases NO LONGER ADMIN

    Sue,

    I understand your frustration. NA and I have talked on it, and he understands too. This job isn't easy by any stretch, believe you me - and he's doing his best to make the best choices, as all our staff does.

    Any choice can be second guessed, and action taken in any situation can be peer-reviewed to no end.

    Slosh's post was a bit insensitive. I agree with that. That said, if Irene were bad enough for a particular participant to warrant enough empathy, some might think they have bigger concerns than being waited on for FF.

    I understand the stress you are under. I live in Nashville and was hit with the major flooding last year that went to the gutters of many houses in our neighborhood, and halfway up almost all of them. Mine was one of the few that was spared being on a good hill. My inlaws, 12 houses down, lived with us for the next six months while we did 100k worth of repairs on their house. Some people couldn't return nor afford to fix.

    It was very stressful, I've never seen tensions like that in our family. So, I do feel you. Very much. However we have to try to keep our emotions in check, and yes he was a bit insensitive - but your better approach would have been to just report him and let the mods take it from there.

    Do I think your reply should have been edited and just left at that? Eh, I might would have handled it slightly different and explained that to NA via PM. I'd have to review the full thread, etc, to give a public "this is what I would have done" reply though, and I'm hoping this can be settled before coming to that.

    NA and I have talked, I gave him my thoughts on how to improve in the future, no infractions were handed out - I vote we consider this a learning experience for all and be done with it.

    Hope you're doing ok over there. I have family on the east coast (Rob lives in Baltimore, too) so I was watching Irene all weekend. I hope, but assume, you guys did well.

    p.s. As for the "edited by" thing, it was removed for premium users by request of them as a feature FOR them. So people couldn't see them editing their own posts. Sadly when I did it I did it in a way that NO edits show, by them or mods. I see this was a bad choice, and will revert it.
     
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  13. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands

    Well, I can't even see it and I have a little more access than the average user...

    And what I meant by all knowing was in regards to the hows and the whys of the way the forum works. Specifically the behind the scenes stuff. (and I know not totally all knowing, but man you guys sure are on it for the most part)
     
  14. Sue7M3

    Sue7M3 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Nope, doesn't say a thing.
     
  15. Sue7M3

    Sue7M3 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks everyone. I truly appreciate everyone's input.
     
  16. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    Not a thing. Screenshot I just took proves it:

    Edited post.jpg

    Yup - we all are human. Mistakes happen.
     
  17. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42
    Moderator

    Hmm. Maybe it's because I'm a premium member too? Quite a few staff members have that as a secondary usergroup.
     
  18. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    Might be. I know we guides were added to the prem forums, but I don't think were added to the prem user group - you may be on to something.
     
  19. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter
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    If you go to user cp do you have a edit groups or memberships? Something like that?
     
  20. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42
    Moderator

    Group Memberships

    Oh cool, I didn't know that was an option.
     
  21. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    Whoops - I'm prem too - I had forgotten that I chose to remain showing as a G-man.

    I had forgotten it was. I should have looked before spewing forth my nonsense lol
     
  22. Phases

    Phases NO LONGER ADMIN

    The rules on whether or not edit tags show have been removed and put back to default, though I did move the position from just below signature to be more in line with the edit buttons, etc.

    It will work as vb designed now.
     
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  23. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter
    Administrator

    Thanks!! I'm guessing thats what all the weird formatting I saw for last 10 minutes or so was about?
     
  24. Phases

    Phases NO LONGER ADMIN

    Yea I like to break things (and people) down before I build them back up.

    :p
     
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  25. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter
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    So when were you gonna put my wounded pride back together? *sniff, sniff*



    :)
     
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