Can't edit my post, so I have to make a new reply.(additional info follows)
We have had a number of episodes where some member decides to delete all his posts by removing the content. This can often deface thread as there is now parts of the discussion missing and we end up having to spend a lot of time cleaning up.To avoid this regular members can now only edit their posts in the first hour. Developers can still edit their own posts without restrictions.
Hi everyone. [text of OP].............................................................................................................I will update this section with pros/cons for both sides:single album filePROS:little gain of HDD space/reduction of fragmentation (little relevance to me, personally)CONS:standalone filesPROS:CONS:
undelete the postings
Quote from: chrizoo on 07 February, 2010, 04:05:22 PMundelete the postingsNot currently possible.
We have had a number of episodes [...] and we end up having to spend a lot of time cleaning up.
Creating threads where the original post will change to reflect what is being discussed is not an everyday occurrence.
Furthermore, these types of posts are actually discouraged in favor of contributing to our wiki which can be edited by anyone that requests an account.
But is intelligent. And useful for subsequent readers years afterwards...
see:Quote from: Jan S. on 16 May, 2009, 06:58:27 PMWe have had a number of episodes [...] and we end up having to spend a lot of time cleaning up.
Quote from: chrizoo on 07 February, 2010, 04:45:34 PMBut is intelligent. And useful for subsequent readers years afterwards......assuming the people will actually read them rather than just asking the same question over again. No offense, but the post you authored
... is discussed on almost a weekly basis
...assuming the people will actually read them rather than just asking the same question over again. No offense, but the post you authored is discussed on almost a weekly basis and will probably continue to be discussed on almost a weekly basis
despite what appears to be an attempt on your part to create some kind of go-to de-facto topic. Again, that's what the wiki is for.
The OP (which is summarized to reflect the whole thread's outcomes / knowledge) can be copied or at least be used as a starting point for a wiki entry. And just because a wiki article is written doesn't mean it's useless to summarize a forum thread. Plus, it is helpful WHILE the thread is written, to have a good overview of the main arguments.
Take it from me, chrizoo, I've taken on the task of doing this before.
What I will not do is trust some random OP and their executive summary as to the salient points subsequently discussed.
[random OP and their executive summary] is additional very helpful information
your points are valid and I agree with them, but since you seem to reply to me, they are mute/off-topic because I only pled for modification rights concerning the thread's first posting, not in general.
And as far as "Wiki is Wiki, forum is forum" is concerned, that's not an argument, just the way you want things to be
...it's not just useful for subsequent readers but also for those who contribute to the thread WHILE it is written, so as to have an overview what has already been said - in a concise form. I don't count the number of times when points get repeated three and more times ....
and AFAIK, there are only few that have wiki rights.