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justin 07-03-2007 01:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Martha (Post 531903)
As I posted in Sam's thread with the poll, the limit has been increased to 6 hours. I also gave some history in Sam's thread as to why we ended up with a time limit.

Justin, we all take some risk by posting here day in and day out about our lives and our opinions. What is done is done. We can't all just take it back. Don't worry so much. Our IP isn't that valuable and odds are only soon to be ex spouses would be interested in what we disclose here anyway. ;)

I didn't realize the outrage at OAP's thread/post deletion was greater than the outrage at not being able to edit our posts at our own pace as we see fit (including the right to delete any or all posts at any time).

Maybe you guys, as mods, have a better feel for "public opinion" on the board, and I hope that you all will continue to act in the manner that enhances the user experience for users of this board to the greatest extent possible. Hopefully not too many folks will leave and we can maintain a critical mass of posters to make reading and posting here a worthwhile experience. :rant: ;)

cute fuzzy bunny 07-03-2007 03:22 PM

Awww...I agree with Justin. Dangit.


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Originally Posted by Martha (Post 531903)
Our IP isn't that valuable


And I agree with Martha!

However...it'd be nice if we picked a sentiment and stuck with it. Either the material is so valuable we cant let you go back and delete your own, or its not particularly valuable.

At least management has improved on not removing and ending discussions about the value and editability of our discussions while saying we're doing it to preserve the value of our discussions.

Does "We burned the village to save the village" pretty much cover it?

Honestly and having seen the occasional carnage first hand...I think we can live without the meandering discussions on underage asian girls, spending all your money now and trusting that social security will bail you out for the next 70 years, the merits of recycling condoms and chewing gum from raw sewage, and why all early retirees are parasitic scumbags that should be ashamed of themselves.

Whoops. Did I say all of that out loud?:)

Having said all of that, I've probably gone back and deleted a good 1500-2000 of my posts. Yeah, no ****...

In some of the early stuff I revealed a lot of details before discovering that everyone here likes to play the fan dance. I revealed the place and date of my sons birth within a few days of the event, photos of him and the "we had a baby!" sign in front of my house with the street # in plain view. I made specific comments about former managers and employees and where we all worked that were nice when I was still fairly anonymous but probably not a good idea once I became rather well known and known about. And it seemed less bright after someones kids were threatened by one of the now banned board whackos.

Sometimes things change, and when that context changes, so should some of the content.

That having been said, without the ability to edit or delete, I simply changed what I say and how I say it. So the content probably isnt as good. (yeah go ahead, slow and over the plate).

brewer12345 07-03-2007 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by justin (Post 531896)
I'm starting to feel like you, Dantien. Everything I have written is my intellectual property as far as I'm concerned (worthless as it may be...). However, at this point I am unable to modify any of my 3,000 odd posts. Some of them I would like to get rid of since they are detritus or may, in hindsight, not have been in good taste. People change over time and I may not believe now what I said I believed in the past. Also, there might be personal information contained within my posts, that viewed as a whole, could be damaging.

Since my written word is apparently no longer 100% mine 15 minutes after I hit the "submit reply" button, I don't feel as compelled to submit my comments any more. If I ever do get pissed off enough to storm out of here, I feel it is my right to take what is mine with me. In the meantime, I'll probably stick around though, as long as the mood suits me.

However the cynical side of me knows that every word I write is going to enrich the corporate owner of this site, and that one of the main reasons for a prohibition on deleting old posts is to make the forum as large as possible to increase the ad views and google hits.

What he said.

cute fuzzy bunny 07-03-2007 03:26 PM

Too late, I already agreed with him. I believe theres only room in the license for one additional seat.

But then again, you arent reading this, right?... :2funny:

justin 07-03-2007 03:33 PM

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Originally Posted by cute fuzzy bunny (Post 531963)
Too late, I already agreed with him. I believe theres only room in the license for one additional seat.

But then again, you arent reading this, right?... :2funny:

You know I'm charging $0.50 per seat on this "agree with justin" license, right? Payable in b33v3r ch33z3 futures upon demand. Non-negotiable. And who said my IP isn't valuable? I've always thought my IP was the most important IP in the whole world. Apparently at least 2* folks agree with me.



* caution: do not be confused by large numbers such as 2. This represents only 0.000000000333% of the people in the world.

cute fuzzy bunny 07-03-2007 03:45 PM

And not to be outdone, china has 12 guys that agree with you. But they're all poisonous to eat, touch or burn.

kumquat 07-04-2007 09:45 AM

I've always been a believer in "he who pays the piper .........." and it's dory's board.

Danny 07-04-2007 10:13 AM

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Originally Posted by kumquat (Post 532238)
I've always been a believer in "he who pays the piper .........." and it's dory's board.

https://www.hamiltonpolicepipeband.co...rummajorbw.jpg

I once paid/donated to Pipe Major Dory $115 when it was an altruistic forum...so do I get to call the tune of "Go Down Moses (Let My Posts Go)" ;) Also, is it really Dory's board anymore?

Telly 07-04-2007 11:43 AM

Quick! Everyone hire an internet Lawyer!

Geeze, people!

If you post on an internet board while being too boozed to hit enough of the keys in the proper order, it ain't a spelling mistake.

If you have trouble spelling, preview your post!

Does anyone here actually READ their post after they posted it, to see if they mispelled something, and want to correct it? Or see that their phrases were contorted, and want to correct them? Go ahead. 15 mins. is more than enough. However, if you are convinced that whatever you have to say is just so special to the world, and you have to pour it out as fast as you can, else us poor slobs will not have enough of your wisdom... then I don't think anything will help.

I laughed when I read that some people here thought that posting comments meant that their text was intellectual property, owned by them!

If a person posts something stupid, and someone responds, why should the original poster be able to go back and remove their stupidity? Because they might "look stupid" if they can't? What!!! What kind of twisted world are some of you trying to create here? Talk about living in a fairy land... I think some people here are dragging their anchor.

I wish I would have never read this thread. My opinion of the environment here has taken a hit.

Moderators, like I said before in a post, I've been there, done that, didn't need the hassle of being a Moderator anywhere anymore. Thanks for keeping on!
Internet is being ruined by a crop of namby-pamby people who complain about everything and want to manipulate the environment to coddle them. Oh oh, I looked stupid, mommy, help! My self-esteem, it's damaged, let me rewrite history to fix it, it's not my fault, it's their fault, Mommmeeee!

I've rarily blasted on this, or any other forum. But the topic here just went over the top on me-firstism. But it may be the old story... just a few who are vocal, and the silent majority may be fine.

brewer12345 07-04-2007 12:24 PM

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Originally Posted by kumquat (Post 532238)
I've always been a believer in "he who pays the piper .........." and it's dory's board.

Ummm, last I checked, dory sold this board down the river to a consolidator.

Danny 07-04-2007 01:21 PM

how many beers have you had Telly...

kumquat 07-04-2007 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by brewer12345 (Post 532292)
Ummm, last I checked, dory sold this board down the river to a consolidator.


OK, then it's "the consolidator's" board.

cute fuzzy bunny 07-04-2007 05:56 PM

My $15 a month internet lawyer says we have a good shot at contesting the term "spelling mistake"...

retire@40 07-04-2007 09:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Telly (Post 532282)
...If you have trouble spelling, preview your post!

Does anyone here actually READ their post after they posted it, to see if they mispelled something, and want to correct it? Or see that their phrases were contorted, and want to correct them? Go ahead. 15 mins. is more than enough...

The funniest part of your post is that you misspelled the word "misspelled."

Apparently, you don't practice what you preach.

Hope you have time to go back and fix it.

cute fuzzy bunny 07-04-2007 09:58 PM

He does...about 2.5 more hours...

justin 07-05-2007 09:20 AM

Guys, guys. Lay off Telly. Speling is hard. Especially now that we have a built in spell checker in the forum software that UNDERLINES IN RED misspelled words. :) Maybe his spellchecker was broken and that's why he's so irate. ???

Telly 08-16-2007 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by DanTien (Post 532313)
how many beers have you had Telly...

None, Dan. But I tried "some of that wet imported sh*t from the ship that capsized off Key West" ;D

Telly 08-16-2007 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by cute fuzzy bunny (Post 532481)
He does...about 2.5 more hours...

What? You mean I can't come back over a month later, and change history? It's a travesty, I tell ya... ;)

Telly 08-16-2007 10:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by retire@40 (Post 532476)
The funniest part of your post is that you misspelled the word "misspelled."

Apparently, you don't practice what you preach.

Hope you have time to go back and fix it.

I preach Mutually Assured Destruction... how 'bout you?

Telly 08-16-2007 10:34 AM

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Originally Posted by justin (Post 532619)
Guys, guys. Lay off Telly. Speling is hard. Especially now that we have a built in spell checker in the forum software that UNDERLINES IN RED misspelled words. :) Maybe his spellchecker was broken and that's why he's so irate. ???

No, I wasn't irate, Justin. Sorry if I sounded that way. I didn't notice that there was a spellchecker here now, but probably won't use it anyway.
My lecture wasn't about spelling, it was about people wanting to re-do history for their (present) convenience.


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