|Title: Why was my post edited ?|
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Date Posted：06/07/2018 12:49:16Copy HTML
As the Moderator I often edit posts. Sometimes to correct spelling, or add a space between words that ran together. Sometimes to add paragraph brakes. Sometimes just to keep the thread on track.
Sometimes I can see the person meant to have paragraph breaks, because there is no space after a period, but their editor or browser did not translate them correctly when they posted. Sometimes it is a word correction, they meant "their" but typed "there", or dropped a letter out of a word.
Sometimes I will edit links, to strip the unnecessary suffix, all that part beyond the ? mark. This shortens URL's and helps Aimoo to display the pages properly.
Don't take the fact that I edit a post as something being bad, wrong or inappropriate. It may have just been a spelling or formatting issue.
My goal is to have READABLE forums. No flashing or weird fonts, no distraction by pictures of peoples dicks. This also means breaking blocks of text into readable chunks. Although sometimes I do edit out an inappropriate or irrelevant parts of a comment, just to keep a thread on track.
Once in a while someone will post a long block of text, some of which some might be appropriate to the thread in question, but the rest is misogynistic rant, or all about how people are "laughing on him". These hurt my brain. Both to read and then to decide if I should remove part, and keep the useful stuff that is germane to the topic, or just move the entire thing into a more appropriate thread.
Every day many posts get edited. Most of the time to provide minor corrections or readability. Some even get marked as edited when I open and close them, even though nothing was changed.
As a general rule, if a post has been edited it means I found some value to it. Otherwise I would not have wasted my time cleaning it up, or trying to present it better.
Like an editor of a letters magazine, I am trying to keep threads on track, and help the readability of individual messages.
I have noticed one thing, now when I edit a message and go to refresh the 'Today' page in my browser, the updated message appears on the Today page. Previously this did not work.
However if I move a message to a more appropriate thread, combine two threads, or rename a thread the link gets broken. This does not mean the message was removed, just moved.
In other news, I hear whispers that the Aimoo software is going to be updated some time soon. The last major upgrade was chaotic and catastrophic. Hopefully the next one will be better.