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Old 08-01-2011, 08:36 PM
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Thank you for bringing this to our attention. This is the VBulletin FAQ. It comes standard with the forum software. It is not the same as the polyamory.com forum rules. I had no idea there was this conflicting information in there. I will report this to Autumnal Tone who is the one who edits the rules, and to Imaginary Illusion who has access to admin utilities.

Sorry i made you feel like a total moron. Is there anything i can say that will make you feel like a total genius, as a way of making it up to you?

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First off just because people dont read it does not mean you should make them feel like total morons. This is a great way to lose new members, so if your happy with only the people here now then so be it.

Secondly I DID look for an answer and what I found was conflicting and so I wanted to clarify which is why I asked. God forbid I ask about a rule that was conflicted IN YOUR FAQ'S. How dare I do something so ignorant, I definitely need to be made to feel like an idiot. Thanks for that.

Here is what I found regarding editing deleting posts when I went to the FAQ'S and searched it

Can I edit or delete my posts?

If you have registered and are logged in, you may be able to edit and delete your posts (although the administrator may have turned off this option). Your ability to edit your posts may be time-limited, depending on how the administrator has set up the forum.

To edit or delete your posts, click the Edit button by the particular post. If your post was the first in the thread, then deleting it may remove the entire thread.

Once you've made your modifications, a note may appear to inform other users that you have edited your post.

If the edit time and date appear as a link you can click on this to see the differences between the original and edited versions, or between edits if there have been multiple edits.

Can others edit my posts?

Administrators and moderators may also edit your messages. If they do, there may not be a note telling other users that the post was modified.


If the rule is that YOU CAN'T edit your posts after 12 hours than this verbage needs to be changed to say JUST THAT. This verbage leaves it open that maybe/maybe not.
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:38 PM
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Secondly I DID look for an answer and what I found was conflicting and so I wanted to clarify which is why I asked.
http://www.polyamory.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1787


It's under User Guidelines, hon. The first bit says you have a limited time to edit your posts. Then the third post on that thread, Neon has posted in huge letters, "12 hours."

You're more than welcome here, as far as I am concerned. Sorry for the confusion.
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:44 PM
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Thanks Mags. I rescind my apology.if someone decides to feel like a "total idiot", that's fine by me.
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:50 PM
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Neon, you're such a brat.
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:09 PM
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If the rule is that YOU CAN'T edit your posts after 12 hours than this verbage needs to be changed to say JUST THAT. This verbage leaves it open that maybe/maybe not.
Seems to me that ".. Your ability to edit your posts may be time-limited, depending on how the administrator has set up the forum. ..." indicates that there may be a time limit on editing and one should check with the specific board rules to find out. This verbiage leaves nothing open to question, because it directs you to check for site-specific information...and when you check that, the 12-hour time limit is made clear.
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:25 PM
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I wish people would just own the fact that they didn't bother to read the rules because they were eager to start posting. I'd respect that as opposed to "Wah! I can't FIND it! You need to make things easier to find! You make me feel stupid!"

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Old 08-02-2011, 01:03 AM
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Secondly I DID look for an answer and what I found was conflicting and so I wanted to clarify which is why I asked. God forbid I ask about a rule that was conflicted IN YOUR FAQ'S. How dare I do something so ignorant, I definitely need to be made to feel like an idiot. Thanks for that.
NK & AT have addressed the software general FAQ's. And as indicated they have also brought it to my attention as well.

Your ordeal does show that the general information in the FAQ's should be made more specific to this board, and the frustration of the mods indicates that while we have taken great pains to ensure that information is easy to find, we are obviously missing a critical path for a significant set of users including yourself.

I will look into adjusting the standard FAQ's to contain or point to more specific information to try and close that loop. One of the reasons I hadn't bothered was the pending upgrade to a newer version of vBulletin, but since there is no firm timetable on that, we'll adjust for the interim.

As this line of discussion really has little to do with the current thread, expect the related posts to be relocated to a more appropriate location.
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:31 AM
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gOOD Grief what is this HIGH SCHOOL? It's like a pack of "mean girls".

I agree it did indicate THERE MAY BE A TIME LIMIT and when I didn't see a time limit indicated IN THE FAQ'S ABOUT DELETING YOUR POSTS then I posted the question.

what a pack of unwelcoming people (with the exception of the people that have not attacked me over silly things like saying "the polyamorous lifestyle" or asking a question that YOUR FAQ's left unclear. Do you treat people in your every day life like this?


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Seems to me that ".. Your ability to edit your posts may be time-limited, depending on how the administrator has set up the forum. ..." indicates that there may be a time limit on editing and one should check with the specific board rules to find out. This verbiage leaves nothing open to question, because it directs you to check for site-specific information...and when you check that, the 12-hour time limit is made clear.
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:48 AM
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Oy vey!
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Old 08-02-2011, 02:03 AM
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I agree it did indicate THERE MAY BE A TIME LIMIT and when I didn't see a time limit indicated IN THE FAQ'S ABOUT DELETING YOUR POSTS then I posted the question.
My issue is not with you asking that particular question. I do recall quizzing you about why you'd post something if you're planning to delete it. However, asking that question was the right thing to do and I was hoping (and still do hope) that other people will see it and if they are wondering the same, they will get their answer. But as we have seen, many people "can't find" or don't read that section of the forum and there isn't any way to make it stand out more. Maybe we could increase the font size?

Anyway, Imapolygirlmaybe, there are a BUNCH of other people BESIDES YOU (and you all know who you are) who have private-messaged the moderators over the duration whining about how they didn't read the rules or "couldn't find" them or "didn't know" and now they regret what they posted and could the moderators delete all my posts so my parents/OSO/kids/employer/soon-to-be-ex's attorney won't see it kthxbai.

So, this is not about YOU. You are actually one of the smart ones in this scenario because you ASKED BEFORE you did something foolish or impulsive. But by all means, keep calling me a "mean girl" if it suits you to do so.
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