Deleting your own posts should not be bannable. All critical information should be in the Wiki.

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Re: Deleting your own posts should not be bannable. All critical information should be in the Wiki.

Postby addylad » Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:44 pm

I was wondering where Speakeasy had gone only the other day, and came across this thread by chance.

It seems like lots of people have come out of the woodwork, mods and members alike, to talk about someone who is no longer here to defend himself.

This is unfortunately the downside of forums; power concentrated in the hands of a few select people.
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Postby Andy E » Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:41 pm

It looks like this thread answers my question as to what happened to the list of Modern Green Resources :(
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Postby lavengro » Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:54 pm

Andy E wrote:It looks like this thread answers my question as to what happened to the list of Modern Green Resources :(

Speakeasy posted his Modern Greek Resources list over at the old forum: http://how-to-learn-any-language.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=41261&PN=1
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Postby Andy E » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:01 pm

lavengro wrote:
Andy E wrote:It looks like this thread answers my question as to what happened to the list of Modern Green Resources :(

Speakeasy posted his Modern Greek Resources list over at the old forum: http://how-to-learn-any-language.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=41261&PN=1


Yeah I know I've added that link to the end of the Modern Greek Resources thread..
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Postby lavengro » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:07 pm

Andy E wrote:Yeah I know ....

I recklessly forgot to put on my psychic hat to ascertain what you knew before posting something I thought might be helpful.
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Postby Andy E » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:38 pm

You forgot something...

lavengro wrote:<sarcasm>I recklessly forgot to put on my psychic hat to ascertain what you knew before posting something I thought might be helpful.</sarcasm>


As I recklessly forgot to put on my psychic hat to ascertain that you were going be upset about me not thanking you profusely for something my reading of the entire thread had already pointed out to me.... :roll:
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Re: Deleting your own posts should not be bannable. All critical information should be in the Wiki.

Postby tangleweeds » Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:05 pm

All critical information should be in the Wiki

Could we perhaps create a new forum ritual: quoting (maybe just a part of) someone's post and saying:

"This is excellent information! Could you/may I please paste it into the Wiki?"

Forgive me if this has been discussed before, I vaguely remember but I can't recall where. I just know that so much of the information I find most useful is in threads that get buried with time, or worse, buried in logs where (as noted in a recent feature requests thread) one is not able to bookmark (at least not using forum tools) favorite posts, only entire threads, which not so helpful given lengthy logs.
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Re: Deleting your own posts should not be bannable. All critical information should be in the Wiki.

Postby aokoye » Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:48 pm

Meanwhile, I now know what the "add foe" bit on people's profile pages means. After five years of membership...
It isn't especially transparent (compared to something "block user").
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Re: Deleting your own posts should not be bannable. All critical information should be in the Wiki.

Postby Le Baron » Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:29 pm

Hi, can I just say that I don't want to fall into any obscure rules traps. After reading for quite some time without an account, I registered. I've only posted one other post and I discovered this had to be "approved". It happened fairly sharpish, but seems a bit excessive. When it was posted it bizarrely had a section of the post repeated, so I thought I would edit it to correct it and the edit now also has to be 'approved'. Is this excessive gatekeeping? I've been on message boards since Usenet and I find the more obstacles you put in a user's path, the less they post.
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Re: Deleting your own posts should not be bannable. All critical information should be in the Wiki.

Postby rdearman » Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:15 pm

Le Baron wrote:Hi, can I just say that I don't want to fall into any obscure rules traps. After reading for quite some time without an account, I registered. I've only posted one other post and I discovered this had to be "approved". It happened fairly sharpish, but seems a bit excessive. When it was posted it bizarrely had a section of the post repeated, so I thought I would edit it to correct it and the edit now also has to be 'approved'. Is this excessive gatekeeping? I've been on message boards since Usenet and I find the more obstacles you put in a user's path, the less they post.

You can thank the Porn Spammers for these restrictions. So we put post approval restrictions in place until we are sure that you are a legitimate user. After that the restrictions are lifted, and you can post at will. Also the post approval system is based on the number of approved NEW posts, so if you posted once and edit it a million times then you'll need a million approvals. So, join in and participate in discussions and you'll quickly pass the required number of approvals and the approval system will move you into regular membership.

EDIT: And for the sake of any spammers reading this, all approvals are done by humans, so we' quickly catch your bots.
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