February 27, 2018
December 18, 2008
October 21, 2013
September 30, 2017
As Peter already locked the other topic. I will continue with my comment here.
Being openly accountable is an important feature. And in case you missed it, for an re-edited entry, there would be an extra View edit history icon next to the white number icon.
October 21, 2013
I would find such a feature most annoying. I would probably quit this forum, in fact, if it were implemented.
Most of my edits are for the purpose of improving clarity of communication. Occasionally I think it better to eliminate something or add something, upon further reflection. I would like my judgement to stand as an expression of what I want to say, not the entire history of my thought process!
It would most likely lead to more nit-picking., which we surely don't need.
I think we all need to remember that this is a relatively un-nuanced medium. Shades of meaning, intentions, irony, humour, etc., can easily be lost or misinterpreted because there are only words here, and a few emojis, no embodied human beings. I have occasionally had posts deleted because of what seems to me to be over-zealousness on the part of the moderator. I think he doesn't always "get" my sense of humour, which is extremely dry and full of irony. He certainly wouldn't be the first. C'est la vie!
It's hard to believe though, that Peter spends his valuable time editing my grammar and spelling! Good grief!
I have edited this twice so far, for those who like to keep track.
Oops, that's 3 times now!
December 12, 2009
I propose that Peter and NorthernRaven only edit (i.e., remove) for spam (and not the occasional post promoting an online bank by a forum member, but deliberate attempts to circumvent anti-spam measures by posting repeat, unsolicited commercial messages of unentirely unrelated businesses) or which directly verbally attack another forum member. Swear word filters can be implemented, if it's considered useful, but otherwise, I propose that no editing be done whatsoever. It's a free country and, while a private bulletin board, we don't need this excessive nannying. 🙁
If people are offended by a post, then they should leave, ignore the discussion, and stop reporting posts. That's how it works on Usenet forums and IRC chat rooms. The same should apply here.
NB Verbal attacks of forum members should not be permitted, but heavy verbal criticism and name calling of named executive officers of major Canadian banks and credit unions, should be permitted. They've got their "big boy" underwear and "big girl" panties on and can take it. They are also well-compensated.