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Postby Jason Solan on Sat Dec 31, 2005 5:30 pm

Here are the following topics which i plan to delete unless anyone has any objections.
I will also be deleting posts which only contain smiley faces.

*REMOVED*http://usacheckers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=111*REMOVED*
*REMOVED*http://usacheckers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=118*REMOVED*
*REMOVED*http://usacheckers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=109*REMOVED*
*REMOVED*http://usacheckers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=98*REMOVED*
*REMOVED*http://usacheckers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=97*REMOVED*
*REMOVED*http://usacheckers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=106*REMOVED*
*REMOVED*http://usacheckers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=104*REMOVED*
*REMOVED*http://usacheckers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=100*REMOVED*


*REMOVED*http://usacheckers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=93*REMOVED*
*This i will attach Alan's post into the announcement about guest posters being eliminated

The following posts will just get a new topic and smiley posts deleted unless requested otherwise
*REMOVED*http://usacheckers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=105*REMOVED*
*REMOVED*http://usacheckers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=68*REMOVED*
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Postby kiwinurse on Sat Dec 31, 2005 10:39 pm

Why the deletions Jason, i dont understand, i have no wish for any of my postings to be deleted, and Lindus probably doesnt either.
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Re: Postings to be deleted

Postby Jason Solan on Sat Dec 31, 2005 11:54 pm

If you do not wish them to be deleted then let me know which posts they are.
I'm just trying to clean up the forum so that empty topics will not appear on the forum. I do not like 'holes' in the forum topics as is the case with all of the above (the all appear without any topic).
Most of the posts in the above topics serve no useful purpose. In fact most of the posts are nothing but smiley's. However, I will not delete any post with text that the user does not wish to be deleted, at this time.
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Postby kiwinurse on Mon Jan 02, 2006 5:47 am

Then why not just delete the ones with smileys and nothing else,or the blank postings,but leave the written ones.i just dont like deletions personally, nor interference with writings,and i feel the delete feature should never have been introduced,as you can see what a shambles its become on here
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Postby liam stephens on Mon Jan 02, 2006 8:57 am

Very good point Jan. Once a post has been submitted then, for better or worse, it should not be interfered with and should remain as a historical record. This reprehensible habit of retrospectively amending postings smacks of George Orwell's 1984 and the 'thought police'. It was also a feature of communist Russia during the Stalinist period.

In a curious way, it also reminds me of Yossarian in Catch 22, who censors the mail, so that letters ended up with only the word "the" and blanks in between, appearing in them.
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Re: postings

Postby Jason Solan on Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:09 am

kiwinurse wrote:Then why not just delete the ones with smileys and nothing else,or the blank postings,but leave the written ones.


Fair enough. Thats what i did.

kiwinurse wrote:i just dont like deletions personally, nor interference with writings,and i feel the delete feature should never have been introduced,as you can see what a shambles its become on here


If used correctly the edit button is a useful feature. Its a shame that some people have to abuse it.

I for instance am going to use it to remove the links in my above post, as they no longer exist. Its very helpful if you mis-spell a word and want to adjust it or if you post wrong information (a link to website which is wrong or has changed).
I wish there was a way to limit its usage, but unfortunately there is not.
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Re: Postings to be deleted

Postby hans on Mon Jan 02, 2006 10:11 am

Hi,

I agree with the Liam and nursie .. err .. Jan ;-) And Jason too, if used correctly the edit feature is a good one. However, the result now is that the people that abused the feature in the first place get more than they bargained for and even get the topic removed all together!

I'm not clear on WHY they are removed. 'Holes' are not nice but if I want a topic removed now, all I have to do now is make a post and then 'smiley-face' it?

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Re: Postings to be deleted

Postby Lindus Edwards on Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:18 pm

As I have no desire to incur the displeasure of the "Brotherhood" and, as in George Orwell's "1984", be dragged off to "Room 101" where my worst fears will be realised (having my checker board and pieces confiscated), I agree to my posts being deleted. :lol:
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