Why No Editing of Posts?

Since: May 07

Location hidden

#21 Apr 3, 2008
combatmama wrote:
how about deleting a post you have made yourself? I have encountered this problem, and can't get any help with it. I just want to remove a comment I made- for the safety of children involved- can I get some help from anyone? THanks~
You can request topix admin to remove the post. Email the permalink (right click the post# and choose "copy shortcut" from the drop-down menu) to [email protected] and explain why you want it removed.

“Dan Allen Dot Com”

Since: Jul 07

Montpelier, Vermont

#22 Apr 4, 2008
combatmama wrote:
how about deleting a post you have made yourself? I have encountered this problem, and can't get any help with it. I just want to remove a comment I made- for the safety of children involved- can I get some help from anyone? THanks~
Once you post to Topix, it belongs to Topix. Unless you have lawyers helping you out, that is pretty much the end of it.
FYI

Elk Grove, CA

#23 Jun 11, 2008
mannygee wrote:
A spell check option would be helpful. Yahoo's "Answers" allows one to preview their comment, and thus make necessary changes, before posting it.
The Google toolbar has a spell check on it.

“The Voice of Reason I am”

Since: Jun 08

Blackrock

#24 Jun 14, 2008
danallendotcom wrote:
well, besides typos, I find I like tweaking my posts over time, to improve them.
What is the reason against allowing post editing?
It can be easily abused. One could completely change what they originally said.

“EDITOR”

Since: Dec 06

Ada, OK

#25 Aug 20, 2008
If we're the Editor, we should have control over giving infraction or banning anyone violating the rules.

Since: Apr 08

AOL

#26 Aug 20, 2008
mkfarnam wrote:
If we're the Editor, we should have control over giving infraction or banning anyone violating the rules.
I totaly agree with you. I had as I have said people using victims real names ,could I delete that No took me days to get some one to remove it...

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#27 Aug 20, 2008
The most obvious answer is that in the course of a thread, statements in some posts are invariably challenged in others. Allowing users to then go back and change those statements would be unbelievably disruptive.

“Know thyself.”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#28 Aug 23, 2008
mkfarnam wrote:
If we're the Editor, we should have control over giving infraction or banning anyone violating the rules.
Hehe! I like what you said.

But the options we are given is very limited.

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Sevierville, TN

#29 Aug 23, 2008
Perhaps the next logical step is allowing editors to apply for administrative privileges like control over some of the parameters like which words are replaced with asterisks, being notified when a user clicks the abuse button in our forum, authority to remove posts that violate the ToS, etcetera. But the application process would have to be rigorous enough to screen out those likely to abuse that authority and a system of supervision would have to be put into place to quickly detect and deal with those who do. Topix is heavily automated, and doing this would necessitate an increase in human oversight. Such a program would be a huge change.
Hate Bad Contractors

Toronto, Canada

#30 Sep 4, 2008
I truly think that people who have posted items themselves..... should be able to edit or delete their comment. Situations arrise where the comment is no longer valid or the issue has been settled and you should be able to edit or delete YOUR OWN posts...... I can't stress how important this is. Even though in the FAQ it states that we can edit or postings... no such feature exists... I've emailed this forum many times to gete a post deleted or edited and no one has ever responded to me. This is really frustrating.

“Women (and cats) of WoW unite!”

Since: Jul 07

San Diego, but now: The Woods

#31 Sep 4, 2008
Hate Bad Contractors wrote:
I truly think that people who have posted items themselves..... should be able to edit or delete their comment. Situations arrise where the comment is no longer valid or the issue has been settled and you should be able to edit or delete YOUR OWN posts...... I can't stress how important this is. Even though in the FAQ it states that we can edit or postings... no such feature exists... I've emailed this forum many times to gete a post deleted or edited and no one has ever responded to me. This is really frustrating.
The FAQ that you are referring to only applies to editors and the stories that they themselves (or RoboBlogger) post. The story posted may be edited or deleted, however once it is commented on it may only be deleted by Topix itself (ie: a paid mod or admin).

http://www.topix.com/topix/faq#edit_post

If a user, such as yourself, wants a comment or comments removed, the best way to ask Topix is to use the feedback link on the page(s) in question. Be sure to give Topix the permalink for each comment and why you want it removed (violates terms of service, etc.)

To make a permalink simply click on the small post number to the left of the Judge It icon. This will take you to a page where that comment is the first thing seen. Copy the page's web address and supply that to Topix. Here is an example of a permalink using your own post here on this topic:

http://www.topix.com/forum/news/topix-editor/...

Hope this helps.

:)

Since: Oct 06

Location hidden

#32 Sep 5, 2008
TrilbyKat wrote:
<quoted text>
The FAQ that you are referring to only applies to editors and the stories that they themselves (or RoboBlogger) post. The story posted may be edited or deleted, however once it is commented on it may only be deleted by Topix itself (ie: a paid mod or admin).
http://www.topix.com/topix/faq#edit_post
If a user, such as yourself, wants a comment or comments removed, the best way to ask Topix is to use the feedback link on the page(s) in question. Be sure to give Topix the permalink for each comment and why you want it removed (violates terms of service, etc.)
To make a permalink simply click on the small post number to the left of the Judge It icon. This will take you to a page where that comment is the first thing seen. Copy the page's web address and supply that to Topix. Here is an example of a permalink using your own post here on this topic:
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/topix-editor/...
Hope this helps.
:)
Love that helpful tibit of information! Thank you! There are quite a few times I wanted to post a direct link to a single post within a thread, but didn't know how to do it.
question

AOL

#33 Feb 7, 2009
Having been a editor .I would like to quit .So how do I delete my screen name and editor stuff ???

_PINKFLOYD_

Since: Dec 08

Alamogordo, NM

#34 Feb 9, 2009
I would like to add "sock puppet detector" on the threads.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#35 Feb 10, 2009
question wrote:
Having been a editor .I would like to quit .So how do I delete my screen name and editor stuff ???
Is there a way? I guess you contact the Topix admistrators...

Since: Jan 08

Palo Alto , CA

#36 Feb 10, 2009
TrilbyKat wrote:
<quoted text>
The FAQ that you are referring to only applies to editors and the stories that they themselves (or RoboBlogger) post. The story posted may be edited or deleted, however once it is commented on it may only be deleted by Topix itself (ie: a paid mod or admin).
http://www.topix.com/topix/faq#edit_post
If a user, such as yourself, wants a comment or comments removed, the best way to ask Topix is to use the feedback link on the page(s) in question. Be sure to give Topix the permalink for each comment and why you want it removed (violates terms of service, etc.)
To make a permalink simply click on the small post number to the left of the Judge It icon. This will take you to a page where that comment is the first thing seen. Copy the page's web address and supply that to Topix. Here is an example of a permalink using your own post here on this topic:
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/topix-editor/...
Hope this helps.
:)
This is exactly right! Unfortunately, you cannot edit a post once you hit "Post Comment," but many users get a little confused by the FAQ description-thank you for clearing that up Trilby Kat. We may be updating our FAQ soon!

Since: Jan 09

Woodbine

#37 Jun 17, 2009
patriot southern lady wrote:
<quoted text>
I totally aree with control on the negative issues. BUT... I also feel for the ADMIN as this is a very touchy area. Freedom is dying. Freedom of speach almost silent as to not "offend". We must remain "PC".
Right now Topix is completely free. The good the bad the ugly. People are people we all have good and bad. We have to restrict freedom in order to control trolls and such. There is a cost for everything. No always is dollar ammounts.
I feel it would be best for humans to work on being more sensitive and mature so things like trolls wouldn't be an issue and free runs free but now I am "Dreaming".
Are you willing to give up freedom in any form to save your senseabilities?
You are right on the money. Freedom always has a down side. People claim they want it, but when they get it in the form of something like Topix, then they start to waver.

Freedom is not for the weak-hearted or thin-skinned. I say keep Topix wide open and free.

“Know thyself.”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#38 Jun 17, 2009
The Real Cowboy wrote:
<quoted text>
You are right on the money. Freedom always has a down side. People claim they want it, but when they get it in the form of something like Topix, then they start to waver.
Freedom is not for the weak-hearted or thin-skinned. I say keep Topix wide open and free.
SECOND THE MOTION!

“EDITOR”

Since: Dec 06

Duncan, OK

#39 Jul 21, 2009
AMEN to that "Real Cowboy"

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Charleston, SC

#40 Jul 22, 2009
I think the Topix editors find the right balance more often than not. They sometimes leave posts in place even though they clearly violate the ToS, and I haven't been able to figure out the rationale, probably because they vary slightly from one admin to the next. My only gripe is that they don't delete entire threads with post number one as often as I think they should. Perhaps they should hire me--I'd move to California in a heartbeat.

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