Discussion in 'Announcements and Feedback' started by ChrisL, Aug 29, 2017.
That hat was the BEST!. I wonder where it is now....
You look like a total Ladies Man with FIVE shirt buttons open
How else am I going to show off my studly chest hair. Chaaa!
I've run into the editing aspect of that a couple times. Both times, I PM'd a moderator and asked about it. The moderator whom I PM'd wasn't the one who performed the edit/abridgment; however, they had some way of identifying the moderator who did. IIRC, the moderator whom I PM'd invited the other one to the conversation and the matter got resolved to my satisfaction. To be sure, ChrisL L, the solution approach I pursued is clumsily inefficient, and the one you propose is markedly better.
Avoiding or minimizing one's post deletion rate:
I've not had many (any?) of my posts deleted, but then I don't say much that's so crazy or crass enough that deleting is warranted. Also, by and large, my remarks tend to directly address the thread topic; thus I'm unlikely to find my posts deleted for derailment-related reasons.
Rebuttals, retorts and Refutations -- One can refute/rebut another member's claims/remarks/ideas in a way that makes one's castigation of their comments not insulting but instead resoundingly demonstrative of the inadequacy, inaccuracy, absurdity, etc. of their specific remarks.
Outraged rebuttal borne of indignation at having myself been puerilely assaulted by another member
Calm and constructively critical retort due to another's factual inaccuracy that wasn't accompanied with a personal aspersion.
Calm refutation of a claim with a mild upbraiding due to it being clear the member has little to no good understanding of the matter they've written about.
Trump vs Open borders Democrat?
Shooting in VA park, Steve scalise shot
Avoiding or minimizing the likelihood that one's posts be edited:
Avoiding involuntary edits is really easy: just follow the site and subforum rules (Zone 2 subforums, and some SDF threads, have slightly more restrictions than do other areas of the forum) regarding the copying and pasting of copyrighted content and vituperating. Also, conform to the guidelines regarding "gross" graphics/imagery.
If you want to expose yourself and your posts to the minimum level of scrutiny, post in the Flame Zone, Rubber Room or Badlands. Alternatively, you can take the approach I do, which is to simply not dignify really abusive or inane remarks (and members whom you construe as thus) with a response. The only reason I responded to the linked posts above is because somewhere in my mind the member has earned some modicum of respect. There are plenty who either never earned an or who did and lost it; to them, I have nothing to say. They are, AFAIC, not dead, but rather simply do not any longer not exist and are now by me construed as though they never did.
I don't care what you think or say of me. I don't think of you at all.
-- Coco Chanel
USMB moderators are quite liberal in their sufferance of spurious, specious, sophistic, controversial, off-topic, and ignoble remarks, and the fact is that insofar as USMB is a privately owned site, they don't have to be. In return for that, however, it's incumbent on members posting here to have something of substance, something that "holds water" and isn't just an empty insult or platitude, to say when posting. After all, if all one can or will do is "fart out" a string of nonsense, what's the point of posting?
If you send the PM to any one moderator, odds are you'll find out who sent the warning or deleted/"moderated" your post.
That's been my experience when I've wanted to discuss a moderation matter.
I had the same thought/question.
Oooh.....And what if it did/does? I mean, really. We're talking about an infraction of Internet discussion forum's rules/conventions, not the law or one's HR file. LOL
Just what be the material consequences of being banned from a web forum? One starts one's own or becomes blogger/vlogger?
I suspect the people who do the banning may take such things somewhat seriously. Forum members have little to no reason to do so or be concerned about being banned from an Internet forum, most especially not one having fewer than millions of members and no obviously "significant" members. Is George Will posting here? Is Noam Chomsky? Are other influential thinkers among the membership and known widely to be so?
I wouldn't mock the power of USMB moderators....
Those infractions go on your permanent record. "No big deal" you say?
You think employers don't check your USMB status? Go before a judge and it is one of the first things he will mention. It will show up on your obituary
Have you ever questioned what happens to those who are banned? You think they just stop posting? They are not banned as much as banished. The Internet Police show up at their door in the middle of the night and nobody hears from them again.
If they are lucky, they are taken to a FEMA death camp where they "get their mind right"
If they manage to get released, they are like Jack Nicholson in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
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