People Who Edit Other's Posts in Replies

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    I can't remember if I started a thread about his before, but I think there should be a forum rule against people editing out part of a person's quote when using it in a reply. I see people do it all the time in order to use it to their advantage and make the quote look out of context. You'll have people argue that they only want to reply to part of the quote... but why can't you do that and still quote the whole post? Nothing is stopping you. It actually takes more effort to go in and edit out part of the quote than just to quote the whole thing.

    So some people like to break up quotes and answer it in sections, point by point. I get that, but that is not the same thing as what I'm complaining about here.

    I've been told that it is against the rules for someone to edit someone's quote in a reply to make it out of context, BUT it is on a situation by situation basis and therefor is up to the judgment of whatever mod that so happens to read your ticket. There really is no need to even do that, just make it so that it is against the rules to edit someone's quote in a replay...get rid of the whole idea of everything being a judgment call and a crap shoot on what mod you get reviewing the situation.
     
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    As long as the part posted is accurate whats the prob
     
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    No one has done it to me in a long time after I first reported them and that didn't work

    So I started fighting fire with fire and started changing their quotes.


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    The prob would be if the context is removed and thereby the meaning of the remainder is altered.

    There are also those who cut out the parts they can't deal with and leave something trivial just to play one-upmanship games.
     
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    I do not know as a fact atm but I think editing quotes of others is a no no.
     
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    I was told it was only against the rules if it is reported and the mod that reviews the report agrees that the way the quote was edited changes the context of the quote. So it is a case by case basis... which I think is a wrong way to handle the situation, and puts too much power and burden in the hands of mods. It would just be simple to say that you must use the entire quote, even if you break it up into pieces to respond to it.
     
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    Most of what I see is people trying to claim something posted says the opposite of what it clearly says.......libs love that tactic
     
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    Except in certain parts of the board because its done all the time.

    Editing a quote should be a no no..no matter where its done. But, that is just my opinion, which means squat.
     
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    The way quoting is handled in this software, with the accumulation of previous quotes, it gets very cumbersome very quickly if you don't edit out quoted material that isn't directly relevant to your reply.
     
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