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Re: On deleting node contents

by valdez (Monsignor)
on Aug 24, 2003 at 17:11 UTC ( #286220=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to On deleting node contents

We had another example of that unpleasant, but perfectly legitimate behaviour when mt2k erased most of his nodes (GoodBye :-)). In that case tye restored all nodes from backups (Re: GoodBye :-)), can't we do the same?
I think that we cannot rely on thepen mirror site, we should have a local copy of root nodes, probably after they are approved, just in case we need the original node. I think we should not deny our past experiences, after all they made us what we are now.

Ciao, Valerio

P.S.: chunlou must have his reasons for behaving that way, but I would like to know those reasons.

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Re: Re: On deleting node contents
by halley (Prior) on Aug 25, 2003 at 11:49 UTC
    Every forum site has this happen: someone feels miffed and yanks all their contributions in a fit of pique. Maybe that's what happened here, and maybe that's what mt2k did. I don't know.

    Perhaps it's something even simpler and less confrontational. Before publishing an article to some magazines, the magazine has to be offered an 'exclusive' on the content. So they yank the public forum versions which they see as a draft anyway. Just a theory.

    I also don't know the background of mt2k's case, but what I feel is that it's unethical (or at least worrisome) to repost the removed material without permission. If someone submits text, and then removes it, and then speaks no more to the site operators and forums, the action is clearly intentional. Just because other visitors want to republish doesn't mean it's the right thing to do.

    [ e d @ h a l l e y . c c ]

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