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RE: Request for deletion policy

by bastard (Hermit)
on Sep 29, 2000 at 03:43 UTC ( #34531=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Request for deletion policy

Since I was one of the parties who had their posts deleted, i'm going to throw in my 2 cents.

I was slightly disturbed when I noticed my post was deleted. One day there, one day gone. To have something like that just up and disappear without a trace is unsettling to say the least. It felt as if someone had stolen something from me (nothing of particular value in this case). To boot, the whole conversation wasn't deleted, just the latter half. Sort of like editing history.

So now I have a void in my existence here. Something I said doesn't exist, something I did is lost in the past. No explanation, no signs of who dunnit, nothing. I think that's the part that makes me wonder the most. An anonymous, invisible hand reached down from the sky and changed things.

Now i'm not saying it shouldn't have been done or shouldn't be done in the future. (Esp. if it's vroom. In my mind he can do anything he wants with the site. It's on his shoulders that this place sits (kinda like Atlas)). I do think that unexplained actions (when dealing with other peoples content) could change the nature of the site tho.

As for my "offical" opinion of the whole thing: i'm keeping it to myself, if you really want to know i might answer to a /msg (then again I might not).

$.02 :)

P.S.- I have to disagree with tilly about the re-editing of posts (at least by the original content owner). It's one thing that separates this site from many others (and in my mind puts it on a level above). I feel it is an essential feature and helps in a large part to create the community that this site has.

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