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Why Can't We Edit Our Posts
« on: October 14, 2011, 11:58:20 »
It's a very unhandy rule. Really.

If there was a problem with a member, THAT member should be dealt with, not implement such a thing that limits everyone... Trade lists is an obvious place where it would be much cleaner and efective to just edit as you go along..

IMO. ;)

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Re: Why Can't We Edit Our Posts
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2011, 18:19:50 »
It's a very unhandy rule. Really.

I know it's inconvenient, but it does make the place much more secure and IMO that is what's important. :)

I was trying to think back to when it was changed and I remembered the events which spurred the decision. Someone logged in to another member's account (whether they were given the password or hacked in was never proven) and spitefully removed the text from every single post that member had made. Their whole posting history was wiped and it made a big mess of several topics which that person had started.

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Re: Why Can't We Edit Our Posts
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2011, 19:51:27 »
I know it's inconvenient, but it does make the place much more secure and IMO that is what's important. :)

I was trying to think back to when it was changed and I remembered the events which spurred the decision. Someone logged in to another member's account (whether they were given the password or hacked in was never proven) and spitefully removed the text from every single post that member had made. Their whole posting history was wiped and it made a big mess of several topics which that person had started.

Agh - that's horrid. Was the culprit flogged and hanged? I hope so.

Didn't think of that. Is it possible to let the first post only be edited? Ideally just on the trade board?  Cause whenever we're trying to keep something uptodate, it's in the 1st post...

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Re: Why Can't We Edit Our Posts
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2011, 20:16:02 »
The first post in a topic is probably the most important to be secure. Say someone posts a photo story, all the important stuff is in the first post, or the first several. Wiping out someone's "good job"s and "thank you"s wouldn't be as big of a deal.
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Re: Why Can't We Edit Our Posts
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2011, 20:36:15 »

Agh - that's horrid. Was the culprit flogged and hanged? I hope so.

I did try to find out who actually did it, but there wasn't a trail to follow - especially as I wasn't immediately made aware of the attack. IP information didn't shed any light, nor did any of the logs. I have my suspicions, but that's all they are without solid evidence. I was pretty shocked when it happened and wanted to make sure that it couldn't happen again.

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Is it possible to let the first post only be edited? Ideally just on the trade board?  Cause whenever we're trying to keep something uptodate, it's in the 1st post...

These sort of posting settings are universal and there is no option for customization between different boards. An expert coder would probably be able to work out some way to get around it. I prefer not to change too much these days as it means more work for me when the forum eventually gets upgraded. :-\

The first post in a topic is probably the most important to be secure. Say someone posts a photo story, all the important stuff is in the first post, or the first several. Wiping out someone's "good job"s and "thank you"s wouldn't be as big of a deal.

That's right and it's exactly what happened in this instance I mentioned. The "hacker" wasn't able to completely delete the topics created by the member, so they removed all the text and replaced the title of the topic with a point (.)  ::) Couldn't even work out what each topic was about in most cases.

Should we split this discussion and move it to the technical board? Sorry for going so far off topic.

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Re: Why Can't We Edit Our Posts
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2011, 20:59:25 »
These sort of posting settings are universal and there is no option for customization between different boards. An expert coder would probably be able to work out some way to get around it. I prefer not to change too much these days as it means more work for me when the forum eventually gets upgraded. :-\
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Should we split this discussion and move it to the technical board? Sorry for going so far off topic.

Right, if it's universal, probably more trouble than it's worth (that's why I prefer stuff I did myself - control freak here..  :P)

Had never heard of such an "attack"... Gods, the things people do.

As to splitting, I'll leave that to you - as you think best ;)

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Re: Why Can't We Edit Our Posts
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2011, 22:51:19 »
I know it's inconvenient, but it does make the place much more secure and IMO that is what's important. :)

I was trying to think back to when it was changed and I remembered the events which spurred the decision. Someone logged in to another member's account (whether they were given the password or hacked in was never proven) and spitefully removed the text from every single post that member had made. Their whole posting history was wiped and it made a big mess of several topics which that person had started.


It was December 2008 when another Playmo Friends member got my password and removed several hundred of my post from November 2005 forward. They cleverly used Windows live messenger to obtain my passwords for this forum, eBay and my photo hosting site.

It was out of sheer spite and made me think about posting here further until several members continued to message me that I should come back.

I still may, I miss doing the photo stories I used to do. I can understand now why the option to edit isn't available but hopefully there could be some type of work around of sorts in the future for where it's needed.

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Re: Why Can't We Edit Our Posts
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2011, 23:19:28 »
What a terrible thing for someone to do. :'( That happened before my time here, and I know I for one would love to see your work, as I never had a chance to see your topics before they were destroyed. I hope you will consider starting over on posting stories, as with the new 24-hour limit, your work cannot be destroyed again.
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Re: Why Can't We Edit Our Posts
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2011, 10:14:40 »

It was December 2008 when another Playmo Friends member got my password and removed several hundred of my post from November 2005 forward. They cleverly used Windows live messenger to obtain my passwords for this forum, eBay and my photo hosting site.

It was out of sheer spite and made me think about posting here further until several members continued to message me that I should come back.

This implies you know who did it and have some kind of proof? I would like the name of the member, thanks.

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Re: Why Can't We Edit Our Posts
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2011, 10:27:31 »
What a terrible thing for someone to do.

Indeed !!!  :hmm: :hmm:


This implies you know who did it and have some kind of proof? I would like the name of the member, thanks.

And it should be publicly revealed so that everyone here knows who did such a shamefull act!! He/she or they who did it should be banned for life from the forum and be prohibited from joining the PCC!!  :evilplan:

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