When I logged on this morning, I noticed the new thread title immediately. More so, I know Techne’s voice and knew that it was not her intended or original title. Thank you for posting within the thread that you changed the title, though in my opinion, she named her thread with her intention and hope for the discussion she was inviting, and now that is lost in the change to your title. And more so, for me what was lost was the juxtaposition of her intention and how the thread moved away from her intention–the same/similar point you were offering by your title change and the announcement of that.
Any chance you would [I]add[/I] her original title to your notification post, so that her intention and her voice is at least preserved in this way? I would appreciate that; knowing where it started seems important to me in understanding where it is now.
Under your ownership, when I was the administrator here, you and I had the discussion around the editing tags. (For those who are reading and wondering what those are, you can see an example of an editing tag at the bottom of this post. It is an automatic notation of an edit, and whether you add a reason or not, it still shows that the post was edited, as well as the time, date and person who edited it. This no-time-limit editing tool is only available to moderators and admins, and as regular members you will see that you can currently only edit for a set number of minutes after posting before you no longer have the opportunity.)
David, in that same discussion, I told you in that I felt that all mods/admins/owners should have their editing notation documented, so that[B] all[/B] the members could see who and why and when any of their posts or their neighbor’s posts were edited. Obviously, this puts each of us on a level field of memory, context and knowledge of editing. I felt then, as I do now, that this is vital to the integrity of this forum. [I]As long as I have been a member here, all previous admins and moderators have chosen to have their edits noted and available to all members.
At that time, late 2009 ?, you told me that you agreed and then you reactivated your automatic editing tags to match the rest of the moderation team, but then today I see this post that has been edited by you, but has only a voluntary edit offered. There was another thread I was rereading last week, that I thought didn’t read as it first did, but I assumed then that it was just my memory, as it still may very well be
My question regarding the edited post: Does this mean that you have reverted to your previous editing preference, so that notation of your edits is entirely voluntary? If you would, please let us all know the current status of that. [B]If [/B]admin edits are being cloaked again, would please let us know why you are choosing to revert to that option after having it changed it once before?
I was of two minds in posting these concerns, especially in light of some of the recent discussions, and what you expressed here in this post. It is no stretch to the imagination that you consider me one of the “people who are continually harping about the state of this forum” or that you see as “ranting.” These sentiments of yours, while shared in your frustrations and discouragement, have left me with an unwelcome feeling to speak to my concerns here, much less speak freely here as a member. …But I need to know about the editing tags, and your status of that, if I can even consider adding my voice here again in any way. Reading would be one thing, but to have the potential that my words, or those of my neighbor’s, may be edited without notice or documentation is not something that I want to be part of, and I would absolutely discontinue my posting here immediately. I hope this will not be an added incentive on your end.
But, seriously, editing transparency is that important to me.
If you would, please let us know about the current editing status as soon as you can.