April 13, 2006

Editing: Does anyone other than me think there is a bit to much when you read comments and cannot find the original statement it refers to? Please edit both if you do one. I have written some comments and they have been edited out, for whatever reason it was determined, but it was never out of color as so many others I seen have been. I live in Thailand and don't always get the latest news, so if I ask a question about Cuba's not being able to contribute $ to Katrina, it's edited and I feel like I'm a fool for asking. I respect the contributors here like Weedy, TBH and others who have the access and time to read all they do, some of us can't. Just curious what some others think.

posted by gfinsf to editorial policy at 11:52 AM - 24 comments

If I understand your question, and correct me if I'm wrong, you would like the mods to either: A. Not delete as many comments. or B. IF they do delete a comment, to delete any following comment that may mention the "original" deleted comment. Not happening. And I'll tell you why: A. If the mods didn't delete as many comments, they wouldn't exactly be moderating would they? Most members on this site aren't known for discussing a subject in a civil fashion (myself included). and B. Babysitting a single thread on the off chance someone will make a remark about a comment that no longer exists is too much work, and is more likely to result in other threads turning apeshit. My advice: Don't take deletions personally. If, as you said, you do not believe your comment was inflammatory e-mail the PANTHEON and politely ask why your comment was deleted and link them to the thread in question. Theres no need to start a locker room thread like this if you haven't done this already.

posted by lilnemo at 12:02 PM on April 13

And furthermore, if at anytime in a thread you don't have the information to follow along with the discussion you can ask for links in order to better understand the issue at hand. Thats part of what this site is all about, engendering good discussion about sports.

posted by lilnemo at 12:08 PM on April 13

Editing: Does anyone other than me think there is a bit to much when you read comments and cannot find the original statement it refers to? Not really. If a comment is referring to something that's no longer there, I may puzzle for half a second, but I realize that the deleted comment wasn't worth my time, and I get over it. If given the choice between complete comment comprehension and quality content, I'd pick quality content every time.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:36 PM on April 13

lilnemo Obviously, I have never started a "thread" like this before. I have never heard of PANTHEON before but will check to see why someone here could not answer. Thanks for your quick reply. I imagine any further posts to this will be deleted

posted by gfinsf at 12:37 PM on April 13

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posted by jerseygirl at 12:39 PM on April 13

Glad we resolved that.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:06 PM on April 13

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posted by jerseygirl at 01:13 PM on April 13

DrJohn thanks I'll get over it too.....Just had to ask.....and jerseygirl.....you are always fun and I still say F*ck The Atheist!!! you are right.....

posted by gfinsf at 01:13 PM on April 13

Yay! I have groupies. Or one. Groupie? Groupy? Grouper? Either way, it's the balls.

posted by jerseygirl at 01:25 PM on April 13

Just wish Wells had some last night....I'm a Red Sox fan too!!!.....oh well now we're deleted not sticking to the subject You're "grouper" in Thailand. Keep your's never back down.

posted by gfinsf at 01:44 PM on April 13

Either way, it's the balls. No, its the dog's bollocks. Just ask the queen.

posted by lilnemo at 01:52 PM on April 13

I wouldn't worry too much about Wells. Molina and Rios hit dingers against Johan Santana in the season opener, and I hear his stuff is okay. On second thought, maybe you shold worry about the other four innings he pitched.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:58 PM on April 13

Yay! I have groupies. Or one. Groupie? Groupy? Grouper? And we're all still stuck in your bathroom huddled up in the fetal position listening to The Cure...

posted by wingnut4life at 02:35 PM on April 13

Molina and Rios hit dingers against Johan Santana in the season opener, and I hear his stuff is okay. I pray they get cancer.

posted by chris2sy at 06:47 PM on April 13

I was your groupy jerseygirl until you removed me from your profile. Now I cry in my sleep and have horrible dreams. Thanks a lot.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:56 PM on April 13

Mmmmm...grouper.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 08:00 PM on April 13

Now I cry in my sleep and have horrible dreams. I thought that was because yerfatma wouldn't be your valentine.

posted by jerseygirl at 08:49 PM on April 13

Y'kniw, chris2sy, Molina does bear a passing resemblance to the one on the right, but he probably does not run the bases nearly as well.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:11 PM on April 13

Mmmmmmmmmm....blue ox.

posted by wingnut4life at 07:37 AM on April 14

YYM, the correct spelling is "groupie." Don't make me tell you again, or I'll park your sorry ass on an aircraft filled with vipers.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 08:31 AM on April 14

We're going to add a deleted comments bin so people can find an original comment, either to figure out why it was deleted or grab the text of their own comment for publication elsewhere. Editing a chain of comments to remove references to a deleted comment is a pain in the ass. It's also a bit obnoxious, since you end up bowdlerizing comments by users who are good contributors to this site.

posted by rcade at 08:57 AM on April 14

bowdlerize BODE-luh-rise; BOWD-, transitive verb: 1. To remove or modify the parts (of a book, for example) considered offensive. 2. To modify, as by shortening, simplifying, or distorting in style or content. This will be on our final exam.

posted by jerseygirl at 09:08 AM on April 14

Extra credit

posted by yerfatma at 10:22 AM on April 14

I'm covered. Can anyone share notes from the [expletive deleted] lecture on Bonds?

posted by ?! at 06:16 PM on April 16

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