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Alteration of posts

Post by GuyBarry » 27 Jul 2013, 07:34

What's all this "ze" rubbish, please? I don't take kindly to having my posts altered. One of thé administrators on a board I used to take part in used a filter to change all references to thé Daily Mail to "Der Stürmer" (a wartime Nazi newspaper). It really wasn't very funny and I think some people left over it.

This one may only be a harmless bit of fun but how do we know our posts won't be changed in other more subtle ways?
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Post by moley » 27 Jul 2013, 08:03

I've removed the auto correct of the and this to ze, which Tubeguru instigated.
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Post by moley » 27 Jul 2013, 08:04

And again - Tubeguru stop it or I will take the whole forum offline.
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Re: Alteration of posts

Post by GuyBarry » 27 Jul 2013, 08:04

Thank you.
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Re: Alteration of posts

Post by tractakid » 27 Jul 2013, 09:22

Wow. What a miserable thread- it was fairly hilarious!
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Re: Alteration of posts

Post by Sam » 27 Jul 2013, 09:42

Oh come on, can everyone just LIGHTEN up, this forum is taken far too seriously at times.

It's nice to have a bit of light humour now and again.

Anyway, what was ze point of zis again? :mrgreen:
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Post by moley » 27 Jul 2013, 10:54

If people want to write ze or zis then fine but I don't like the word censor feature being used for the purpose. Not everyone wants their posts changed in such a way.

I woke this morning to this thread and a seperate private message - if it offends people then it needs to stop. Note I have not banned zee or zis on the forum (although I could see the software to do so). All I've done is stop the being auto changed.
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Post by The Orange One » 27 Jul 2013, 11:01

If you are going to alter posts, alter them properly! Look at all the "them"s around the forum.
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Re: Alteration of posts

Post by tractakid » 27 Jul 2013, 11:07

It was a temporary change that caused a lot of laughter. It's not as if there was any malice or it was rude or inappropriate... I agree if the word filter was changed to something rude or vulgar I wouldn't be happy, but that is a completely different issue.
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Post by Sam » 27 Jul 2013, 11:46

all545londonbuses wrote:If you are going to alter posts, alter them properly! Look at all the "them"s around the forum.
And whom ;)
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Post by hopeful traveller » 27 Jul 2013, 12:37

I'm with moley on this one. I assumed tubeguru was drunk, he's not normally this humorous on a public-facing forum.
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Re: Alteration of posts

Post by Sam » 27 Jul 2013, 12:43

hopeful traveller wrote:I'm with moley on this one. I assumed tubeguru was drunk, he's not normally this humorous on a public-facing forum.
Tubeguru doesn't drink so it'd be an achievement for him to be drunk.
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Post by tubeguru » 27 Jul 2013, 13:50

I really don't know what to say to any of this. There are a few things I would like to say, but a few people might not like them.
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Re: Alteration of posts

Post by GuyBarry » 27 Jul 2013, 14:25

tractakid wrote:It was a temporary change that caused a lot of laughter.
So why wasn't it changed back on Friday night then? I wasn't around for that particular discussion - I just logged in this morning and discovered that my posts were being converted into drivel. I have no idea what prompted the original change.

I'm sorry, but I don't like forums that muck around with people's posts, however innocent the intention. I was a forum administrator for many years and I would never have dreamed of doing such a thing, even in jest.
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Re: Alteration of posts

Post by Sam » 27 Jul 2013, 14:27

GuyBarry wrote:
tractakid wrote:It was a temporary change that caused a lot of laughter.
So why wasn't it changed back on Friday night then? I wasn't around for that particular discussion - I just logged in this morning and discovered that my posts were being converted into drivel. I have no idea what prompted the original change.

I'm sorry, but I don't like forums that muck around with people's posts, however innocent the intention. I was a forum administrator for many years and I would never have dreamed of doing such a thing, even in jest.
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