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When I change my own node considerably, what's then?

by Chicken (Initiate)
on Jun 12, 2002 at 22:29 UTC ( #174043=monkdiscuss: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Consider I changed not only a typo but entire content of a message.

And there are many votes and other messages that replyed

Isn't this can lead to confusion and non-sence?

Say, I asked

is 2+2 equals to 4?
Then many people replays
Yes!
Then I changed its contents to
Is it true that Hitlair was a good man?
... and what then?

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Re: When I change my own node considerably, what's then?
by simon.proctor (Vicar) on Jun 12, 2002 at 23:03 UTC
    Generally speaking if you update your node to reflect what people have said to you, politeness would dictate that you put

    Update:.... description....

    in there to describe your update.

    Not only is this polite but it helps those reading the node to understand the context of peoples replies to your node. For example, there was a typo in this node so I would put:

    Update: fixed typo

    However, thats purely from a code/opinion point of view. In the context of your example, surely thats what NodeReaper is for?
Re: When I change my own node considerably, what's then?
by BUU (Prior) on Jun 12, 2002 at 23:33 UTC
    Question 1: We make fun of you.


    Question 2: We make fun of you and then your node gets reaped!
Re: When I change my own node considerably, what's then?
by George_Sherston (Vicar) on Jun 12, 2002 at 23:39 UTC
    The fact of the matter is, someone who wanted to monkey about with the site like that could do so.

    It would be like going into a bar and farting and singing out of key Duran Duran numbers and never buying anyone a drink. After a while people would start ignoring you or occasionally being rude to you. Then you'd shape up or ship out.

    That's what it's like here - that's why it's called an online *community*. And like every community it has its own norms, which often don't seem fair to those at the end of the distribution curve.

    Mind you, those are the people who make it fun too. Come to think of it, this and your other thread were quite fun. So please keep in touch, Chicken - perhaps you are finding your metier.

    Update (as we say around here) : on mature consideration I realise there's a simple answer to your q, which is that you *can't* change your original post in SOPW. And now I know why :)

    George Sherston
Re: When I change my own node considerably, what's then?
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Jun 14, 2002 at 09:33 UTC

    Why is your fixation with how the site may be abusable anyway? Are you suffering from paranoia? Your other posts have been questions like whether the gods could find out who you are, personality voting angst and more along those lines.

    Well, on the other hand since we know who you are and have been discussing how to torture you in the secret place, you damn well better be paranoid. *evil grin*

    Makeshifts last the longest.

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