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Should there be a time limit for editing and deleting posts?

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Re: Time Limit for Editing/Deleting Posts?

Postby butitsadryheat » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:25 am

Buz Groshong wrote:If I write a "letter to the editor" to a newspaper (or TV station), they surely own a limited copyright license in it that allows them to publish what I wrote. After all, when I wrote it I must have known that it might be published. When you write something on an internet forum, you know that it will be published (on the internet) so you are effectively giving the site a limited copyright license to publish it. When you state something in public, your statement or actions might be construed as something of public interest and therefore news; reporting news is not bound by quite the same copyright rules as other publishing - quotes freely given can be freely reported.

That's a great point.

One must also remember that when one submits a letter to the paper, they usually have the right to edit the material.
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Re: Time Limit for Editing/Deleting Posts?

Postby Bob Sihler » Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:12 pm

With only 16 votes in a week, I guess this issue isn't too important to most forum users. In an event, the No's won the vote.

So the current system will stay.

Thank you to those of you who voted and provided viewpoints.

Now on to the next question: http://www.summitpost.org/phpBB3/poll-embedded-quotes-limit-t57895.html.
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Re: Time Limit for Editing/Deleting Posts?

Postby Alpinist » Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:35 pm

So...........where's the delete button in Off-Route??

You guys are way too focused on the politics of the site. The 99.99999% of the rest of us non-politcal types need the delete button to correct honest mistakes, duplicate posts, etc. Who cares if someone said a naughty word and then deletes their post. Seriously.

Next thing you know, we'll do away with route pages because a few people wrote some bad pages.
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Re: Time Limit for Editing/Deleting Posts?

Postby Josh Lewis » Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:25 pm

On another forum called nwhikers people are allowed to delete there posts at any time (except for lcoked threads and original posts with a reply). If someone said something really important, people quote them so that way it's perminant. :lol: I don't think people would ever quote duplicate posts. :wink: So I'm in support of what Alpinist said.
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