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So...I was thinking about how to make the message boards a safer, more forgiving place for KDC residents to speak their mind, and decided to add the functionality where a KDC member can clear-out any message they've posted that is over a month old.

The idea being that, if you had a really bad day, or were drunk-posting one night, or were passionately arguing for something you later realized was dead wrong, you shouldn't have to live with those messages for years down the road...

On posts that are over a month old, there's a new "Clear Message" link at the bottom of the post. If you click it and clear out one of your messages, there will still be a placeholder where you posted the original message, but instead of the original text, it will include the text " [ Removed by Author ] ".

This change gives more control to KDC'ers regarding how (and for how long) their content is published on the KDC web site.


Why Only Posts Over a Month Old?
There has to be a little accountability for what you say on KDC......but the 1-month limit maintains some accountability, while making sure your threads don't have to stay on permanent record on the web for years to come.


As always: if there's an extreme case where you've posted something you don't want posted (e.g., accidentally compromised your anonymity, or posted something that might get you fired), you can use the "Contact" link at the bottom of any page to ask a moderator to have it removed.


Jul 17, 2012 - 05:24 pm
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The only problem I see with that is when someone has quoted you and your message that you're trying to do away with appears in their post.  Or will it disappear from their quote too?

Jul 17, 2012 - 05:32 pm
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i just noticed the like and tweet tab, have those always been there?

Jul 17, 2012 - 05:32 pm
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i just noticed the like and tweet tab, have those always been there?


@mm4731:

They were there before the "thanks" button. A few months that I've noticed.

Jul 17, 2012 - 05:33 pm
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I think this may have been more useful BEFORE the board was wiped a couple of months ago.  Other than a few random pissy comments now and then I thought everyone got along fine.
 
 

Jul 17, 2012 - 05:34 pm
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i just noticed the like and tweet tab, have those always been there?


@mm4731:

They were there before the "thanks" button. A few months.


@Heathur: its only on KDC post!! why dont we have them?



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@BooBear True -- The wipe out is what got me thinking about it, after several members mentioned they were glad the old posts were gone. ; )

@SandyKnee -- Good observation...I'll see if I can code something to remove the quotes as well.


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i just noticed the like and tweet tab, have those always been there?


@mm4731:

They were there before the "thanks" button. A few months.


@Heathur: its only on KDC post!! why dont we have them?




@mm4731:   The originator of any thread will have them.



Jul 17, 2012 - 05:37 pm
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Thanks Joe. Although I don't recall what I wrote yesterday, much less what I wrote a month ago. So I'll just aplogize here:

Sorry if I offended anyone with any of my comments in the last 6 years that I have been a member of KDC.

Jul 17, 2012 - 05:37 pm
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i just noticed the like and tweet tab, have those always been there?


@mm4731:

They were there before the "thanks" button. A few months.


@Heathur: its only on KDC post!! why dont we have them?




@mm4731:
They were on everyone's posts I thought. I could have sworn it. Dude my memory must be going. Either something got messed up on the tech part or I'm slowly slipping into senility. 


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@Heathur: its only on KDC post!! why dont we have them?


@mm4731: Heathur is right. 

And it's only on the first message in a thread. ; )




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Thanks Joe. Although I don't recall what I wrote yesterday, much less what I wrote a month ago. So I'll just aplogize here: Sorry if I offended anyone with any of my comments in the last 6 years that I have been a member of KDC.


@Francita: thank you and I accept



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@Heathur: its only on KDC post!! why dont we have them?


@mm4731: Heathur is right. 

And it's only on the first message in a thread. ; )





@KingwoodDotCom: I learn something new everyday on this board



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I really think that a tab for rescue related threads is needed.  It has become almost at contentious as politics at times.  Not that I mind reading them but my guess is that even the rescuers would appreciate having a place to post without craziness interfering in their passions.

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Thanks Joe. Although I don't recall what I wrote yesterday, much less what I wrote a month ago. So I'll just aplogize here: Sorry if I offended anyone with any of my comments in the last 6 years that I have been a member of KDC.


@Francita:

 I don't remember ever being insulted by you, but just in case..... your apology is accepted.  

Jul 17, 2012 - 05:41 pm
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So...I was thinking about how to make the message boards a safer, more forgiving place for KDC residents to speak their mind, and decided to add the functionality where a KDC member can clear-out any message they've posted that is over a month old. The idea being that, if you had a really bad day, or were drunk-posting one night, or were passionately arguing for something you later realized was dead wrong, you shouldn't have to live with those messages for years down the road...On posts that are over a month old, there's a new "Clear Message" link at the bottom of the post. If you click it and clear out one of your messages, there will still be a placeholder where you posted the original message, but instead of the original text, it will include the text " [ Removed by Author ] ".This change gives more control to KDC'ers regarding how (and for how long) their content is published on the KDC web site.Why Only Posts Over a Month Old?There has to be a little accountability for what you say on KDC......but the 1-month limit maintains some accountability, while making sure your threads don't have to stay on permanent record on the web for years to come. As always: if there's an extreme case where you've posted something you don't want posted (e.g., accidentally compromised your anonymity, or posted something that might get you fired), you can use the "Contact" link at the bottom of any page to ask a moderator to have it removed.



@KingwoodDotCom:

Wait.... There's been accountability? W t f?

Since when... This is news to me.



Jul 17, 2012 - 06:19 pm
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