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21-04-2012, 02:24 PM
RE: What member colors mean.
Great thread KC!

As a newer member, one of the things that bugged me was how to edit my posts. Now that I'm a full fledged blue member, I can finally see the Edit button on my posts. Just to clarify for myself and others, you do gain this ability after 30 days, correct? Does having a positive or negative rep somehow affect this?

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21-04-2012, 03:16 PM
RE: What member colors mean.
Rep means nothing. Doesn't affect what you can do at all.

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21-04-2012, 06:49 PM
RE: What member colors mean.
(21-04-2012 02:24 PM)Zephony Wrote:  Great thread KC!

As a newer member, one of the things that bugged me was how to edit my posts. Now that I'm a full fledged blue member, I can finally see the Edit button on my posts. Just to clarify for myself and others, you do gain this ability after 30 days, correct? Does having a positive or negative rep somehow affect this?
As a new user you are an unknown so you have to demonstrate you can be trusted, just like in real life.

New users actually do have access to the edit button, It's just that the timeout period is shorter for newer members. The edit button disappears after 30 mins for new members. Mainly to prevent dishonest debating tactics you sometimes get with certain people. Also it's not 30 days for the group change.. It's 14 days.

TBH I'm surprised anyone noticed. Allot of the protections put in place were not designed to be crippling or limiting in any way. And I think most people would be able to see valid reasons this was put in place.

As far as I know everyone at the time agreed as it did prevent abuse. Everyone has a time-out period on post editing except mods. This is also to prevent vandalism if someone has a hissy fit.

I've finished refining my post usually within 30mins of posting and most of the time don't go back to edit it later. Especially when other people have replied to it.

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21-04-2012, 07:21 PM
RE: What member colors mean.
Stark, thanks for that tidbit of info!

(21-04-2012 06:49 PM)DeepThought Wrote:  TBH I'm surprised anyone noticed. Allot of the protections put in place were not designed to be crippling or limiting in any way. And I think most people would be able to see valid reasons this was put in place.

As far as I know everyone at the time agreed as it did prevent abuse. Everyone has a time-out period on post editing except mods. This is also to prevent vandalism if someone has a hissy fit.

I've finished refining my post usually within 30mins of posting and most of the time don't go back to edit it later. Especially when other people have replied to it.

Please forgive me if I sounded as if I were against its validity. I'm certainty not. And no, I don't find them crippling. I just like to know the restrictions placed on me. I was curious and thought others may have the same thought.

While I can see the need for such a protection, that particular reason didn't occur to me at the time. I was merely thinking about some spelling and grammatical errors I made wishing I could go back and fix them. I have this bad habit of posting and then going and getting lost in YouTube, or running out of the house and coming back the next day realizing I made a stupid error that bugs me wishing I could fix it ie "crono" instead of "chrono."

Anyways, thank you both for the responses!

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21-04-2012, 07:30 PM
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breeding room huh? shit! we're gonna have a race of semi-evolutionary-partial-creationist/atheist communist super humans!
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25-04-2012, 03:30 PM
RE: What member colors mean.
(21-04-2012 03:16 PM)Stark Raving Wrote:  Rep means nothing. Doesn't affect what you can do at all.
Reds shouldn't be able to start threads.

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25-04-2012, 03:35 PM
RE: What member colors mean.
(21-04-2012 06:49 PM)DeepThought Wrote:  
(21-04-2012 02:24 PM)Zephony Wrote:  Great thread KC!

As a newer member, one of the things that bugged me was how to edit my posts. Now that I'm a full fledged blue member, I can finally see the Edit button on my posts. Just to clarify for myself and others, you do gain this ability after 30 days, correct? Does having a positive or negative rep somehow affect this?
As a new user you are an unknown so you have to demonstrate you can be trusted, just like in real life.

New users actually do have access to the edit button, It's just that the timeout period is shorter for newer members. The edit button disappears after 30 mins for new members. Mainly to prevent dishonest debating tactics you sometimes get with certain people. Also it's not 30 days for the group change.. It's 14 days.

TBH I'm surprised anyone noticed. Allot of the protections put in place were not designed to be crippling or limiting in any way. And I think most people would be able to see valid reasons this was put in place.

As far as I know everyone at the time agreed as it did prevent abuse. Everyone has a time-out period on post editing except mods. This is also to prevent vandalism if someone has a hissy fit.

I've finished refining my post usually within 30mins of posting and most of the time don't go back to edit it later. Especially when other people have replied to it.
I got the 30 day thing from Stark a long time ago. I'm also very observant Smile

Anyway, thanks for pointing out the 14 days. Fixed.

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28-04-2012, 01:23 AM
RE: What member colors mean.
So what are the reqs to become a veteran? Time on site? # of Posts?

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28-04-2012, 02:45 AM
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If you're light blue, you're a fucking noob or a troll. If you're dark blue, you're a regular. If you're anything else, you're a tool. Class dismissed. Big Grin

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28-04-2012, 04:46 AM
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am I blue or a tool? Let me see *posts just to check the color, sorry for the spam, guys*

edit: there we go, I am blue Cool

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