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Old 03-01-2021, 05:29 PM   #21
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If he is that thin-skinned, he wouldn't have lasted long anyway.
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Old 03-01-2021, 07:06 PM   #22
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PeterB: Please continue to edit my sometimes ridiculous (often humiliating) typos. Some people here actually believe that I can rite.
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Ok. Your choice, if you want to take bat and ball and go home, that's fine. I just thought I was doing you a small favour, as you left off a capital letter to start your title, and 'chose', as your link points out, is used in the 'past tense', and I thought you were yet to 'choose' your boat. I certainly did not do it for a petty reason. Just trying to be helpful is all...it's what we moderators try to do...
I can see hipilot’s point. This discussion has become scarily close to that which might be found on FB, not on a friendly, boaters-helping-boaters forum. Good friends are hard to come by, don’t scare them away with petty changes to their posts. Also: what, or who, is a “moderator”?
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Old 03-01-2021, 08:46 PM   #25
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I can see hipilot’s point. This discussion has become scarily close to that which might be found on FB, not on a friendly, boaters-helping-boaters forum. Good friends are hard to come by, don’t scare them away with petty changes to their posts. Also: what, or who, is a “moderator”?
Sometimes, someone trying to help, can be misinterpreted. Especially true when there is nothing but written text. You may think there was a tone or attitude that was not intended. I didn't see anything wrong or petty in what the moderator wrote.
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Old 03-01-2021, 09:30 PM   #26
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I didn't see anything wrong or petty in what the moderator wrote.
I agree. From what I understand, the original title was "chose a boat." When I see that thread title, in the past tense, I naturally figure it's a thread showing me the person's new boat, that they already chose.

If the title is "Choosing a boat," (which is what the text of the post reflected), then I will figure the person wants some input on choosing a future boat (which is, in fact, what the OP wanted discussion on).

If it were me, and I made that (innocent) mistake (chose vs. Choosing), I would be happy to have it changed. I'm sure the mods did it to help the OP get input. In actual fact, if I were not happy with the change, I'm sure the mods would change it back upon request. How is this "censorship" or grounds for leaving in a huff? It's the same verb just in a different tense (which changed the meaning to what the body of the post was asking).

(Although the OP can certainly leave; it's not the Hotel California.)
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Old 03-01-2021, 09:31 PM   #27
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Maybe to obtain some collective benefit from all this - and I hope the OP does return after due reflection - as he may well not have realised I was a moderator, and thought I was just being a smart Alec.

Anyway, the point is, the ability for ordinary members to edit their post is lost after 2 hours. However, we moderators can edit for you if that is the case. It must be annoying to put up a post, especially if it's a thread title, or boat price, eg. - get it wrong - and not be able to correct it.

So, message is it can be corrected.

Two ways...
1. by PMing one of us mods, or just reporting the post and making that request. We can then do it for you if a simple correction needed...

2. ...or if you wanted to do a more major edit, we can go in and restore your edit function, and advise you of that.

Hope this helps inform everyone re this issue..?
Yo - PeterB - Heck now that ya let me know that... I've got a post in 2011 I need to get edit access to! Naw... only kidding!!

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Old 03-02-2021, 05:01 PM   #30
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I can see hipilot’s point. This discussion has become scarily close to that which might be found on FB, not on a friendly, boaters-helping-boaters forum. Good friends are hard to come by, don’t scare them away with petty changes to their posts. Also: what, or who, is a “moderator”?
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Old 03-02-2021, 05:35 PM   #31
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I can see hipilot’s point. This discussion has become scarily close to that which might be found on FB, not on a friendly, boaters-helping-boaters forum. Good friends are hard to come by, don’t scare them away with petty changes to their posts. Also: what, or who, is a “moderator”?
I'm sure an actual moderator can explain more, but from what I've seen - Moderators keep an interested eye on the posts (like all of us) and post there own helpful information. You'll see the "Moderator" label next to their name.
Moderators usually are regular members that have been around a while who have agreed to volunteer their time to get rid of spam and ensure the members follow the website rules (like avoiding political topics, being respectful to others and their anchor choices etc)
They would always let someone know when they very occasionally edit a post; this is the first time I've seen someone get upset over it.

They do a fantastic and thankless job, and I doubt I would enjoy visiting the site near as much if folks such as them weren't helping out. I'm sure 99% of us feel the same way.
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Thanks AusCan and others.
In actuality the greatest share of Mod actions are behind the scenes and not obvious to most posts/posters.
We usually, (but not always) try to leave an edit note or send a PM explaining what was done & why.
Members should feel comfortable that small edits of titles and/ or within posts are done with the intent of being helpful and are not done as a criticism of any member.

We also encourage members to use the "Report" button to alert us of any problem with a post. While we are on alert for issues it is hard to view / review every post and do appreciate assistance from members reporting issues.
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Peter B. Please read: https://writingexplained.org/choose-vs-chose-difference.


I don't need more pettiness in my life and am leaving Trawler Forum now.


"I have taken the liberty of correcting the wee typo in the title."
Yikes! That sure is a nuclear option.

Reminds me of the time I used "rule of thumb" in a presentation and was taken to task for demeaning women (https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs...056-story.html)

Too bad. Forum could assist. And Peter B is a skilled moderator. I hope the OP was just having a bad day and will return.

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Don't know if most here recall "Off The Deep End" forum that was on TF. [I think that was the name of it]. Ya had to agree to "things" in order be able to regularly gain entry.

Anyway... Boy Howdy there was some shat filled discussions that went down on that portion of forum. I had a good time in it. Especially with trolls!!

Sooooo.... Just wanted to say the minor disrupts that happen these years are minimal at best. For those who do not recall OTDE... it was shut down because things would occasionally get too hot n' heavy.

IMO: Mods here are good for keeping things civil as well as making post corrections when they should.

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PeterB: Please continue to edit my sometimes ridiculous (often humiliating) typos. Some people here actually believe that I can right.

Larry,

I am not a moderator, but I have corrected your post, sea above.

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What was the original title, anyhow?



Maybe you should change it back for him.
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I am not a moderator, but I have corrected your post, sea above.

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Old 03-02-2021, 09:12 PM   #38
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I can see hipilot’s point. This discussion has become scarily close to that which might be found on FB, not on a friendly, boaters-helping-boaters forum. Good friends are hard to come by, don’t scare them away with petty changes to their posts. Also: what, or who, is a “moderator”?

As mentioned, a "moderator" is an unpaid, uncompensated, member of the forum who has agreed to take on a thankless task of attempting to herd all us cats here on the forum who, if not provided with occasional adult leadership, would end up running amok across the internet!


Other than that, I don't know WHAT they do!
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Peter B. Please read: https://writingexplained.org/choose-vs-chose-difference.


I don't need more pettiness in my life and am leaving Trawler Forum now.


"I have taken the liberty of correcting the wee typo in the title."
Yeah, take a hike. Who needs someone that sensitive? He just corrected your grammer/english, as he's supposed to. And your rebut explanation only supported what he did. Jeez. We're just trying to talk about boating topics here. Lighten up?
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Yeah, take a hike. Who needs someone that sensitive? He just corrected your grammer/english, as he's supposed to. And your rebut explanation only supported what he did. Jeez. We're just trying to talk about boating topics here. Lighten up?
Agreed. I learn a lot on TF, but someone that sensitive about making a typo would never last anyway. Sometimes you have to accept some feedback whether it's what you wanted to hear or not.
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