View Full Version : post edit, due to possible misinterpretation

October 26th, 2007, 11:36 PM
hi, this is in relation to the thread I just want free xp pro (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=592020)

the original copies of the post edited or remove are


the attending staff is Pricechild,

I ask Pricechild to point out the CoC section where i / we might be in violation of. and he gave this

The Forum Management[/quote][/quote]From the Forums CoC:
Be respectful of all users at all times. This means please use etiquette and politeness. Treat people with kindness and gentleness. If you do this the rest of the code of conduct won't need more than a cursory mention.

he further explained ,

I do not believe that any of the asian women reading these boards would have found your subject of discussion amusing in anyway. Quite the opposite.

while i agree to respect asian women , more than any other as I am an asian myself.

I think that our post was missinterpreted to disrespect asian women, i do not believe the posts in question is descriminatory weather it be gender or race.

furthermore this would have been cleared up, had he ask us or me to explain the context, before editing.

i am not asking to re-edit back the posts, but I am just hoping to change the procedure before editing a post.

I believe the proper steps were to ask first the context of the conversation and the topic and warn them first of the specific rule if the particular context is pursued further. and finally to ask them to edit there post, if he so believe that we or I still violated the CoC.
before editing the post.

October 27th, 2007, 12:42 AM
For the admins...
Thread in question: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=592020
Post before edit: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=3636222&postcount=1
Post after edit: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=3635289&postcount=20

October 27th, 2007, 01:26 AM

While I understand you meant what you said with respect, it is extremely easy for others to have interpreted it as a stereotypical or suggestive statement. Regardless of context, that statement would not be appropriate here on the forums.

As far as post editing, it is usually done when just a small portion of a post is in violation of guidelines -- which fits your case here. PriceChild could have instead issued a 1 point infraction and jailed the post, which I dont' think you would've particularly enjoyed.

October 27th, 2007, 02:00 AM
yes, i appreciate pricechild's action than to jail the post,

however i am more concerned on how vague issues like this is being handled, the post in question could have been explained on the thread further and being cleared in the preceding post on the thread, had it been asked, before editing.

thus i would just like to ask or suggest, that this should be a procedure whenever a unclear context post arise.

October 27th, 2007, 02:45 AM
thus i would just like to ask or suggest, that this should be a procedure whenever a unclear context post arise.

In the case of staff spotting potentially offensive content, the procedure is to remove it out of public sight as soon as possible. This may involve editing or jailing the post. This is normal procedure. Both actions will automatically generate an alert message delivered to you via PM, so the original contents and notification of action are preserved.

A post edit, of course, should never change the meaning that the post conveys. This is adequately handled by the simple edit PriceChild made and is within guidelines.

I don't see a need to change in procedures. It is unclear if a user's going to respond in 5 minutes or 5 days, and whenever there is inappropriate content, waiting on the user nondeterministically is not desirable.

October 27th, 2007, 02:48 AM
point taken, thank you..