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Rule update.

In regards to this post, we have discussed it and have come to the decision that anyone who gets a warning and then deletes their comment, thus breaking the rules twice in a row, will be immediately suspended for five days and encouraged to spend some of that time reading the rules before being allowed into the community again. The userinfo page will be updated to reflect this stricter punishment.

Deleting comments/posts is one of the highest offenses you can make in this community, and it's important everyone understands this coming in.

Again, I encourage everyone, new and old, to re/familiarize yourself with the rules before participating. "I didn't know!" won't get you out of a warning/banning.

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hellfire99x
Oct. 20th, 2011 12:41 am (UTC)


For what it's worth, I recently stopped myself right before deleting & reposting a comment where I made a minor error. (Two unnecessary linebreaks, like so.)

The fear of the banhammer -- it's working! ;)
kayla_la
Oct. 20th, 2011 12:43 am (UTC)
Haha, it's okay. I love my edit button for stuff like that. This comm is just too reliant on information to let people go deleting it, you know?
hellfire99x
Oct. 20th, 2011 12:46 am (UTC)
I totally hear ya! It's moments like that where I really miss my edit button though. :P
foxhack
Oct. 20th, 2011 01:42 am (UTC)
May I make a suggestion?

Is there a way to disable Twitter accounts from posting here?

(Wait, scratch that. I just realized jamesferret posted using a Twitter account... I had no idea LJ allowed people to make posts with them.)
kerstin_orion
Oct. 20th, 2011 01:46 am (UTC)
Seems to be a new cross-account feature. We recently got a spam account via Facebook. Took us a few minutes to figure out how to ban 'em!
mwalimu
Oct. 20th, 2011 03:18 am (UTC)
I hope it's not being applied so strictly that it would get me in trouble for something that happened when I was posting a reply a month or two ago.

I had composed my reply, and clicked the Post Comment button. Nothing happened - it appeared to hang, so after about a minute I clicked the menu bar button to stop loading, then clicked Post Comment again. That time it worked, and showed it had actually posted both times, an exact copy. So I deleted one of them.

FYI, I believe that, while anyone can edit original posts, only paid LJ subscribers have the ability to edit comments.
kayla_la
Oct. 20th, 2011 03:20 am (UTC)
Just come to us and ask us, we can delete it for you, we just don't want members deleting their comments on their own. But no, no one's going to retroactively get banned or anything.
slyminera
Oct. 21st, 2011 03:00 am (UTC)
It's true that only paid LJ subscribers can edit comments. I was looking around trying to figure that out myself about a month ago and was pretty disappointed by that fact. :/
qzurr
Oct. 20th, 2011 11:53 pm (UTC)
If I deleted any of my own comment, that was thanks for the bad grammar xP but I always wrote a new instead the old one...
kayla_la
Oct. 20th, 2011 11:57 pm (UTC)
We understand a lot of people delete in place of an edit, but we still prefer people would ask permission instead of just doing it. 'No deleting comments' means 'No deleting comments', not 'No deleting comments except for ____'.
skirtandzy
Oct. 21st, 2011 05:07 am (UTC)
I just wish that LJ would allow for free account comment editing, even if it were limited.

Last night I posted something on some news site, and it put up a 5-minute timer that I had to review my post and choose to edit it, if I found anything wrong with it. Even something like that on LJ would be very helpful.
celarania
Oct. 21st, 2011 08:24 am (UTC)
With all the talk of edits I have a question - what happens with paid accounts radically editing their posts? That could "delete" something effectively.
kayla_la
Oct. 21st, 2011 03:51 pm (UTC)
I get all comments emailed me, so if someone breaks a rule and then edits it out, they're still gettin' a warning. We just don't want to tell people they can't edit their posts at all since the vast majority do it for typos.
celarania
Oct. 26th, 2011 06:53 pm (UTC)
I think that I'm suggesting that completely editing out a comment and replacing it with another is remarkably similar to just deleting a post and was wondering if that's an offense in and of itself.
kerstin_orion
Oct. 27th, 2011 01:54 am (UTC)
We'll take it on a case-by-case basis for those instances. We mods get emailed whenever someone edits a comment, so we can compare to the original comment if need be. The vast majority of the time, edits actually ADD to the comment, or fix grammatical errors.

If someone edits to cover up breaking a rule, we will definitely address that as needed (warning, ban, etc., depending on the person's rule-breaking history).
germanchoclates
Oct. 21st, 2011 09:36 pm (UTC)
What about the most recently removed post concerning the icon thefts? That seemed to disappear overnight here a few days ago.
kayla_la
Oct. 21st, 2011 09:40 pm (UTC)
LJ doesn't tell us when someone deletes a post. We have to rely on members to let us know. That said, I'll look into it, and if need be the OP will be banned for deleting their post and the post re-posted.
kayla_la
Oct. 21st, 2011 09:40 pm (UTC)
hellfire99x
Oct. 22nd, 2011 12:43 am (UTC)
Ah, I've sometimes wondered where certain posts go while I'm browsing on my phone. Friends-lock!
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