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  1. Comment on Openly editable posts. Crazy idea? in ~tildes

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    well, its not gonna happen, but that's not what I was suggesting either. the idea was for simple edits, and they would still need to be approved by the original poster as discussed.

    well, its not gonna happen, but that's not what I was suggesting either. the idea was for simple edits, and they would still need to be approved by the original poster as discussed.

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  2. Comment on Openly editable posts. Crazy idea? in ~tildes

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    exactly, thank you!

    exactly, thank you!

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Openly editable posts. Crazy idea? in ~tildes

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    Thank you, I haven't used the site but I will check it out.

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    Thank you, I haven't used the site but I will check it out.

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  4. Comment on Openly editable posts. Crazy idea? in ~tildes

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    I guess that could be combatted by allowing a poster to turn off editing?

    I guess that could be combatted by allowing a poster to turn off editing?

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  5. Comment on Openly editable posts. Crazy idea? in ~tildes

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    I envisioned a version of the original post with marks similar to what a newspaper editor would make. red underlines, strike-thrus, etc, and that version is only viewable for the original poster...

    I envisioned a version of the original post with marks similar to what a newspaper editor would make. red underlines, strike-thrus, etc, and that version is only viewable for the original poster to see. When a proposed change (like a typo) is made by multiple individuals, it may have a higher-weight. It wouldn't need to be aggressive, nor would its implementation need to be in such a way that doesn't make a user feel like they're going to be criticized for their own writing styles. Just a way to help people to grow as a writer if they want to use it.
    As far as creating publish-worthy posts, my thought is, why not? I enjoy reading well written posts, that's why I continue to return here. Why not level that playing field, as well as give users a new way to interact with each other.

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  6. Comment on Openly editable posts. Crazy idea? in ~tildes

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    you're right, like I said, I've been a lurker for a while :)

    you're right, like I said, I've been a lurker for a while :)

  7. Comment on Openly editable posts. Crazy idea? in ~tildes

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    I like that titles can be edited, thats great. My idea was for all text on a post. I'm aware a simple comment on a post is possible, but who wants to read a bunch of comments asking for a change...

    I like that titles can be edited, thats great. My idea was for all text on a post. I'm aware a simple comment on a post is possible, but who wants to read a bunch of comments asking for a change to be made? Why not just let readers make it themselves? Revision history would (I think) be ideal because transparency never hurts, and I feel we're seeing less and less of that from news sources these days. The redactions are a good point tho, thank you. I hadn't considered personal privacy needing to be protected too. Maybe a note in the history that a post was redacted due to privacy concerns, etc?

    edit: apparently transparency can hurt?

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  8. I've been somewhat of a lurker here, actively reading posts, but today I came across a topic which had a small typo in it. No big deal, but if this was wikipedia, I could easily go in and fix...

    I've been somewhat of a lurker here, actively reading posts, but today I came across a topic which had a small typo in it. No big deal, but if this was wikipedia, I could easily go in and fix it... Then it hit me, what would a site like tilde be like if anyone could propose an edit to a post, and have that edit go into effect if the original poster approved it? Of course revision history would need to be available too, for accountability. Good idea? Bad? I'm just curious how that might play out.

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  9. Comment on I have forgotten how to read: For a long time Michael Harris convinced himself that a childhood spent immersed in old-fashioned books would insulate him from our new media climate. He was wrong. in ~tech

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    can someone tell me what this says?

    can someone tell me what this says?

  10. Comment on psychic vampires. in ~creative

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    eventually as the life in your veins begins to trickle like a leaking faucet, you will find your vampire creating new ways to stir you up... like, for instance, being choked because you don't feel...

    eventually as the life in your veins begins to trickle like a leaking faucet, you will find your vampire creating new ways to stir you up... like, for instance, being choked because you don't feel like immediately rushing out to getting her chicken nuggets after work. Anything to get a reaction. If you find yourself with the ability to still make choices, and have your free will, i'd advocate you end this arrangement right away. Love doesn't need to be like this, and as bukowski writes, there are worse things than being alone.

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  11. Comment on Kevin Spacey's Bizarre Video Racks Up 4.5M Views in 24 Hours in ~tv

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    can it be protected fan fiction when a past actor is involved?

    can it be protected fan fiction when a past actor is involved?

    2 votes