- 19 Mar 2012
- AFL Club
How can removing any content not change the meaning of a post ?
Person A posts:
Geez, what happened to Ablett today. I was listening to the game, and didn't hear his name called at all in the last quarter!
Person B posts in response:
You must be pretty stupid! He was replaced by Cockatoo, because he injured himself in the pre-game warm up!
As a Mod, if I see that, I will either edit it down to:
He was replaced by Cockatoo, because he injured himself in the pre-game warm up!
....... and then I will PM Person B, and tell them it was unnecessary to call Person A "pretty stupid".
I will delete the post all together, message Person B, and then I will post a response to person A's question.
Now, this is pretty simple.
If person B's intent was to relay the message, that Ablett missed the game because of an injury in the warm up, then the meaning of the post has remained intact.
If person B's intent was to belittle Person A, or inflame an exchange, then the meaning of the post needed to be changed!
It would be like if I added into this post "surely even YOU can understand this ".
It is unnecessarily inflammatory, so I wouldn't do it.
Discussion and opposing views are great, and it is what we are here for. Baiting, flaming, belittling, swearing, crude language and innuendo etc will not be tolerated, and where we see it, we will, where we deem it suitable, edit or delete a post.