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    Quote Originally Posted by Geri View Post
    I dont know any of thise, i never used any of such. I have libreoffice on my computers and thats all the relevant software i have.
    Normally I use something like Google Docs but it's usually to share with a select group of people. However, as mike mentioned, you (or those accessing the document) might have an aversion to some (or all) of these type of sites, in which case I'd point you to something like pastebin.com where you can have a text document that you can share and folks don't need an account to view it. You can always update it on that site.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck(G) View Post
    Or just put it in a vcfed blog and point to it.
    This would work as well, though I'm not sure what 'point to it' means.. if it's in a blog, theres no reason to 'point to it' elsewhere.
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    I was suggesting that you terminate your current post with a pointer to your blog. Sorry if I was misunderstood.

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    Okay, so then, i would like if a moderator would edit my *first* post, and replace the image link with the following link: http://maker4d.uw.hu/osc_compatibility.png

    I have reported that post with the request.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxtherabbit View Post
    To be completely frank I do believe it is absurd we cannot edit our posts here after a certain time limit. I do understand that it serves to prevent spam from new accounts, but vetted members should not be subjected to such a restriction. This is the only forum I have ever participated in that does this.
    Then you've never been on a forum where a user decided to be vindictive and go back and change the text of all his posts to (DELETED!).

    Forums aren't always meant to be wiki pages or blogs. Don't use doom9 as an example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trixter View Post
    Then you've never been on a forum where a user decided to be vindictive and go back and change the text of all his posts to (DELETED!).

    Forums aren't always meant to be wiki pages or blogs. Don't use doom9 as an example.
    I actually have seen that happen several times, I consider it a small price to pay

    I use forums for a wide range of topics, from firearms to automotive stuff to arcade stuff to amateur radio, and literally none of the other probably 20+ forums of which I'm a member restrict edits like this place.

    Their forum, their rules though, so I will just accept it

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    I was surprised when I discovered that editing is limited on this site. I have subscribed heavily to another site where editing is never disabled and there has been very little malicious alteration of posts on it. Anyone who did this was soon ignored and went away.

    On this site I found the restriction particularly irritating when display of an image on one of my posts failed to work for a technical reason and I had to write a second post containing the image when someone told me. On that other site I could simply have posted "I've fixed it," but on this site the faulty post has to remain in place. Also I noticed an error in a diagram that I posted but as I can't replace the image I have just left it. Further along the thread I mention the error but that does nothing to correct the image itself.

    When I have gone to the trouble of posting information I will often include a link to that post in later posts in order to save repeating myself elsewhere. It is therefore important that the original post is correct as it is the only one that will contain that information. People may not read back through long threads but they will read an old post if directed to it by a new link. One can never be sure which posts are likely to need to be referenced again later, so it would be impractical to store them in a different fashion in a place where they could be edited later. When posts are viewed this way it is inappropriate to regard a thread as a simple running dialogue.

    The only way to determine the real situation may be to enable unlimited edits for a while and see what actually happens. Otherwise you may just be using the ointment that keeps the elephants away. (I don't know how well known that expression is but, as there are no wild elephants here in Britain, to us it means doing something that is actually unnecessary, which can only be proved by stopping.) That said, I can understand that there may be a risk that moderators may not become aware that old posts have been edited maliciously, but if that is a problem then it is a failing of the vBulletin software in not providing a monitoring facility. (Actually that other site that allows unlimited editing is very well moderated, so some people can do it apparently.) vBulletin was evidently developed originally for simple running dialogues and it is unfortunate that it is still so popular and is now used for more complex purposes that ought to use other web tools that are now more conventional. I know this is a site for vintage computers but that doesn't mean that the software running it has to be vintage as well.

    Having reviewed and edited this post many times I will now post it apprehensively knowing that I won't be able to edit it later. No, actually perhaps I ought to read it yet again first, just to be sure.

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    (not that postscripts are actually possible if editing is restricted ...)
    A friend of mine, who is a lifelong vintage computer enthusiast and much celebrated by those who know him, tried to join this community but his first post was evidently regarded by the moderators as trite, him being a very jovial person, and was deleted by them. He never tried again, being a very busy man, which was entirely to the site's detriment and also that of my H200 resurrection thread, as he was a key person in making my project viable. His career takes him around the world giving talks on his specialist subject and he always seeks out the local computer museums on his travels, so is very knowledgeable about the global situation in vintage computing. It is evidently important that moderators don't get too paranoid and stringent in their role.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobS View Post
    A friend of mine, who is a lifelong vintage computer enthusiast and much celebrated by those who know him, tried to join this community but his first post was evidently regarded by the moderators as trite, him being a very jovial person, and was deleted by them. He never tried again, being a very busy man, which was entirely to the site's detriment and also that of my H200 resurrection thread, as he was a key person in making my project viable. His career takes him around the world giving talks on his specialist subject and he always seeks out the local computer museums on his travels, so is very knowledgeable about the global situation in vintage computing. It is evidently important that moderators don't get too paranoid and stringent in their role.
    Well said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone View Post
    Well said.
    To be fair I did get an explanation at the time. See HERE.

    Marcel Van Herk, the "victim" of this event, is an easy chap to find on the Internet. HERE's an overview of his activities. It is sobering to think how many lives have been saved around the world as a result of this jovial chap's research in radiotherapy. Getting a bad reception here was hardly significant compared to Britain's treatment of him and his family. As we have now left the European Union and they are Dutch nationals they will have to apply for permission to continue to live and work here, which I suspect will be very much a formality given his status, but even so he is extremely annoyed on principle. Well, the British authorities didn't give Alan Turing, who also worked at Manchester University of course, a particularly fair deal in life either, to put it mildly, so nothing's new there.

    Back in 2017 Marcel told me that he had acquired a Data General Nova 1210 to restore. This was a significant project for him as it was the type of computer used in the world's first CT scanner back in 1972, so directly important to the history of his specialist subject.

    So now we are well off topic. Sorry about that. It's time for my lunch anyway.
    Last edited by RobS; February 5th, 2020 at 04:56 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxtherabbit View Post
    I use forums for a wide range of topics, from firearms . . .
    What are you plinking with?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Orange View Post
    What are you plinking with?
    most recent acquisition was a M9A3, and I'm really liking it so far

    even started casting and powder coating some 147gr projectiles for it

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