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Old 11-21-2018, 04:01 AM
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Default Editing and Deleting Posts

Editing and Deleting Posts
Newbie Editing
Newbies do not have the ability to edit their posts. When you become a full member of SnitchSeeker, you may at that time edit your posts within the Newbie Platform if you want to add anything else to them. Please read your post before you submit it to make sure that it says everything that you wish for it to say.

Also note that it is not okay to post again with additions to your first post, especially if this second post is right after your other post as this is considered spamming. Additional posts will be merged into one post, except where several posts are made, and then they may be deleted at the discretion of the Newbie Mods.

Member Editing
As a member you will now be able to edit your own posts, however you cannot edit anyone else's posts. Editing your post is a good idea if you have something else to say that you forgot to include, otherwise you will have to wait to post again after someone else posts as we generally do not allow more than one post in a row by the same member.

While generally you are free to edit your posts as much as you need to, there are some things you should keep in mind when editing on SnitchSeeker in the interest of fairness and clarity.
  • If there is a contest, game or competition or any kind of submission where an edit could be considered cheating, then editing your post is not permitted and may result in disqualification, deletion of your post, or an official warning at the discretion of the admins.
  • If you are participating in a lesson in the school RPG it is frowned upon to edit the content of your post after the fact. You may make edits to grammar or coding of an RP post in a lesson, but changing your character's answer is not considered to be good RP etiquette.
  • In a faster moving thread, sometimes it is better to wait for someone else to post, and then make a new post, as an edit of an old post may be missed by other members and what you wanted to communicate may be unintentionally overlooked.
  • When you make an edit, it is highly recommended to include an edit reason. This can help point out to others that the content of your post has been added, changed, or clarified.
  • If you accidentally broke a rule in your post (such as tripping the censor where "****" appear in the place of inappropriate words, or displaying a graphic that is too large), you can edit to fix or change your post to bring it in line with the rules.

Note that site staff are able to view all past edits to a post so any intentional rulebreaking, cheating, or harassment that occurs in a post that is subsequently edited in an attempt to hide it will be seen and addressed appropriately via the warning and infraction system.

SPOILER!!: how to edit your post

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Deleting
You cannot delete your own post. The only people who have the ability to universally delete posts are Moderators and Admins. Some members (Such as Hogwarts Professors, Department Heads and Shopkeepers in the Wizarding World RPG) are able to delete posts within the forums they moderate, but are unable to delete or edit posts in any other sections of the site.

If you wish for your post to be deleted, simply edit something like 'Please delete' and a moderator will take care of it. Please note, that unless it is serious spam or a situation which requires immediate intervention, moderators do not moderate within forums that they are not assigned to, so if you wish to contact a moderator to delete a post of yours please be sure to PM or VM the moderators for that specific forum. Please note that even when you remove the content of your post and write 'please delete' site staff are able to view the original content.

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I'm a newbie. Why did my post get deleted?
While members are subject to warnings or infractions that may correspond with one of their posts being deleted by site staff, newbies generally do not get warned for their deleted posts as the newbie process is an opportunity to learn the rules on SnitchSeeker.

Some of the most common reasons newbie posts get deleted are as follows:
  • Your post doesn't address the question or topic of the thread.
    The delete reason may be 'spam' or 'did not answer the question' or something similar in this case. When you post again, be sure to read the very first post of the thread and make sure your message is on topic.
  • You did not address the whole question.
    For instance, you may see 'Tell us why!' as a delete reason because you only partially responded to the given question.
  • You didn't follow the instructions given in a game.
    With many game posts we will simply edit your post, unless it is clear to us that you haven't paid attention to the instructions in the first post. The edit reason will say what about your post is incorrect, and direct you to reread the first post.
  • You thanked us for answering a question.
    We do love to be thanked, but we only accept questions in the Newbie Q&A thread. Do feel free to VM the person who answered your question once you reach newbie status however!
  • Your post contains content which breaks our rules.
    The rule in question will usually be addressed in the delete reason, and you can read more about the rules in this thread and in our Site Rules and FAQ
  • You posted more than once in a row.
    This is not permitted. You must let someone else must post before you post again. A double post means you've posted twice in a row. Sometimes it might be a duplicate due to an internet or computer fault, but usually it is because you've intentionally posted again, perhaps because you forgot to say something. Sometimes these posts may be merged instead of deleted, but this is judged on a case by case basis.
  • You've posted just to get your post count up.
    Its very obvious when this happens and we will delete your posts as spam. If it continues to happen, ALL your posts will be removed and you'll have to start again and prove to us that you are willing to learn our rules.

So newbies, don't worry if your post gets deleted! Newbies do not get warnings for making mistakes! The reason we have the newbie forum is so that our new members can learn our rules and not get penalized for it. We all had to go through it, and it won't take you long if you read the first post of each thread thoroughly and follow the given instructions.

OMG a moderator/administrator edited my post! Why? Am I in trouble?
If site staff edit your post there will always be a reason for it. If its because your post breaks rules in some way then you will be informed of this, generally with a warning of some kind. An edit on its own is no cause for concern but you are welcome to PM the moderator or admin in question if you want to know more. The bottom of an edited post has a field where the reason for editing may be included - in 99.9 percent of cases site staff will use this to indicate what their edits may be, or alternatively they will write into the post itself with their name and a different post colour if they are providing clarification on something within your post.

The only other time a post may be edited by mods is for 'fun' things like a game (for instance a scavenger hunt around site with puzzle pieces hidden in different posts) or for some kind of RPG-related reason (which will always be made clear on a case-by-case basis).

forum moderators may also have cause to edit your posts in the RPG areas that they moderate. They will contact you and leave an edit reason as necessary.
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