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January 26, 2013, 01:59:50 PM
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In the custom hardware form, one moderator has being forcibly changing the topic names to things like "In which xxx fails to understand yyy".

Few reasons why I'm against this:

1. It's confusing, especially when that mod edits without the edit showing up on the timestamp
2. It's putting words in other people's mouth
3. It's a micro form of public shaming for lack of knowledge / stupidity

Mod edits should clearly be marked as such, and they need to be objective (or reconsider people with mod powers that treats this forum as a playground).

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January 26, 2013, 02:04:19 PM
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More examples:

We were always at war with oceania (Ozzian BS cut from the Avalon tree)

WOW! Becoin failed to read and comprehend BFL's policy on BTC refunds

Edit: just came across more:

"... and please do not quote a part of a post of mine where you have edited that quoted text ... you have edited a few of my posts ..."

Crazyates' OT misguided whining from the avalon thread
   
Re: [topic topiary] Trolling thread topologically tossed from the terrane

This is looking more like a joke board now.

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January 26, 2013, 02:44:46 PM
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3. It's a micro form of public shaming for lack of knowledge / stupidity


I believe that stupid people need to be told so, otherwise they will continue to say stupid things embarrassing themselves and their kin.

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January 26, 2013, 02:48:14 PM
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The correct approach would be to delete the entire thread. Spray 'em with Troll-B-Gone.
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January 26, 2013, 02:52:04 PM
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The correct approach would be to delete the entire thread. Spray 'em with Troll-B-Gone.
It's either this, or the renaming. To quell the anti-censorists(is that even a word??), I'd say the latter works better.
There's no pleasing everyone.

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January 26, 2013, 02:56:23 PM
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The correct approach would be to delete the entire thread. Spray 'em with Troll-B-Gone.

This might actually he a better approach

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January 26, 2013, 10:29:26 PM
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Deleting them would be significantly better than renaming titles to ridiculous ones

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January 30, 2013, 12:59:28 PM
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Bump.

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