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Old 03-26-2013, 08:14 PM
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It's a pity that we could not limit the percentage of change to the first post in a thread... so that, say, no more than a 50% alteration could be made. That would keep people from deleting the OP, forcing them to leave at least half of it there, but leave plenty of wiggle room for editing.

But I prefer things as they are with full editing possible, I just wish people did not delete their post then repost it... makes it rough to keep up with multiple stories when some are vanishing, then popping up again under new names.

As for the gist of the OP in this thread, writing forums are not like help forums or general topic forums, people have their ego tied to their creative work. This is normal. When critiques are not gently couched it is easy to get ones feelings hurt and for those of us who lack thick skins... well... Let's just say that kindness and tact can only do so much, but should never be lacking.
Enforcing tact can be tricky, but I think it is the way to go on a forum like this.

That's my two cents.
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