. . . Tend to control their members, save data and nail content of users. In fact . . . NAIL their members.
Outcome: Drama. Especially when an individual feels the urge to change.
The opposite: Free editing. Flow. Embracing the change and become more mature or sparkling like a good bottled Champagne ?
Yes, this . . . 'THREAD Post' . . . is inspired by Marjatta's discussion about 'disappearing threads' Protected content which in itself was . . . in this instance . . . based on the false claim that QAT had deleted another 'THREAD Post'. In fact the 'THREAD Post' in question had been deleted by its originator, a mere IN member. NOT by QAT.
From there a discussion evolved about whether . . . yeah, what exactly ?
The two MAIN points I saw there . . .
#1 - One party asking to keep technical options on IN forums as they are:
- THREAD Post originators are able to delete their own thread at any time.
- COMMENT Post originators are able to delete their own comments at any time.
#2 - Another party - triggered by a QAT COMMENT Post Protected content - wants:
- THREAD Post originators should not be able to delete their own thread as soon as comments by others are made (to protect the comments of the COMMENT Post originators - the BIG change).
- COMMENT Post originators are able to delete their own comments at any time (unchanged).
QAT, please correct me if I'm wrong with my summary.
My conclusion about the BIG change party members . . . they suffer kinda . . . clingy syndrome . . . similar to parents who face a hard time to let their children go.
Their 'children' in terms of this discussion is their . . . 'worthwhile COMMENT post'
Hey . . . if you think and feel your 'dribblings' are THAT worthwhile . . . and worth to be kept for eternity . . . why not start your own THREAD Post like I do here or go out, find a boulder and hammer your thoughts into stone ?
But the core issue is something even more surprising to me . . . everyone who demands the BIG change . . . surrenders themselves towards more regulation, surveillance, control , Protected content Brave New World. In my book. Binned in their respective box section and never ever being released from there.
Let me challenge you . . . BIG changers . . . let's dare a look over the fence into . . . an ever changing world . . .
#1 situation - Over time you found worthwhile THREAD Post originators whose thoughts appeal to you (kinda flirting, right ?) - You engage through COMMENT Posts. They stay . . . all right, ok ?
#2 situation - Over time you found worthwhile THREAD Post originators whose thoughts appeal to you (kinda flirting, right ?) - You engage through COMMENT Posts. The originator deletes their THREAD Posts though remains member of IN . . . BIG drama because the flirt is over - slap in da face as you don't know exactly if they mean you personally or their action has other reasons (could even be a smart 10 year old whose parents found out to be illegally member of IN) ? Would you want to 'nail' that 'kid' and its contribution ? Would you be prepared to take responsibility for the outcome and impact on that individuals psychic condition ? And now replace 'kid' with an insecure 'grown-up' to the online world who would even feel ashamed with their 'edited' content ?
#3 situation - Over time you found worthwhile THREAD Post originators whose thoughts appeal to you (kinda flirting, right ?) - You engage through COMMENT Posts. The originator deletes their THREAD Posts and cancels membership of IN . . . not so BIG drama because . . . it's more their thing . . . better excuse ? Easier to live with ?
Thoughts ? I invite you to challenge me. But be aware . . . your COMMENT Posts could get dusted every other second . . . I could kill this THREAD Post with a single mouseclick . . . I could kill all my THREAD Post if I so wished . . . hehehe . . .
Love, Peace & Poetry . . . Protected content . . . :-)