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Offline Echnaton

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The forum appears to allow me admin controls
« on: February 13, 2012, 05:02:37 AM »
At the bottom of the page for the tread I started are controls for to "lock topic" and "remove topic."  This may be a default setting for the software but in light of the Playdor event, I don't think we want that control to be available to every thread originator. 
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Re: The forum appears to allow me admin controls
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2012, 07:58:03 AM »
At the bottom of the page for the tread I started are controls for to "lock topic" and "remove topic."  This may be a default setting for the software but in light of the Playdor event, I don't think we want that control to be available to every thread originator.

Hmm. I'll have to take a good look at the settings. You're right that we don't want just anyone to be able to delete threads.
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Offline Echnaton

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Re: The forum appears to allow me admin controls
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2012, 06:04:26 PM »
The software allows for post removal too, as was successfully done with the  announcement of using the lock thread button.   Is there a way to put a time limit on editing or deleting old posts?  We've had a few revisionist on the forum in the past as well.

This post also serves as my notice of using the unlock thread feature.
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Offline Echnaton

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Re: The forum appears to allow me admin controls
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2012, 06:09:18 PM »
You're right that we don't want just anyone to be able to delete threads.

I can't imagine that you want to give up your practically God like control over hoax believers.  8)  Although maybe it is more of a demi-god stance or perhaps just a being a demiurge. 
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Re: The forum appears to allow me admin controls
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2012, 08:54:31 PM »
I've removed your God-like abilities. ;)

Thanks for pointing out that hole in the forum permissions.
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I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth.
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Re: The forum appears to allow me admin controls
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2012, 06:56:41 AM »
Hey, no one touches my God-like abilities.

Oh ... you just meant in the forum admin. That's alright then.

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Offline Echnaton

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Re: The forum appears to allow me admin controls
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2012, 07:14:35 AM »
I feel so humbled.   :'(
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Re: The forum appears to allow me admin controls
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2012, 01:48:01 PM »
Yes, the lock button is no longer there when I view the thread I started.

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Re: The forum appears to allow me admin controls
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2012, 05:15:52 PM »
Well that would have been useful.  I should have checked it out earlier.
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