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  1. Mondaytosunday

    Mondaytosunday UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Can someone explain to me why on this forum, users are unable to edit or delete their posts?

    This is the only online forum I have come across that doesn't allow the user to edit their own posts.

    What is the exact reason as to why?

    Doesn't this go against the right to be forgotten?

    Facebook/Twitter/Instagram etc all allow users to delete their own posts, but this forum does not.
     
    Posted: Dec 12, 2017 By: Mondaytosunday Member since: Dec 12, 2017
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  2. Mondaytosunday

    Mondaytosunday UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I am quite sure there could be a legal aspect to this too..
     
    Posted: Dec 12, 2017 By: Mondaytosunday Member since: Dec 12, 2017
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  3. Mondaytosunday

    Mondaytosunday UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Especially under The Data Protection Bill, which recently became enforced
     
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    Posted: Dec 12, 2017 By: Mondaytosunday Member since: Dec 12, 2017
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  4. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    You can edit your posts - but only for a short time after posting. This is to prevent people changing their posts making subsequent posts redundant.

    If there something you need changing just use the report button and tell the moderators what you want editing.

    But not quite sure why you are asking the question as you haven't posted anything yet (except in this thread)
     
    Posted: Dec 12, 2017 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  5. Jeff FV

    Jeff FV UKBF Big Shot Staff Member

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    Individual posts can’t be edited* as some may be tempted to change a post some time later, thereby having the potential to change the context on which subsequent posts are made.

    *I believe that there is a short window after posting, during which a post can be edited to correct typos etc.

    If you feel a post should be edited, click the “report this post” link, explaining why you want it edited, and a mod will look at it (
    doesn’t mean they will make the edit, but it will be looked at.)

    If you wish to be forgotten, you can always ask for your user name to be changed. Then never come back and you’ll soon be forgotten.


    Edit(!). Fisicx answered your question, whilst I was typing my reply
     
    Posted: Dec 12, 2017 By: Jeff FV Member since: Jan 10, 2009
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  6. Mondaytosunday

    Mondaytosunday UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Ok, thanks.

    But that doesn't answer the question as to the specific reason why this limitation is placed? Across the majority of forums, and online social media, users are allowed to edit or delete their own messages at any given time, making it their discretion to do so. This falls in line with current data protection legislation, and the new data protection bill.

    It should be up to the individual whether to decide whether they want to have their message on an online platform, or whether they want to remove it.

    It doesn't seem as though you give people that choice, and this could legally be seen and deemed as entrapment, and goes against the new data protection bill.
     
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  7. Ian J

    Ian J Factoring Specialist Full Member - Verified Business

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    Yes it does. If people were allowed to edit their posts at will it could make a mockery of subsequent answers. I am and have been a moderator and admin of quite a few forums and every one of them either don't allow editing at all or places a time restriction on it.

    How can it be deemed as entrapment as you are free to post whatever you wish, no matter how stupid.

    EDIT - Does the Data Protection Act cover anonymous posters on a forum?
     
    Posted: Dec 12, 2017 By: Ian J Member since: Nov 6, 2004
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  8. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    Doesn’t matter what happens on other forums. The rules for UKBF have been like this for years. If you don’t like it don’t post anything.

    The data protection laws and right to be forgotten don’t apply the way you have described.
     
    Posted: Dec 12, 2017 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  9. Mondaytosunday

    Mondaytosunday UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I was under the Illusion that certain parts of this forum is for people to ask questions and receive advice.

    If the initial poster wanted certain information to be removed at a later date, then why would it be deemed as making a mockery of subsequent answers?

    Unless of course, the purpose of certain parts of this forum isn't to actually provide genuine advice to individuals who need questions answering, but to showcase advice being given, hence why more emphasis and importance seems to be placed on those that have participated in the thread, than the actual providing assistance or advice to the original poster.

    Regardless, there are countless other forums that allow the option of deleting and or editing of posts by the original poster. There does not seem to be a mockery made on those forums.

    The option to edit or delete should be available to anybody who posts any information online at any given time, and this is what the current data protection bill enforces.

    This has been implemented by other social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, Instagram, and other forums and online platforms.
     
    Posted: Dec 12, 2017 By: Mondaytosunday Member since: Dec 12, 2017
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  10. Alan

    Alan UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    Based on your concern, I would guess that you have been a member of this forum under a different name / business and posted stuff you now don't like? I can't see any other reason you would be so concerned. Maybe I'm wrong. It clearly isn't because you are concerned about any legal aspects as your facts on data protection are well off base.
     
    Posted: Dec 12, 2017 By: Alan Member since: Aug 16, 2011
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  11. GraemeL

    GraemeL Pain in the neck? Full Member - Verified Business

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    Wow! A first time poster who doesn't actually post anything on this forum but moans about the rules. Does that make sense to me? The OP has knowledge of countless other forums, so presumably the other forums cannot provide the answers that they seek.

    BTW the Data Protection Bill is still passing through the House of Lords.
     
    Posted: Dec 12, 2017 By: GraemeL Member since: Sep 7, 2011
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  12. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    I'm closing this thread as it's not going anywhere.

    @Mondaytosunday if you want your posts edited or deleted then do as I suggested. It matters not one jot what happens on other forums, this is how it's done on UKBF.
     
    Posted: Dec 12, 2017 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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