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On September 7, 2018, I added a post to the thread titled, Where Are You? (not Asking For Addresses Mods!!!). For ease of reading, the post which is linked in the preceding sentence is also pictured below as it now appears.
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When I looked at it late this afternoon, I made the edit within the red circle. The portion circled in blue and aligned right under the Comment List said, "Last edited by a moderator Today at 2:42 AM"

The other difference might have been embedded links to each of the bulleted items so the reader could, if (s)he wanted, click them to see more information about each one. There would be no reason to assume any knowledge of them otherwise. There was no intention to advertise or promote anything. Memphis in May was four months past or eight months in the future. The other three items are not so much commercial ventures as city landmarks. You might also note that there were many items I could have listed but did not in order to avoid any controversial issues.

I'm just guessing that it was those links that were edited out in the wee hours this morning. If so, it would have been a friendly gesture, if not a routine protocol, on the part of the forum moderator to inform me, if for no other reason that I would henceforth be aware of whatever rule was broken and thus, able to comply in the future. Don't you agree?

Make no mistake, this forum is somebody's property, not mine. The owner is free to administer it as he sees fit, as I am free to use it, or not. I enjoy FishLore.com and want to continue to participate without unknowingly violating any norms, rules, or standards. I don't know how often these edits occur but it was a complete accident that I noticed this one. Can you think of any way to improve communication regarding similar situations in the future?
 

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I've had a few of my posts edited, sometimes, when they are, a mod will tell you why, be it posting a photo you don't own, or inappropriate content.
Other times I've noticed they've been edited to take certain words out or to change them into a different word the mod deems unfit for the conversation.
I believe for ease of bettering yourself as a poster, that mods should almost always provide you with a reason for an edited post.
Not every post needs to be noted the reason why, but some of them, such as this one, would be beneficial to the OP to know why.
There's been a few times I was unsure why my post was changed, but I just go along with it and don't ask otherwise.
 

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I agree.

I had a post edited by a mod and also didn't know why.

I did some searching through the forum and found an old thread about copyright protocols within the site (linking pictures versus embedding, etc.) and now understand the right way to share pics but it would have been good to know why the post was modified. Otherwise I could have repeated my error over and over if I hadn't gone looking for a plausible explanation and read the suggested best practices.

I'm sure most of us don't intend to break any rules, and we certainly don't want to cause problems for Fishlore, but it's difficult to learn from a mistake if you don't know why it was wrong. A brief note or message and link to the corresponding rule would have been helpful. ops:
 

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Hello, there’s a lot of behind the scenes work that the MOD team conducts not visible to members, some corrections maybe the merging of multiple posts, the moving of a thread to a proper sub forum, or the removal of anything that violates forum rules.

If you did not receive a message from a MOD, then I wouldn’t worry that you violated forum rules. If you ever have any questions, you can always message a member of the MOD team. Thanks
 
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Hello, there’s a lot of behind the scenes work that the MOD team conducts not visible to members, some corrections maybe the merging of multiple posts, the moving of a thread to a proper sub forum, or the removal of anything that violates forum rules.

If you did not receive a message from a MOD, then I wouldn’t worry that you violated forum rules. If you ever have any questions, you can always message a member of the MOD team. Thanks
  1. I wouldn't call it worried.
  2. Message.
 
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skilletlicker

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Hello, there’s a lot of behind the scenes work that the MOD team conducts not visible to members, some corrections maybe the merging of multiple posts, the moving of a thread to a proper sub forum, or the removal of anything that violates forum rules.

If you did not receive a message from a MOD, then I wouldn’t worry that you violated forum rules. If you ever have any questions, you can always message a member of the MOD team. Thanks
Okey Dokey, Since the MOD team is sooo busy with work beyond the reach of mere members like ME, then I wouldn't worry about your portal ever being darkened again. If you have any questions, pound sand.
 

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Rivieraneo did answer you. A moderator may have edited your post for lots of reasons that were not necessarily rules violations like removing extra spaces/line breaks, fixing typos, stuff like that. We are also dealing with an issue were some are abusing the rule about posting external links. Putting in 5 links to another website were 1 would suffice. So sometimes those are removed too. Again, not necessarily a rules violation.
 

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It's no big deal IMO.

If mods had to clean up all the speling/grammars errors, man, they'd be here all day long.
 

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Lest I be rude by not acknowledging your post;

Adios jefe.
I’m not sure this is worth getting worked up over :emoji_thinking:
I recently realized a bunch of my posts were deleted in another thread. It’s whatever. I don’t even care. Don’t take it so seriously.
 

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Would be pretty funny if a mod edited the first post without saying anything
 

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12. These rules are very general by design and for a situation not covered under these rules, the moderators are allowed to use their discretion when handling that situation.
 
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