and get rid of the user mine99 too please-
gee, I thought mine was much more descriptive and accurate-
and obviously you don't see all my posts or I would have a lot more edits-
and I do watch my language very carefully; you just might not agree with it-
I know that there's a practice of moving some posts to combine them into other threads. I understand why that might be desirable. But, when that gets done and the original poster has no idea what has happened, it often feels to the original poster like their posting just disappeared. It happened to me when I posted something about the outage and my posting go moved into another thread.
I honestly thought my posting got deleted. I thought maybe Smugmug was censoring postings about service disruptions. I thought that was strange of Smugmug and seemed out of character with dgin. But, I had no other explanation for why my posting disappeared. Eventually, after a lot of wasted time by myself, I found that it was now part of another thread.
I've posted about this before and was told that moderators just don't have time to let the original poster know that their posting has been moved.
You can decide that that's the standard operating procedure. I just wanted to let you know that the standard reaction from a poster whose post just seems to disappear into thin air is to get pissed that their posting is no longer around and start to think of dgrin suspiciously and start to wonder what the moderators are really up to. I know Smugmug, the moderators intentions and have even previously discussed this issue here at dgrin and my first reaction was to think suspiciously about what happened. I guess that's just human nature. So, this isn't about right or wrong. You get to decide how the moderators do this. I just wanted to let you know what it feels like to have your posting disappear and what it causes a dgrin customer to think (even if its only temporary before it all gets explained).
Possible solutions are to:
Not move postings without informing the original poster and probably other posters in the thread too
Not move postings at all
Leave the old thread for awhile with a pointer to the new location, but marked as closed so no new activity can go there
And, there are probably some other options too if folks wanted to really put their thinking caps on.
P.S. I'll be personally off-line for the next 24 hrs so not able to respond right away if this generates any discussion. I just thought I should post while my recent experience was fresh in my mind.
boy would it be nice if a new user's 1st post had to be reviewed by (or at least was copied to) a mod. :
Nah. Cause then there'd be the inverse problem.
I guess I don't understand, but that's not unusual.
are there really that many new members joining each day?
(I meant the first post for a user, not the first of each thread)
Dave Lee wrote:
I should have put it in sports:http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?t=35649
There are currently two separate threads discussing Adobe's acquisition of Pixmantec/Raw Shooter:http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?t=36867http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?t=36866
I suggest combining them.
Ah, you meant there were two of them? dealt with.... For future reference though, please specify the problem. Thanks.