Posted by Dr. Bob on December 15, 2009, at 14:46:14
In reply to Re: editing posts after submission, posted by Justherself54 on December 10, 2009, at 12:19:14
> You keep repeating that amending it will lessen hurt feelings, so that wouldn't really explain things to me. Could you expound on that to say what precisely you think a poster would think if they saw the original and then the subsequent post?
First, sorry about not replying sooner. I can't predict what posters would think, but two possibilities that have been suggested are:
1. The poster reads the original and feels hurt. Then they read the revision, see it as an implicit apology, and feel less hurt.
2. The poster reads the original and feels hurt. Then they read the revision, see it as an attempt to avoid administrative consequences, and feel more hurt.
Lots of factors could influence which it would be, but IMO posters have some power to choose their cognitions.
> I get that the amendment of reality doesn't matter enough to stop this change to Babble, even though you understand that it is crazymaking.
Even though I understand it could be crazy making for some people. And similarly, I get that my explanations may not matter enough to change your mind.
> When you read what Muffled wrote how did you come up with "you'd like a parent on your side?"?. I really would like to know as it makes no sense to me.
I'm not sure, but it made sense to Muffled! :-)