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Please Ask Thread Creators Before Changing Thread Titles
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8-Sep-2020, 6:08 PM
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DominicCobb said:

Someone changed a fan edit thread of mine to say “Released.” I don’t know who thought that was okay to do or why, but regardless of whether or not it was an accurate change to make (it is not), I would at least appreciate someone asking if it’s okay or not, or at the very least a heads up. Now I’m being with inundated with PM requests for edits that aren’t ready yet.

Apologies Dom - that was me. I messed up in mistakenly thinking the project as a whole was available - I am sorry about that.

The reason why you weren’t given a heads-up about personally was… there are just too many project threads within the four main ‘Fan Project’ sections (and also ‘Toys & Memorabilia’) - as part of the recent sort-through/re-organisation of those ‘Fan Project’ sections - around 6800 threads in total; it took around four months to complete - even without asking for the okay from each thread creator.

I did put updates as to the sort-through / re-organisation in each of the ‘Index & Help’ threads - as well as it being discussed in a couple of threads in the ‘Feedback Forum’ - yet it likely should have been made clearer.

Near on all of the 6800 threads have had their titles amended to give the current status of the projects within, or to help try and explain what the thread is about… ie, for ‘info’, ‘info wanted’, an ‘idea’ for a project, some ‘help wanted’, or ‘looking for X’ and so on. Some threads have also been moved into the correct / more relevant section of the site. Unfortunately a few mistakes were made during the process - though have been corrected (as any more mistakes come to light will be).

Hopefully members will recognise this recent sort-through / re-organisation was done for the benefit of the whole community here.

Again - apologies for the mistake as to the status of your project.

If you have any questions or issues please let me know - I always try and give a prompt response to PMs - thank you.


dahmage said:

Maybe mods should moderate and not edit.

Just a little reminder / for wider clarification…

The moderators do more than moderate the site - we run and maintain it, and have done since Jay decided to take a back seat after 15 years, back in 2018.

The mods also edit threads where we deem it necessary - and have done since 2003.

The recent sort-through / re-organisation was done in an attempt to try and improve the site - for the benefit of the community here. It was not taken lightly - though unfortunately I have made a few mistakes as to the status of projects in some cases - and there may be more to come… given there were circa 6800 threads sorted through during the four months it took to complete.

Mistakes made along the way is always a risk when trying to make improvements - though hopefully the end result will be more of a benefit to the community than a hindrance.

If you have any questions or issues please let me know - I always try and give a prompt response to PMs - thank you.