Originally posted by Zahlanzi
…you think about what you want to post. and then you post it. removing your post would be pointless as you already were supposed to think before posting ….
it is like the "are you sure you want to submit move" thread.
you think about what you want to post. and then you post it. removing your post would be pointless as you already were suposed to think before posting
take backs are childish. take responsibility for your actions
What if I did “think” of what I wanted to post before I posted it but still make a bad mistake which I don’t see until the next day? No mater how careful you are at typing in your post and checking for mistakes, you can still either miss something or exercise a bad error of judgement which you don’t realise until the next day. Some of my posts seemed to me to be “a good idea at the time” but then I somehow see them differently the next day and then permanently regret sending them.
…take backs are childish.,.…
“take backs are childish“? I have to disagree. I would perceive take back as an admittances that I believe I was wrong to post that post and I think such an admittances that I was wrong is not “childish“; if anything, I think it demonstrates I am grown-up! I would say stubbornly refusing to admit I was wrong even though I truly believe I was wrong is “childish“. Of course I can admit I was wrong without deleting my post but then my bad post will still be there and does everybody really want to read my bad posts? Or does everyone really want to read what I didn’t mean to say?
…take responsibility for your actions,.…
We all make mistakes including I. I see as a potential part of “taking responsibility for my actions” the performance of a damage-limitation exercise of my mistakes. If I made a bad error of judgment and made a post that I now believe deeply offends the readers, I see the “responsible” action to be one where I deleting my post before any more people read it and are offended -perhaps with a note of apology for those people already offended.