Being a moderator is dangerous :O

in blog •  20 days ago

I was on a forum where I'm a moderator and someone had posted a very beautiful text long ago. I was exploring my past texts and found something that took me directly to that person's text. I was confused and thought that the text was mine. It was certainly the kind of thing I would do, but the style was slightly different to mine and there were some things that I thought were mistakes.

"How could I have been so sloppy?", "What is this witticism, I am not this witty!". And in the end, I decided to correct "my" text.

I spent around 40 minutes correcting my text, finding style references and idiomatic references on dictionaries and finally posted it. I was happy and then went to the comments and saw that people were asking the original poster things and it was a lovely friend of mine answering questions. I noticed right at that moment that the text was his and not mine. I was so sad but there is no way to recover old versions.

This is not the first time this has happened. In my early days as a moderator, I used to edit other people's stuff by mistake a lot, thinking it was mine. Having all of this power is very dangerous when you're careless like I am!

Authors get paid when people like you upvote their post.
If you enjoyed what you read here, create your account today and start earning FREE STEEM!
Sort Order:  

Whaaa. No revision history? Well at least you can't make that mistake here :P. That is pretty funny.


There is revision history, but it's recent, so old things aren't registered in this revision history. The system is a bit strange. But yes, in the end, what that means is that I just killed someone else's authentic work of art. :(

hahahahaha(...)hahaha! :D
The only excuse now is to pretent you are a solipsist and everything is "yours". Including myself and this stupid comment of course xD


The only excuse now is to pretent you are a solipsist and everything is "yours".

I kinda do this already anyway 👀👀👀

I have explored that view but I see it more as the world being my playground. Everything is here for me, pieces of my puzzle.


in the end, YOU ARE the puzzle

Omigoodness that is a very funny and also very tragic story! I hope your friend was understanding about it.

Posted using Partiko Android


He actually deleted his account not long ago, so he won't be able to see it or do anything about it. :(


Whoopsie daisy. 🙃

To listen to the audio version of this article click on the play image.

Brought to you by @tts. If you find it useful please consider upvoting this reply.

Hi, @cryptosharon!

You just got a 5.57% upvote from SteemPlus!
To get higher upvotes, earn more SteemPlus Points (SPP). On your Steemit wallet, check your SPP balance and click on "How to earn SPP?" to find out all the ways to earn.
If you're not using SteemPlus yet, please check our last posts in here to see the many ways in which SteemPlus can improve your Steem experience on Steemit and Busy.

Hi @cryptosharon!

Your post was upvoted by @steem-ua, new Steem dApp, using UserAuthority for algorithmic post curation!
Your UA account score is currently 4.488 which ranks you at #1988 across all Steem accounts.
Your rank has dropped 7 places in the last three days (old rank 1981).

In our last Algorithmic Curation Round, consisting of 200 contributions, your post is ranked at #118.

Evaluation of your UA score:
  • Some people are already following you, keep going!
  • The readers appreciate your great work!
  • Try to improve on your user engagement! The more interesting interaction in the comments of your post, the better!

Feel free to join our @steem-ua Discord server