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!

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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

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Whoopsie daisy. 🙃

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