I'd like to ask cPanelJared to justify why he edited my two above posts without my consent with the following:
Last edited by cPanelJared; Today at 05:23 AM. Reason: Removed unnecessary image
Last edited by cPanelJared; Today at 05:24 AM. Reason: Removed unnecessary image
How are the two images I posted "unnecessary" when they exactly pertain to precisely what I am seeking help for?
Likewise, djpete's post couldn't last but 8 mins and you "deactivated" his link, which is a link to the exact solution that I came to these forums to seek help for.
I'll be happy to answer that for you, I asked him to.
I have been a forum admin of multiple forums since 2003 and this is very poor forum practice.
Me too, since 2000, many. Including this one.
Admins should not simply go around editing posts without informing the user.
Moderation of these and most any forums including editing of posts is done as needed, it's common practice. You agreed to that when you registered. Here's the message you read and agreed to on registration:
Forum Registration Rules - cPanel Forums
Otherwise how will anyone know to stop doing what you consider to be bad practice?
cPanelJared, can you please reply with a link to the cPanel forum policy where it is stated that adding supporting images and answer forum posts with an exact and helpful link is not allowed?
This link may be of some use:
Forum Best Practices, Rules and Guidelines - cPanel Forums
There is no reason to link to an image on someone else's website, including your own, here on these forums. Please feel free to add an attachment to your post if you feel a screen grab is relevant to your issue. Anytime.
Links to outside images like that, change, or are killed over time. This makes the long term use of them in a post, irrelevant. Links to images on other websites uses someone else's bandwidth as well. No need for that here.
DJPete is new, new users posting links in their first post, sometimes, maybe not this time of course, is more often than not spam, or promotional posts of some sort. He responded to a 2 1/2 year old, dead thread, asking for suggestions, he provided one, out of the blue.
As a fellow forum admin, you would know this. That looks like spam, even if it's not. The links remain but are not hot links from this forum. If you'd care to discuss this with me further, please feel free to drop me a private message.
I'm happy to hear you sorted the issue out you were having.