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Why do most of my questions need to be edited?

Asked by nailpolishfanatic (6607points) March 3rd, 2010

Since I started on Fluther, all of my questions have needed editing. I have edited some of them, but some after I edit they never excist:(
What is going on? any help?

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erichw1504's avatar

Read it and weep.

dpworkin's avatar

Read the guidelines, and you can always ask the moderators for help. Us the “Contact” button.

skfinkel's avatar

I’m guessing maybe it’s your spelling? and maybe grammar? Just keep working at it—no shame in getting edited.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

Are they good questions?

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

Because sometimes they get tired of picking on me… believe it or not

janbb's avatar

You need to look at your questions and see what the pattern of the suggested editing is. Is it grammar? Spelling? Content? If you can’t figure it out, ask a mod, as has been suggested.

philosopher's avatar

I think much of the editing is not called for.
I belong too many other cites. They function well without censoring us.
Q&A cites should not treat their members like elementary school students.

phoebusg's avatar

I think the moderation sometimes is doubtful. You don’t always need an ultra-long description to post a question. If anything I don’t read ultra-packed long descriptions.

PacificRimjob's avatar

They reflect a sincere but unpopular perspective or mentality.

liminal's avatar

What questions have you asked?

ModernEpicurian's avatar

Fluther is known for, and tries to maintain, a high quality in its content. They are just trying to uphold this standard. I’m sorry it’s affecting you so much but English should sometimes be respected.

janbb's avatar

Just like with comfortable shoes, a Q&A site has to be a good fit to work for you. If you consistently have gripes about the moderation here or feel that you are being censored, you may want to try somewhere else. Many of us are pretty happy with the level of oversight here and wouln’t want to see it relaxed.

Buttonstc's avatar

I actually enjoy a site that has some language standards. It’s a welcome change to the rest of the Internet.

If you are edited, there is nothing preventing you from contacting the mods to ask why.

The most that the rest of us can do is just guess about it. Why not get your info straight from the horse’s mouth, so to speak.

syz's avatar

[as mod] Looking at your history, the vast majority of the questions that you have been asked to edit are polls. Polls do not solve a problem (“How do I change the oil in my Honda Civic?”), nor do they promote a thoughtful discussion (“Has Chile suffered from the compassion fatigue affecting donors?”). If you have any questions about what constitutes a poll question, don’t hesitate to contact the moderation team.

Jeruba's avatar

Editing is not censorship. Censorship suppresses. Editing facilitates.

KatawaGrey's avatar

Ain’t nothing I can say that hasn’t been said. Ask the mods. They are always happy to answer your questions. Also, if you’re not sure about a question, ask a mod if it’s okay if you post it.

I understand that it can be a little hard to get a hang of things around here but I think you’ll do all right.

Contrary to what @phoebusg said, a long details section can really enhance your question. Even if the question itself is poll-like, a thoughtful detail section can make almost any question a good one. :)

YARNLADY's avatar

It might help to find out the difference between cites and sites.

JessicaisinLove's avatar

@jeruba… I have noticed many responses removed by the commentators that is censorship…...period.

Jeruba's avatar

@JessicaisinLove, I wonder if you also think that anyone should be able to send a story to a magazine and expect to get it published, and that anyone who wants to go on TV or radio and spout opinions or be a guest on a show has the right to do so.

If you don’t think you can just have free access to the audiences of those publications and broadcasters, is that restraint what you would call censorship? Or do you believe those media are fulfilling an obligation to their audiences by upholding certain standards and practicing selectivity in what they publish?

KatawaGrey's avatar

@Jeruba: Sing it sister.

JessicaisinLove's avatar

@Jeruba You are comparing apples and oranges. Q&A sites are just that… Ask a question, get an answer. An open forum for an exchange of beliefs, ideas etc. I see it as place where people just come together to learn and talk through questions and answers.

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