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New Textkit censorship?

Postby Interaxus » Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:32 am

Submitting a new topic just now (a link to William Smith's English-Latin dictionary) I got a message saying (roughly) 'Your post may or may not be acceptable depending on some moderator's whim. You will be informed in due time'.

What's happening? :?

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Re: New Textkit censorship?

Postby Interaxus » Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:34 am

PS. My post was to Outside Links of Interest.

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Re: New Textkit censorship?

Postby Essorant » Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:39 am

It is probably to make sure your post is not something that doesn't belong at the site (advertisement, indecent material, etc).
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Re: New Textkit censorship?

Postby Essorant » Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:42 am

Alright, that explains it :)
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Re: New Textkit censorship?

Postby Interaxus » Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:21 am

Essorant:

What explains what?

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Re: New Textkit censorship?

Postby Interaxus » Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:30 am

This is what I submitted:
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Have just downloaded Smith’s English-Latin dictionary from 1871 (145MB) and wish to share this will anyone who hasn't yet done so:

http://www.archive.org/details/copiouscriticale00smit

What a treasure! Every page is a lesson in itself. An example: I chanced upon the entry for ‘assert’ and now I know that Cicero said: I assert nothing, I examine all things, nihil affirmo, quaero omnia.

Picasso’s ‘I don’t seek, I find’ expresses something of what i feel as I butterfly from page to page.

(Non quaero, invenio. Hmm, can that be Latin?) Never mind, let’s check out ‘invenio’.

find : 1. invenio, veni, ntum,
4 (to light upon; with or without search) : neither at home nor in the city do I find any one who . . ., neque domi neque in urbe invenio quenquam, qui, etc , Pl.: he finds the ships ready to sail, naves ad navigandum paratas invenit, Caes. B. G. 5, 5:

I love those examples. They just keep on coming.

Of course, Latin-Latin dictionaries are good too!
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Sounds pretty innocuous to me. Perhaps it's just the New Pale-Blue System screwing up again...?!

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Re: New Textkit censorship?

Postby Essorant » Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:18 am

Sorry. I misread your second post and thought it meant you found out it was moved (from here) to "Outside Links of Interest".

Perhaps the moderators are taking posts that begin threads aside now to review them before they let them be "published", not because they know already something is wrong with the post, but to make sure (before people are exposed to it) that nothing is wrong with it. This would keep posts such as Neos' etymolgies, or other things that the moderators don't think should be posted from ever being posted to begin a thread and help save from much unneedful ado about it.
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Re: New Textkit censorship?

Postby cdm2003 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:10 pm

Don't forget too, that the board was recently screwed up because of some jerk. Obviously, there's nothing wrong with your post, but I would imagine that there will be some justifiable erring on the side of caution until all of the kinks get worked out.
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Re: New Textkit censorship?

Postby annis » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:50 pm

This is a new feature (*cough*) of this version of the forum software.

When I saw this post I went looking for that mysterious "moderator control panel." Finally found it.
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