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Moderators Please Read

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:09 am
by gandalf
I was going to send an email but the Contact Us page on the official site strongly suggests the use of the forums.

For personal reasons I would like my name removed from the comments on the blogs at raspberrypi.org. It appears at these three links as in the comments:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/the-ma ... -magazine/
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/issue- ... as-landed/
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/window ... rter-pack/

Could you please remove my comments or at least my name? Its nothing personal but I like to keep my online profile as minimal as possible. I hope this doesn't come across the wrong way, I still love what y'all are doing and just got my new Pi3 :-). Thank you for your time and consideration!

Re: Moderators Please Read

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:12 am
by jamesh
For some reason I'm having trouble figuring out how to delete those posts - maybe one of the other mods can do it?

Re: Moderators Please Read

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:46 am
by Heater
That's a sure way to bring attention to your name. Ever hear of the "Streisand effect"?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect

Besides it's hopeless, those pages are already recorded everywhere by Google caches, not to mention all the other search engines, the Way Back Machine, the NSA and so on.

Re: Moderators Please Read

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:57 pm
by gandalf
@Heater I would still like them removed. I am not worried about NSA or something, I just like to not have stuff coming up on the front page when I search my name in Google. Sorry if I did not make myself clear. If one of the Mods could do this I would greatly appreciate it!

Re: Moderators Please Read

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:14 pm
by DougieLawson
You need to write to Liz. She owns the blog.

As far as I'm concerned you should be proud to sign your own work. There's no way to hide from Google so why bother.

Re: Moderators Please Read

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:50 pm
by ukscone
jamesh wrote:For some reason I'm having trouble figuring out how to delete those posts - maybe one of the other mods can do it?
you have to have dashboard privs and even then i don't think you can edit names. i used to have front page privs but they seem to have been removed a couple of weeks ago so I can't check

Re: Moderators Please Read

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:06 pm
by jamesh
ukscone wrote:
jamesh wrote:For some reason I'm having trouble figuring out how to delete those posts - maybe one of the other mods can do it?
you have to have dashboard privs and even then i don't think you can edit names. i used to have front page privs but they seem to have been removed a couple of weeks ago so I can't check
I can log in to the dashboard, but unable to edit any blog comments. Used to be able to. Think this one has to go to Liz!

Re: Moderators Please Read

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:25 pm
by gandalf
Ok! I sent her an email and I got an automated reply about annual leave until Sep 23rd. Will try then. Thank you for your time! :)

Re: Moderators Please Read

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:13 pm
by Heater
Not sure how you are going to get your name removed from back issues of the MagPi pdfs. All there in google search results.

Re: Moderators Please Read

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:43 pm
by gandalf
@Heater If you click the link that is actually not a back issue but the blog post announcing that issue when it was current. No matter how stupid it sounds or I am I would like my name removed.

Re: Moderators Please Read

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:02 pm
by Heater
I mean inside a back issue from Sep 2015. Like this: https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi-issues/MagPi37.pdf

Re: Moderators Please Read

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:01 pm
by Koeshi
Heater wrote:I mean inside a back issue from Sep 2015. Like this: https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi-issues/MagPi37.pdf
While that may not be achievable there is nothing wrong with him wanting old comments on blog posts to be removed.

Re: Moderators Please Read

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:36 pm
by W. H. Heydt
Koeshi wrote:
Heater wrote:I mean inside a back issue from Sep 2015. Like this: https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi-issues/MagPi37.pdf
While that may not be achievable there is nothing wrong with him wanting old comments on blog posts to be removed.
While there is nothing wrong with asking, the RPF may not want to do it for reasons of historical integrity to the threads, especially if there are replies to his posts. In that case, either the replies would also have to be removed or they would lose context.

Re: Moderators Please Read

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:54 pm
by gandalf
Done! Thank you Alex Bate!:)