Who owns post's ?

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  1. D_Relentless Original

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    :confused: Okay, just a question -

    Say you have been on here and made lots of posts, threads etc.

    Say you want to leave or get banned, who owns the all the posts that you have made ?.

    I hear said that posts cannot be deleted as it makes all the thread post's not make sense etc.

    My question is, who's post are they ?, is it mine as the OP or is it LPSG ?.

    If i was banned or left, i would want my posts deleting or at least my name removed from the post.

    What's the opinion ?
     
  2. jeff black

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    I think, as soon as you make the post, they become to property of the internet and the site.
     
  3. D_Jared Padalicki

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    I think that too. You can always ask to remove pics from posts, but the posts stay where they are. The posts are a part of a thread.
     
  4. cockoloco

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    If you ask for your account to be deleted, the posts will remain, but your username will be changed.

    I've seen this happen once.:rolleyes:

    If you're banned, the posts will be the same, with your same username. Only it will say 'Banned' instead of member or gold member.
     
  5. Lex

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    In the past, I know the stance has been that the posts can not be deleted as a mass deletion would render some threads incomprehensible.
     
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    From the current TOS (although it was in the previous version too):

     
  7. HazelGod

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    All your post are belong to us.
     
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    I would say they belong to the site. But you have an opportunity to edit the post for a period after. Plus you can request that it be deleted if you feel that strongly.

    If someone quotes your post then it becomes entombed in their post.

    But generally, don't post if you have such concerns.
     
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    who owns post's what?
     
  10. mindseye

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    I'm the one who lobbied to get that sentence into the TOS. I'm no longer on the administrative staff here, but these were the concerns that led me to write that sentence:

    Once you post something on LPSG, it also gets archived by Google, by the Internet Wayback Machine, and possibly other outfits. LPSG doesn't have the ability to 'yank posts back' from these places. They have the ability to delete them here, but the threads in which they appeared in would become disjointed and harder for other members to enjoy.

    The word 'irrevocable' protects LPSG in that after you leave LPSG, you can't force LPSG to remove the content (words and pictures) you created here. The word 'non-exclusive' protects you in that you retain the ownership of the content and can take it somewhere else if you want -- LPSG can't, for example, sue you for copyright infringement because you reposted something on Facebook that originally appeared here.

    You own everything you create here, but you waive the right to force LPSG to remove it. (As a matter of practice, moderators have removed upon request things that are not part of the discussion board threads, like gallery pictures and blog entries, though they're not required to.)
     
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    If you say it you can't take it back. This is a surprise? How in the world would anyone assume otherwise?
     
  12. transformer_99

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    There is a window of opportunity to edit and delete posts, but once that grace period is over with, you don't own your intellectual property any more.
     
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