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Why do some threads get deleted?

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  1. Wallytreefree

    Wallytreefree Banned

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    Why do some threads get deleted?

    Why do some threads get deleted? I mean, they can just be locked or something for a "wall of shame" effect for people to see.
     
  2. MinasMorgul

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    Re: Why do some threads get deleted?

    I don't see how it could have a 'wall of shame' effect, the threads that get locked or deleted are usually very entertaining.
     
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    Re: Why do some threads get deleted?

    They can get deleted for several reasons. Try asking the mod assigned to whatever forum the thread was in - via PM and not in a thread.



     
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    Re: Why do some threads get deleted?

    Edits happen as well.
    but this post might be superfluous
     
  5. Killing Frenzy

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    And sometimes threads get deleted for telling an old forum goer why all his old friends are gone.
     
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    Re: Why do some threads get deleted?

    Because the OP's are returned trolls. ;)
     
  7. krischan

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    Re: Why do some threads get deleted?

    Perhaps a few of the cynical, self-loving narcists thought they were too important to be banned, so we will not dare to do that. They will not come back. Never. At least not openly.



     
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    Re: Why do some threads get deleted?

    Well that's news to me. I hope that statement isn't based on an uninformed assumption. Editing posts is serious business and is rarely a good idea - and then only with a clearly defined goal and with changes that are labelled and blatantly obvious.

    When working in Community, it wasnt too unusual to edit a post to add a note of some kind, or remove a naughty link but otherwise try to preserve the post if it was worthwhile.

    Here it's much more problematic and can change the intent of the OP; for that reason I prefer an all or nothing approach. The whole post goes or it stays. People here should be mature enough to post responsibly.

    To answer the original question, I don't see what good a "wall of shame" would do and I think we both know it would not have the desired effect. It would turn trolls to martyrs. Even if it didn't, I think a ban is enough and rubbing it in with a wall of shame just adds to the e-drama/pity party.
     
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    Re: Why do some threads get deleted?

    Opps. I didn't even notice that the OP had only one post. My post was more so in reference to Carnage's thread a week or so back.



     
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    Re: Why do some threads get deleted?

    Certainly there are multiple classifications of the cynical, self-loving narcissists.

    Oh well.
     
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    Re: Why do some threads get deleted?

    We all have a cynical, self-loving narcissist within ourselves. It just depends on what you allow him to do.
     
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    Re: Why do some threads get deleted?

    Because those threads are "naughty." :)
     
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    Re: Why do some threads get deleted?


    Over six billion I think.



     
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    Re: Why do some threads get deleted?

    By edits I meant that individual posts in a thread can be deleted as well as the whole thread - I do see that happen:coffee: As well as the link removal type thing, I do agree with both policies.


     
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    Re: Why do some threads get deleted?

    I miss the old WTFOTs. Only one remains.
     
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    Re: Why do some threads get deleted?

    Well, perhaps I'm still a bit paranoid since the recent incidents. My apologies.



     
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    Re: Why do some threads get deleted?

    oh great, that's all we need...one more paranoid mod. :crazyeyes:



     
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    Omg! A superdave sighting.
     
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    Re: Why do some threads get deleted?

    A bit paranoia is actually good for moderation, at least when trying to find out the intents of certain people in trading threads :smug:. It's a bit easier with the motives: Greed in 95% of all dubious cases.

    BTW, I didn't mean to moderate with what I wrote, but perhaps the impressions of mods are interesting in certain cases :azn:



     
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    Re: Why do some threads get deleted?

    Don't Ever Change :thumbup:


    Diablo 3 stuff in the OTF and Diablo 1 today - :cracks whip: Get to work Greens, the coffee breaks over.

    :wink:


     
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