PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: On deletions. Mar 21, 2006 1:36:50 GMT -5
Post by zaab on Mar 21, 2006 1:36:50 GMT -5
zaab70 said:Are you referring to this forum or just forums you participated in in general?
In my experience, threads on this forum are moved or "quarantined" under pretty extreme circumstances. For the vast majority of cases, the threads that are removed are the ones started by spammers and trolls. Noone gets their posts deleted arbitrarily, not that I've seen.
Hi Zaab.....I'm not at all sure that asolitary soul is talking about deleting impersonal, software-generated problem posts as you suggest. When I look at alolitarysoul's post, I see descriptions about not only threads, but about posts, and the personal pronoun "you" is used.
Also, all of us know, site owners, moderators and participants alike, that spam and troll and other types of impersonal "HACK" bothers would of course be deleted. Therefore I don't really think that the thread owner's concerns were about those things.
While I cannot speak for the person who started this thread, I do get the sense that the reason why this particular thread was started was not because of hack threats but instead, the person who started the thread is expressing intentions about the proliferation of ideas that the site managers might not like - and of course, that is the job of every site owner or moderator.
It's already a given that the moderators will try to protect all of us from hackers and trollers and spammers. Nobody writes threads about that because it's already understood.
You're talking about a post made almost a half year ago by a moderator who doesn't actively participate in the forum anymore. I don't know of any mod here who deletes posts or threads arbitrarily because they don't like the ideas they contain. Its really not an issue. I'm still confused. Why are you so concerned?