some threads should be deleted instead of locked?

some threads should be deleted instead of locked?

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iamacup
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some threads should be deleted instead of locked?

Post by iamacup » 17 Oct 2006, 18:28

Like the recent TN cheat thread and then the Ban Ranti thread, basically, both posters knew there was a very very high chance of them getting locked very fast but they still post them.

locking threads like that is not a deterent and therefore people still post them as they are still in the forum and people can still read them so the message they origionaly were trying to get accross will still be there. maybe if the thread were to be deleted we would get less of this ....

just my thoughts.
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Min3mat
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Post by Min3mat » 17 Oct 2006, 19:37

NO, otherwise the lulz would be lost...FOREVER :O
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Post by Drone_Fragger » 17 Oct 2006, 19:52

Like the Azu triology! Where would we be without the lulkz from the Azu threads!
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SwiftSpear
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Post by SwiftSpear » 17 Oct 2006, 20:28

I'd agree. Mods, if it's bad just send it to spambox and notify the poster via PM if you feel necessary to let them know it's bad.
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Post by raneti » 18 Oct 2006, 15:32

NO, otherwise the lulz would be lost...FOREVER :O
i double that
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Post by Betalord » 18 Oct 2006, 16:14

I would agree too. That is something we already do, we have a spam-box subforum (visible to forum mods only) where we move very inappropriate threads.
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Post by j5mello » 18 Oct 2006, 18:39

i think cup is arguing that ur credentials for threads entering that box need to be changed to include certain ones.

While the raneti one needed to die quickly i can see that the tN one serves a purpose (admittedly its turned into a F***ing flame war but, meh that happens 70% of the time) and indeed should be locked but not deleted. Having it visible so people can understand the situation is a valid reason.
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Post by Acidd_UK » 18 Oct 2006, 19:28

I agree, it's annoying to have ppl talking about threads that are no longer visible.
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Post by Neddie » 19 Oct 2006, 01:37

I simply don't think threads should be deleted or hidden. If something goes wrong, they are a monument - an element of history which may aid future posters in avoiding the same mistakes.
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Post by FireCrack » 19 Oct 2006, 04:11

^I fully agree here, unless a thread is an advert spam or whatnot there's no reason to delete it.
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Post by PauloMorfeo » 19 Oct 2006, 04:35

And that is why i am glad you are not an administrator or moderator.
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Neddie
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Post by Neddie » 19 Oct 2006, 05:47

Why? How does covering discussion up help anybody?
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Post by Lolsquad_Steven » 19 Oct 2006, 05:49

Min3mat wrote:NO, otherwise the lulz would be lost...FOREVER :O
c|={D-|-<
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Post by Drone_Fragger » 19 Oct 2006, 08:32

:O

'Tis Lolsquad with a hat! \o/
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Post by NOiZE » 19 Oct 2006, 09:38

IMO threads shouldn't get removed too quickly.
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Post by PicassoCT » 19 Oct 2006, 11:09

How about the Ability for the Mods to set auto-shrink to offenders Textsize, so all there previous posts and following posts get smaller and smaller....
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Post by SwiftSpear » 19 Oct 2006, 17:43

neddiedrow wrote:Why? How does covering discussion up help anybody?
If it's a flame against someone it stops the flame war.
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Post by FireCrack » 19 Oct 2006, 18:13

^and closing it would do that as well.
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Post by iamacup » 19 Oct 2006, 18:20

the point im making is, i can start a thread that goes 'i hate betalord' or 'LOL AF IS CRAP'

and i know it wont get deleted ever.

why does a thread thats just full of flame need to survive, anyway it was just my thought :P

garrys mod forums are the best. this is what they do.
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Post by rattle » 19 Oct 2006, 18:30

Isn't it more efficient to delete the people instead and keep the threads for funnies? :P
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