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greymule Wed Apr 16, 2003 10:42pm

I'm all for having the threads and posts moderated, but to delete the entire thread allows one malcontent to have possibly valuable information erased for everyone.

This might encourage mischief-makers. Can't the offensive posts simply be deleted? If the offensive post is ignored and then deleted, people won't get the satisfaction of having ruined something.

IRISHMAFIA Thu Apr 17, 2003 06:36am

Quote:

Originally posted by greymule
I'm all for having the threads and posts moderated, but to delete the entire thread allows one malcontent to have possibly valuable information erased for everyone.

This might encourage mischief-makers. Can't the offensive posts simply be deleted? If the offensive post is ignored and then deleted, people won't get the satisfaction of having ruined something.

Let me see. Free forum v. paid membership. Don't think we have any standing in this matter. Cannot the poster who initiated the thread close it? Like it was said, we should be policing ourselves. As long as we do that, there is no reason for any thread other than the spam to be deleted.


AlabamaBlue Thu Apr 17, 2003 08:43am

I'd be willing to bet it's a direct result of this thread

Cecil got is drawers in a wad over something silly and blew it all up out of preportion. I'm sure he went to the admin.

The admin hit the nail on the head in his sticky post though, if you don't like a thread, DON'T POST ON IT.

After Cecils flame on my thread, there were no other posts other than Cecil and myself. If he wouldn't have posted, the thread would have died alot sooner.

CecilOne Thu Apr 17, 2003 09:31am

I tend to agree with greymule about deleting offending posts rather than the entire topic. Maybe we could be self-policing if the thread starter could delete offensive posts, instead of deleting the whole topic.

I believe the administrative announcement follows the removal of a solicitation named "Turn $6 into $60,000 so easily it's scary", which was posted on several of these forums.

As to the continuing insults and three leaps to conclusions about my request to take personal gripes and public put downs of fellow officials off line; if that thread caused the notice it would have been deleted. And maybe it should be as, on review, I withdraw my comment that "There were a few meaningful comments in this thread to start with"

AlabamaBlue Thu Apr 17, 2003 09:58am

But you don't agree that your response to my thread was unnecessary, inflammatory and immature?

Wouldn't it have been better just to not respond? That would have been the mature course of action. The thread was not affecting you one tiny bit. There was no profanity, no pornography, no solicitation, no personal attacks on other posters. Just a friendly discussion taking place until you tried to be the self-appointed message board police.

ChampaignBlue Thu Apr 17, 2003 10:15am

Guys, don't get that started again. If you want to argue, please exchange e-mails and do it there. Mine is [email protected] if you want to send them through me rather than publicly. Jim

Dakota Thu Apr 17, 2003 10:36am

I agree that it would be a shame to have the board admin delete an entire thread because it degenerated into a flame war, but we are here having this resource at the good graces of the owners of the site. It is there house. Let's not track in mud. And if you do track in mud, go to the kitchen, get a paper towel, and wipe it up. After all, you did it. Don't leave it to the host.

But honestly, that little tiff between AB and C1 would not even reach the top 100 list of heated flame wars that has occured on the Baseball board, so I wonder if that was the cause. I'd guess it was more the SPAM. Or maybe the flames broke out again on Baseball.

As to whether a single message in a thread can be deleted, that would depend on the capabilities of the software. For sure, it could be edited to remove the offensive language and the thread locked.

CecilOne Thu Apr 17, 2003 11:33am

Enough
 
Quote:

Originally posted by AlabamaBlue
But you don't agree that your response to my thread was unnecessary, inflammatory and immature?

Wouldn't it have been better just to not respond? That would have been the mature course of action. The thread was not affecting you one tiny bit. There was no profanity, no pornography, no solicitation, no personal attacks on other posters. Just a friendly discussion taking place until you tried to be the self-appointed message board police.
I give up.

AlabamaBlue Thu Apr 17, 2003 12:40pm

Thank you.


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