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Can you stop deleting threads?

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by IKbentim, Feb 6, 2012.

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  1. IKbentim

    IKbentim Power Member

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    What is this? Is this some kind of Kim Jong Il fan forum where we can only praise the dear leader?

    Stop deleting threads! If they are against policy close them with a message why the thread is closed. Otherwise people will never learn what is allowed and what's not allowed.

    Some thread about this site being slow has been deleted, some thread with an apology letter has been deleted. Every form of criticism against BHW is being deleted. I think some criticism is fair because a lot of members are paying for this site in different ways (JR Vip/ Donor / BST threads / Clicking banners).

    Please close threads with a reason why the thread is closed so people can learn from it next time.
     
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  2. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    Starting a thread by attacking the owner, admin and mods isn't going go to
    get you far either.
     
  3. dankerman666

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    Who wants to hear people complain about their problems anyway? :p
     
  4. Nookie Monster

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    A forum is not a democracy. If the powers that be find the thread to be undesirable then I guess it's their right to do what ever.

    I come here to learn and interact with the community. Not to gripe and complain.
     
  5. HostStage

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    And this is why your account will be deleted :D
     
  6. proxygo

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    i think what the guy was trying to say was..
    if for some reason a thread is locked would it
    be possible for some1 to let users no why it was
    done - it serves as a warning not to do so again
    rather than repeat that mistake and get an infraction
    for it.. did that sound better
     
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  7. davids355

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    I do sort of agree with OP, ProxyGo put it in a much nicer way though:) regardless of the subject matter, IF its a real person behind the post, then a bit of communication doesn't hurt - that way they know what not to do next time:)
     
  8. fun4uoc

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    Do you even have any clue has to how many threads mods have to delete everyday???

    Being a mod is not a paid position, and they are here to make money, just like anyone else. I highly doubt that mods want to spend the time explaining why a thread was deleted.

    In short, if you don't like it, GTFO!!!
     
  9. BigBuddy

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    Everyday, we are closing and deleting many threads. We will post in the thread before closing, if it seems fit.

    The threads related to spam, indirect selling will be removed without any explanation.

    Criticizing threads related to BHW or BHW staff members will also get removed. If you have issues, you can pm any mods and we are happy to help you.

    Btw, I checked and did nt see any threads been posted criticizing BHW for the past 1 week.

    So, be clear about the threads you are pointing out.
     
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  10. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Do you have any evidence to back up "people will learn from closing threads"?

    They don't. They just carry on doing the same as before.

    I tried it in the site flipping section for a while (even though it's a lot more work than just deleting stupid threads) and people carry on breaking the rules/posting in the wrong section etc. People (on average) don't read and they don't learn. It simply doesn't work.

    Plus it just opens mods up to being questioned by everyone else. You'd be surprised how nasty and aggressive some people are if you close/delete their thread. As mods, we do not owe anyone an explanation why a decision has been made. None of us get paid and we all have our own businesses to run rather than worrying about petty forum arguments.

    Regarding your specific issues:

    - DD has made a few announcements regarding forum upgrades/downtime etc., so it makes no sense for threads to remain if they are asking the same questions that have already been answered.

    - Apology letter thread. Is it really necessary for someone to open a thread apologising to two random Jr VIPs? It's a nice gesture, but a private apology is all that is needed. This is not a celeb gossip forum.

    Peace.
     
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  11. IKbentim

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    Well i can't link the thread since it was removed.. however it was criticizing BHW and it was from this morning. I can't remember the exact title.

    I can get behind deleting threads that contain spam or libelous things about someone. But someone apologizing to another member or someone asking why BHW is slow shouldn't (IMO) be deleted.

    If i was a new member or a member that isn't so active and i would make a thread that was then deleted i would really wonder what happened and possibly make a new thread. If you just leave a little not like 'were closing this because of X' that would help more.
     
  12. IKbentim

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    Obviously i don't have evidence of that. I just think that if you delete a thread without a message people will end up with more questions than if you close it with a reason why it's closed.

    Recently i made a thread about Megaupload being closed and after a while the discussion derailed so a moderator closed it with a message saying the thread derailed. If it was deleted i would have a lot of questions but in this case i knew what happened.

    But it was just a suggestion and everyone here is taking it as an attack. I know you guys love your forums but criticism isn't necessarily a bad thing.
     
  13. meathead1234

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    I've already told you I tested that idea in the site flipping section and it didn't work. If you have examples of forums where it has worked, I'd love to see it. Decisions here are made with good reason, they are not made to censor information or anything like that. It's actually a very open forum in that respect.

    Having a thread derailed is a good reason to close a thread. Threads that break rules, are just fluff or generally pointless should be deleted. Closing EVERY thread with a reason takes way too much time, especially if they are against the rules or duplicates of others (such as a forum announcement).

    I didn't take it as an attack. I addressed your points, gave the reasoning behind it and gave reasoning for both thread deletions.
     
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  14. davids355

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    ^^ Thats a pretty reasonable answer:)
     
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    For me BHW is For far better than warrior forum, there they will delete our account if we give advise or idea to user's post
     
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    isnt it hard to keep 25.5k+ family members happy?
     
  17. demongerbil

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    The ironic side effect of not deleting threads complaining about the forum being slow and posting explanations/locking the thread is the forum would become slower as a result (database getting clogged up with all the closed threads).

    That's not even mentioning the drain on mods' time to have to write up an explanation for every thread closed (and therefore taking time away from other mod tasks that improve/speed up the forum as a whole).
     
  18. IKbentim

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    I've never been in the flipping section before but that's very specific to site flipping so i don't think people will open general SEO threads and threads random threads about their lives in the site flipping section.

    I was actually more focusing on the more broad sub forums like Lounge.

    I just think there's a big difference between a pointless thread and a thread with content that is against the rules. Lets say talking about flipping porn sites is forbidden in your section. If someone opens a thread with 'i want to flip my porn site' if you then delete it because it isn't allowed that person might not know why is thread is deleted. If you leave a message saying 'you can't discuss flipping porn sites here' the person will know and other people will know as well.

    Now lets say someone opens a site with 'i want to flip my mom' thats a pointless thread and should be deleted of course.

    Thanks for your explanation, i appreciate it.
     
  19. beaglejuice

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    I remember the apology thread. I think it was directed to kickflip and winchester. But from what I can recall some replies were hostile in manner. So from what I can surmise, it was deleted to prevent anymore incitement. Good call by the mods.

    Now a complaint about bhw being slow or bad hosting should be addressed appropriately to admins or mods. But that thread from what I can also recall was more geared towards insult than solution so merited deletion.

    Other notes: If you click the report button, you'll see this message:

    Note: This is ONLY to be used to report spam, advertising messages, and problematic (harassment, fighting, or rude) posts.

    So, if any posts are found in violation thereof I think will be deleted.
     
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    BHW is a circle jerk of delusional get rich quick teens. They will protect each other, jerk each other off, etc...

    such a shame too, BHW was good when it has the old owner. Now it is WarriorForum with a different color scheme...
     
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