Lyon wrote:That's called "moderating" in these parts. If the moderators don't like something you say or the direction a thread is going, they delete it with no prior or subsequent notice.
The initial reason thisisms became popular was the "hands off" moderating style, but that's long gone.
jimmylegs wrote:if a thread devolves into repeated rules contraventions, including personal attacks, the topic will be deleted. unfortunately we have a few users who like to push it. constantly.
You've been a member here longer than I have. You know EXACTLY what I'm talking about.NHE wrote: I don't believe that was ever the case. Please review the Rules of the Board thread and the dates of Arron's posts to that thread. Many of them date back to 2004. I don't think "hands off" was ever the approach used here.
jimmylegs wrote:willow the topic was fine, it was the way a small vocal percentage of the membership take every topic, polarize the debate and then start abusing/provoking/wilfully misunderstanding each other, rather than maintaining the civil debate that is the core of TIMS.
jimmylegs wrote:normally i do only take out offending posts or edit the offensive sections of posts. it's a lot more work but it *is* the norm.
just so you are aware too: as volunteers, the mods do not review everything posted; offensive content is generally flagged to us by PM unless we happen to spot it by chance.
jimmylegs wrote:just so you are aware too: as volunteers, the mods do not review everything posted; offensive content is generally flagged to us by PM unless we happen to spot it by chance.
and not knowing that she was responsible and gloating I responded that it seems the thread was deleted, which prompted her responseFrom: HappyPoet
Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 10:36 pm
Subject: An important question!
What happened to willow's thread???
Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 11:12 pm
Subject: I did NOT read your PM - check your Outbox
Posted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:01 am
Subject: Malden has been...
All traces of him are GONE.
Thought you might want to know.
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