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Thread Deletions

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by The Count, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Hello, unfortunately I had to delete a couple of long-running threads and I thought it best to address it here before the questions of "where did (such and such) thread go?"

    Due to post deletion requests, related posts, posts made by banned members, and the nature of having to search through huge threads made me make the decision that the best thing would be to simply delete the following threads.
    "What Made You Frown Today?", and
    "The New Am I The Only One?"

    I would advise that people please wait until January 2017 before starting new-er versions of either thread as that would allow for a smoother transition/restart at the beginning of a new year.

    Moving forward, threads like these huge ones wouldn't have to be automatically deleted when a long-standing forum member requests to have all their posts specifically deleted if us mods/staff members had a button/link that help us by instantly getting rid of a member's posts all at once instead of having to search the forums to target and click/check on each single individual post.

    Sorry this had to be done, hope you guys understand. :sigh: :sympathy:
     
  2. WhoseLineFan

    WhoseLineFan Well-Known Member

    Did any of my posts in the threads get deleted? Just wondering if they did or not.
     
  3. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Er, when a thread gets deleted, all posts in said thread get deleted. So yes, your posts are no longer viewable.
     
  4. WhoseLineFan

    WhoseLineFan Well-Known Member

    That stinks. I don't want the threads to be deleted then because all of my likes from both of them will be gone.
     
  5. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Dude, that happens to all of us, it's a casualty of thread deletions when us staff members have to shut 'em down. We've come to live with it here throughout the years.
     
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  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Who keeps wanting all their posts deleted, and why? Is there some disgruntled former member here having a mad-on with this place or something? This isn't fair to the rest of us that we have to keep losing long-standing threads because one member wants their posts deleted. Assuming it's just one (and the same one).
     
  7. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Actually it's more than just one member wwho have requested to have all their posts deleted. Most of the times I've had members approach me with said request it's because they no longer wish to have their posts viewed and/or quoted publically by another party/member.

    And I agree that it's not fair, which is why I would really hope that staffers could have that instant button that could make a requested poster's posts disappear in one single action without having to affect the rest of the thread.
     
  8. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    This super sucks, these were two of the biggest threads on this website and I am completely p***ed that things keep getting deleted. I don't get it, what's wrong with just going through the threads and just getting rid of those related to the banned/gone users posts? Is it really that hard to get rid of specific posts? Because I recall several posts, such as ones with D'Snowth and Duke Remmington arguing for instance, a lot of those were deleted within about thirty minutes of them being posted.
    UGH, this is so annoying! Are the people getting their posts deleted aware that this effects everybody else?!?
    Who would you contact to get that done?
     
  9. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    When a thread like the "What Made You Frown Today?" thread is more then 500 pages long (100,000 posts) and I as a moderator have to cull through each and single page and post to find the ones that belong to a specific forum member, yes, sometimes the solution is to kill the thread.

    I'm aware that a member can report their own posts, but that kind of doesn't work as well as it should as I still have to check each reportage issue, then click on the link that takes me to the page to find the person's post... And if there's more than one post by that person in a thread I have to go either back to Page 1 and work my way forwards to the end of the thread to find all the person's posts. Which is why the best option is if us staffers had a button that would zap a person's posts specifically to delete them in one single action without having to ruin the rest of the thread for anyone else.

    Again, new versions of these threads can be started, but I ask you guys hold of on doing so until January 2017 for a fresh start.
     
  10. 1000 Eyes

    1000 Eyes Well-Known Member

    Perhaps it would be a good idea to have some more staff members, because while you guys do a superb job moderating the boards, there only three of you right now, and the forum has thousands upon thousands of members - usually forums with less members have more staff members than MC does currently.
     
  11. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    As sad and frustrating as this is, this doesn't hugely affect me. Yes, I'm very disappointed about losing more posts, but I don't post on this forum so often, and despite losing thirty-some of my own posts, I in fact only lost two likes received. Plus, I can see others' posts from those two threads in my Gmail archive.

    I understand the reasoning for deleting the Frown and Only One threads, and I respect that. I just don't want to see this happening more often, because we just lost the Survey thread a couple months ago, and I don't want to see more long-standing threads disappearing soon (hopefully not the Smile one).
     
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  12. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Nah, the "Smilies" thread would stay open and active, there are way too many image graphic links embedded in there for me to even attempt to make a dent in it. Similar to the "Classic SST Sketches" thread, the sheer massiveness of the thread with the embedded links (if they still work) bogs my server, so I leave it alone unless there's a specific post by that Czech guy.

    Hope this helps.
     
  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    For me, it's not even a matter of post count or anything like that, it's that for entire threads that multiple members had gotten involved and invested in over a span of years, which is why this isn't fair to other members.
     
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  14. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    It would seem to me that there would be an easier less dramatic way of dealing with this issue then deleting the whole thread.
    I would also think that the person who started the thread could have some say in the matter as well.
     
  15. WhoseLineFan

    WhoseLineFan Well-Known Member

    Did The New New Quote Thread get deleted as well? Can't seem to find it at all.
     
  16. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

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    WhoseLineFan Well-Known Member

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  18. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    For the record, this is actually the third time that thread's been deleted. Just sayin'.
     
  19. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Is it possible to archive all these old threads? Really sucks that these have to get deleted like this. :(
     
  20. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    Oh, great. Now the Smile thread is gone? Are you freaking kidding me?
     


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