The Dingo^3 wrote:
Apologies if this has already been posted, as I haven't read through the entire thread, but...
Why was the tree counting thread deleted? This is years after the fact, but that was all-time Letsrun content and it was deleted with no explanation, and any attempt to ask why was subsequently deleted too. That's an example of a harmless thread being deleted without explaining that irk the community.
Two others would be Malmo's discretion over what stays and goes which has been noted already, and trolls flooding good threads. A recent, obvious example is Frank Meza. Obviously when a thread hits thousands of posts its hard to sort through everything, but I support Letsrun's attempts to out frauds (just an example) but it's taken away from / gives the forum a bad reputation when 'harassment' is allowed. No easy fix for that though.
Email me on the tree thread. have no idea what you are talking about. Maybe it can be restored.
1) We now archive deleted posts.
2) It does not take much for posts to be AUTOMATICALLY deleted without a moderating looking at them. We have a system in place that does that if a post gets reported by enough people. This hasn't always been in place and when we upgraded servers we found out it wasn't working for a while but for example if you started a post now with the N word in the title (well you can't actually do that as we have filters) It would quickly get reported by a bunch of people and could be deleted even before a moderator saw it.