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Why leave quotes from deleted posts deemed too off topic or offensive?

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posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 02:49 AM
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If a post was deleted due to being too off topic or offensive, why are posts that quote the offensive/off topic post not deleted?

This seems like an open door for others to be offended/enter in on an off topic discussion that a mod had already deemed offensive/off topic enough to be deleted and in some cases even leaving the poster warned.

Does having the offensive/off topic post in a quote make it less offensive/off topic?




posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 03:52 AM
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The majority of the times that i see a post (or portion of a post) deleted by a Mod, any quote of it has also been removed. I think in the rare case where we see a deleted post quoted it is simply a case of the Mod missing the quote.



posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 04:01 AM
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The moderators do a great job of monitoring and keeping the forums clean. I suggest that if you do quote someones off topic post or a post that has been removed due to a terms & conditions violation, I would promptly remove the quote from your post to avoid causing other members from drifting off topic.



posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 11:03 AM
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I asked a similar question about two weeks ago. The answer that I got was along the lines of, you can delete the quotes if you want, but the mods will really only be concerned if you responded to the violator in a off topic [to those quotes, or if the thread becomes really long] or T&C violating way.

ETA: Here is the link to the post that answered my question. Link

[edit on 8/23/2009 by octotom]



posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 11:33 AM
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Originally posted by breakingdradles

Does having the offensive/off topic post in a quote make it less offensive/off topic?



Generally, no.


FWIW, if I remove a post, I generally try to go down the thread to see if someone quoted it.
But, I do wonder if something is that offensive why a member would quote it instead of alert the staff to it.

Often, if someone is quoting off topic material, they are often off topic , too...and also end up deleted.

[edit on 23-8-2009 by DontTreadOnMe]



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