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Originally posted by wayno
The current practice of just deleting threads and only telling the OP why is counter productive. Instead of a "404" there aught to be a page for all who are interested to see; posters on the thread for example, that explains the problem that led to the thread being deleted.
That would be informative. It would help spread the news about what is OK and what is not. That would help reduce the recurrence of such problems in the future would it not?
You keep us all in the dark and then wonder why we don't understand your thinking.
Originally posted by virgom129
Funny because it was about disinfo agents and I have seen Mods and even Skeptic start threads on exactly the same subject....
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
reply to post by wayno
IMO, all you need to do is read the T&C.
I mean, it's not complicated, hell they even trimmed it down last year because people were too lazy to read the whole thing.
I also think it's counterproductive for the staff to have to explain themselves everytime a thread is removed or moved to some other place.
The only people who really need to know is the OP itself, any "major" event, such as the Doc Velocity thread from a few days back ALWAYS gets explained to the general ATS members at some point or another if it's required.
But the mundane little threads throughout the day? That would be an epic waste of time. Could you imagine a bunch of threads that just say " removed because of censor circumvention", "Removed because not at 20 post mininum" etc?