posted on Sep, 4 2011 @ 02:12 PM
Traditionally threads were closed or trashed when they encouraged behavior against the Terms and Conditions.
It was not always a pleasant experience to suddenly see a thread closed into which one invested a lot of energy.
Sometimes the mods would disagree amongst themselves, and they would say that one could apply to have a thread re-opened.
Nevertheless, there was always a given reason for a thread being closed.
Now it's happened to me twice that a thread is closed and it simply says: "Closed for staff review".
There were no warnings, and few to no post bannings.
One was a thread regarding another conspiracy website (which I didn't contribute towards, but found an interesting read), and the other concerned
whites becoming a minority in the USA.
I found the latter closing quite disappointing, because I'd just found quotes on how racial identity follows making a living, or "cash". The Pequot
tribe, for example, reappeared from virtual extinction when they got a casino. So while previously post-colonial people wanted to appear "white",
now they might look for more non-white ancestry, and change identity.
Anyway, it said the thread was closed for "staff review".
What does this mean?
Is it a fancy term for censorship, or are all the mods really reviewing it, and we will get a date when they are finished reviewing?
Will it re-open?
Do they hope we will forget, and it's a polite form of getting rid of contentious material, although nobody really transgressed the rules?
Can we have a date for such "closed" threads for when staff are finished with their review?
Forgiveness, but I just can't get any meaning from that terminology.