posted on Nov, 3 2013 @ 02:19 PM
if I may be so bold as to take a stab at this.
First, it's not just threads/discussions about banned
members; we don't allow threads/discussions about any ATS members. It just end up with
hurt feelings somewhere along the line, and obviously the issue of privacy.
When it comes to banned members... It is simply more drama than it's worth. We've learned from experience that mentioning and explaining the banning
of a member result in more staff time being invested. Some members will defend the banned member and then mods have to deal with additional
discussions, communication, etc. etc. It snowballs and it's a headache.
Generally speaking a lot of discussion go on behind the scenes before someone is permanently banned. (With the exception of obvious violations such as
porn, hoaxing or death threats.) A ten page thread on a member before they're banned isn't unheard off. So once the decision has been made to ban a
person, then there really isn't much more left to be said. A banning always comes down to several/repeat T&C violations.
As for the rest of the question, as has been explained above: Removing posts/threads of banned members leaves gaps in discussions...
Edit: I see while I was typing that the same answer was also given. But there you have it, again.
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