posted on Dec, 14 2013 @ 04:20 AM
"Manners" type post removals have been in use for quite a while on ATS. Simply put, a "Manners" violation is a serious breach of the T&Cs which
involve a post that's aimed specifically at another ATS member (or members). Like, very nasty ad hominem comments, for example. An extreme T&C
violation (an "X-post") covers the ones that are serious breaches of the T&Cs but which are not specifically aimed at an ATS member or members.
Sometimes, a post can contain both. However, when it comes to potentially serious infractions, the normal procedure is for the post to be discussed in
a staff thread. Any action is decided by staff consensus. It's quite rare that a post (or OP/thread) will just be removed without prior discussion. In
those rare cases, it's typically because the post/OP is so extreme that it needs to be off the boards asap. (eg Very graphic or even illegal images.)
edit on 14/12/13 by JustMike because: Keyboard issues. (Sigh!)