February 08, 2006

Are posts being deleted, and if so how long has this been going on?: I noticed in Amateur's column (nice work by the way) comments some idiot posted a negative comment about the popularity of the thread, then it was gone. I know in previous in Locker Room threads talk of comment/account deletion was brought up but no decision was ever finalized. I can still see some RZA comments but all traces of SportingRhino are gone, so what is the criteria for deletion. It also maked reading archived threads a little confusing. I am ever the opportunist so I would like to know what happenes to the user numbers of those who are forcibly removed and if so are they up for grabs, and does anyone know the status of user # 13 just uh out of curiosity.

posted by HATER 187 to navel gazing at 01:42 PM - 11 comments

Are posts being deleted Yes. and if so how long has this been going on? Forever. There's a high volume of noise on the site, and we trust the Pantheon to weed out anything that doesn't contribute anything at all. I can still see some RZA comments but all traces of SportingRhino are gone, so what is the criteria for deletion. There's no blanket policy. Issues tend to be handled on an invididual basis. I am ever the opportunist so I would like to know what happenes to the user numbers of those who are forcibly removed and if so are they up for grabs From past questions about this, old accounts are simply preserved, and no, the user numbers can't be recycled. Any Pantheonites are more than welcome to overrule any of my answers, of course.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:47 PM on February 08

I love that when people drop by just to say how boring the topic is. Both posts and comments are sometimes deleted, HATER. The admins do a good job of enforcing the policies IMO (and I say that as the author of a deleted locker room thread today -- the right decision).

posted by Amateur at 01:49 PM on February 08

A round of applause for admin is called for I suspect. I know from experience that it's often a thankless task, so I'll just take this opportunity to say thanks for keeping the site to such high standards.

posted by squealy at 02:08 PM on February 08

Yes they are and thank God for small favors. Also, no one is ever going to get reassigned a lower member number as the database tweaking necessary isn't worth the effort.

posted by yerfatma at 02:33 PM on February 08

New topics are occasionally deleted, and comments are often deleted. The topics are still around if you know how to find them, but they're off the front page. We're going to make it possible for people to see what has been deleted so they can get a better feel for the moderation style of the site. SportsFilter has been a low moderation site since it began, but that's changing in the deluge of new users, some of whom aren't even giving a passing glance at the guidelines.

posted by rcade at 03:16 PM on February 08

This is boring. I hate hockey.

posted by 86 at 04:07 PM on February 08

This is definitely boring. A non-sports related thread about a 6 year old getting suspended from school would sure liven things up.

posted by jerseygirl at 04:25 PM on February 08

I had detention today, if that helps.

posted by worldcup2002 at 06:40 PM on February 08

I'd like to see more linkless links about vagaries like "best play evr whut yu guize thnk" and the like. They really make me feel better about the species into which I was born.

posted by chicobangs at 11:21 PM on February 08

Are posts being deleted, and if so how long has this been going on?: I noticed in Amateur's column (nice work by the way) comments some idiot posted a negative comment about the popularity of the thread, then it was gone. That was me, and since day 1. Actual posts are only deleted at this point if they're a double, have no link, or obviously breaks the guidelines. As far as comments, it can be anywhere from 1 to 15 a day. But we're talking about outright attacks on members, all caps, complete nonsense, or noise. Bascially what dr. evans said: anything that doesn't contribute anything at all, or even take away from the site. It's not really even a judgement thing. It's very obvious. As rcade said spofi v2 will hopefully make deletions more apparent, and our ability to find needed deletions better. The reason they're not at this time has to do with the current system, not a desire to be secretive. For what it's worth, I've never had a single person complain about a deletion, which shows most were just random noise.

posted by justgary at 12:06 AM on February 10

No complaints here. I knew it is was questionable at best.

posted by njsk8r20 at 11:15 AM on February 13

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