Are the moderators deleting threads?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by EW1066, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. EW1066

    EW1066 Member Supporter

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    There was a thread in here last night entitled, "AR-15 Battle Rifle...Why". I responded to it as GaMatt72. Now the thread is gone. I'm sure the guy was a troll, but it would have been a lively thread. Where did it go?

    EDUB
     
  2. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    .......... :cool:
     

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  3. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    If the guy was a troll and got himself zotted his thread goes as well, I believe.
     
  4. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    The mods can not delete existing threads. They can lock a thread, but only the admin can totally wipe an existing thread from existence. So no, Mods are not "deleting" threads.

    If a new member turns out to be a troll, and is banned because it's obvious here is here for that purpose, his thread(s) is/are deleted along with his account to save forum space for meaningful posts and threads.

    JD
     
  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Sometimes we DO lock threads. Usually for violation of house rules- or bad breath and trollish manners. I did not make that one go POOF! but one of my cohorts may have.

    House rules? Want to be selling a product, contact admin about vendor status. Do not be flacking products or services to the folks here if you are not a vendor. Got a single item for sale? Classifieds.

    Political topics are reserved for supporting members. We are a GUN forum, politics is an also thing. Want to post there- become a supporting member. I did pull one post that had gone political- started by nonsupporting member, and a dozen other non-supporting members had made political posts thereon. Frankly, we are all volunteers- if I have a choice between cleaning guns, playing with the baby's Momma, or trying to go thru and clean out 30 posts that folks have been TOLD not to make- and I have this ONE button that says DELETE...... :p

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    Sometimes we DO have to spray for trolls. Folks that decide they can cuss, deride, call names, stir up crap, and generally act like an asshat. We will delete threads that have gone off the rails, and if they deserve it, we remove the trolls too. We do not have to do that often (except for one damned spammer from China) and it is usually after 2 or 3 members have already let us know there is a troll in the house.
     
  6. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    I read that thread. I was about to comment but was too sleepy last night. Lol
     
  7. gearhead396

    gearhead396 New Member

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    Who are the moderators ? I'm guessing canebrake is one? And mabey JonM
     
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  8. GaMatt72

    GaMatt72 New Member

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    I was looking for that thread earlier.
     
  9. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    i deleted the thread because it was just inflamatory with no redeeming value. it was intended to start a fight. the thread is still in the ar15 subforum prolly on page two or three by now. you can only view the title with it in delete status

    oh and btw multiple accounts is a no-go
     
  10. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    And if you look under our name, instead of Member, Sr member, Supporting member (salt of the Earth) it says Moderator.
     
  11. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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  12. EW1066

    EW1066 Member Supporter

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    Thanks for all the replies gentlemen. It was just curiosity on my part. I thought I had handled the troll quite well and was looking to see how others added to it. Great to know you guys are on alert and watchful for idiots. Funniest part was with all the junk he said, his I.D. said he was a former Marine. I have no doubt that was a GROSS misrepresentation.

    EDUB
     
  13. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Please report trolls dont feed them. We use flamethrowers to dispatch them and you dont want to get caught in the flaming gelinite...
     
  14. Wildone72

    Wildone72 New Member

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    Who in the heck had multiple accounts? I did not and you banned me I was GaMatt72? What gives???????
     
  15. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Calm down. We're looking into what happened here.
     
  16. Wildone72

    Wildone72 New Member

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    Ohhh I am calm just think that the forum need a way I could have contacted you guys with out starting a new profile. I like this forum a ton!!!!