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Old 31st Mar 2015, 19:46
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I ended up with the 2 different formats on 2 separate computers in the same room.
It was only when I scrolled the laptop down to the very bottom of the page, I found the click-on bar to restore the full format.
All's now well on both machines.
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Old 31st Mar 2015, 19:53
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A forum I modded some years ago had a good system I've not seen elsewhere.

If someone was simply being a bit naughty, a yellow flag appeared on all their posts as a warning. If they persisted or got worse they would be red flagged and unable to log in or post.
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Old 31st Mar 2015, 19:56
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All time favourite from last year: A cargo of lions and tigers broke free and attacked the flight deck.

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Oh, b*llocks, I thought I'd won you over with my rotting-fruit-fumes* theory.


*IIRC? Can't remember exactly what I typed, only that it was a p*sstake of previous ridiculous posts which were getting out of hand
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Old 31st Mar 2015, 20:14
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Anyhoo...

I don't know if it's possible, but is there any way to highlight useful posts and bump them to the top or bottom of the thread, or to include them in a summary? I've seen this done on other forums and it prevents most of the tiresome or repetitive questions. A kind of 'read this before you comment' thing.

As it is, the really useful, informative stuff gets buried beneath the crud.
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Old 31st Mar 2015, 20:21
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If someone was simply being a bit naughty, a yellow flag appeared on all their posts as a warning. If they persisted or got worse they would be red flagged and unable to log in or post.
The UK election thread could have the usual suspects indentified thus
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Old 31st Mar 2015, 20:47
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plus, we can't even be sure the yellows are not just a shade of grey!


(P.S thanks, rgb, see you there!)
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Old 31st Mar 2015, 20:58
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Originally Posted by probes View Post
plus, we can't even be sure the yellows are not just a shade of grey!
Did you enjoy the other forty nine?
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Old 31st Mar 2015, 21:04
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Lonewolf: flagged red, shade of scarlet.
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Old 31st Mar 2015, 21:18
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Just get over it!

Sometimes I chip in to a load of dross with a piss take and deserve to get deleted, sometimes I feel it is unfairly deleted. I think the reality is that when the thread gets ballistic, the mods are deleting so fast that there is the odd bit of collateral damage.

Thats what I tell myself to feel better. Probably I just deserved it.
Obviously the one about the passengers voting whether to open the cockpit door or not, was offensive on so many levels!
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Old 1st Apr 2015, 00:23
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All time favourite from last year: A cargo of lions and tigers broke free and attacked the flight deck.
Lol I remember that from the MH thread. When the post disappeared all I could think was, what happens when they find the CVR with 2 hours of wild animal noises on it. won't that mod feel silly.
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Old 1st Apr 2015, 00:48
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Just be glad you don't live in the far east. Here,deleted does not mean the post,but the poster!! Or at best being called in for re-education for a few days.

Last edited by crippen; 1st Apr 2015 at 00:56. Reason: how do you spell re-education?
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Old 1st Apr 2015, 00:54
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I studied the Germanwings disaster thread intently for a few days. I had an uneasy feeling at various times that statements were being posted five, perhaps ten pages ahead of me, faster than I could read them, and I might never catch up .

The disappointing aspect was/is that people were appearing out of the blue with one, two, five or even zero previous posts to their credit with sometimes illogical comments on the matter, and yet claiming to have the complete analysis of everything which happened. Everyone wants to be an air crash investigator it seems. I've found that over the years, one gets to know the posters whose observations are valid and can be trusted; the number of posts attributed to their 'name' is invariably a good secondary filter.

So, it's not a criticism or a complaint, just an observation on how it appears to be. Well done mods; I would like your job here. I have two other lists for which I am the moderator, and they give me enough angst at times.

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Old 1st Apr 2015, 07:04
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F.O.R I think the thing that gets to us most other than having our noses buried in tragedy hour after hour is the professional ghoul.

You mention getting to know 'names' you can trust. We suffer from a significant sub culture of 'names' who post a great deal but only if lots of people have died. They don't ever post without large scale death tolls.

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Old 1st Apr 2015, 07:22
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How about take a chill pill, its a forum, keep some perspective. Nobody is holding a gun to anybodys head. Yes its frustrating at times, but hey, think of it as therapy such thats its nudging you to go, oh well what the [email protected]#k.
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Old 1st Apr 2015, 07:28
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Originally Posted by paull View Post
Sometimes I chip in to a load of dross with a piss take and deserve to get deleted, sometimes I feel it is unfairly deleted. I think the reality is that when the thread gets ballistic, the mods are deleting so fast that there is the odd bit of collateral damage.
Spot on IMO.

From reading the last couple of pages, it seems that some posters still feel entitled to an explanation or justification when their posts are deleted. We ought to remember that the Mods don't get paid for their work here and do it in their own time. When all hell breaks loose, as it did on the Germanwings A320 thread, it must be hard enough just to keep up with the deluge of posts and edit them down to a manageable discussion without having to fill in comments fields on deleted posts or set flags on individual posters.

Lets just take it on the chin.
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Old 1st Apr 2015, 12:54
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I had a few posts in the Germanwings thread disappear, and while I thought at the time they were on topic or innocuous, the clean up crew were working overtime to get some of the real dross out of the discussion. One thing the MH370 thread got me to do was now and again craft a post, look at it, and ask myself: have I furthered the discussion? As often as not, I just don't post it.

I have come to understand over the last couple of years what the clean up process entails (saw it in operation in the MH370 thread in a major way) and I just shrugged my shoulders and figured the cleaning crew swept up a few pennies with the dust bunnies.
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Old 1st Apr 2015, 13:40
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It seems to me that people who fret about their meisterwerks being deleted are people who take themselves just a bit too seriously.

Occasional deletion is good for the soul, especially if you have to puzzle out why, and might even sharpen up the next few posts. At least I hope it does that to mine, but perhaps not.

I like to think that being boring and/or off topic is one of the reasons Mods delete posts. I look back on some of mine and wish they had been killed at birth by someone who knows boring when he or she sees it.
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Old 1st Apr 2015, 14:12
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I don't mind having the occasional post deleted but what gripes me is seeing all the dross that is left untouched.
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Old 1st Apr 2015, 14:43
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Occasional deletion is good for the soul, especially if you have to puzzle out why
I'd rather not have to puzzle it out.

Last time I was banned I assumed it was for a particular reason (could have been taken as racial), however Rob was kind enough to inform me that it was "unsuitable for children". If I had modified to remove what I took to be the racial element and then reposted it I'm sure I would have had another/longer ban.
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Old 1st Apr 2015, 14:52
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It seems to me that people who fret about their meisterwerks being deleted are people who take themselves just a bit too seriously.
So how do people know that their posts have been deleted anyway? Do they think they're so wonderful that they keep going back and re-reading them?
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