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Old 10-18-2016, 10:56 PM   #841
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I've got to keep refreshing this thread to see all the good stuff before it's gone.
Seriously, if this censoring continues, I'm out.

Interference has always had a no delete policy. To change it after all these years really puts me off.
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Old 10-18-2016, 11:33 PM   #842
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I've got to keep refreshing this thread to see all the good stuff before it's gone.

Are we here to have a discussion or gawk at train wrecks?
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Old 10-18-2016, 11:50 PM   #843
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Seriously, if this censoring continues, I'm out.

Interference has always had a no delete policy. To change it after all these years really puts me off.
I'm actually not too unhappy with it. We did have a problem of people simply ignoring (or, if I'm generous, sometimes accidentally overlooking) mod instructions to drop a topic, especially when the previous last remark on the subject was particularly inflammatory. That does seem to have decreased a bit.
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Old 10-18-2016, 11:51 PM   #844
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I wasn't even complaining per se, just stating a fact.
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Old 10-18-2016, 11:56 PM   #845
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Personally I think the little 'lock' tool is as good as any if a thread is really that out of hand (and it's not just people seriously pissed off at each other because they have massive differences of opinion).

On sites generally, disappearing posts mostly serves to render chunks of a thread almost incomprehensible. That said, it's not as bad in this forum layout as it can be on threaded blog discussions where people are in the habit of prefacing their rants with '@ post no. 4334' instead of quoting.

So yeah. Good times.
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Old 10-19-2016, 02:42 AM   #846
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Seriously, if this censoring continues, I'm out.

Interference has always had a no delete policy. To change it after all these years really puts me off.
I'm with you on this one, but there's only 10 of us left anyway
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I'm actually not too unhappy with it. We did have a problem of people simply ignoring (or, if I'm generous, sometimes accidentally overlooking) mod instructions to drop a topic, especially when the previous last remark on the subject was particularly inflammatory. That does seem to have decreased a bit.
Then those people need to be banned and we need to move on, that's my opinion. If you're not following the rules, that's on you. To have chunks of conversation simply disappear is just kinda befuddling and little creepy, when it's in a political thread.
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Then those people need to be banned and we need to move on, that's my opinion. If you're not following the rules, that's on you. To have chunks of conversation simply disappear is just kinda befuddling and little creepy, when it's in a political thread.
Yeah, I get this. I'd prefer it if things weren't deleted. But I guess it's do we delete a few posts that don't contribute a whole lot vs (to use Cobbler's estimate) ban one of our ten remaining active posters. Practically any regular here has said something rather inflammatory at some stage.
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Are we here to have a discussion or gawk at train wrecks?
... both?
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Old 10-19-2016, 08:41 AM   #850
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Then those people need to be banned and we need to move on, that's my opinion. If you're not following the rules, that's on you. To have chunks of conversation simply disappear is just kinda befuddling and little creepy, when it's in a political thread.
They're not really chunks of the conversation though, they're tangents going into personal beefs.
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I have to agree with Ashley, it's pretty jarring and uninviting to see posts deleted. I also think it sets up potential problems down the road of what was deleted/why and the perception people have of moderating. Banning + 24 hr locking of threads for a "cool down" seems reasonable but this thread is probably not the right place to discuss the approach.

Back to the topic, I love how CNN is running commercials that their "live coverage" begins at 4 pm EST, all the while every single one of their morning shows is being broadcast from outside the debate stage. Can't make this up if you tried.
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Hey all,

I appreciate the input on the moderation changes. Rather than sidetrack this thread further with it - I've opened up the sticky thread for discussion there.
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Back to the topic, I love how CNN is running commercials that their "live coverage" begins at 4 pm EST, all the while every single one of their morning shows is being broadcast from outside the debate stage. Can't make this up if you tried.

They are desperate. Look at their most recent Ellie Goulding branding:

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"What's on the menu at Obama's last dinner"

Perhaps its a joint state dinner with Thailand featuring fried Fufu.
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I'm going to watch the debates tonight just to see what the sniffing cokehead Trump will do.
Probably the same old act. Incoherent ramblings, attacking Hillary on emails, sniffing, more
ramblings, more sniffing, and pacing back and forth following Hillary around the stage.
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