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Old 12-15-2012, 06:55 PM   #1
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Very Inefficient!

Why close thread? Just ban errant posters from the thread!
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:21 PM   #2
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That is the best idea I have heard on this Forum.

I hope the powers that be take action on it.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:10 PM   #3
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Might be a good idea. Might not. Sometimes threads just need to be closed.

Point us at the thread you're complaining about.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:25 PM   #4
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I'm not sure most boards' code supports thread-level banination.
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:21 PM   #5
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Might be a good idea. Might not. Sometimes threads just need to be closed.

Point us at the thread you're complaining about.
I would think the "usual suspects."

The threads that say something not very flattering to Apple. Those are the ones that get the most flak. The most moderator intervention.

Has any other than that been closed? At least on the "News" section.
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:50 AM   #6
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Might be a good idea. Might not. Sometimes threads just need to be closed.

Point us at the thread you're complaining about.
It was in the Apple Maps branded.. thread.

I had just posted and 2 posts later thread was closed


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Sorry but with over twenty people in the thread and the use of the word "might" I didn't realise this created a list or identified individuals... I shall just delete all my posts here and will also never make any remarks that could be construed as commenting on personal bias by any member... in fact I won't bother with anything other than my original reasons for joining the site which were dealing with hardware and software...
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Hardware and Software! What else is there?

Well ok ...climbing.

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Old 12-16-2012, 03:34 AM   #7
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Because banning has much more serious consequences than just closing a thread. And I am glad that the moderators "invented" the temporary suspending before finally banning a member.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:56 AM   #8
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Why close thread? Just ban errant posters from the thread!
The forum software does not offer the capability of banning individual posters from posting to specific threads.
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:35 AM   #9
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Has any other than that been closed? At least on the "News" section.
Duplicate threads.

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It was in the Apple Maps branded.. thread.

I had just posted and 2 posts later thread was closed
There was a moderator notice, people ignored it, the thread got closed. In the cases where threads are closed because the debate went of the rails, there is usually at least one moderator notice that precedes the closure.
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:36 PM   #10
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Well ok ...climbing.
You used the 'c' word?!?

That's why the thread was closed!!!

Kidding.
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:50 PM   #11
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There was a moderator notice, people ignored it, the thread got closed. In the cases where threads are closed because the debate went of the rails, there is usually at least one moderator notice that precedes the closure.
In the latest closed thread the mods have beaten themselves: five minutes between warning and closing might be a new record!
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:30 PM   #12
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In the latest closed thread the mods have beaten themselves: five minutes between warning and closing might be a new record!
No beating. We were still discussing and reviewing that particular thread I think you're talking about. Ultimately we came to the conclusion that the thread served no useful purpose and turned into a direction that is not what we're striving for.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:35 PM   #13
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Ultimately we came to the conclusion that the thread served no useful purpose and turned into a direction that is not what we're striving for.
...and you were correct.
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:22 PM   #14
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I agree and I didn't want to question the decision at all. I just found it funny/impressive how fast it went from warning to closing.
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Back in the day when I ran a marble collectors forum, one of the most difficult jobs I had as the single administrator was deciding what threads should be allowed to continue and which should be shut down.

While I don't always agree with admin/mod decisions, I've always believed that it's "Your Forum, Your Rules".
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