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It's a pretty shitty thing to do to just completely censor anything based solely on who it was that posted it. Just because the user war banned doesn't mean each and every post they ever made should be removed too. Firstly, there may well have been some decent posts in there somewhere and even if there weren't there may have been some good posts from others that branched off from them that we've now lost the context too. I can't remember who it was that was banned that originally highlighted this as an issue to me (I didn't care enough about the specific user at the time to bring it up I guess) but the fact that their posts, and only their posts were removed was definitely an issue. I remember there being threads (that weren't an issue rule wise) that now no longer had an OP and that were otherwise fine, and may have even been continuing. But without the OP they now looked like a complete mess both to anyone that noticed that posts were gone, and new people who probably would have been confused about what on earth was going on in that thread. It's just not a good thing to do.

And even if it's solely spambots who are having their posts deleted it still shouldn't be done solely on the basis that VGC simply isn't equipped to deal with that kind of thing. I shouldn't be logging in to see an "orange" thread in my buddy that says "-3 new posts". WTF does that mean? It's telling me there are unread posts due to it being orange, but there are actually -3 unread posts? That... shouldn't be possible.

Edit: Seems it wasn't being done intentionally and it shouldn't be an issue going forward. Sorry if this post was overly accusational towards the mod team, but I'm glad that things were sorted out.

Last edited by Ka-pi96 - on 25 October 2020

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no but the job is decently shit that another 2 of em quit



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kirby007 said:

no but the job is decently shit that another 2 of em quit

Which ones?

Good ones? The ones that you didn't even know were mods? Ones you knew but were pointless and may as well not have been mods? Or... the other kind?



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

Ka-pi96 said:
kirby007 said:

no but the job is decently shit that another 2 of em quit

Which ones?

Good ones? The ones that you didn't even know were mods? Ones you knew but were pointless and may as well not have been mods? Or... the other kind?

best ask that in a pm or discord

*in before usual mod reply* this whole thread is better for a PM or discord tbh



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kirby007 said:
Ka-pi96 said:

Which ones?

Good ones? The ones that you didn't even know were mods? Ones you knew but were pointless and may as well not have been mods? Or... the other kind?

best ask that in a pm or discord

*in before usual mod reply* this whole thread is better for a PM or discord tbh

hmm, only better to ask in a PM if you're going to name and categorise them. If you're just naming them then it's technically open for everybody to know (providing they knew who the mods were beforehand at least) anyway.

And no, this whole thread is better as a topic for discussion in a general mod thread. Or at the very least it would undoubtedly be worse as a PM. This is something that affects the community as a whole, so regardless of their personal opinions on the matter the mods should be at least willing to hear what the community things, and that can't be done in a PM.



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LMAO wanna bet 1000vg$ on that?



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kirby007 said:
LMAO wanna bet 1000vg$ on that?

On what exactly?

Whether a mod will criticise this thread? Or the subjective opinion that this thread is better in the open than restricted to private messages?

The former is unlikely to happen since mods would probably just lock it, rather than comment. The latter can't really be bet on since the outcome can't be definitively decided one way or the other.

Last edited by Ka-pi96 - on 24 October 2020

Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

Ka-pi96 said:
kirby007 said:
LMAO wanna bet 1000vg$ on that?

On what exactly?

Whether a mod will criticise this thread? Or the subjective opinion that this thread is better in the open than restricted to private messages?

the bolded + it being locked ASAP



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kirby007 said:
Ka-pi96 said:

On what exactly?

Whether a mod will criticise this thread? Or the subjective opinion that this thread is better in the open than restricted to private messages?

the bolded + it being locked ASAP

Subjective opinions can't really be bet upon though

The lock however... what would you call ASAP? I mean, the site clocks were never even fixed so your posts are showing as an hour into the future already for me. And if posts are still being made an hour from now then it wasn't really "ASAP"



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

Ka-pi96 said:
kirby007 said:

the bolded + it being locked ASAP

Subjective opinions can't really be bet upon though

The lock however... what would you call ASAP? I mean, the site clocks were never even fixed so your posts are showing as an hour into the future already for me. And if posts are still being made an hour from now then it wasn't really "ASAP"

i wouldn't go by actual time anyway, seeing as it depends on which mod is online for taking action but first mod post=lock

anyway this is my last post in this thread before ill get PM'd again for speaking the truth



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