Mudcat Café message #1882222 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #93659   Message #1882222
Posted By: The Shambles
10-Nov-06 - 11:02 AM
Thread Name: BS: Closed threads & deleted posts.
Subject: RE: BS: Closed threads & deleted posts.
(1) Do you approve of these posts being deleted?

This is really a bit a red herring but as you ask. It is automatically generated spam. Most spam is deleted automatically before I see it I have no problem with that. If it has to be done this way why should I not approve of it being manually deleted? My concern is with the baby not the bath-water.

(2) Would you like to see for each of these posts a comment by a clone why it was deleted?

Yes why not? That is part of their role if they do not like it someone else will always be prepared to undertake the role properly.

(3) Should the comments refresh the threads?

Yes why not but in these cases the thread has already been refreshed and in itself is doing little harm. Posters can either post something new or let the tread fall off the bottom.

(4) Do you mind that the person asctually deleting such a post remains unknown?

Yes I do It is confusing when being seen to be anonymous on our forum is judged by our current Chief of the Mudcat Editing Team to be both a good and a bad thing.

I think that it will set a good example if all 'moderators' are required to be known and stand by their actions as members are expected to. If you like - I will then always put my name in 'snitchers corner' (should it still continue in its current form).

Now I have answered your questions Wolfgang - perhaps you will now be kind enough to confirm to our forum that you also had a post deleted in the recent thread that I referred to which has vanished without trace or explanation?