Do we have to lose threads started by banned people?

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  • RyanDS 15 Jan 2013 08:50:38 9,724 posts
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    As the title really. I am currently playing Xenoblade and wanted to read through the associated thread on here. As the OP was banned (Fruit or Ecosse I think?) the thread has dissapeared along with the poster. Is there any chance of keeping threads like these when people are banned?

    Just seems a shame to lose long threads like this that may have some good discussion in.
  • boo 15 Jan 2013 08:56:59 11,897 posts
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    /mourns the loss of the limerick thread startd by KOTI

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  • neilka 15 Jan 2013 08:59:23 16,464 posts
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    These people are usually banned for posting gay porn, obviously that means it's disproportionately Nintendo threads that go missing.

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  • Deleted user 15 January 2013 09:00:18
    It's not as simple as flicking a switch and turning this functionality back on or off, unfortunately.
  • Ziz0u 15 Jan 2013 09:00:42 8,579 posts
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    The Uncharted 3 thread went with ecosse as well.
  • Deckard1 15 Jan 2013 09:01:31 29,160 posts
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    Let's just ban ecosse again so he can't do it again. The cunt.

    Fish fingers and chips pretty straight forward.

  • sport 15 Jan 2013 09:01:58 12,798 posts
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    Ban RyanDS!
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 15 Jan 2013 09:03:37 39,357 posts
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    Well the entire purpose of banning them is to make their posts and threads disappear... After all what would be the point of banning a spammer if their "SEE GOOD $BOXING MATCH$$" threads aren't taken out with them?

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  • RyanDS 15 Jan 2013 09:04:28 9,724 posts
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    sport wrote:
    Ban RyanDS!
    But then the next person who wants to know how to get an old thread reloaded won't be able to find out that he can't!
  • Deleted user 15 January 2013 09:05:51
    I remember ecosse, what did he do that was so bad?
  • morriss 15 Jan 2013 09:08:52 71,283 posts
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    boo wrote:
    /mourns the loss of the limerick thread startd by KOTI
    Who?
  • Ziz0u 15 Jan 2013 09:09:40 8,579 posts
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    @MrTomFTW

    Those threads would soon be buried though.
  • Deckard1 15 Jan 2013 09:09:46 29,160 posts
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    BritishBlue1 wrote:
    I remember ecosse, what did he do that was so bad?

    Well he was born, and then pretty much everything after that.

    He's back now under a different guise, because, despite him posting gay porn all over the forum, he whined and whined and whined enough to ven that he let him back.

    Edited by Deckard1 at 09:10:12 15-01-2013

    Fish fingers and chips pretty straight forward.

  • AcidSnake 15 Jan 2013 09:09:48 7,290 posts
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    Did he get banned yet again?

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  • RyanDS 15 Jan 2013 09:16:19 9,724 posts
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    MrTomFTW wrote:
    Well the entire purpose of banning them is to make their posts and threads disappear... After all what would be the point of banning a spammer if their "SEE GOOD $BOXING MATCH$$" threads aren't taken out with them?
    Well I was more thinking if it could work like when someone in a thread is banned who didn't start it. You still get the thread, there are just loads of gaps where the posts are missing.

    Or if threads could be reloaded at request. (eg Xenoblade or Uncharted 3. However that would probably require more work for the mods so would be a bad idea and lead to arguments over what is deserving of recovery and what is not.)
  • AcidSnake 15 Jan 2013 09:21:23 7,290 posts
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    Or simply two different levels of ban...One nukes someone out of the forum, threads and all, the other just blanks out all posts (much like deleted users now)...

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  • Bremenacht 15 Jan 2013 09:31:14 19,367 posts
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  • Deleted user 15 January 2013 09:33:56
    boo wrote:
    /mourns the loss of the limerick thread startd by KOTI
    I still have a fat bastard SEGA t-shirt from one of KOTI's competitions. :)
  • captbirdseye 15 Jan 2013 09:35:20 5,277 posts
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    Bring back Mapster!
  • JayG 15 Jan 2013 09:40:54 869 posts
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    I miss the original red head thread.
  • mrpon 15 Jan 2013 09:44:40 29,418 posts
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    HairyArse wrote:
    It's not as simple as flicking a switch and turning this functionality back on or off, unfortunately.
    Pfft, just changing the thread creator ID to another ID?

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Mr-Brett 15 Jan 2013 09:56:49 12,878 posts
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    It happens with 'deleted user' threads already. Adopt AcidSnake's two tier system and just have it say 'banned user', simples.

    I expect that'll take 5 minutes and Craigy almost certainly doesn't have anything else to do so will get on it straight away ;)

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  • DaM 15 Jan 2013 10:08:34 13,440 posts
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    HairyArse wrote:
    It's not as simple as flicking a switch and turning this functionality back on or off, unfortunately.
    Could you or Craigy maybe give us a brief description of how the data is stored? I can't think how I would structure a database or whatever, where you would have no choice but to completely delete content when you just wanted to delete/disable a user.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 15 Jan 2013 10:22:49 39,357 posts
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    Solution: don't be an insufferable cunt, then you won't be banned, and your threads won't disappear.

    I know this is difficult for a lot of people, but it's the best way to solve the issue I think.

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  • Dirtbox 15 Jan 2013 10:23:08 78,802 posts
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    How about unbanning and the deleting the user's profile. That's almost literally flicking a switch on and off. The thread remains, the worthless twat is gone.

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  • sport 15 Jan 2013 10:29:01 12,798 posts
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    I may not agree with what you say, but I will fight to the death your right to say it. YOLO
  • Dirtbox 15 Jan 2013 10:30:43 78,802 posts
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    Or here's a thought. Like the 'Deleted' user posts (example), how about adding 'Banned' one.

    I'm fed up with all the broken conversations in old threads as well as the vanishing threads shit.

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  • HoriZon 15 Jan 2013 10:33:58 13,589 posts
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    Take a chill pill!

    I used to be a gamer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.

  • Dirtbox 15 Jan 2013 10:38:09 78,802 posts
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    It's horizon! Say something thick for us!

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  • HoriZon 15 Jan 2013 10:40:16 13,589 posts
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    oh Dirtbox get a life and stop been on here 24/7 sad twat.

    I used to be a gamer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.

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