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Why Delete a Proper Thread Instead of Move It?

Discussion in 'Meta-forum Discussion' started by ippdev, Jun 29, 2022.

  1. ippdev

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    So my son spends an hour+ formatting and researching a post about how to set the target for a runtime Mono compiler.. Well detailed, code blacks, explained the issue in depth. Also on a hard deadline to get it done. Posted a little after 4 today. Went back to check on it and it was deleted. A proper question about unity with code blocks and lots of effort put into explaining the facets of the issue. What in jumping blue blazes is the poor excuse for this from the mod who deleted it? i have seen hundreds of posts moved to the correct forum if that was the issue in my days around here. No call for such behavior IMHO. Fer ghawdsakes you allow the Unreal crap to infest this forum regularly and a real question about unity and runtime compilers..ya know..for people who want to compile code in their game or app at runtime.. is deleted like so much viagra spam.
    @stfunity v<- my sons account
     
  2. Ryiah

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  3. ippdev

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  4. neginfinity

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    There are multiple moderators and they handle things differently. Some move, some delete. I occasionally have my responses nuked as a "part of thread cleanup".

    I'm unsure if you can appeal to a greater power (i.e. someone above moderators) here on this forum.
     
  5. Ryiah

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    Some official staff members take it upon themselves to moderate too.
     
  6. zombiegorilla

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    I will often delete support threads posted in General if there are no responses. Being that the title description clearly states it is not a support forum. Moving all the misplaced threads just encourages users to lazily post them where ever and let someone else sort it out later. If someone has a post deleted because they didn't take the time see where it goes, it will make them less likely to post randomly next time around.
     
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  7. ippdev

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    Yeah.. Good move for "I have a null reference exception". Not too good a move for a well detailed post that includes code blocks, what was tried and in depth analysis of the issue at hand. An answer would have supplied the dozens of posters run across on searches seeking answers on in game compilation at runtime some meat to chew on. The post had been up for mere minutes so of course it would not have any answers..Like duh. The post was obviously not lazy. The post was made after three days of dead end tries to resolve on our own. The deletion was vindictive if it was nuked for being in the wrong forum. It could easily have been moved..Lesson learned.. But no..make the guy spend another half hour rewriting it. Muh rulez wuz vie-lated!
     
  8. Antypodish

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    @ippdev I don't know where initial post has been posted, but if in General forum sub section, well, then threads are lucky if are moved. You should be responsible for advising proper workflow to others.

    People often post in general, to grab more attention. Such behavior makes noise, and created mess.
    That should be discouraged.

    Some people reply to post about code, or other dev questions. But that is not the place where it should be happening.
    I personally usually report such threads without spending time reading, with "Spam" / "Wrong forum" / "Should be moved to A or B forum".
     
  9. hippocoder

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    Absolutely you can at any time. The way to do this is report a post or something that you objected to and the complaint is fully visible to all admins and mods at the same time, with a full history. No actions are hidden.

    So if people ever thought there was a way to do foul dirty deeds, well there's not. And nothing is actually deleted but simply hidden.
     
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