hollus wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 08, 2021 9:23 pm
Just_a_fan wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 08, 2021 1:57 pm
dans79 wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:15 pm
Including content relevant to the thread it was posted in!
Indeed so. Happens all the time but it's interesting to see what gets deleted
. Interesting that some stuff is OT but other stuff that is similar isn't. Interesting which side of a given discussion is more likely to be deleted too
. Ah well, I guess the cancel culture is alive and well in GPTechnical aka Orange Land.
We get accused of being fans of all teams. I take it as a sign that we might be doing something OKish. (Note: we must start favoring Haas...).
"it's interesting to see what gets deleted"
"Interesting which side of a given discussion is more likely to be deleted too"
The interesting thing is that Mercedes fans accuse us of deleting mostly "anti Red Bull" or "Pro Mercedes" stuff,while allowing the opposite, and at the same time Red Bull fans accuse us of deleting "Pro Red Bull" and "Anti Mercedes" stuff while allowing the opposite to stay.
How, just how, could you have an accurate overall picture of everything that is being deleted?
Everyone sees its own part mostly, because other deletions are invisible to you unless you saw them before they were deleted.
P.S. most of the time (not all, humans here), what gets deleted was of topic or ended being part of an off topic escapade. Checking where you post what goes a long way towards not getting you posts deleted.
When one posts a response to a post and yours is deleted and the original post isn't, that rings a bell straight away. Some of us can remember discussions we're in and are [not] surprised to sometimes find portions of those discussion deleted leaving a thread that appears to be somewhat one-sided.
As I mentioned in a previous part of the thread - either delete everything that's off topic or delete nothing. To selectively delete posts, especially if done stealthily, will always cause annoyance in the user-base. If the mods seemingly randomly decide what is off topic then we end up with a situation like we have in the races - the participants don't know what is and isn't allowed. In that case they either get fed up and leave or they just think "sod it, I'll post what I like and see if it gets deleted".
If there aren't enough mods - and the fact that comments are made that mods have lives to live too suggests they are stretched - then we either need more mods or we need a lighter touch in certain areas so that important stuff is dealt with.
Better to let the race threads go where they will, in my opinion, and keep the more technical stuff well cared for. The idea that the race threads are a repository of knowledge for others to come back to and read is touching but fallacious.
Yes, an in depth look at a component as posted by Brian G here
should be kept as clean as a whistle with only relevant on topic posts allowed. That is a repository of useful knowledge. That is something this forum has that few, if any, others have. That is the golden nugget.
The arguments and ramblings of a group of team and driver fans (that's what the race threads amount to) are not useful knowledge albeit they are of general interest to the forum's users. Stealthily deleting posts that you
consider OT but that are part of an ongoing discussion of general F1 interest does the site no favours, IMHO, and it appears from the posts of others that I am not alone in this.
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