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i have a question for the moderators.
if someone has started a thread about a specific topic and another person answers an illegal question inside it, why shud the thread be closed as it doesnt seem to be fair on the person who opened it originally.
cant moderators just delete threads?
 

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That is what i have been wondering too, since it does happen from time to time. I doubt its too much work to delete some jackass n00bs post or edit it to contain message from moderator, like "read the rules dammit" and such. Locking thread because of one guy is overkill.
 

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Typically when I close a thread due to that reason, it's usually after the original poster's problem has been fixed or given up on, so the act of closing the thread isn't too significant. As for your question, yes, we can delete posts or threads but it doesn't show much of an example of the consequences to other members who may break the rules.
 

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hmmm normally it gets closed. i guess its unfair but if the author of said thread is really bothered by its thread being closed then a freindly pm to an admin or mod of that section can always bring it back with certain posts deleted.

threads are never "deleted". if it disappears, its just moved to a hidden place.


then again, dont expect us to clean a 10 page long thread ;)

edit: n_w beat me to it. aniway, i dont think this happenned alot here
 

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What about editing illegal post to contain message like "Read the rules. First warnig" and such? Short sentence, written in five seconds by good keyb writer. Doesnt take that long and n00b breaking rules definetly sees it if he looks thread again, especially if he receives a ban... :evil:
 

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yeh but think bout much space would be saved if they were deleted. locking them just allows others to see illegal dialogue in the threads. but i do understand that by locking them, people see what is illegal and what is not, but shudnt they read the rules first anyway?
 

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clouds bro said:
yeh but think bout much space would be saved if they were deleted. locking them just allows others to see illegal dialogue in the threads. but i do understand that by locking them, people see what is illegal and what is not, but shudnt they read the rules first anyway?
when closed threads are left viewable to the public, its basicly to set an exemple. links are removed and some stuff is censored.
 

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clouds bro said:
yeh but think bout much space would be saved if they were deleted. locking them just allows others to see illegal dialogue in the threads. but i do understand that by locking them, people see what is illegal and what is not, but shudnt they read the rules first anyway?

Most go around with common sense attidute and dont read rules immidietly, and if your common sense is well trained, like realising this forum is legal discussions only and such, you might go quite far with it. I started like that when i came here and ever didnt have problems (i have readed rules afterwards, though they have probaply been edited few times since then...), and 50% of new forum users try same... Some succeed, some fail.
 

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and another thing, im just stating an issue here.

if someone asks bout roms and where can they be downloaded, such as snes and genesis, why are these threads closed because if the roms have been obtained legally by the person owning the actual game, the threads are legal then arent they?
 

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I think I can awnser that one.

1. Even if it is (maybe) legal for one person to do it, there is so much for sure illegal activity associated with it its a bad idea to even come close.

2. If it was allowed we would have thousands of people using this site just to find roms and probably bringing along tons of havoc with them making it hell for the mods.
 

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clouds bro said:
and another thing, im just stating an issue here.

if someone asks bout roms and where can they be downloaded, such as snes and genesis, why are these threads closed because if the roms have been obtained legally by the person owning the actual game, the threads are legal then arent they?
its just impossible to ask where to dowlonad roms and for it to be legal. that is even if he owns the game. the only rom he's entitled to have is his OWN

his own meaning HIS cartridges. theres no way for you to download a rom off the internet and it being legal.
 

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again im just stating an issue here.
is it possible for roms to be purchased off the internet? if it is, is it considered legal in that case?
 

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threads are never "deleted".
actually, it is possible to hard delete threads. you're a mod, try it out :p but, bobbi said not to do that. just move em to you-know-where ;)
 

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actually, it is possible to hard delete threads. you're a mod, try it out :p but, bobbi said not to do that. just move em to you-know-where ;)
yeah im aware of that. i was just mentionning that here in Emuforums we dont delete them, we simply move them
 

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Yeah, sometimes you even see the remaints of that thread (like the "P0rno! P0rno!" thread years ago).
 

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What about a good thread about something that follows the rules when a n00b suddenly comes in and posts something like "ROFL WH3R3 [email protected] 1 G37 TH3 L337 B105 ONG WTF !!!11111!!!" or "free *insert product here* click here to find out how"?
It just seems like sometimes threads gets closed due to a n00b makes it seem unfair because the it seems like everyone enjoying a good discussion is being punished due to a single n00b
 

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yeah im aware of that. i was just mentionning that here in Emuforums we dont delete them, we simply move them
yeah. so, you're pretty much right. for all intents and purpose, threads are never deleted.

edit: Player-X, im sorry, but it's the bad people that ruin it for the good people in the world, man.

let's take a good example: flying on the airplane. im not sure where you live, Player-X. but, i live in the US. airplane travel used to be pretty chill before 9/11. now, im not a terrorist. nor is anyone i know a terrorist! you're not a terrorist either! but, if you want to fly around in the US, they'll still make you take off your shoes, go through your bag, and probably fondle your body to make sure you're clean. i never did anything bad on an airplane...yet some jerkwads ruined it for everyone.

that goes back to ngemu. i really regret when that happens to a thread (i.e. someone wants help and someone else comes in with "yeah i got the rom and i have the problem"). if it's only one post, i try to shut it down and continue on with the thread. but if it threatens the thread...well then it should be closed. i suppose it's more "dangerous" in OT discussion. a civilized discussion could be taking place..but when one person brings in the flames...ugh.

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Well, could you please define your understanding of what threatens a thread?

I remember a nice Final Fantasy Tactics Advance screenshots thread that got blammed, because after three pages a n00b asked where to get it. A few members told him that asking for R0Mz was not allowed here, he apologized for it (I think) and Kane closed it...


I agree with you that threads going off-topic by such a post need to be closed, but sometimes we mere "mortals" can solve such problems ourselves. Don't get me wrong. I didn't want to say that this forum didn't need you mods, but sometimes you seem to overreact a little. Like Reichführer - lately.
 

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so anyone posting illegal stuff gets the thread shut down. what if this person is such a sado and post loads of illegal messages in loads of threads, do they all get closed?
surely in this case, the illegal messages are just deleted rather than the threads being closed.
 
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