System Moderators...Help Please : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Can you please delete the following thread? Somone posted some offensive language using my name and I do not want to be associated with such a post.

Thank you for your assistance.


-- AKA (, July 23, 1999



Don't throw out the baby with the bath water! Your thread has generated some interesting comments. I think the one bad post can be removed. <:)=

-- Sysman (, July 23, 1999.

Deleting the thread would demonstrate rather poor judgement. It is QUITE CLEAR The post is NOT yours, and that it IS from someone who WANTED the thread deleted. I vote NO on deletion, but only because i DON'T have the responsibility.

Night Train

-- Jes' an ol' footballer lookin' for daylight (nighttr@in.lane), July 23, 1999.


Simply removed the offending expletive. Don't have to delete the entire thread.

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-- Diane J. Squire (, July 23, 1999.

Diane- May I ask what criteria you, and/or moderators of this forum, follow when deciding whether or not to delete offending expletives? Thank you in advance.

-- CD (, July 23, 1999.


Read the guidelines. The criteria has tended to be... profane/ obscene language not the occasional f*ck you, etc. Also the really nasty stuff (and there is some). If a poster asks for a post to be deleted because someone posted using their name/handle (but they need to ask because none of us have the time, nor care to watch the forum 24/7). If a group of regular identifiable posters request something be deleted, that is *clearly* worthless trash (BTW, not all delete requests merit a delete). And quite often deletes involve cleaning up HTML goofs and in a few instances intentional HTML problems that interfere with the ability of participants to post contributions to a thread. Oh, also some unknown plug-ins (there have been some).

On the whole, very little gets deleted.

Mostly, for now, its self-moderating. Other options can be considered.

That answer your questions?


-- Diane J. Squire (, July 23, 1999.

Yes. Thanks

-- CD (, July 23, 1999.

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