Stop Deleting Content when banning users. Heres why. Infraction/ Warning system.

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    skygear
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    Look, ultimately this is your board and you will take whatever input with a grain of salt. This is a subject I feel everyone needs to be a part of. 

    If you feel the need to Outright BAN someone, do just that Ban them. Don’t use the ban function and delete all the posts as spam in the admincp feature. This gets really annoying and hurts the ‘flow’ of information on this board. As a user, they are productive to a point. That point is when they get out of line and you feel they are not a productive member of this community and you decide to remove them. 

    When Deleting a user, you are able to set their posts as ‘guests’ or Leave the user in a user group titled BANNED and their user title will show that they are banned. 

    Something that I use on my boards is an Infraction system. Basically a point system. You can give users an infraction and there are different points for various issues. Totaling a 10 point system where after reaching that, or at various levels in there, you get a ‘time out’ or temporary banned for a period of time. This allows for a user to have a time out and collect themselves. Also in that, I have a warning system. Again, this is like a ‘pop’ in the back of the head from a peer saying, “HEY! Chill out!”

    I went looking for a couple threads I participated in and feel now that I was not in fact going nuts, but it was the victim of you folks deleting content, or hiding it from the rest of the user base as an admin/mod.

    Consider this. It is a really important subject matter and i feel it warrants better attention. If you folks need a little help with the actual usage of the extra buttons you now have as MODS and ADMINS, there are plenty of resources and even on the support boards for the format of message  board you decided to delve into and set live. I have been very successful with the user bases I deal with in the past as well. All things equal, I do not like content disappearing. 

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    Sorry Skygear, but we have decided that once a user is banned their voice no longer deserves to be heard. Yes we utilize an infraction/warning system and we keep record of all offenses.

    The topic you are referring to “Hunting State by State” was automatically hidden because the originator was banned. That topic has been recreated and the original replies (less the banned user) has been SPLIT & MOVED into the new topic.

    http://airgunnation.dev/topic/hunting-with-airguns-add-your-state-2/?view=all#post-17798

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    Nomadic Pirate
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    I’m a bit confused here,

    I had a thread deleted a short time ago on the Forum Feedback because I voiced my opinion on the……………. “IMO” …excessive Nuking of posts and Threads.

    I was under the impression this section was made to hear the feedback of the members, …..am I wrong than ?

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    Killzone
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    Hi Moderator and welcome to the this great forum.

    Did JustHotAir get banned? I was looking for his latest thread “You All can kiss My Ass I am out of Here”
    That one was getting real entertaining and I can’t find it.
    I don’t think it was in the proper gate – did it get moved? 

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    skygear
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    He was banned/ deleted. I have a screen shot of the thread. Only the first 4 posts though. 

    “Moderator” – When the USER is banned, that the username and change it to GUEST. There is a script in the board functions to automatically do this for you. Then you can just delete the offending posts you wish to remove. When a Whole thread disappears that really had decent back and forth in it. It is less productive to the community. 

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    skygear
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    If I offended by my thread, then I apologize. I assumed this section was the section where we could voice our opinions on the workings of the forum and the direction it is going. 

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    Nomadic Pirate
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    “skygear”If I offended by my thread, then I apologize. I assumed this section was the section where we could voice our opinions on the workings of the forum and the direction it is going. 
    
That’s exactly my understanding, ….I’m a bit perplexed at the reason to why my previous Thread was nuked

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    Nomadic Pirate
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    “skygear”He was banned/ deleted. I have a screen shot of the thread. Only the first 4 posts though. 

    “Moderator” – When the USER is banned, that the username and change it to GUEST. There is a script in the board functions to automatically do this for you. Then you can just delete the offending posts you wish to remove. When a Whole thread disappears that really had decent back and forth in it. It is less productive to the community. 

    
Couldn’t agree more.

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    Ted
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    The default for the software is to remove all posts made by a member who had been banned. We have read your words, and We Will discuss potential changes.  

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    Ted
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    “Killzone”Hi Moderator and welcome to the this great forum.

    Did JustHotAir get banned? I was looking for his latest thread “You All can kiss My Ass I am out of Here”
    That one was getting real entertaining and I can’t find it.
    I don’t think it was in the proper gate – did it get moved? 

    
On this matter I will be perfectly clear: I did not create this form so that we can mock each other and create unnecessary drama. I created this forum to discuss airguns.  If you want drama there are plenty of other airgun forums where you can find it. Although, those forums are also rarely ever discussing Airguns. That kind of crap kills discussion and kills a forum.  I will raze this forum to the ground before I allow the conversation to degrade to such nonsense.

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    Killzone
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    Ted – I was serious about this being a great forum and completely sarcastic about the rest.
    My apologies if my sarcasm wasn’t obvious.

    It would be nice if the RAW thread could be put back up.

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    NMshooter
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    Killzone there curently is a thread comparing the Ultimate Sporter and the RAW HM 1000. We would appreciate your comments and others on this discussion. We might be able to recapture the good information lost with this new discussion. Thank you in advance for sharing information about the HM 1000. I think many are interested in this gun and would welcome your take on the gun.
    thanks 
    Doc

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    Michael
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    “Nomadic Pirate”I’m a bit confused here,

    I had a thread deleted a short time ago on the Forum Feedback because I voiced my opinion on the……………. “IMO” …excessive Nuking of posts and Threads.

    I was under the impression this section was made to hear the feedback of the members, …..am I wrong than ?

    
Sorry Manny, that was my fault. Since you and skygear posted nearly identical topics I should’ve merged the two together (as I have done). You should find the answer to your question in this thread.

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    skygear
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    Ted, Michael, M&A – again. I respect you folks and your efforts. It takes a lot to keep a board running successfully. All the comments are understandable. More I just wanted to try to keep the GOOD STUFF not the arguments. That is all. 

    One thing that did help on some of my boards was making an ‘off topic thread’ and moving all the offending posts to it or the Trash Can.

    Anyways, The comments here were read and I am done voicing my opinion on the matter. Cant wait till I get the new Rifle. 

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    Ted
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    “Killzone”Ted – I was serious about this being a great forum and completely sarcastic about the rest.
    My apologies if my sarcasm wasn’t obvious.

    It would be nice if the RAW thread could be put back up.

    
Killzone, I started to send you a private message, and then decided it would be better to address you publicly.  I just wanted to thank you for your candor and coolheadedness.  I did not mean to make it sound like I was making an example of your words.  I meant every thing I said.  But, I don’t want it to seem like I was judging you, specifically.  I regret if you or anyone read it in that way.  ted.

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    Killzone
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    Ted – No worries. It is easy to misunderstand the written words in someone’s post without seeing their body language. I try not to take the drama on the forum seriously – so my post was not intended to be taken seriously. The last few days have probably been a little stressful for the staff and banning people is not the fun part of running the forum. I think the forum will get past this and I’m expecting great things to come.

    I hope the drama is over and we can get back to more entertaining talk about AIRGUNS!

    Keep up the good work – Jay

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