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Discussion in 'Support' started by WillyEckerslike, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. WillyEckerslike

    WillyEckerslike Well-Known Member

    Hi Peter.
    I can see that we are keeping you or your colleagues busy keeping things in check what with Brexit, Donald Trump, people's views on 'life, the universe and everything' and some random trolls at present. Sorry and thank you in equal measure but........

    Is there a means by which you can delete a post but leave a marker stating 'Post removed by moderator' or something similar because with the deleted posts just disappearing into the ether, it can make the rest of the thread completely garbled?

    The offender doesn't need naming/glorifying and replies to a deleted post could simply state 'in reply to a deleted post' or words to that effect.

    What do you think?
  2. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Well-Known Member

    Post deleted by Admin.

    [By way of example.]
  3. Yeah, I hate having all my wonderful words deleted just 'cos of twits.

  4. screwfix.peter

    screwfix.peter Administrator Staff Member


    Thanks for your idea.

    As most posts are removed as they are spammy, these would show as removed and you really do not want to see treads with nothing in them just showing removed. some pages would be full of them. You get to see the forum, after I do the housework which is much better experience, than 4,000 messages in the last month saying removed.

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  5. WillyEckerslike

    WillyEckerslike Well-Known Member

    Of course. I hadn't thought of that. Thanks anyway.
  6. joinerjohn1

    joinerjohn1 Screwfix Select

    How's about a novel idea? Delete those members who start deliberately controversial threads?
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  7. btiw2

    btiw2 Well-Known Member

    Or perhaps we should build up enough willpower to ignore the member's (I'm not sure why you're being coy about saying DA) flamebait?

    Other novel ideas:
    • Add 'Brexit' and 'Trump' to the list of swear words*.
    • A maximum of one 'sticking tongue out' emoji per post.
    • Replace the names of all major religions in post text to 'people who believe in magic'.
    • Add a button where IIR and JoT can challenge each other to a duel.
    • A sequel to Anathem (oops, wrong sort of novel idea).

    * I'm serious about this one
  8. Brexit is controversial?

    Didn't see that one coming.

    :p x lots.
  9. fillyboy

    fillyboy Well-Known Member

    What on earth would we talk about?
  10. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member

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  11. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member

    The stupidity of walking dawgs on the beach in a storm. ???

    Not winning a tap on ebay.

    Answering questions with questions?

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  12. fillyboy

    fillyboy Well-Known Member

  13. btiw2

    btiw2 Well-Known Member

    You’re right. There is literally nothing else of importance in the world other than why painted walls smell of cat urine and Brexit. Nothing.

    I don’t know why new channels haven’t worked this out. “In tonight’s news. Magnolia masonry paint smell linked to a tabby on an asparagus diet”.
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  14. longboat

    longboat Well-Known Member

    Faced with an almost infinite palette of colours to choose from, anyone who goes with 'magnolia' deserves it to smell like two week old cat urine, imo.
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2018
  15. Sparkielev

    Sparkielev Well-Known Member

    A lot of cats were made homeless because of valspar bstards!!
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  16. So it wasn't a complete disaster then :rolleyes:.
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