What happened to the thread about prurience?

Discussion in 'Site Support' started by Tim Hall, 20 May 2018.

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  1. Tim Hall

    Tim Hall Guru

    There was a thread in News and Current Affairs about prurience and prejudice but now it's gone. What happened to it?
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  2. Ian H

    Ian H Guru

    Did you find it arousing?
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  3. swansonj

    swansonj Guru

    The Mods said it had prompted a tsunami of reports so they closed it until they could review and clean it up.

    I wasn't aware they had removed it.

    I have no idea what the reports related to. I could speculate, but discussion of moderation is disapproved of, so I am content to wait and see, with some interest, what the outcome is.
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    Tim Hall

    Tim Hall Guru

    A note in place of the thread from the mods would have been nice.
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  5. Brandane

    Brandane Rain magnet.

    "Review and clean-up" = disappears without trace. I've yet to see one of those threads re-appear.
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  6. swansonj

    swansonj Guru

    That would be a shame. Not for the loss of the subject matter - @theclaud and I, the main two substantive contributors at the point of closure, are perfectly able to discuss these issues elsewhere if we want - but because it would imply a kind of mob censorship - make enough complaints and you get a thread that you don't like deleted.

    As I said, I've no knowledge of what the complaints were so I don't know who or why would benefitfrom this - I just think it's wrong on principle to be able to stop perfectly valid threads.
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  7. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    There were some posts having a dig at other posters with no contribution to the conversation. I can understand that if a thread gets overwhelmed with reports then the mods will take it away to give them a chance to deal with it and prevent it becoming worse and irrepairable. It is Sunday after all and we shouldn't expect a bunch of volunteers to stop what they're doing to fix things.
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  8. Lonestar

    Lonestar Rat Run Cyclist

    CS 2 and CS 3
    Looks like they cleaned it up.blud.
  9. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills Guru


    As a party in that thread i almost mentioned orwell.

    As a fan of his thoughts on language.

    But now "orwellian" comes to mind.

    I hope I can find my way home tonight.

    Perhaps I imagined my house/bed.

    Edit - i have never ever reported or complained about a thread.

    Nor have anyone on ignore.

    Don,'t believe in that sort of thing.

    And this affair is yet another reason I am glad I don't use a smartphone.
    Last edited: 20 May 2018
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  10. swansonj

    swansonj Guru

    Oh, I agree - I've got no problem with temporary removal. If someone tells them there is offensive content, temporary removal pending review is responsible. It was Brandane's foreboding of permanent disappearance that I was feeling would be a shame.
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  11. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Shhhh ... it was about
    will take time to unravel.
    I must go sleep now, as I'm up at 4 :eek: (hope this spoiler thing comes out right)
  12. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills Guru

    Well something labelled prurience would be about sex.

    Unless serious serious repression was in play.
  13. srw

    srw It's a bit more complicated than that...

    I agree. I have no problems with temporary removal, but a placeholder note seems a basic courtesy. Actually, I have no problems with permanent removal if the complications prove too intractable, but again a note explaining the grounds and describing the issue wiulw be more useful, and kind, than a hole.
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  14. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Central Trumpland
    I'd heard it was an avalanche of complaints?
  15. A torrent, iirc.
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