A question for the moderators

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  1. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    Why is is that every time a discussion of the pros and cons of file-trading, downloading music or buying posibly bootlegged DVDs gets going the thread gets deleted? I can understand why you wouldn't want the forum used for the actual buying and selling of material that may violate some statutes but what is the harm of discussion?
     
  2. TigerEducated

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    Is this post intended for another board?
     
  3. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    No, I have been a participant in several threads talking about this subject and woken up the next morning to find the thread deleted.
     
  4. cajdav1

    cajdav1 Soldiers are real hero's

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    They do not want to be the vehicle that people use when trying to get illegal copies of these copyrighted article, talking about them is one thing but asking for illegal copies and such is the problem.
     
  5. BRETT

    BRETT LSU FAN Staff Member

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    I don't know the exact situations. Talking about file sharing is certainly allowed but there may have been circumstances that a moderator felt it crossed the line.

    The moderators each make their own determination as to what stays and what goes with a little oversight by me. I'm not aware of everything that is deleted but if they made the call then that's the way it goes. I don't have much time to be on the forum right now and it's the moderators that keep things running as smooth as possible.

    None of us are perfect and some moderators will delete things that others wouldn't. We're always willing to listen to suggestions and concerns from everyone and try to learn and grow to allow as much free exchange of speech as possible within the constraints of the forum's legal and ethical responsibilities.
     
  6. martin

    martin Banned Forever

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    my thread about that topic was deleted. i guessed it was because we were being too argumentative about it, or maybe just boring. i apologize if it was too much of either. i thought i was fascinating!
     
  7. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    Thats one of them. Another was the one about DVDs where JETigER said that anybody who bought a bootleg DVD was a thug.
     
  8. Uncle Gus

    Uncle Gus Freshman

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    for the record, I have deleted a total of eight posts in the 4-5 months since I have had moderator status..... all for obvious cause.

    Never deleted a whole thread.
     
  9. geauxscott

    geauxscott Founding Member

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    I didn't delete those either.......and when I do delete a thread or post, I try to send a PM to the participants letting them know why it was deleted.
     
  10. TigerEducated

    TigerEducated Freshman

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    I think that sending a PM to someone or an e-mail should be Standard Operating Procedure...I've been left in the dark on one occassion, and been wondering...

    If you let us know, or at least me and most others, I'm sure we'd be quite open to the constructive criticism...
     

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