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How new is this practice of posts being removed for derailing? I've followed threads that have gone all over the place without a post being removed.
Some threads are now half removed posts albeit more controversial threads and posts. I don't post very often and had a post removed for derailing. I find it curious.



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You are mad about "Scramble for Africa" right?

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Many posts, probably this one, violate site standards...

EDIT: Took me two minutes to find it, but...

NAILED IT!
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I made a silly joke because well just because. It was removed. But as I read the thread so many posts have been removed, and that feels new to threads of any type.
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I hope not as I'm not complaining, but curious about the new display of removed posts. My post most likely deserved to be removed, because it was neither funny nor relevant.
 
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gamesgocrazy wrote:
I hope not as I'm not complaining, but curious about the new display of removed posts. My post most likely deserved to be removed, because it was neither funny nor relevant.

Take a jaunt over the Complaints Dept... do some research... find when the first thread complaining about moderation began.

Subtract 20s from the time stamp of that thread.

You have your answer.

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I've been on BGG for awhile, but I can't find the complaint Dept.

I'm not mad about anything concerning the thread, post removals, mine or others, but curious about a change of policy.
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gamesgocrazy wrote:
I've been on BGG for awhile, but I can't find the complaint Dept.

I'm not mad about anything concerning the thread, post removals, mine or others, but curious about a change of policy.

Doing 10s of my required 4000 hours of my court-mandated, community service.


https://www.boardgamegeek.com/forum/5/boardgamegeek/complain...


Could you sign my sheet?
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“The elements of good trading are: (1) cutting losses, (2) cutting losses, and (3) cutting losses. If you can follow these three rules, you may have a chance.” – Ed Seykota
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I couldn't help but chuckle at how late I was in realizing that this is a thing now.

I've read and added to some long and winding threads (Up Front,Total War), so this was new to me.

My sincerest apologies for this thread.

And now I know were the complaint department is located.

Edit: Wherever this thread needs to go, may it rest in peace.


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gamesgocrazy wrote:
I couldn't help but chuckle at how late I was in realizing that this is a thing now.

I've read and added to some long and winding threads, so this was new to me.

My sincerest apologies for this thread.

And now I know were the complaint department is located.




I'm guessing that the threads that have an obvious mark of the new moderation scheme are fairly small - and by mark, I mean a large swath of removals that are clear to anyone just perusing the thread. And it also a good thing that you are a user that doesn't always find themselves around crime scenes.

Very few upstanding citizens found around shooting alleys. Typically, its someone that sets up shop near them.

Personally, I just hang with the wrong crowd and am always innocent.

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gamesgocrazy wrote:
I've been on BGG for awhile, but I can't find the complaint Dept.
Use the Forums pulldown menu at the top of the page; click the "Forums" option on it. There you will see a very useful list of site forums!

(And an even more general useful tip: control-F (or whatever equivalent) in your browser to search for text on a page, e.g. "control-F complain".)
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gamesgocrazy wrote:
How new is this practice of posts being removed for derailing?

The new moderation practices and tools were introduced in mid-September, so a bit over 6 months old.
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JasonJ0 wrote:
gamesgocrazy wrote:
How new is this practice of posts being removed for derailing?

The new moderation practices and tools were introduced in mid-September, so a bit over 6 months old.
Depending on which threads you frequent you may have missed it altogether. But if you happened into one of the controversial threads it would have been very apparent very quickly.
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Perhaps we all can agree to this one?

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More like:



In the world of hypersensitivity, you'd better stick to cartoons.

Pete (likes this because it's a train wreck and a derailment)
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cbazler wrote:
Perfect!

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gamesgocrazy wrote:
I made a silly joke because well just because. It was removed. But as I read the thread so many posts have been removed, and that feels new to threads of any type.


Jokes are now considered "derailing" topics and they get deleted.
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Lemur wrote:
gamesgocrazy wrote:
I made a silly joke because well just because. It was removed. But as I read the thread so many posts have been removed, and that feels new to threads of any type.


Jokes are now considered "derailing" topics and they get deleted.

only in threads that appear to be a dumpster fire swirling in a sewage pond set ablaze.

In most threads, joke away. I recommend it to everyone that needs to put their time in. Seinfeld wasn't created by just randomly throwing out a joke or two. He worked hard every single night - three or four sets.

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Lemur wrote:
gamesgocrazy wrote:
I made a silly joke because well just because. It was removed. But as I read the thread so many posts have been removed, and that feels new to threads of any type.


Jokes are now considered "derailing" topics and they get deleted.
Yeah, BGG is now entirely free of jokes.
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tumorous wrote:
Lemur wrote:
gamesgocrazy wrote:
I made a silly joke because well just because. It was removed. But as I read the thread so many posts have been removed, and that feels new to threads of any type.


Jokes are now considered "derailing" topics and they get deleted.
Yeah, BGG is now entirely free of jokes.

Your Momma is so jokeless that she makes BGG look like an endless marathon of Comic Relief.*


* PS - My childhood battleground did not consider administering "Your Momma" jokes during its life-training classes. Thus the quality of the product.
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tumorous wrote:
Lemur wrote:
gamesgocrazy wrote:
I made a silly joke because well just because. It was removed. But as I read the thread so many posts have been removed, and that feels new to threads of any type.


Jokes are now considered "derailing" topics and they get deleted.
Yeah, BGG is now entirely free of jokes.
Ha!
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darthhugo wrote:
tumorous wrote:
Lemur wrote:
gamesgocrazy wrote:
I made a silly joke because well just because. It was removed. But as I read the thread so many posts have been removed, and that feels new to threads of any type.


Jokes are now considered "derailing" topics and they get deleted.
Yeah, BGG is now entirely free of jokes.

Your Momma is so jokeless that she makes BGG look like an endless marathon of Comic Relief.*


* PS - My childhood battleground did not consider administering "Your Momma" jokes during its life-training classes. Thus the quality of the product.
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tumorous wrote:
darthhugo wrote:
tumorous wrote:
Lemur wrote:
gamesgocrazy wrote:
I made a silly joke because well just because. It was removed. But as I read the thread so many posts have been removed, and that feels new to threads of any type.


Jokes are now considered "derailing" topics and they get deleted.
Yeah, BGG is now entirely free of jokes.

Your Momma is so jokeless that she makes BGG look like an endless marathon of Comic Relief.*


* PS - My childhood battleground did not consider administering "Your Momma" jokes during its life-training classes. Thus the quality of the product.
D'you wanna play the dozens?
Well the dozens is a game.
But the way I fuck your mother
is a god damn shame. (Carlin 1973)

There are a few voices that I dearly miss under the current dynamic - George's is one of them.

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