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timed deletion mod? (Read 2344 times)

Started by Valodim, January 19, 2008, 06:06:50 am
timed deletion mod?
#1  January 19, 2008, 06:06:50 am
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Hey there.

While discussing some stuff with the people at 1emu, I had an idea for a mod mainly for the releases / projects forums, to cut down on the number of "crap releases" threads on the later pages. I'm not sure this happens often enough (not really following either of the mentioned forums :P), but I'd think it does.

My idea is adding an option for mods to flag a topic "unworthwhile", which effectively deletes (-> moves to recycle bin) the threads after X days of no responses.

This might be helpful for threads where immediate deletion might seem inappropiate, for instance really crappy creations noone will ever actually appreciate, but the author might learn a thing or two, where it would seem too harsh towards the author to delete the thread just like that. These clutter up the later pages of the releases forum, but at the point where a deletion would be appropiate are forgotten, which makes the overall quality of characters in the release forum suffer.

X would be something between 7 and 30 days I'd imagine...
Re: timed deletion mod?
#2  January 20, 2008, 01:53:04 am
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Winane will come back and hate you. :(
Re: timed deletion mod?
#3  January 20, 2008, 01:53:37 am
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...for not being able to see a bunch of crap topics?
Re: timed deletion mod?
#4  January 20, 2008, 02:15:00 am
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I'd agree with that. I'm not going to be flagging anything in winanes err "special" forums as rubbish. It would come in handy for general as well.


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Re: timed deletion mod?
#5  January 20, 2008, 03:07:35 am
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For some reason I didn't fathom the "flag" part. Long work day =P

An option for mods to activate the timed deletion is a good idea.
Re: timed deletion mod?
#6  January 20, 2008, 03:08:28 am
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yeah a mod for immediate deletion sounds like a great idea as well.

wait... :thinking:
Re: timed deletion mod?
#7  January 20, 2008, 03:13:45 am
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I didn't say anything 'bout an immediate deletion button though =P

Mock me for not seeing the word flag instead  :D