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[ Suggestions ] Close threads and give them 2 days before deleting them

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On 2017-06-05 01:52:32Show this Author OnlyDescending Order
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This is a standard procedure in many forums, Im surprised it isn;t the case here.

First of all, threads which have become bickering need to be stopped. I understand that and it is stated in the forum rules. Removing useless threads or agressive threads that serve no purpose except lashing out is what a good mod should do.

HOWEVER, In some of these threads there is often useful information for the community which is lost if the thread is deleted.

To avoid this situation almost all forums close toxic threads with a message stating why they got closed and that they will be deleted in 2 days for example.
This allows the people to salvage the useful information from the thread and make a new one if needed. Like it was the case for the ninja fragments in survival breakthrough.

My suggestion is simple:

Before removing a thread, close it while saying why it was closed (insults, outdated information, question answered, etc.). Then if the said thread violated the forum rules, in the same post, write that it will be deleted and do so after x days. The explenation can be a single sentence such as: "the conversation has become toxic and violates TOS or forum rules".

Deleting threads with no explanation whatsoever is aggravating and alienates *ready unhappy community even more. It also has the risk of deleting useful information or posts that DID NOT transgress any rules.

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On 2017-06-05 13:28:56Show this Author Only
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Hey,

Thanks for your suggestion :) We appreciate your feedback
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On 2017-06-05 13:53:11Show this Author Only
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yes, please do this. i got a few of my threads closed without even knowing why.
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On 2017-06-05 14:00:45Show this Author Only
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Thank you for your wonderful feedback we will put it in the * now :lol
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On 2017-06-05 15:30:51Show this Author Only
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If people didn't make useless threads in customer support... When it should be in general. We wouldn't have closed and and deleted threads. And I wouldn't have to defend osasis every time someone whines on the forums about them being salty. And I can actually be useful and help people Jee. ;P
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On 2017-06-05 16:29:34Show this Author Only
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I might not get the sarcasm in the post o.o

But i made this suggestion here because only in customer support there is a catagory "suggestions".
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