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Old 02-06-2014, 09:45 PM
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Hey,

Is it mandatory that when users are suspended or banned ALL their posts disappear from public view? Sometimes it's confusing seeing half of conversations or mysteriously no trace of a person. Recently when one of the forums' most prolific posters was suspended it resulted in entire threads of popular games originating form that user disappearing; resulting in user confusion, duplicate threads, and general "chaos".

Curiously, isn't there a way to ban or suspend people but still leave their post history visible? I'd like to think that when I finally go down some footprint of my contributions, such as they are, would be left to nag people here.

If not technical limitations, is there any chance this could change?
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Old 02-07-2014, 03:37 AM
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May I ask who you're talking about?
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:51 AM
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May I ask who you're talking about?
Not necessarily one person; just the pattern that people seem to totally disappear when banned or suspended.
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:11 PM
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I can imagine who you may be thinking of, if that's the case then it's only the posts deemed "inflammatory" that have been removed - all their threads and comments are still here thankfully.

I know I was banned at one point and therefore guilty of having my posts removed and I feel so bad about that so apologies to everyone I messed around when that happened. I'd have been more than happy if my (if any) useful posts were kept and my name/credit removed as the devs suffer with the disappearances.

I can imagine it would be a lot of work admittedly though
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:27 PM
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Not necessarily one person; just the pattern that people seem to totally disappear when banned or suspended.
That's not really the case. Usually, when a user is banned or suspended, their history remains untouched. Especially the latter. It's in extremely rare cases (such as with the person you're most definitely talking about) that a moderator or admin has decided to wipe their history...for whatever reason they saw fit at the time.
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Old 02-07-2014, 07:21 PM
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Thank you, MetalCasket. I have noticed apparent total post history eradication in several cases (like PeteOzzy who has been prolific with new games threads [thanks btw], etc) so assumed it was universal, but it makes sense sometimes people can be suspended with history in tact and others can be disappeared.

Now... how do I mark this thread as solved?

[Please don't disappear me]

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Old 02-07-2014, 07:55 PM
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Edit: misunderstood previous post, have to read more carefully

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