Originally Posted by iammatt
While I think the new move towards tighter moderation is not a wholly bad thing (little girls thread etc), the deletion of threads in which there is nothing objectionable but, rather, some enormously asanine things are said by members has the unfortunate result of getting rid of some of the evidence of how truly stupid some of us can be.
Originally Posted by Manton
I have lamented the same thing from time to time. If the moderators judge that a thread is out of hand or has gone on too long, couldn't it just be locked?
i agree. and why not simply delete individual posts that are objectionable rather than lock/delete the thread?
500 years from now a student at harvard will be doing a research paper on "early 21st century dandies and their attitudes toward the social issues of their day", and this student is going to be hard pressed to find anything on the internets because anything remotely controversial was squirreled away.