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Posted by Zeugma (Member # 6636) on :
It was nice knowing you.
Posted by Zeugma (Member # 6636) on :
And, since I didn't get to post it before it was deleted, I'd like to add my support to the use of the terms "pro-life" and "pro-choice", as the alternatives are the equivalent of childish name-calling, and make it difficult to take the rest of the argument seriously.
Posted by Sara Sasse (Member # 6804) on :
(missed it)

(not against deleting threads in general, per se)
Posted by Zeugma (Member # 6636) on :
I'm not against deletion, either, and in some cases have been all for it.

This time, it seemed that the deletion was because of some dissenting views. Which is not my favorite reason. I could be wrong, though.
Posted by Zeugma (Member # 6636) on :
Mostly I'm just frustrated to have my post baleeted by the "This topic doesn't exist!" monster. [Razz]
Posted by Belle (Member # 2314) on :
If I deleted every thread I started for dissenting views, then I wouldn't have any left at all. [Wink]

No, there was a good reason, to me anyway.
Posted by Sara Sasse (Member # 6804) on :
(is pro-Zeugma all the way [Wink] )
Posted by Zeugma (Member # 6636) on :
Okay, I was wrong. [Smile]

Still frustrating, though. [Razz]
Posted by ae (Member # 3291) on :
I'd like to reiterate my vanished proposal that people not refer to 'the pro-abortion crowd' as if half the forum wasn't part of it.
Posted by Sara Sasse (Member # 6804) on :
(and pro-Belle [Smile] )

Belle, if you needed to delete it, then you needed to delete it. Life is transitory.
Posted by Zeugma (Member # 6636) on :
Zeugma for some, tiny American flags for others! [Big Grin]
Posted by dabbler (Member # 6443) on :
I was more astounded by the long thread that got deleted last week but not a murmur was made about it.
Posted by Dagonee (Member # 5818) on :
Which one?
Posted by dabbler (Member # 6443) on :
Posted by Stray (Member # 4056) on :
The porn thread god deleted? [Frown] But it was such a good discussion...or it was when I left anyway, I didn't check Hatrack all weekend.
Posted by Sara Sasse (Member # 6804) on :
I thought about it later, realized that this may have been a very personal discussion for some involved, and deliberately chose not to comment on the deletion. I do hope the thread was useful to some and harmful to none, but that's about all I have to say about it.

Pretty interesting thread, though. [Smile]
Posted by Dagonee (Member # 5818) on :
That's annoying. I'm glad I didn't post in it. There was a LOT of very good discussion in that thread. I just assumed it dropped off.

I'm on record as strongly opposing thread deletion. But, if Belle did accidently betray a confidence, and the information had spread beyond her own posts, it might be necessary. Otherwise I'd prefer if the individual posts got edited with an explanation.

Posted by BannaOj (Member # 3206) on :
I'm with Dags, though I've learned a lesson on Hatrack. I realized that I need to be more merciful, and do not now judge individuals for deleting their own threads, because there are often reasons (as with Belle's) that I would never think of. However as a personal preference I like them to remain.

Posted by Belle (Member # 2314) on :
Dag, I probably could have done that...but it was quicker and much more efficient to just delete it - it was not that many posts and most of them were mine.

As for the pr0n thread - yeah, I kinda enjoyed participiating in it, I thought it was a good discussion. Oh well, I'm sure the deleters had reasons.
Posted by Sara Sasse (Member # 6804) on :
I respect the viewpoints of the Pro-Thread-Preservation (PTP) crowd, and I defend their right to express that viewpoint.


Being a PTD'er, I set up thread with warnings of likely future deletion -- aka "Mayflies.". It's the rebel in me. [Big Grin]
Posted by Kama (Member # 3022) on :
Any idea why the thread with JW-related questions was deleted?
Posted by Icarus (Member # 3162) on :
The pr0n and JW threads were deleted?

By posters, or by admins?

Did something bad happen?
Posted by Kayla (Member # 2403) on :
I thought they were going along nicely. I think that the porn thread might have been deleted for the same reasons Belle deleted her thread. At least, from my reading of it, it seemed like TMI to me. [Wink]
Posted by Sharpie (Member # 482) on :
I was disappointed to see the p0rn thread disappear; I thought it was a very good discussion with a lot of thoughtful opinions. (I actually quoted a couple of Sara Sasse's sentences to the love of my life; we both thought they were great.)
Posted by quidscribis (Member # 5124) on :
Damn, I wish my memory was better! I remember reading the threads, I think I might have posted in them, but what was discussed?

Nope, it's all gone. Which only serves to prove that in my brain, all threads are automatically deleted. [Cry]
Posted by Sara Sasse (Member # 6804) on :
Sharpie, how sweet. [Wave]

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