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Re^3: NodeReaper out of control

by FoxtrotUniform (Prior)
on Sep 19, 2004 at 08:03 UTC ( #392140=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: NodeReaper out of control
in thread NodeReaper out of control

I considered the two nodes here for deletion (as I would have the root node, had arunbear not beaten me to it), and they got a bunch of keep votes and have positive noderep as we speak. To be fair, the ratio of delete to keep votes is 2:1, but that still means that quite a few people delight in these posts.

Delight? Not necessarily.

I voted "keep" on all of those nodes (as well as the others that have recently been considered "delete, troll" or "delete, flame") - not because I'm tittilated by shallow controversy and petty flamage, but because I think that's a pretty poor reason to remove content. The only nodes I vote to delete are true, word-for-word duplicates; otherwise, I don't like the idea of removing content from the Monastery, whether we like it or not.

I guess I like to think that not sweeping our trolls and flamers under the carpet is the mature option, rather than making their nodes harder to read.

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Re^4: NodeReaper out of control
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Sep 19, 2004 at 08:23 UTC

    Fair enough, though I'll disagree on whether flames and trolls have to be tolerated (insert quip about excercising free speech by yelling "fire" in a crowded theatre here).

    I am not actually keen on deleting nodes. In fact I never delete anything on forums where I am a moderator. Unfortunately, threaded forums like PerlMonks can't really emulate what flat-threaded messageboards call "closing" a thread, which leaves it readable, but precludes any further replies.

    Ideally, people would simply refrain from replying and voting at all.

    Makeshifts last the longest.

Re^4: NodeReaper out of control
by graff (Chancellor) on Sep 19, 2004 at 14:20 UTC
    I voted "keep" on all of those nodes (as well as the others that have recently been considered "delete, troll" or "delete, flame") - not because I'm tittilated by shallow controversy and petty flamage, but because I think that's a pretty poor reason to remove content.

    I guess it hinges on your definition of "content". By my reckoning, most troll nodes carry the same relevance and value as true, word-for-word duplicates.

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