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Posted 15 March 2013 - 07:13 PM

I recall replying to a topic and it vanishing later. The topic wasn't moved because my reply also vanished from my post list; therefore, it was deleted instead of locked. What could have sanctioned this?

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 07:41 PM Edited by shoumic, 15 March 2013 - 07:44 PM.

Well it is dependent on the degree of the offence. So if it is something like "I want this in this game" then the topic is likely to be locked since it doesn't really break the rules but it's pointless. But if the topic consists of a major offence such as pornography etc then it will be binned. Also remember that topics are never deleted (They are taken to somewhere only where the staff can see).

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 07:43 PM

If you don't see a certain topic because it just vanished then it doesn't have to mean it's deleted; it's probably just invisible for non-staff members. Topics are deleted or invisible for normal members when they are spam, or were posted multiple times already or whatever. It doesn't always depend on how much of an offence it is but rather on the decision of the staff member(s).

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 05:18 AM

There's no protocol. If we deem a topic unworthy of remaining on the forum in a locked state, we'll move it to the recycle bin. What to do with the topic is entirely dependent on the moderator dealing with it.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:21 AM

I will ask one of my own questions here. Can the deleted threads be bought back?

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:34 AM

I don't think they're literally removed, rather than moved in a hidden forum specially made for spam topics and posts. Something like the Recycle Bin, I think they can be brought back any time.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:39 AM

I also have a question regarding about deleted topics. Does Recycle Bin can only be viewed by the staff? And is it mods and admins can view them except forum leaders?

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:40 AM

Yes, only mods and admins can view the bin.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 06:06 PM Edited by GTASAddict, 20 April 2013 - 06:10 PM.

I just posted a topic asking if the white shirted Ballas gang member in San Andreas was gay because he had a gay lisp. To my surprise, the topic vanished instead of getting locked. I request to know what I did wrong so I don't make the same mistake twice.

Never mind, lil weasel pmed me informing me he moved it.

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