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Deleting Posts: Deleting Members

Discussion in 'Forum Policies' started by scott, Jan 4, 2009.

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  1. scott

    scott Administrator

    When a member signs up for the forum, they clearly agree to the stated policy which states that the forum administrators hold NO responsibility to delete posts upon member request. Yet, administrators can delete posts at OUR discretion if the post does not fall within the rules of the forum. In the past, I have deleted memberships and posts upon request by a member. That policy will be terminated. Members are always able to delete their own posts, but administrators will no longer delete the posts for them.
  2. scott

    scott Administrator

    Permission to ban members

    It has come to my attention that some members of our forum are here to simply cause trouble. We have simple guidelines; be respectful and stay on topic. This forum is here for people who want help with addiciton and they are turned away when the public comments focus on policy disagreements and idle chat.

    All members are warned before they are banned. I am trying to motivate the administrators to ban earlier; this includes new members along with members who have been here for years.

    Members, keep this in mind. While it is nice that members can come here and receive advice from other non-medical members, most people get help here simply by reading. Long term members start to think the forum is here for them. It is not. It is here for a simple reason to help as many people as possible. We provide this service by enforcing the simple rules of respect and staying on topic.

    People who do not like the culture we create here should move on to another forum; there are many out there to choose from.
  3. scott

    scott Administrator

    Forum policies

    I receive too many request from members to delete all of their threads and replies usually because someone they know does a google search and links the addiction comments to their name. When everyone registers with this forum, this text is right up front in red type:

    "Neither the Administrators or Moderators of these forums, are responsible for the privacy practices of any user. All information posted in the forums becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to share any of your personal information. If you post your real name and someone you know searches your name in google, or any other search engine, your post about addiction may likely show up in the search engine exposing your addiction information to people you know. We are not responsible for removing any information you place in these forums".

    When threads and replies are deleted, that process destroys work that other people put into those threads. So, it will be the policy of this board to use our discretion to delete or not any posts other than we, as administrators and moderators, believe is inconsistent with our recovery culture.
  4. scott

    scott Administrator

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    Admins and Mods reserve the right to delete, at their option, any posts or member for any reason. CraigG has been deleted from the forum along with her posts. Sorry for the threads that have been broken.
  5. trudger

    trudger Well-Known Member

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    I have a question about this process.

    If a member is deleted from ODR and no longer allowed to post, does that mean they no longer have access to this site and are unable to come here and read posts?

    While I wouldn't take it upon myself to question your decision I have to say that I am very upset and concerned for Miss C and the feelings she must be experiencing.

    If I were to post to her in the General Forum would she be able to read it?
  6. Sean

    Sean Well-Known Member

    Member Deleted

    YEP, She can read, but can't post.

    I'll tell You Trudger. The Mods here are pretty much, "laid back"...
    I have seen accounts locked, but not deleted. Must have been a good reason for that. ;) And I have been here since 2005.

    Regards, -Sean
  7. trudger

    trudger Well-Known Member

    Member Deleted


    I believe you.

    I realize that I don't have all the information and that it isn't my place to question the decision.

    Thanks for your response,
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