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Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by gwhizkids, Nov 22, 2015.

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  1. gwhizkids macrumors 68020

    gwhizkids

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    I see that the Public Beta 4 discussion had to be closed. I agree with that decision. However, couldn't that have been avoided with some warnings and/or deleted posts? I realize there are a lot of forums to police here, but shutting down a fairly important thread seems a bit extreme. If you are looking for more moderators, I'd volunteer.

    Sorry if this is not in the right location. I looked, but did not see any more suitable place. If there is, feel free to move this there.
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Not the right place to post this. Site and forum feedback is.

    But to shed some light for you, I read that and many other long threads and more offen than not the posts are removed. But when it turns into a beast it's easier to close the thread.
     
  3. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    Agreed with Gav2k - I read several mod warnings about staying on topic and at least a couple of posts by mods that some posts were deleted, and IMHO the griping about "lagging", "bugs", "it's a beta", and the ilk - on both sides of the issue - more-or-less duplicated the previous iOS 9 beta-related threads. Closing that thread wasn't my decision, however - IMHO - most of its content was a worthless read, and I'd rather see that type of banter handled in IMs between members.

    The mods stuck a fork in it, IMHO it was pretty much well done...
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    There were a number of mod notes in the thread advising people to be civil and/or stop bickering. At some point there comes a time where the amount of work to oversee one thread outweighs the benefit of keeping the thread open.

    In the future, please use the http://forums.macrumors.com/misc/contact/ link to discuss moderation as that is the proper avenue to discuss moderator actions. To that end, I'll close this thread.
     
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