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What does "Cleaning" mean?

Discussion in 'Questions, Problems, & Feedback' started by etrain16, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'm seeing posts being deleted and the comment given is "Cleaning". What exactly does that mean? If something is off-topic, offensive, violates a rule, thread craps, can't that be stated? Using the term "cleaning" doesn't really say much, but gives the appearance that posts are just being randomly shut down.

    I know people were waiting for the change that would allow a moderator to state the reason a thread or post was removed, but it seems those reasons are all being lumped under "cleaning". If we don't know the real reason a post is removed, we can't really learn from it so we don't potentially make the same error ourselves.

    Any comments on that Joe? I'm just curious.
     
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  2. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Generally it means many posts were removed due to rule violations.

    We do have several options to notify the thread (by posting the thread) or directly to the offender or reporter. I usually do my best to state why when I edit or remove posts.

    Now with that said if I have to remove several posts it is not practical to do so.
     
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  3. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Thanks for your reply. I was curious if that was just considered a generic term for any moderated post. Looks like you do have the option to be specific if you choose. And I do understand if you had multiple posts to moderate that it would be impractical.
     
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    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Generally not for "any moderated post", generally if a thread is a mess and lots has been edited/deleted.
     
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  5. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have seen it when similar threads are merged, makes sense to remove a bunch of duplicate posts. I'm just putting my vote in for being specific as to the reason, when it's appropriate to do so.

    Thanks again for the reply.
     
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