A few ours ago I read a post that initially appeared to make sense. After a while that sense began to disappear and I wrote an answer where I tried to explain what was wrong. I also hit the "report" button and the thread was removed.
So far so good.
Now there are people like you and me that are trying to identify these posts. I am also trying to understand how they work and abuse the language.
So for me there is actually an value (in the sense of data having a value) in them. They provide examples to detect this kind of mess.
Would it be possible to create an archive for such posts? The entries probably shouldn't appear in the search but for these who know where it is, the archive is accessible.
I think this sounds like it might be a useful to the volunteer staff who moderate these forums, even if it weren't left accessible to any others. As the forums get busier I suspect they will want/need to train more moderators and these might work as teaching tools.
A private forum for the moderators would both let them preserve examples and add explanatory posts concerning those examples without entangling the whole community. But I don't do web page/forum design so it might be much more complicated than I understand.
and POOF! You're gone! But look, this tiny ad is still here:
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