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Thread: Ratioale for closing a thread

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    Ratioale for closing a thread

    I recently reported a couple a post on an otherwise normal thread, were the post was possibly an advert for a completely unconected product.

    I then went to post a hopefully helpful reply directed at the question the OP had asked, only to find that the thread had been deleted - presumably by a moderator in response to my report.

    Is it normal for a single reported post to close the whole thread - this denying the OP and other users the otherwise useful information in the thread.

    I would have throught that a proportionate response would be deleteion of the suspect post - and possibly a ban for the user making the post.
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    Re: Ratioale for closing a thread

    The report you made was of spam - not only was it spam - it resurrected a thread that is just shy of 4 years old

    The thread is here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=676041 - the OP has not been back here for 2 years - I have closed it now though.

    So to answer the main part of you question - the thread has not been deleted - it is just a long way down the pages
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    Re: Ratioale for closing a thread

    Fair enough. Thanks for the rapid response.
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