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    Jail time over?

    I had a post jailed for a very legitimate reason to keep a thread consistent, since I had responded to a poster who made an offensive post. I agreed with the decision as being appropriate.

    How long is the sentence? My friends are jeering me!
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    Re: Jail time over?

    He is probably referring to this thread:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=12040349

    I jailed the following posts by Simian Man:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...5#post12040385
    and after doing so moved or deleted related post(s) by QIII which no longer made sense within the thread.

    I am not aware of any action taken against QIII.


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    Although I understand my role (or lack thereof) in RC matters, I have PM'd the OP explaining that regarding the above he has received no warnings/infractions and his account is 'clean'. I explained the purpose of the Jail and requested he elaborate in another post if he feels his account or reputation have been affected by my actions if those are the ones he is concerned about.
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    Re: Jail time over?

    By the way, I understand that this did not occur because of an infraction or ill behavior on my part and "deleted" posts go somewhere for storage and the jail is the place. I'm fine with that. I suppose I was just asking if it will always appear there.

    I hope that I didn't come off as whining, which wasn't the reason for my post here (I should have put more smileys?). I realize you all work hard and don't even get crusts of bread so I didn't mean to join any crowd throwing rotten cabbages.
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    Re: Jail time over?

    And drs305 has correctly identified the post.
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    Re: Jail time over?

    @QIII, thanks for your understanding. There's not necessarily an implication of wrong-doing if posts are jailed, and there was no such implication in the case of your post. As you say - it's a convenient place to store posts if they need to be removed from public sight for whatever reason. If it's any consolation, your jailed post can only be seen by yourself and staff, and there's no stigma attached to it being there. Indeed, many staff members including myself have posts in the jail, mostly obsolete stickies and the like which need to be kept for reference purposes.

    To answer your specific question, will it always be there? It will remain there until such time as we see a need to hard delete old jailed posts, which may or may not ever happen. But again, let me reassure you. It's probably alarming for you to see your post and only your post in the jail. For the staff it will quickly drop to obscurity in the nth page of a large number of jailed posts/threads, many jailed for similar reasons to yours - a perfectly unexceptional post removed because the post it refers to needed to be removed.
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    Re: Jail time over?

    Does that mean I can take the orange prison jump-suit to the tailor, since it makes me look fat?

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    Re: Jail time over?

    Quote Originally Posted by QIII View Post
    Does that mean I can take the orange prison jump-suit to the tailor, since it makes me look fat?

    You need the retro prison garb - the stripes have a definite slimming effect.
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    Re: Jail time over?

    Vertical stripes, yes.

    But what about this style?

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    Re: Jail time over?

    Quote Originally Posted by QIII View Post
    Does that mean I can take the orange prison jump-suit to the tailor, since it makes me look fat?

    Orange certainly keeps with the forum theme...
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    Re: Jail time over?

    Why, indeed it does! I should wear it proudly!
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