I am looking about in a thread I created, but I don't see an option to delete posts that are adverts for adult toys. Obviously a bot was used since the same post was sent five times in less than 7 minutes. What am I missing? I did find and use the ignore member option, but hey, this is my thread and I cannot delete posts? Somethings not right about that.
We've got a great bunch of volunteer mods and volunteer admins who will take care of that for you as soon as one of us logs in. Just hit the "Report this post" button when you have a concern and we'll take a look at it then do the appropriate action.
I must see if I can find the "Report this ..." option. I am sure there is no need to allow an advert post to remain in a thread to take up storage space on the system hard drives. Especially since it is for adult toys and is repeated more than five times in less than 10 minutes. In other sites I have had some of my posts removed and I was fine with it because I feel a thread author should have that right.
Allowing the author of a thread to delete posts seems like a very practical option. I suppose I am spoiled since that is a common option on other sites and it makes sense to allow the thread maker to manage what is posted. Otherwise it is easy to imagine what might end up in a thread and how easy it would be for hackers with bots to drive administrators nuts with postings.
We do not allow members to delete posts from threads, except in the case of a Sticky thread, then the original author can moderate that thread. It is the job of the Mods and Admins to determine if certain posts need modifying or deletion.
As Don said above, we have a great group of dedicated Mods that will help with killing spammers and cleaning up threads. All you have to do is report any offending posts using the "Report Post" feature.
The report post button is located in the left hand column of each post, under the User Name and Stats. It looks like a warning triangle with a "!" in the middle. All you need to do is click on that icon on any offending post and it will send the Mods a message.
Allowing the author of a thread to delete posts seems like a very practical option. I suppose I am spoiled since that is a common option on other sites and it makes sense to allow the thread maker to manage what is posted.
I'm unaware of any other discussion group forums that allows users to delete other people's posts in threads, even if they started the threads.
The only type of threads where that can normally be done is private blogs.
I am founder and moderator on various boards ... I am registered on many ... and none to my knowledge allow a thread 'creator' to delete anothers post in that thread. That would give opportunity to create completely biased back-slapper threads that have no value to anyone at all.
I understand the OP's question if Bots or spam have invaded a thread - but that is still moderators job .. a thankless job as well.