digip Posted January 16, 2013 Share Posted January 16, 2013 (edited) I'm all for locking threads when they seem to serve no purpose, but the opinions, replies, and discussions of many threads that lead to no where often contain gems of valid points of discussion. One such thread was made by an op, who only made ONE post - how to make a UDP port flooder. While his post was relatively useless, there were discussions going on of valid topics. I understand the forums are not a democracy, and we don't have 100% right to free speech and all that, but completely removing a thread to me, is counter to what the forums stand for. The info and discussion was taking shape, with many valid points from others chiming in, and you get a few people who think the thread should be locked, fine, lock the thread, but DO NOT DELETE ENTIRE CONVERSATIONS. There is much to be learned from conversations such as that thread, things that can lead to other thread topics, on a variety of things that were already being discussed in the thread. A mod should put a post in the bottom saying they are locking it, but LEAVE THREADS THERE FOR ARCHIVAL PURPOSES. This is a forum, made for discussion, learning, and sharing opinions as well as facts. Removing any thread other than complete and utter spam, makes no sense to me. I've been asked a number of times if I want to be a forum mod from several people who are mods already, and always turned it down do to the fact that one, I don't have the time, and two, I hate the politics of control over free thinking and discussions, but if I were a mod, I would hope that decisions to remove any threads be given an up or down vote from ALL forum mods on what stays, and what goes, and a reason be given to forum members as to WHY, when something is removed. Don't like the thread, lock it, and then give a valid reason for why. You can even leave the thread topic link and keep all posts, but at least give a reason for whole thread removals, if not locking them with an explanation. Just a common courtesy. If anyone has a way to restore this thread, please do so - http://forums.hak5.org/index.php?/topic/25158-how-to-make-a-powerfull-udp-flooder/ Google's cache only goes back to December 28th. http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:mcMth_8WSpkJ:forums.hak5.org/index.php%3F/topic/25158-how-to-make-a-powerfull-udp-flooder/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us Edited January 16, 2013 by digip Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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