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Not a bad idea, sort of like a graveyard forum for dead threads. Only problem is sometimes items are spammed (eg porno pictures, scam sites) for good reason and you would want these to dissappear completely and not still be viewable....so not sure it would work in practice.

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Not a bad idea, sort of like a graveyard forum for dead threads. Only … Not a bad idea, sort of like a graveyard forum for dead threads. Only problem is sometimes items are spammed (eg porno pictures, scam sites) for good reason and you would want these to dissappear completely and not still be viewable....so not sure it would work in practice.



Yeah, obviously the above reasons posts would be deleted permanently, but I think for the rest it would clean up the whole site a little bit.

I guess if it went automatically once the expired, spammed or duplicate button was pushed then you only need to report the above issues and they would be deleted as they are now, all others go into the 'graveyard' section. There would be much less reporting, less work for the mods, easier to find old threads to resotre if needs be etc.

Then there would be no need for the spam button if threads were not removed, because as far as I can see, expired threads are still viewable. Maybe the rules regarding which thread are to be expired and which to be spammed should be changed? That would mean expired threads are still viewable, such as dupes, and the offensive ones or whatever are spammed so that they cannot be viewed?

you can set it to include or exclude expired, thus that technically exists. Spam is the idea you can't see it, and thus would seem a useless suggestion. Likewise duplicates should be spammed.
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