I don't wish to make an issue of this. I'm moving on. However. It was not a 'few' posters ruining the thread. I can easily deal with a few raging individuals. Last night alone I deleted three whole pages of utter shite. Dozens of folk all with their own little agendas ultimately ruined the thread. Most of it wasn't malicious, just so off topic it was ridiculous. Thread banning all of those people, would have knacked the thread anyway. It was a lose lose.Whilst I really appreciate the mods’ unpaid efforts, it will ruin the site if any thread that has a small number of off-topic posters is ruined for everyone else.
IMO the Ukraine thread moderation style (which you played a big part in!) should serve as the benchmark going forward. Ultra-strict moderation and permanent thread bans for repeat offenders. You and I know exactly who those offenders are and it will remove 90% of the noise.
Yes there will be fewer posts, but they will be of a higher quality.
PS: I have repeatedly asked people to stay on topic and have reported off topic posts.
Nobody reported anything.
I'm the only moderator currently dedicated to the NAAFI. All reports land on my desk. I've seen none from you.
With regard to the Ukraine thread, non CA mods were asked to help out because, as you know, it was really shifting along at pace and when one off topic post is answered, how ever well meaning, it quickly becomes an avalanche of distraction. Once the thread returned to normal jogging I concentrated my full attention back on the Badgers Arrse.
And here we are.
Anyway, keep showing your so called support by bashing the negative icons. I love the smell of Grrrr Arte in the morning.