lobster wrote:exposing fake gnu's
There's always problems whenever people start pretending to be wildebeest
lobster wrote: _ _ should be _ _ corralled, thus ensuring their travel to more accommodating grazing
Well, exactly. I'm proposing a type of corral for wildebeest postings. The 'braggadocio' part was a bit of sarcasm, but the "Trash" bin part is a serious proposal. I've seen this work on other forums about this size. People always get up-in-arms when they see posts 'disappear'. Plus, the practice affords a bit of protection for those who decide to let off steam publicly - "I can say this because they'll delete it anyway"...
By moving such posts to the "Trash", it accomplishes several things: 1) gets the post out of the mainstream discussion so it doesn't draw further response; and 2) takes it away from eyes that would rather not see such behavior; while 3) keeping an 'open' record of the behavior so the entire community can be aware of it if they so choose.
It can take a lot of pressure off of admin/mods.
Of course, the "Trash" bin has to be locked so others can't go in and continue feuds...