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Firstly I did not realize that I deleted the thread, I had put the poster in a user setting basically equivalent to a time out, and I did not realize when doing so it hide all his posts. I can go in and UN-do what I did, if I can. So sorry for that, I made a post and was hoping to have a community response.
The basic point is that the content on the forum is owned by the forum on the forum, and is owned by an individual off the forum. This Wiki idea is basically going again the T&C that the site is held to and taking members posts off the forum to create profit for this person. When we acquired the site, members were concerned about us taking their content and making money from it off the site. If we allow this to happen it looks bad on us, our intent with our community of sites is to keep forums functioning and healthy. NOT to take members content and essentially sell it or allow someone to take it for financial gain. Even if this member had come to us and offered us a share in his venture we would have said no, we are not in it for “the money" as everyone thinks. We do care about the community and the functionality of the site.
No I am on the site everyday but I am usually making sure that issues such as speed or members functionality or the tickets members/guests send in through the contact us link are answered and taken care of. I search the site quickly and look at a few things, check if my moderating team needs anything and then move to my next site. If I am needed I come running to help.
The members posts are not deleted I just thought he needed a time out, since A. he basically was endorsing/advertising on the site without a vendor status (if a member started a gauge interest thread, they would be warned) I asked him to stop and talk to the owner of the site, he did not and then proceeded to post a PM (private message) from me to him in that thread. I thought this was in bad taste and decided to give him a time out.
I am sorry this has offended some, I do apologize. I have no problem with getting a wiki plug in for the site, and getting some members to help look after it, and build a wiki page on the site so members can benefit, but loosing the distrust of other forums and this one by letting someone take their content and profit off of it is not in the cards.
I hope this clarifies.