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Dan Maples
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why is the trashcan password protected? who cares if somebody wants to look threads in the trash? on the same note: how did oscar de grouch become a bartender with only two posts? and doesn't his name violate the JR naming policy?
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I reckon the whole point of the trashcan is to remove threads from general view.
 
Dan Maples
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hmmm the way I generally view a "trash can" is a place were you put things that aren't worth looking at. I don't put a pad lock on my trashcan at home, if my younger brother wants to look through my trash I don't really care.
 
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The idea of passwording the trashcan is to keep you out. Some of the threads in there are things like, "I found a cool site where illegal copies of Java books can be found," or "Here is a list of real questions from the SCJP test."
 
Dan Maples
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why don't you just delete the threads? why do you just move them there? It makes more sense to me to get rid of them completly instead of just moving them. (and my question about oscar de grouch still hasn't been answered )
 
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Originally posted by Dan Maples:
why don't you just delete the threads? why do you just move them there? It makes more sense to me to get rid of them completly instead of just moving them. (and my question about oscar de grouch still hasn't been answered )


We move them there for several reasons rather then deleting them. Sometimes we like to move a thread there and then clean up the original to remove the nasty stuff. Then if soneone asks "Hey, why was my post deleted" we can go back and look at the notes on the trash can as to why.

Another reason is sometimes we'll remove a thread due to a misunderstanding. If we deleted the thread, it's gone. By moving it to the Trash Can, we can move it back if we so choose.

The Moose hired Oscar. We didn't have a choice in the matter.
 
Thomas Paul
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Also, by moving a thread to the trashcan we have evidence such as the IP address of the offender so that if we are forced to close someone's account we can watch to see if the same person opens another account.
 
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Of course, the real benefit of having the Trash Can password protected is so we can drive our users crazy knowing it's there.
 
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Originally posted by Dan Maples:
why don't you just delete the threads? why do you just move them there?


So we can continue the conversations without being bothered by all those pesky other people.
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Dan Maples
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Alright thanks for clearing that up guys!

Originally posted by Gregg Bolinger:

The Moose hired Oscar. We didn't have a choice in the matter.


Thats a perfectly exceptable answer.
 
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