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.