Threads that are highly political or can lead to not nice conversations can be deleted for many reasons. We have a be nice policy here and sometimes we make decisions that a thread is not going n the best direction.
While your thread on the Hindi language is on the edge, but in, my opinion not over the edge, but can easily go in that direction.
I moved it to the Trash Can, (sorry mods I got distracted and forgot to add a note). IMO it was going downhill and while I could see that many people were trying to maintain a reasonable debate, too many people were resorting to Political sniping and fallacies and it would have just been a matter of time before it got really bad. It was also clear that some people earlier in the life of the thread considered it too "flamable" a topic for Javaranch. I'm sorry you wasted 10 mins typing your post, sadly I can't see if anyone is in the process of replying to a topic when I move it to the trash.
Pounding at a thick stone wall won't move it, sometimes, you need to step back to see the way around.
That's the third time you have tried that topic and the third time it has failed. Unfortunately it appears that it is a topic that we cannot have a reasonable conversation about on the Ranch. We tried to make it work, but it is too much effort for a volunteer run site. Future topics of the same type will be deleted before they get to this stage.
Originally posted by Angela Poynton: I'm sorry you wasted 10 mins typing your post, sadly I can't see if anyone is in the process of replying to a topic when I move it to the trash.
I guess thats about my comment? Thats Okay Angela, I understand (and appreciate) why that thread was trashed! I was just whining out of frustration, and its now clear as a day to me to not to waste my time and JR resources by replying to threads that are clearly going south!
This was trolling of the most indecent kind. There was blatant generalization: first, of all Tamilians and then of all South Indians. There was baseless accusation. There was bare-faced regionalism and attempts to divide an otherwise nice forum. There was shameless advocation of one's own preference. There was language-intolerance and region-intolerance. And all this without provocation. And all this happened THREE TIMES!!.
And to top it all, he has the audacity to use four asterisks in his question to the moderators and gets away with it!!
And yet, some posters (like Rambo Prasad and Ashok Mash) kept their cool and answered but clearly that was not enough. I appreciate the moderators' decision to trash the threads but I cannot understand why you put up with it. Such questions cannot belong to a civil debate because of their(the questionS') inherent obscene nature.
I am sure the fanatic poster will try again and again.
I sure signed the "Be nice" agreement but I probably will use obscene language the next time he does it so as to make sure the thread is trashed as soon as possible.