It must be frustrating to sit and look at those posts and wonder why the admin doesn't just step in and quickly delete them. I realize it happens more quickly at other boards.
After someone alerts me to a post, if I think it warrants editing, I'll communicate with the offending member in an effort to get him or her to edit the post without my intervention. 9 times out of 10, we'll come to an agreement, and that member will agree to edit the post.
Even though deleting a post is a 5 second task for an admin or a mod, I'll sometimes spend days trying to resolve an issue with a member over PM's or emails. The post sits there on the board, and the drama level rises. But the end result is that the member often agrees to edit their own post, and they get a chance to fix their own mistake
. We have some members here who have made good on that chance, and because of that, have become important parts of our community.
This wasn't one of those times. I tried. Failed. The post was bound to be forcibly edited, especially as moving this most excellent thread to the Dump would have been a travesty.
Some people come in here and insult us, and lie to us, and treat us like crap. And we still try to make good with them, and give them another chance, and do everything we can to turn them into hotrodders. When every effort at a peaceful resolution fails, we edit or delete posts. Force is a last resort.
Case closed. Let's check out more of those virtual kustomz -- those v-dubs bring back some great memories