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And? It just tells me that he didn't even bother to communicate about it (elsewhere) until someone straight up asked about it. I still think that communications about the forum should happen on the forum.
So if I ask a question of CN on Twitter, Benson isn't allowed reply to me on Twitter, he must come to the forum instead?

His reply was in context. I posted a comment about the thread, he saw the Tweet, the thread got deleted, he replied that it was deleted, and why.

I'm pretty sure that you could get a response out of him too if you tried, either on social media or by emailing him. Have you tried contacting him or do you think that all you have to do is send up the bat signal from the forum and he'll come running?

As for a reply on the forum, you got one confirming the threads were deleted. But, evidently, that was not enough for you and here were are today, still banging on about it.
 
I'm pretty sure that you could get a response out of him too if you tried, either on social media or by emailing him. Have you tried contacting him or do you think that all you have to do is send up the bat signal from the forum and he'll come running?

No... I think that he should have communicated the reason before anyone needed to ask about it. Maybe make a designated thread where stuff like this can be posted, you know, a bit like the old thread we used to have where reasons for bans were (briefly) explained.

He basically just went in - somewhere else - and declared the threads "totally unacceptable" even though most of the pictures - apart from the Marion Rousse one, that got deleted - were pictures like this:

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Talking about the post with Marion Rousse, if I recall correctly, the post mentioned something about "how lucky Alaphilippe is", and I'd say that was - if not worse, then at least just as bad - as the picture. Because it reduced her to being just "Alaphilippe's girlfriend".
 
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Again, you seem to be totally missing the point: the first Tweet preceded the deletion. Once the threads were deleted he replied, in context.

Here is how it should have happened:

  1. DB was made aware of the threads.
  2. DB decided to delete them - and doesn't seem to have taken much time to actually read them...
  3. DB made a post on the forum about why exactly the threads were deleted.
  4. DB replied to the first tweet.
However, "3" never happened. He didn't communicate anything about it, here!
The "anyone" I mentioned was us, here, in this thread. Asking what happened - again, I think it was probably less than an hour from BR's post in... one of the threads (can't remember which one...) about how we should all keep it PG and respectful, to the threads were just completely gone - including a Mod straight up saying that even he didn't know why.
 
So, if I understand it right you, @fmk_Rol were the one complaining and the thread got deleted because of that?
Jesus but you're fast. I could argue with the use of the word complain. I posted a comment and a screengrab. A complaint wasn't really needed, that alone was enough to bring the thread to CN's attention and you should know the rest by know, Benson's comment that the thread was totally unacceptable and was deleted as soon as it was brought to his attention has been repeated enough at this stage.
 
Jesus but you're fast. I could argue with the use of the word complain. I posted a comment and a screengrab. A complaint wasn't really needed, that alone was enough to bring the thread to CN's attention and you should know the rest by know, Benson's comment that the thread was totally unacceptable and was deleted as soon as it was brought to his attention has been repeated enough at this stage.

Okay. I've just been wondering whether there were any other complaints as well, especially from active pro cyclists or females, since I didn't follow the twitter discussion.
 
Anyway, what really bugs me is that usually nobody "from above" ever answers here when you have a complaint, although they say they will answer, but here, when it was about public outlook, they took initiative immediately. Good to know twitter is the way to go.
"Here" is a thread about a forum that was new more than two years ago. At this stage the best I expect of it is that the mods note the issues raised and if they think them worth forwarding to Future's geek squad, they do that. The rest is just howling into the void...
 
You hadn't asked here if the threads had been deleted until after they were deleted so there was no here for Benson to come to to tell you personally that the threads were deleted.

Of course I didn't ask if the threads had been deleted before they got deleted. Before they got deleted, they were still there, and being - for the most part - perfectly innocent discussions.
My first question was indeed a "What-question" - I seriously thought my eyes were deceiving me when I suddenly realised I couldn't find the threads, but then it quickly became a "Why-question - and the only reason we have anything resembling an answer is because you took the effort to play messenger, even though it would have taken DB five minutes (tops) to make a quick announcement about it here.
 
I'm still not sure what - other than the use of the word "sexiest" in the headlines - was so "totally unacceptable" about them. We're not allowed to, in any way, mention that we think a rider is good looking?
Others have tried to explain their interpretation of what was unacceptable, you're wilfully deaf and blind to those explanations. Nothing's going to change your mind cause you know you were in the right.
 
Others have tried to explain their interpretation of what was unacceptable, you're wilfully deaf and blind to those explanations.

And several of us has pointed out that we wanted the threads to remain at an accepable level, a level of "Hey, I think [Rider X] is quite good looking." "I think [Rider Y] is quite good looking." with maybe the occassional (PG) picture to "back it up", and as mentioned; most of the pictures posted were from PCS; not exactly rude or risque in any way. No explicit pictures, no explicit posts. And - just as importantly - no posts criticising the looks of a rider.
Because that was another risk the threads were running - and as mentioned above; I'm totally aware that they had the risk of becoming problematic as a whole (of course any problematic posts within the threads should be deleted, as problematic posts always are), I just don't think they'd reached they'd quite reached that point yet - namely that of the threads devolving into people saying mean things about riders' looks.
 
Once more with affection: totally unacceptable. Totally. Stop holding out for a single post being the problem. The thread was the problem.

You know what? The whole discussion about whether or the threads were "totally unaccaptable" is a moot point. The main point is that DB did not - at any point, not even when he was literally right here, on the forum - bother spending five minutes to make a quick announcement, even if it had just been "Those threads were deemed totally unacceptable" with no further explanation. I, of course would have preferred a further explanation, because... well... if those threads were "totally unacceptable", does that mean we're never allowed to - in a respectable manner - mention that we think a rider is good-looking?

Seriously, go to the mountain, stop expecting the mountain to come to you.

This is "the mountain", so to speak. This is the thread were we comment on the running of the (new) forum. If you run a forum - or any kind of communication platform - it's only natural that you'd be expected to communicate on said forum. Not just enter, delete a couple of threads, and leave.