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[–] astarkey12 3 points -1 points (+2|-3) ago 

VA is old news. With how stretched thin the admins already are, do you really think they would spend their time going back and deleting old threads that are getting zero attention? They removed the post today because it was still garnering thousands of views and could turn into an active witch hunt. We should be glad the admins believe handling ongoing issues is more important than digging through old posts to ensure they never contradict themselves and appear inconsistent.


[–] AssuredlyAThrowAway [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

You make no sense here; the issue with doxxgate was not going back and wiping old threads, the issue was that a link to off site was allowed to accrue thousands of upvotes in October 2012, so why would things be any different with regards to the current post?


[–] astarkey12 2 points 0 points (+2|-2) ago  (edited ago)

I'm well aware. You said:

>Why would Chen's hit piece on VA be allowed to stay linked

I took that to mean "why is Chen's piece on VA allowed to stay linked to this day", not "why was Chen's piece on VA allowed to stay linked at the time that incident took place?"

The answer though is fairly simple: a change in management style. Organizations are allowed to change their rules, motivations, and goals to adapt to new growth. The admins have had ever-tightening rules on PI thanks to events like the Boston bomber, VA, and the countless times a witch hunt was directed at someone. This is what organizations do - adapt to changing circumstances.