>thread topic is on-topic
>most of the thread is fine
>one or a few retards start going off topic
>mod comes by
>does he delete and ban the offending shitposters?
>naw, just delete the whole thread
I never understood this. I mean, if I were a shitposter why wouldn't I just go in and derail random threads for lulz?
I never really saved an examples, but I've had and seen it happen many times mainly on /v/.
Time and time again I make or join an on topic thread on /v/ but one or a few retards start pushing /pol/ or console war shit and instead of deleting that shit the whole thread gets shitcanned.
I'm not OP but I've seen this happen before I just didn't bother to screencap it. Does that mean it didn't happen?
It happens on /v/ a lot, the last one I remember people were having a thread about halo lore and then like 70 posts in people started shitposting and they just pruned the whole thread.
Can confirm that I've seen both.
Legitimate Nintendo/Sony/Xbox/PC threads getting the ax even though there isn't much shitposting except a handful of posts.
I've also rarely seen mods actually delete shitposters instead of the entire thread but each time it was for weeb shit games.
Seems like mods have a bias.
I wonder if these threads OP is talking about were actually on-topic, or if they were "on-topic". I can't remember the last time I saw a thread get unjustly deleted. I see far more threads that should be deleted, get archived.