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GuiltySpawn
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Joined: Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:06 pm
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 3:04 pm 
 

The moderators ultimately will decide which bands are deemed metal enough for inclusion into this site, but has there ever been a case where someone made an argument that was compelling enough for management to either add or remove a certain band from the archives? I'm really curious to hear about such cases, if there are any. If the answer is no, then I wonder what's the point of having this sub-section of the forum?

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Necroghast
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Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:43 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 3:22 pm 
 

Of course, all the time
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Cursarion
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Joined: Mon Nov 21, 2005 6:56 am
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Location: Finland
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 3:38 pm 
 

Well, you could read the "Why was band X rejected/deleted/blacklisted? READ FIRST POST" and "Cleansing the archives, a.k.a. Why was band X accepted?" topics, for example. And "Bands genres: provide links, please.", I suppose.
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Antioch
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Joined: Sun May 01, 2011 4:08 am
Posts: 131
Location: Netherlands
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 5:44 pm 
 

Not only do non-metal bands get dumped, but you'll be surprised how vigilantly the threads Cursarion mentioned are monitored. Type either "tossed" or "deleted" in the search box of "cleansing the archives" and you'll see for yourself. True, those are still the mods at work, but comments like...

Me: Is a re-evaluation of their sophomore release out of the question? ^link^ One can easily sit through it. It's not bad at all.
Metantoine (mod): Sure, I'll do it. I dig that style anyway. Thoughts later.

Me: This: -band name-? Why? The guitars don't even sound distorted. Feels as though the songs were recorded with an unplugged bass. Or am I just blinded by its stuffiness?
theunrelentingattack (mod): Please Antioch, don't make me listen to that again!

...suggest that they are willing to re-evaluate if need be.

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Azmodes
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Joined: Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:44 am
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Location: Gradec, Austria
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 5:57 pm 
 

Never ever. As should be obvious from even a cursory glance at the rejection thread et al, it's just an endless series of user inquiries followed by the staff's collective boot stomping down with a mighty NOPE. No band has ever been whitelisted, restored or deleted based on user input. This entire subforum's sole purpose has been to keep up the illusion of reason and transparency for almost thirteen years now.

This might be rather crude sarcasm, but it's better than the thinly-veiled passive-aggression the OP is oozing.
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