So I have this member on my new forum. After I put up a contest to reward $50 to the "Most dedicated member", he was clearly interested. Because he asked questions in that thread about how the reward would be received. The minimal requirements was 150 posts, with an average post count of 5. And I said if there are multiple people meeting this requirement, it will be decided on other factors such as who can write more articles for the forum. He started to reply to older threads (which was not a problem because they aren't that old, since the forum is less than 2 months old). And he started to post new threads with "articles" because I said the articles can be posted as threads and the good ones will be picked out to be republished as official articles after the writer being contacted. After I saw a few interesting topics from him (some others are not so good...clearly trying to start some kind of movement which might offend quite a lot of people who hold opposite opinions), I contacted him to ask him if he is interested in rewrite those (interesting) posts into something longer, more article like. Since those "articles" of his are only 200~300 words long despite the fact he was writing them as articles (he pmed me to ask if I liked his articles before I contacted him). So I told him very nicely I would be publishing a few of his articles after he can make them longer, and I stated it pretty clear that "minimal 500 words" is required. He said he would be working on them as soon as he get the time. Then two and half weeks later, nothing happened. I contacted him to ask his progress. He said he had changed mind on writing the articles. After I replied to him to tell him very nicely that he was almost already done, those posts only need to be slightly longer. He quickly emailed me 5 "articles", some were from his posts, some were newly written. I thanked him for the articles and replied with how he would like to be credited, with real name or his user name, email address or if he has his own web site want to be linked. He said name. Afterward, I used Microsoft Word Count tool to check. All his "articles" are ranged from 290 to less than 400 words. I hesitated on how to react to this, because I don't want to disappoint him, yet I can't publish these 200~300 posts as "articles". The very next day, he emailed me and asked if I have read his articles at all (yeah... he made me waited 2 and half a week, then can't wait for even one day). I told him nicely that if he could rewrite these articles to minimal 500 words. He replied with three words "Just Delete them" with big size. I replied again very nicely and asked him if he would like me to write them instead if he doesn't have the time. He replied "Just Delete them". Obviously he was offended somehow...for his own failure to meet the minimal requirements which was stated to him multiple times. Because from one of his earlier posts, he claimed he has cancer and it is spreading, and he is in his 60s. So I replied nicely again (like always) about I can see he is under a lot of pressure, and I would go along with his wishes, and I will find someone else to write since he is busy, and I also wished him the best luck on his health. He replied with two words "Good idea". Afterward, I noticed he stopped posting on the forum. That was on 4/12. Which was 6 days ago. Today, I took a good look at some older threads started by him. And I noticed that he had edited all the threads started by him. All those "articles" had disappeared into one line sentence. Not only that, but also he had used one line sentence to replace many other posts of his. Which made those threads now useless because all the replies in those threads were based on his short "articles", and many other replies were directly replied to his posts. Basically he had gone to great length to destroy the threads started by him...and some others are not started by him but had his elements in there...because he failed to meet the "minimal 500 words" simple requirement which he knew all along. I had changed the post edit time limit from "unlimited" to "60 minutes"...just now. So this won't happen again for sure. However, he has logged in today and I am not sure what he has done, obviously he hasn't posted... So if you were me, how would you handle this? I just want some opinions. Myself think the best is do nothing for now. I was able to "repair" two of his "articles" by copied and pasted what he sent to me in the email. I am a nice guy, and I try my best not to offend anyone, even @holes. And I truly feel sorry for him if he indeed has cancer or simply is in his 60s. But I'd like to hear what others have to say about this. There might be better ideas to handle it.