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Google News Premoderation
Reasons for deleting a new thread

 11:03 am on Jul 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

I understand the necessity for a premoderation in the Google News forum and I haven't had any problem so far. However, recently a post was deleted and I cannot find an explanation for this. The new thread was about changes in the Google algorithm, i.e. I was looking for empirical evidence that Google changed the damping factor as well as the toolbar scale (the relation between ToolbarPR and real PR).

I know that there are a lot of reasons for deleting a thread:

- Duplicate Content
I haven't seen a thread about this topic

- Privacy issues, promotional issues, and posts against the forum charter

- Raves, Rants, Flames, Trolls, JuJu Beans

- Bad thread titles
As far as I remember the title was: 'Did Google changed the damping factor and the ToolbarPR scale', description: 'Recent changes of the PR algorithm'

- Personal issues with Google

- Off topic

However, as far as I can see, none of these reasons fit. Therefore, I'm looking for another explanation.
Any ideas?



 11:32 am on Jul 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

doc_z... i expect this thread will disappear soon...

Discussions about moderator or administrator actions are welcome in email or local private messages, but should not be discussed in public forums. This is out of respect for the members and moderators or policy involved.


 11:57 am on Jul 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hi doc_z,

If you go to My threads in the control panel, do you see this thread? I've seen that a thread I started was on hold for several hours, but during that time I could still see it listed in the 'My threads' list.


 12:48 pm on Jul 26, 2003 (gmt 0)


how can I mail a moderator, if I don't know who deleted the thread? Also, if there are reasons for deleting a thread apart from those mentioned in msg#1, I think that people would/should know that. Otherwise, you cannot avoid this.
(I think this is a general question and not only related to my post.)


the post is not listed in the 'My threads' list. It seems that the post was 'on hold' for approx. 15 minutes and was then deleted.


 1:43 pm on Jul 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

I think any thread that brings up an optimization method that is relatively unknown by the general public should be IMMEDIATELY deleted

...and then sticky me about it ;)


 12:41 pm on Jul 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

It's strange. Have no experience with Pre moderation but in the past whenever there was an edit or deletion of my thread I have been informed abt the reasons or where my post has been moved. HTH.


 4:14 pm on Jul 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

Unfortunately, I neither was informed about deletion nor did I got an explanation. A helpful comment from a moderator is still welcome.


 6:25 pm on Jul 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

However, recently a post was deleted and I cannot find an explanation for this.

I too have experienced this. Yesterday I spent 20 minutes composing a post about some valid observations about "fresh" listings, which was not accepted. Meanwhile, posts like Yee-haw! Pages now ranked for keywords! [webmasterworld.com], Is Google spidering tomorrow? [webmasterworld.com], and Using Google with a 6 year old [webmasterworld.com] have been accepted.

It leaves me scratching my head, as well as discouraged from starting any new posts.



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