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aving a couple lengthy recent posts deleted isn't my idea of enjoyable. I post in a lot of different forums over the years and I can count on about 2 fingers the number of posts that I've had deleted. Blog posts, forums etc, usually would never ever get deleted. I respect this place for its high quality and great people. Perhaps it's so great because posts and newbies are screened. I don't know.
If my posts are scrutinized to the extent of deletion, I'm out of here. Not sure who here has experienced post deletions, but to me, it's the worst treatment. Again, this is a quality top notch forum, but it's not ever worth having a lot of thoughts and words deleted. Not for me at least. I'm civil and certainly not offensive. I'm passionate and perhaps that's the problem.
I'm grateful for all the help you guys offered me. I've een in a real tough spot and the guidance has been invaluable. It's been fun, but consider this my last post here. I'll enjoy reading the best think tank online. You guys are brilliant. I would consider this the #1 forum/think tank on the planet. Too bad I can't be part of it.
[edited by: MrSavage at 3:23 am (utc) on Oct. 7, 2009]
joined:June 15, 2001
Have a talk with the moderator involved. I hope we can convince you to stay around.
In closing, it's not every worth it for me to post and have thoughts deleted because I'm being passionate about a subject. That's who I am.
ot sure who here has experienced post deletions, but to me, it's the worst treatment.
Heck, in the last month, I bet I've had 10-15 posts deleted on a niche forum - and that's a forum I used to own and the mods know who I am!
As for here, you should appreciate that the forum IS the moderation. Reflect on that - the tone of the forum is a derivative of the moderation; if you life the forum then appreciate the moderation even if you're on the pointy end of the stick.
But yeah, if you can't see the rationale for it, it becomes a bit personal. But here generally they'll send you a PM when it happens, along with an explanation. You may disagree with the explanation, but most times you'll at least understand the reason.
What burns me isn't deletion - it's deletion that's inconsistent and without explanation. I've left forums for that reason (and clearly, I'm a constant poster). But that's not what I see here. I don't always agree - who does? - but if you do the same thing twice, you'll get the same reaction both times.
joined:June 15, 2001
Forum Library : Charter : Moderators: Hawkgirl
The TOS is a set of site-wide rules. The chareter is more forum specific, every forum has its own charter, but the main TOS still applies no matter what forum you are in.
In closing, this is the #1 internet think tank on the net. To me there is no better and more trusted commentary/advice. For that, I'm very grateful (even though I was really pissed off). Cheers!
I think most newbies should be made aware that, just because you reply or start a thread, it doesn't mean an automatic publish.
Several forums are pre-moderated. That means that posts are all moderated before they are published. Currently these forums are pre-moderated: