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Holering

Why do people delete posts without warning you?

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I've been a member on vogons.org and had a couple posts of mine deleted recently, without warning or any say. Has anyone experienced this? It's like someone is deliberately hacking into my account. I'm not sure who would be responsible for this, but if it's a moderator they have to at least explain what the problem is.

This ever happen to anyone?

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I've experienced it. Here, even. I would have been half as offended if the mod noted to me why it was removed, but never received any such correspondence. Actually, I didn't even realize it was removed until someone else pointed it out. SHRUG.

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I dunno, did you ASK the moderators if they did it? That might give you a clue. If they did do it I'm sure they'd tell you why.

*waits for thread deletion*

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Holering said:

if it's a moderator they have to at least explain what the problem is.

No they don't.

I'd guess you posted something against the rules or that was otherwise considered objectionable or maybe just annoying. Perhaps you should think about what you posted and why it might have been deleted.

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Holering said:

I've been a member on vogons.org and had a couple posts of mine deleted recently, without warning or any say. Has anyone experienced this?

Don't know about deletions, but I wouldn't be surprised if some of my posts have fallen through time rips to be devoured by langoliers.

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GreyGhost said:

Don't know about deletions, but I wouldn't be surprised if some of my posts have fallen through time rips to be devoured by langoliers.


Good god, not that movie!

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[Sneakypost]
The element of surprise is a great one... unless it happens to me you. Besides, maybe mods are imposing as you in your account. Maybe (no offense) bloodshredder will tap into my account when I least expect it...
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If the rules are clearly spelled out, and you posted something against the rules, I don't see any need to draw attention to it. Besides, drawing attention to such things almost invariably leads to drama. Maybe not from you, but someone down the line is eventually gonna make a big stink about it, and that's a hassle no one needs.

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The only time i've experienced that here was when I threw a good zinger out to 40oz in a thread about compulsory religion. I'm quite sad it got deleted as it was one of my wittier comments.

That being said, that's a pretty good rate of not-shitty posting on my part, I guess.

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Holering said:
I'm not sure who would be responsible for this, but if it's a moderator they have to at least explain what the problem is.

It's easier and often better when people explain things, but even you aren't really doing that, since we don't really know enough about your posts or the situation to tell if they could have been inadequate or offensive. Perhaps the mods are indifferent, uncommunicative or even hostile, but if you're sloppy and irresponsible you won't have much ground to complain about anything. You can't demand that others be transparent if you aren't clear yourself.

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I told someone basically shitposting to "stop posting" as a bit of throwback to older Doomworld antics, and I was quite disappointed to see that it was later deleted. I didn't feel it was out of line, especially considering the sour attitude of the person it was directed at.

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I know a lot of posts of mine on the ZDoom forums mysteriously disappeared even when there was nothing wrong with them. :/

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Avoozl said:

I know a lot of posts of mine on the ZDoom forums mysteriously disappeared even when there was nothing wrong with them. :/

If they were in Off-Topic, then it's probably because the thread got auto-pruned, because Off-Topic threads older than ~30 days get removed. No, I don't know why that system is in place, but unfortunately it's not anything I can do anything about, since only the site admin has access to it.

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GreyGhost said:

Don't know about deletions, but I wouldn't be surprised if some of my posts have fallen through time rips to be devoured by langoliers.

Maybe they just slip through time and wind up in a different thread altogether.

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Obsidian said:

It's always a pain when people blank their posts. GRAIN OF SALT. :/

How the hell people do that anyway? Some of them have to edit over 1000 posts. I would die from boredom after like 15.

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It happens, but almost always it's a post that I would have regretted if it stayed. Generally, dumb posts which are neither useful nor funny are deleted, not worth keeping in post hell.

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40oz said:

all my favorite posts get deleted or post helled

All your favourite posts deal with celebrating the shooting of defenceless children from close range in an environment they were supposed to feel safe in.

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TheCupboard said:

Famous last words?


Huh? Fellowzdoomer can't come back on? Having "loser" under his name disables his access to these forums?

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ChronoSerge said:
Having "loser" under his name disables his access to these forums?

Not entirely. See here (item 17, on top).

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ChronoSerge said:

Is it just me or did he change his custom title?

Custom title - NO. Signature - YES. Apart from PMs, he'd still have access to his user profile pages.

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WildWeasel said:

If they were in Off-Topic, then it's probably because the thread got auto-pruned, because Off-Topic threads older than ~30 days get removed. No, I don't know why that system is in place, but unfortunately it's not anything I can do anything about, since only the site admin has access to it.

Ah so that's why.

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Marnetmar said:

Post removed for midget porn

I'm offended by this removal. Midgets have the right to be porn stars god damnit!

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