Solved Post Being Randomly Deleted

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June 18, 2012 at 08:53:53
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Two posts that I made in this thread: http://www.computing.net/answers/wi... have been deleted without explanation. If it was just one I could think I had done something wrong, but two seems to be more than a coincidence. I linked to a page that provided a specific solution for the question that the OP asked, and I have checked with McAfee that there is no problem with this site.

I can only imagine that someone thought my posts were Spam, which seems pretty damn stupid as I was already involved in an ongoing exchange with the OP. To suggest, after the hundreds of posts that I have made, that I am spamming is downright insulting, so I hope that was not the reason.

Do you think it is polite to just delete posts by established members without explanation? I don't. And I don't really see any reason why I should continue to try to help people if my posts are to randomly disappear. As I write this post I see to the right of it it says "Be polite to the volunteers.". Sound like a good idea to me!


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June 18, 2012 at 19:02:59
Derek,

Of course, and thanks for your support. However, like I explained to ijack, in this circumstance, giving warnings would be counterproductive. That's why I don't do it. Actually giving the warning is easy, but I don't want the spammers to realize their post didn't go through. Obviously, I only do this with really bad spam URLs to eliminate almost all false positives. I'm actually surprised ijack encountered a false positive.

Justin



#1
June 18, 2012 at 09:12:18
Ask Justin Weber why your posts were deleted in private message center, he works for computing.net and i think he manages the posts and stuff.

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#2
June 18, 2012 at 09:24:59
I don't want to bother Justin every time I have a problem. I'd rather have an answer from the mod who deleted the posts.

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#3
June 18, 2012 at 09:30:50
Maybe he deleted the posts?

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#4
June 18, 2012 at 09:40:31
Should we drag the mods to the court?

You know the real meaning of peace only if you have been through the war.


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#5
June 18, 2012 at 09:42:21
How many are there, 10, 100, 1000?

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#6
June 18, 2012 at 09:48:14
I'm not dragging anyone to court. I'm just asking for a polite explanation of why my posts were deleted. What's the point of trying to help people if that help is to be deleted?

But if you think that's an unreasonable request then fair enough. Clearly I am indeed wasting my time.

Enough said.


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#7
June 18, 2012 at 09:49:22
Look at the bottom of each forum to see their names.
These are mods from ijack's deleted post
Cobra_R, jpishgar, Justin Weber, OtheHill, T-R-A, THX 1138, wanderer

You know the real meaning of peace only if you have been through the war.


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#8
June 18, 2012 at 09:50:26
Maybe the mods thought the link 'linked' to a virus.

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#9
June 18, 2012 at 09:53:20
They better come with good explanation or death sentence.

You know the real meaning of peace only if you have been through the war.


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#10
June 18, 2012 at 09:56:42
Maybe the mods thought the link 'linked' to a virus.
ijack is a known member, they should inform him if his links are bad.

You know the real meaning of peace only if you have been through the war.


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#11
June 18, 2012 at 09:58:11
And they should give an explanation for everything they do to people's posts.

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#12
June 18, 2012 at 10:09:26
And they should give an explanation for everything they do to people's posts.
Yes because it is us members who makes CN a good site.

You know the real meaning of peace only if you have been through the war.


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#13
June 18, 2012 at 10:13:06
Exactly (in caps with exclamation marks x10)

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#14
June 18, 2012 at 10:49:58
Hey ijack,

What is the URL you are trying to post? Try to post it on this message. If that doesn't go through, then its not that your posts are getting deleted, its that your posts are getting blocked. I don't see in the logs any of your posts getting deleted. What I think it is is that you are trying to post a URL to a site that was spamming on the forum before. You can PM me the URL if you like (if you can't post it here).

Justin


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June 18, 2012 at 11:09:49
Yes, you are correct. Althought the post show fine in preview the site doesn't appear to accept it. Now I'd say that that is not what I would call "user friendly". Some message might be in order.

The link is: http://www dot securitystronghold dot com/gates/bearshare.html

I'm sure that you have good reasons for blocking it (though it would help the OP of the thread with his problem), but it's pretty confusing that it shows as OK in Preview and then vanishes into a black hole.


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#16
June 18, 2012 at 11:19:50
ijack,

Yes, I agree... but the only places I do this on are really aggressive spamming sites. In my experience, if you give them warnings, they figure out workarounds. If not, they do what you did, figure their posted went through leave.

I have removed the security stronghold one though. If they come back, I'll have to reconsider.

Either way, it should work now.

Thanks,
Justin


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June 18, 2012 at 17:50:29
I don't think we can expect Justin to monitor every post, so presumably the only other way around these issues is by introducing automated notifications. Many modifications have been incorporated over the years and I know for a fact that where there is a reasonable practical solution it is applied. Sometimes I doubt it is so easy to do as one might imagine.

I've always found Justin very willing look at a website or posting issue if you PM him. I feel certain he would prefer to either remedy or explain situations if they arise, rather than have disgruntled participants.


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June 18, 2012 at 19:02:59
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Derek,

Of course, and thanks for your support. However, like I explained to ijack, in this circumstance, giving warnings would be counterproductive. That's why I don't do it. Actually giving the warning is easy, but I don't want the spammers to realize their post didn't go through. Obviously, I only do this with really bad spam URLs to eliminate almost all false positives. I'm actually surprised ijack encountered a false positive.

Justin


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#19
June 19, 2012 at 07:06:46
Yep, that makes sense - thx.


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