Why do my postings all disappear?

June 2, 2010 at 10:43:07
Specs: DOS
All my postings in the DOS Forum, one topic i opened, as well as several answers i wrote to other one's questions, disappeared after a few days.

Is there some secret Forum Netiquette i'm not aware of, or what is wrong with my postings?


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#1
June 2, 2010 at 23:48:38

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#2
June 3, 2010 at 00:19:29
Yes, that's right. But this one is the only one. Three others simply disappeared "somewhere". What happend to them?

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#3
June 3, 2010 at 06:26:33
Hey,

How many posts did you make?

Justin


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#4
June 3, 2010 at 08:13:43
As i already wrote initially, i made several postings. I opened one thread to announce some software that i wrote and wanted to offer for download. This one was gone a few days after i posted it.

Furthermore i answered to three different threads, proposing solutions to the presented problems, based on the software i wrote.

One such thread completely disappeared, from another one, just my answer vanished, while the ramaining thread is still there and only in one case, the one you mentioned above, everything went the way one would expect.


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#5
June 3, 2010 at 13:30:34
Hey,

I believe the DOS moderator is removing your posts. If you wrote the software, it could look like spam if you recommend it all the time. Do you see what I mean? Also, are you sure the message ever posted? Did it appear in the thread after you reloaded it.

Justin


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#6
June 3, 2010 at 13:49:39
Yes it did appear immediately after i posted it. It only went away one or two days after. I also suspect that some moderator removed it, for a reason not known to me. Perhaps i violated some "unwritten rule", i'm not aware of, but wouldn't it have been fair, to notify me at least?

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#7
June 3, 2010 at 15:45:55
"I also suspect that some moderator removed it, for a reason not known to me"

I would say it's because you keep pushing your programs & website in every response. As Justin said, it looks like your spamming the forum.

From the Terms & Rules:

"Do not post advertisements to sell products or peddle other sites onto this site. Users who provide answers may post a link to their own help site along with the answer. However, people should not make posts specifically promoting their site and nothing else. This rule does not apply to anyone posting a site with answers to a common problem or group of problems. Usually, such posts will be made by people with no specific interests in the site that is the subject of the posting. If you have an interest in the site you are posting, your message may be removed."

http://www.computing.net/rules.html


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#8
June 3, 2010 at 19:32:21
Hey,

Jam is correct. I have researched this further. The DOS moderator Mechanix2Go is removing your messages. I trust his judgment, if you have a problem with the situation, you can contact him through private message on this page:

http://www.computing.net/userinfo/5...

Justin


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#9
June 4, 2010 at 08:04:47
Thank you, this was the kind of answer i was looking for. The address of someone who is responsible and to whom i could turn to. Perhaps i'm a little bit blind, but i didn't find one.

By the way, i didn't post "in every response", i just responded to those questions, where my software could indeed contibute to the answer. It is however rather versatile :-)) (at least as fas as DOS batch programming is concerned).


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