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#20512
Missing Posts 7 Years, 10 Months ago  
Question:

Does the Admin here sometimes erase posts without inserting a comment about what was erased or why? I read the posting guidelines and recognize we are all here as guests of DF. I'm certainly not complaining, just wondering.

Thanks,
JGF
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#20513
Missing Posts 7 Years, 10 Months ago  
Yes. Lately, we have had spam-ads posted in a couple of forums by "first-time posters", usually featuring links to websites that offer discount prescription drugs. These have been removed almost as quickly as they have popped up.

In addition, if someone complains about the content of a post, the admin will often remove the offending content, but has in the past put a notation that content was removed.

Is there a post that you are "missing"? Sometimes, for reasons I don't begin to understand, a post just doesn't "take". Did you actually see your post, or did you submit it and then go to another site?

Is it a post, or a thread?

Is it a recent thread, or a post you are "coming back to" after a long while? Try a search for keywords and phrases. Go through the backlistings to be sure it hasn't been buried.

The only reasons I can think of that a post would be erased from a thread are egregious violations of the CoC (which usually just result in a thread being locked), someone committing a copyright violation (by content or link), someone baiting another company in a post (which has resulted in a thread being locked), or potentially damaging content regarding DF (which, oddly, has NOT often resulted in threads being locked or removed). The admin has, in the past, notified offending posters in the thread and/or by e-mail.
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#20514
Missing Posts 7 Years, 10 Months ago  
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#20515
Missing Posts 7 Years, 10 Months ago  
Spam posts and replies to spam posts are deleted. If I have to edit a post, I will place a note at the point of deletion with a reason for the edit.

If you have questions about a specific post, just let me know.

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#20516
Missing Posts 7 Years, 10 Months ago  
If I have to edit a post, I will place a note at the point of deletion with a reason for the edit.

If you have questions about a specific post, just let me know.

Moderator.

Has that always happened, or is that the policy from now on? I'm sure I've seen posts mysteriously disappear without explanation in the past.
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#20517
Missing Posts 7 Years, 10 Months ago  
Posts which either flame or respond to flames without offering any other content are sometimes deleted. In those cases, the poster is notified by me directly. If anyone has seen a post disappear without my notification, they should let me know.

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