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Postby fishfright » 14 Apr 2016, 8:58pm

Several of my post that were critical of the present difficulties seem to be missing from my recent posts lists. Why is that ?

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Postby Graham » 14 Apr 2016, 9:39pm

I cannot see any of your posts in the Sin Bin ( for that is where we put the really bad stuff ).

I have no explanation for it. Did you remember to click the submit button ( something which I still regularly fail to do. )
e.g.
Preview . . . yep, looks OK . . . etc. . . . where did my post go ?? . . . furious clicking of Previous screen button to try to recover.

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Postby fishfright » 14 Apr 2016, 9:46pm

I'm pretty sure i did post them lol

Does " View your posts" cover the whole forum ?

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Re: Posts disappeared or deleted

Postby Graham » 14 Apr 2016, 9:55pm

Yes - the whole forum apart from the aforementioned Sin Bin.

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Postby PDQ Mobile » 14 Apr 2016, 10:03pm

Graham, did you put your owm topic/post "What did the EU ever do for you" in there?
Because you then deleted it completely for reasons which seemed unclear.

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Postby gaz » 14 Apr 2016, 10:12pm

It might be worth checking User Control Panel > Manage Drafts to see if you've inadvertently clicked "Save draft" rather than "Submit".
There'll be tarmac over, the white cliffs of Dover ...

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Postby Graham » 14 Apr 2016, 10:26pm

PDQ Mobile wrote:Graham, did you put your owm topic/post "What did the EU ever do for you" in there?
Because you then deleted it completely for reasons which seemed unclear.

Posted in the Fun&Games section - it was intended as a joke, but went spectacularly wrong as (majority of) subsequent replies were serious.

As there was a serious EU topic ( now there is a contradiction in terms :mrgreen: ) running in parallel I decided to ditch mine.
I think it went to the Sin Bin first, then I executed "Mod's privilege" and deleted the topic.

My apologies if some of your precious contribution was lost in the process.

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Re: Posts disappeared or deleted

Postby fishfright » 14 Apr 2016, 10:31pm

Nothing in my drafts folder, it is odd.
I've looked in the threads i posted in and there's no sign of them.

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Postby PDQ Mobile » 15 Apr 2016, 9:22am

Graham wrote:
PDQ Mobile wrote:Graham, did you put your owm topic/post "What did the EU ever do for you" in there?
Because you then deleted it completely for reasons which seemed unclear.

Posted in the Fun&Games section - it was intended as a joke, but went spectacularly wrong as (majority of) subsequent replies were serious.

As there was a serious EU topic ( now there is a contradiction in terms :mrgreen: ) running in parallel I decided to ditch mine.
I think it went to the Sin Bin first, then I executed "Mod's privilege" and deleted the topic.

My apologies if some of your precious contribution was lost in the process.


Well it had seemed to me that a fair few people had made reasonable contributions.
My own was measured without doubt but overall positive. I felt I had found just what I had wanted to say, at the first attempt- unusual!! So precious to me, yes!
So can you tell me the difference between "Mods privilege" and outright censorship of the worst kind?
I mean, I think you didn't like the overwhelmingly positive contributions to your thread so you removed it.


After all your thread could have been just closed but left on the board?
Bad decision?

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Postby gaz » 15 Apr 2016, 11:12am

PDQ Mobile wrote:... So can you tell me the difference between "Mods privilege" and outright censorship of the worst kind? ...

Whatever view you take, we all signed up to accept those rules at registration (link only works when logged out).
You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of this forum have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit.
There'll be tarmac over, the white cliffs of Dover ...

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Re: Posts disappeared or deleted

Postby Graham » 15 Apr 2016, 12:15pm

Once again my fulsome apology to you PDQ Mobile for your loss of (a) cherished posting.

In mitigation, I suggest that anything posted in the "Fun & Games" section might be treated in a rather more frivolous way than any other section . . . . although that is not formally stated anywhere.

It was an unfortunate topic and sequence of events that I will seek to avoid repeating.

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Re: Posts disappeared or deleted

Postby PDQ Mobile » 15 Apr 2016, 12:19pm

Of course i accept the forum rules. It is an excellent and intelligent forum.
But that Mods can delete a thread ( that they started) completely because they didn't like its content, then it seems to me that it is the mods themselves who are not necessarily abiding by such rules.
The topic in question was open, interesting and very politely conducted.
IMV the complete deleting of it was erroneous at best. Selfish censorship at worst.
It is not the only case of overzealous moderation and to see that opinion stated here is good.

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Re: Posts disappeared or deleted

Postby PDQ Mobile » 15 Apr 2016, 12:37pm

Graham wrote:Once again my fulsome apology to you PDQ Mobile for your loss of (a) cherished posting.

In mitigation, I suggest that anything posted in the "Fun & Games" section might be treated in a rather more frivolous way than any other section . . . . although that is not formally stated anywhere.

It was an unfortunate topic and sequence of events that I will seek to avoid repeating.


It is gracious of you and I accept your apology.
On the whole i think you do a great job and I thank you for it.
End of the matter!