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Don't quote posts

Discussion in 'Site Support' started by Dogbowl, Jan 28, 2019.

  1. Dogbowl

    Dogbowl Loggerhead Turtle

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    If you don't want your uncontroversial posts to be deleted, don't quote someone else's post. It's super annoying when your posts get deleted when you don't think you did anything wrong.

    Anyway, life goes on...
     
  2. Lorenzoid

    Lorenzoid idling in neutral buoyancy Staff Member

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    There's often a mod comment posted when a group of objectionable posts are deleted, noting that posts quoting the objectionable posts were deleted along with them. But not always. Sometimes the baby gets thrown out with the bathwater. Don't feel bad or that you wasted your time. These things happen. :)
     
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  3. Stoo

    Stoo NAUI Instructor

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    Thanks for the tip. :rofl3:
     
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  4. Dogbowl

    Dogbowl Loggerhead Turtle

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    Aahhh! You must heed my advice! Or thou shalt be deleted!

    Ooops.
     
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  5. Dogbowl

    Dogbowl Loggerhead Turtle

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    I am "the baby".

    Ooops again.
     
  6. Stoo

    Stoo NAUI Instructor

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    Life on the edge baby! More to the point, if the controversial post is gone, doesn't your response look dumb if you don't quote it? I only ask because all of my posts are dumb, so I pretty much post them and never look back.
     
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  7. Dogbowl

    Dogbowl Loggerhead Turtle

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    I'm narcissistic. I re-read my posts and bask in the glory of what I wrote. :D
     
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  8. Stoo

    Stoo NAUI Instructor

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    So why does it say you're a Loggerhead Turtle under your name? Shouldn't it say Basking Shark?
     
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  9. Dogbowl

    Dogbowl Loggerhead Turtle

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    It should be...but there are rules here and according to the powers that be, I am only a Loggerhead Turtle. :(
     
  10. Storker

    Storker Divemaster

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    It's a cascade type of thing. Someone violates the ToS, the post gets reported, and it's decided that something has to be done to avoid yet another trainwreck. So, the offending post is taken out. But then someone has quoted that post. If that's left, the ToS violation is still visible. So that post needs to be taken out. And the post quoting that one again is meaningless now. Lather, rinse, repeat.

    The Mod Corps could of course meticulously edit all those 2nd degree posts, but there are several good reasons for the current policy ("we don't edit posts; if it was deleted and you believe that the gist of it was within the ToS, rewrite and resubmit").

    Yes, sometimes the baby gets thrown out with the bathwater. Stuff happens. Life isn't fair.
     
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