Why not email Admin and ask why they deleted your post?
One doesn't even know it was -deleted- by conscious admin decision, as opposed to fat fingered by my old hands, or zapped by some cosmic ray hitting an overheated RAM chip.
Once again ... to repeat myself (sorry). The why is only a secondary issue. Web forums get to choose their own whys and why nots. A simple explanation of why is useful, so one knows where not to waste time composing posts that will only serve to irritate the admins in the future.
But the mere fact that it was intentionally pulled is never visible to the poster (unless they can happen to still have that old post link that no longer exists on any usual FR page.)
I was thinking if you had kept the thread page open after you posted it, and then refreshed it to see any comments added, you probably would have seen the ‘thread pulled/reason given’ page then. That is how I follow threads rather than the real-time “Comments” view.
posted on 06/25/2009 2:29:45 AM PDT
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I have not had a thread pulled, but I was just wondering, do the pulled articles still appear in your “Pings” list? I seem to recall clicking on an old article headline in my ping history and being taken to a pulled thread. Even though the article and replies were no longer there, FR apparently kept the reply ping number for the article in my ping history.
If that is still the case, you could then see the reason given for the pulled article by clicking on the link in your own ping history.
To: ThePythonicCow; admin
I understand your frustrations TPC, It's be sad for the community if you left over it though.
Maybe an automated message script initiated by the Moderators that simply tells you it's been pulled would help?
I did have a post edited/pulled when I first joined FR due to my naivety with FR rules, but the moderator left the thread and wrote into the blank space that it had been unacceptable, is there a specified Moderator response to unacceptable threads, or is it subjective?
Just my 2 pence worth, I understand the workload balance issue for the Moderators, and am not calling for revision to FR practice.
posted on 06/25/2009 2:43:41 AM PDT
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