Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:00 pm Post subject: My posts and some replies - Keep disappearing
Yesterday, I had a reply to my post from the Site Admin. Now it's gone. I further replied and that's gone too. How can someone hope to maintain a trail of suggestions to overcome a problem when this keeps happening ?
There is an answer there by Groovicus, and a further answer by yourself.
The post you linked to is a duplicate of that one, which indeed has no answers. That is the problem when one makes duplicate posts in different parts of the forum; replies get scattered around the different threads, and it becomes hard to follow any sort of trail.
Some of your posts have indeed been removed, but only those which were duplicates of other posts you have made. In particular, there have been two posts of yours removed, one was a duplicate of this one, and the other was a duplicate of this other one.
I have locked the post you linked to (which is a duplicate of the one that has Groovicus's reply on it) to avoid further confusion. I shall remove it after you have replied here, to let you see for yourself.
We don't generally want to spend valuable time tidying up after people and deleting dupes, moving posts to relevant sections etc. When tidying this repeated rubbish up it is possible to sometimes end up deleting good posts along with the bad, although we take a lot of care not to do this and it very rarely happens. Our time is better spent helping people who are helping themselves, by fixing their actual technical issues rather than their bad posting habits.
<disclaimer: my view of things, not the official standpoint on why repeat posts should be binned without too much wasted time>
<edit: I see capi and I were posting at the same time! See, more time wasted because of a mulitple posting contrary to site rules, rather than posting a single question in a single thread in the right forum and being patient enough to wait for an answer>
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