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PS: If you feel a post removal is unjust, let me know. I'll always be happy to look into it further.
With the exception of personal attacks against others, and posts that might compromise the liability of the site, there is absolutely no reason to remove a single post. And if a particular user employs poor grammar it should not be corrected on their behalf as the ridicule they receive is exactly what motivates people to improve themselves. I don't want to live in a world wherein everyone gets a trophy.
Answers that disappear before posting are NOT removed by the mods.
This happens because of the sites architecture. When you click "ask" a question you're making a request to the sever. The sever is now actively waiting for your response but if you take to long the server times you out with the assumption that because you've not answered in "x" amount of minutes, you must have left, and thus times you out, and your question is reset.
It's done for security reasons, but more relevant to this site, for memory management and quicker server response times. It doesn't keep inactive commands in it's buffer waiting for a response that will never come.
Just thought I'd clarify that for people since I've seen this mentioned around here on more then one occasion now. There are no mods per-screening questions.
I think you should have a section where the members decide if it is appropriate or not, wether it is removed or not. Ask the members to view the conversation and give their opinin on its content or just vote if it warrants to be removed, this way the members are showing what kind of material they are willing to accept on here and its not just taken in the effort to protect.
I had once posted a question "Worst Answer you ever got"...just like we have the Best Answer. I wonder what was so offensive about that post since it was in good humor. It was removed and I still wonder why(?)
You gotta do what you gotta do. I understand if my posts get removed because I used to be a Mod for 3 years on another forum. It's a headache not only to have to delete posts but also take the abuse if you get blamed for it.
Somebody is getting a little carried away with deletions. Loosen up a little. Geez. Spam and off topic have not really been a problem at this site as near as I can tell. If you guys start getting all rigid about it you'll ruin the site.
I wonder why my answers are deleted before I PREVIEW them. A few times in the past I hit Preview Answer and the page just resets and my answer disappears. It happened tonight, for the first time in a couple months (give or take).
In the past, GAG had a lower threshold for graphic how-to details. You have eased up considerably, which I agree with because Sexuality is an adult discussing sex. I try to be clinical and procedural and not raunchy when I do it and you have let them pass.
Wondering if there could be a moderated, limited allowance for posting solo non-sexual (no acts) photos associated with a valid question. "Do I need breast implants?" "Do I look good?" "I like it when they/it looks like this". Actually, you have let a few get by.
well, I know that the GAG site is patroled by political supporters, say anything negative about their party or their fav politician, you get reported to moderators, and police hang around looking for potential pedos...so say anything negative about cops and they run to mommy moderators.
the moderators, don't like to fight for freedom of speech if it involves lawyers, so they do was politicians an cops say and take down the offending post.
Yeah I do I believe there's some type of vendetta against me because it always seems my questions get removed even if their well written and informative. I mean come on how many damn questions do we have to see about does he/she like me? Or how do I get his/her attention? I could ask a question about the Government and it would be removed within hours sometimes days. But someone ask How do I get a date and its OK? I mean wtf.
Some account holders are unfairly targeted , Discriminated against while others are overlooked . It appears only if " You " like it , it stays , hardly freedom of speech or honesty , just selective discrimination.
I think you should make more tabs dealing with other social subjects. Maybe this site is biased on romance and sex?
Let's try making tabs for friendships and family? "Health and Other" is a good start. But what exactly does "Behavior" mean? I feel as if it relates to flirting, break ups, and confusion on relationships.
I'v had two comments removed that were pretty stupid to remove. And I think another one was because the entire question this creep posted got taken off and I don't know why that person is even allowed to still be on here.
Since some posts are promotional that's why they remove the posts
Sometimes, a post removal is unjust.
I saw your link. Sometimes questions get removed for no apparent reason. Even if your question is a logical one, while removing your question your question will be removed as if it violated some rules mentioned in the link.
Ever since GAG started nominating it's members for moderators, the above said cases have increased. GAG is appointing just any moderator.
Before appointing a moderator, GAG must do a thorough background check by going through all the answers that the members gives on this website. The member should not be biased against some people/community. GAG should also do an offline check and meet the person and analyze his/her personality. At any given time, GAG should have an entire biodata of the person at any given time. Everything should be checked.
Even more than why some posts are removed, are the times when absolutely silly posts AREN'T removed. I've answered questions that literally made no sense or were completely useless to this site, saying "What is this question about?"...and MY answer is deleted but the whole question remains. That doesn't make sense to me.
I don't think all of the mods and admins on this site are as upstanding as they lead people to believe. From unfair removals, to reading peoples messages because they're in love with users on here (and banning others as a result)...that doesn't strike much confidence in me that the moderation is fair and unbiased here, nor is privacy respected.
When I had a question that practically bashed life and shit I understood well why it was removed...that's all me being inappropriate and I admit that :) There was a time where I had all those questions in a quiz form and each question was next for that quiz thingy I did. You weren't yet admin so it wasn't you who removed them or anything but I always wondered why...it said the duplicity of names and shit but they weren't the same questions literally nor were the titles. It bothered me cause so many people ask the same, literally the same questions again and again throughout time and yet they don't get removed.
P.S.: I was sorta angry at the time, I don't care anymore. I accept it for what it is. But I'm still wondering so if you could explain that to me that would be great. Thanks! XD
Yes good. I've been wondering if this information was available to everyone or not. If it wasn't before, I'm glad to see that it is now. I feel like it gives a much clearer explanation than what's on the Help and Guidelines pages.
I do wonder why posts are removed from GirlsAskGuys. I don't question why other users have their questions removed. When my questions are removed (4 have been removed I believe), I don't feel it necessary to post a question ranting about it.
My only problem with question removal (and again, this goes back to the supermods chosen) is that I've had several questions removed by the mods, only to be reinstated by admins. Just because one disagrees with what is being asked does not mean it actually violates the TOS.
Some users here seem to believe they determine the TOS. This generation is filled with emotionally driven people to the point of it actually not being comical.
There seems to be a daily influx of questions about racial dating and it seems to be about the same thing over and over again but just worded differently. I'm surprised they don't get removed. They could do a search button rather than repeat the endless questions over and over again about at least twice a day. It's getting silly and old.
Lol because freedom of speech isn't really freedom of speech you guys pick and choose what you want some questions get so out of order yet you leave them and others that have normal responses you remove them I personally think the moderators have personal issues or insecurities with the question that's why they remove them
Yeah for certain posts.
I always wondered
I'm going to honestly say the when I was 17(already been here for a year and my questions weren't a problem before) my questions kept being removed for no reason at all, but when I posted anonymous it was left alone. This just confirmed to be that certain mods may have not liked/aggres with my point of view when I made a sure not to include anything explicit. So I just waited to "become what's considered an adult" on this page to stop my points from being removed for no reason.
NO...la la la la lalalala
Not really. I couldn't care less. A lot of moderators(not all) remove my posts even though they aren't heavily biased. They just got offended.