This morning I posted a thread asking about another thread, started a few days ago, which has disappeared. Now the thread I started this morning has disappeared. What is going on?
The first thread was in the temp forum and I started it in the morning on Wednesday 17th May. The title was ‘Take your best shot’, and it invited people to make fun of me with the proviso that they should obey the rules, and post nothing that was not defensible to a heavy-handed moderator.
Several people replied, and one person PMd me about it, so I know I didn’t imagine it. But it wasn’t there on Weds evening, and I don’t know what happened to it.
I posted [url=http://tw.forumosa.com/t/like-magic-a-thread-disappears/28045/1 to ask about it, and got a lot of smart-alec replies, but nobody responsible for the decision making bothered to explain this rather odd event. What happened to ‘moderators you can reason with’?
This morning I posted again, starting a new thread away from the second one as it had been hijacked. The new thread was not merged or temped. It has simply ceased to exist.
According to the rules, the feedback forum is the place to discuss moderating discussions. I would like to discuss a moderating decision, and this is the feedback forum. Would the moderator responsible please respond by either justifying his decision (to throw away a post asking people to be creative and to abide by the rules) or by reversing it and apologising?
If you’re not prepared to communicate in a reasonable manner then I might as well resort to name-calling. There certainly doesn’t seem to be much incentive around here to do things in a more civilised manner. Arbitrarily throwing out threads that harm no-one, give pleasure to some, and encourage people to keep within the rules, then refusing to explain why is the sort of behaviour that marks a moderator out as someone for whom there is no polite label. I do hope that decency and respect will win the day, but so far I’m not seeing any sign of either.
Thank you for your attention. I look forward to your reply with interest.
NB - I also hope that the moderators responsible for this forum will move any supposedly humourous responses from uninvolved parties to where they belong. I’m seeking an answer, not discussions about body parts or clothing, and this is supposed to be the forum for resolving these issues.