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Discussion in 'Questions & Suggestions' started by quick85, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
    Posts: 1,377


    The "UNKNOWN MODERATOR" ...The fellow who seems to have a constant
    issue with my posts, enough so that they disappear quickly. He's unnamed, and
    clicking on his generic thumbnail doesn't do anything. If you're out there,
    please contact me. I don't want to argue and I don't want to bitch but I do have
    a question or two.

    On second thought, never mind, there are more important things going on.

    With all due respect, sincerely, Quick85.
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2019
  2. Im going to reply knowing nothing about the matter..
    on second thought,nevermind,im easily distracted, oooooh shiny object....
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2019
  3. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 16,632

    from Michigan

  4. Color me "confused".:confused:
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    Joined: Dec 14, 2009
    Posts: 1,650



    Found ‘em !!
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  6. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 4,760


    Ba ba ba ba ba ba - rino!
  7. Torana68
    Joined: Jan 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,044

    from Australia

    Why did I even look......
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  8. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
    Posts: 4,475

    Staff Member

    I'm open to any dialog you might have..... not sure what deleted post(s) you are referring to, but send me your 1 or 2 questions and I'll answer them.
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  9. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
    Posts: 1,377


    Corncob, thanks for stepping in. I sent you a pm.
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  10. I've had a lot of threads deleted, you are not along but I have learned the off topic stuff will be deleted and you just learn to let it go. HRP
    Joined: Dec 14, 2009
    Posts: 1,650


    As HRP just said o/t stuff “sometimes” gets by
    Most times it’s killed right away
    Not just the mods, but the “trad police” will report any off topic threads or posts.
    I’ve had a few of mine deleted.
    Oh well.
    Could be worse right?
  12. Doublepumper
    Joined: Jun 26, 2016
    Posts: 216


    It would be a nice gesture for any moderator to notify the person who's post was removed, as to why it was removed. Doing that would help to clarify the issue and eliminate any confusion or animosity. A quick PM would be easy enough.
  13. Hellfish
    Joined: Jun 19, 2002
    Posts: 6,358


    Why wasn't this thread deleted?
  14. abe lugo
    Joined: Nov 8, 2002
    Posts: 2,084

    abe lugo

    Here is a list to look out for
    Ratrods, steam rollers, 90's street rod stuff, air ride, fake valve covers bitching, just general Off Topic stuff seems to get deleted quickly or after a few posts.

    Ask yourself- "Does this post help the whole? Does it contribute more info for those who need it? Does it help us march forward to finish projects, Does it have to do with the forum topics" If so... do post, if not move on.

    Actually this post doesn't help either...
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  15. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 4,155

    anthony myrick
    from al

    I don’t know
    Gripe threads seem very trad here lately
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  16. G-son
    Joined: Dec 19, 2012
    Posts: 504

    from Sweden

    It would indeed be nice. I have been an moderator on a number of forums and Facebook groups, and unfortunately doing that would in many cases increase the work load too much, and some people just can't take critisism even if it's constructive.
    I recently had to step down as admin in a couple of large groups (40 000+ members in the largest group) after a number of unhappy members and ex-members "blamed" all moderation on me just because I had been most visible in the group (we were about a dozen active admins/mods). I can handle people being unhappy, namecalling comes with the territory, but actual threats directed to me personally from a bunch of untraceable anonymous accounts is beyond what I'll take for doing unpaid work helping people.
    Joined: May 5, 2015
    Posts: 463


    Hey, what happen to that picture of the airplane with the toilet on the wing----HA HA
  18. Fortunately, I didn't post anything like that.

    There is no need to question the moderators, they have a tuff job to do and there is no compensation for doing it, it's because they want to help.

    Complaining about a deleted post and then saying, well so in so did it why can't I is unnecessary, I would think most guys realize when they are pussing the rules, sometimes they get a pass but 99% of the time they are deleted.

    Case in point, I posted a subject almost 7 years ago that was well received by the members and it ran it's course and died, last year the thread was brought back from the dead by a newbie and since the rules are more stringent since Ryan's last update the thread was deleted, I possibly could have been lock but it wasn't and after thinking about it I realized that it was more off topic than it should have been.

    I have bumped heads with Cob a time or two but in reality he has the final say and to be perfectly honest with myself he was right.... 99% of the time. :D HRP
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2019
  19. Sky Six
    Joined: Mar 15, 2018
    Posts: 1,003

    Sky Six
    from Arizona

    I have had a few deleted because of my own fault and not paying attention. I have on a few occasions received an alert as to why the post was deleted
  20. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 14,189

    Staff Member

    yeah... I guess I am the unknown moderator. the post was reported by more than one member so it got a "soft delete" before I ever got to it. It was a pic of a 1970's Mustang funny car. 2 violations here. too new and a mustang (there is a no mustangs allowed rule) so of course I deleted it. There is a provision for sending a reason to the original poster as to why it was removed but in this case it was so obviously wrong (and I figured quick85 should have known better) so I did not send it... I guess the bottom line is that if you know something is off topic why post it? It just makes extra work for the mods (there are less than 10 of us and hundreds of thousands of users) and causes hurt feelings to some of the OP's. believe me when I say that post deletions are never personal that they are merely an attempt at keeping the board on topic. I hear the excuse all the time that how come so and so gets away with it.... The mods are not everywhere, If you see an off topic post for crying out loud report it....
  21. Never2low
    Joined: Jan 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,075


    The 2 reports for a soft delete thing is great for obvious spam, but for OT stuff, I can see how the vanishing act can perturb people.
    Especially if a mod hasn't even had a chance to review it, let alone render a follow up response for the deletion.
    Sometimes it's a tough and thankless job, but for this place to operate like we all expect, good people have to work hard for it to get done.
    Just know the vast majority of us appreciate all that the mods do, both seen and unseen!

    Viva la HAMB!
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