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Hello,
i recently posted something (or think I did) and I'm not sure if a mod deleted it or if I just accidentally closed the browser before it finished submitting. Would be be alerted if something is deleted? I don't want to re-post it if it was deleted for some reason, but I also do want to re-post it if I never actually posted it the first time.
Thanks,
Matthew
 
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you arent likely to get notification
im speaking from experience
 
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When I delete a post, I usually do not inform the author. That usually leads to hours of lecture from the author about my poor education, my general body odor, terrible genetics (followed by a discussion of eugenics), poor fashion sense, a face for radio, comparisons to different kinds of piles of shit, lack of common sense, lack of rational thought, and an obvious inability to manage even the smallest website. Since I've long grown tired of having that conversation, I tend to not alert the author that their post has been deleted.
 
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Ok, then is there any way to let us know why because I read the rules but I guess I don't understand the finer points and my post seemed legit. I just don't want to waste people's time in the future posting not-legit stuff.
 
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I think it is best if you just assume I am crazy and will delete anything for crazy reasons. Some clever people have managed to figure out my crazy and never get stuff deleted.

Here is my feeble attempt to write about my publishing standards: https://permies.com/t/17422/tnk/permies-publishing-standards

Burra has put together a much richer list: https://permies.com/t/34193/tnk/permies-works-links-threads
 
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Fair enough and thank you for your time. I am not going to question your judgment as I do respect your kingdom, but If you do have any time to burn, (I'm sure you don't) maybe you can help me get into your crazy mind by explaining why you may delete a hypothetical post that was just sharing a quote I heard from Stephen Hunt "If you're not living life on the edge, you're taking up too much space." I think it has a few unintended clever permaculture interpretations and wanted to hear people's thoughts.

Thanks!

Matthew
 
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I think that one is even somebody's signature.

My guess is that you either didn't post it, or you posted it in the wrong place.
 
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:argh: thanks! Slow internet made me unsure if it submitted. Thanks!
 
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I must say, the random "where did my post go" thread does a few good things

Cynical entertainment value

Reminder of the rules

Bumps up threads that contain permies site specific information otherwise lost to the droves of pages

Re-injects being nice into daily conversation

(Not necessarily in that order)
 
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Every now and again, a post does get 'orphaned'...lost, in other words.
It has happened to me a couple of times.

It was blamed on an indexing error:
(I think) that if you hit the "Submit" button at the instant the server is updating the index, it is possible that the particular post is not indexed.

 
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If you are really unsure of what happened to a post you can send a pm to the moderator of that forum asking if they know what happened. It is of course best to ask in a "nice" way. They may say that it didn't meet permies guidelines, like it seemed like a "cider press" forum kind of topic, or maybe it got lost in a slow connection.

Paul has enough on his plate, I advise not asking him questions that someone else might be able to answer.

There's a lot of junk that gets posted on forums, including piles of spam, so moderators don't make it a habit to inform everyone they delete but nice people who ask politely and take the answer they get with grace will get along fine. One of the best things about permies is that members are not allowed to get into the nasty insult matches that one finds all over the internet, so we mostly focus on permaculture.
 
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I blame gremlins.........
 
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