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Okay so I had a thread deleted, which is fine because I apparently broke a rule that I still am not aware of. I did ask nicely to know which rule it was, but nobody helped me with that. So how do I know what not to do next time? :confused:
  • Profile picture of the author Beverley Boorer
    you could read all the rules and regulations and all the stickies before posting in any category
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    • Profile picture of the author Joel Young
      Actually, I did do that, and from what I can tell there wasn't anything in my post that broke a rule. I've just looked in the KB, and same thing there, nothing that relates to what I posted.
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    Seems the most common reason for threads getting whacked is they're posted in the wrong section.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joel Young
    That's understandable, which is why I'd really like to know the reason for the deletion. For instance, if I post the same thread in another section that I believe to be the correct one, will it get deleted? And if so, will I then be publicly warned or banned or otherwise have a black mark against me in some way? I have no idea where I stand!
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    • Profile picture of the author AprilCT
      Did you have a chance to read all the posts in your thread before it was deleted? Perhaps it is possible that someone else might have caused it to be deleted.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Joel, I saw your thread before it was deleted and remember it because I have cousins named Young. It was a "follow me" type of thread. Those always get deleted.

    As an alternative, you could do the same thing on your own website and put a link to it in your sig file for those who want to follow along.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joel Young
    Thanks, Dennis. My intention wasn't for anyone to actually follow me, but I guess it could have been taken that way. Just feeling pumped about my decision to focus on one thing only (never did that before, being afraid that I'd miss out on something if I only did one thing), and had hoped that the thread could be an encouragement for those who have a hard time doing the same thing; to show that such focus does work, if it indeed ended up working for me.

    Is there a place where all the rules and fine print can be found for posting in the WF?
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Joel Young View Post

      My intention wasn't for anyone to actually follow me, but I guess it could have been taken that way.
      "Follow-me" threads aren't necessarily encouraging people to "follow", per se. They're often just promising further updates of something ongoing. This obviously wasn't your intention at all, but they're terribly easily open to abuse when misused by people "gradually arousing interest" with a view to promoting something for sale which "strangely enough" appears in their signature-file after the thread's been running for a little while. And there are other potential problems with them, too. They're typically the kind of thing that belong on a blog - as indeed you fairly openly admitted in the first paragraph of your deleted post!

      Originally Posted by Joel Young View Post

      Is there a place where all the rules and fine print can be found for posting in the WF?
      I don't think the "fine print" can, no. It would need to be changed all the time, wouldn't it? In a forum with over 500,000 members, so many of whom are promoting things (and multiple, unpaid, busy moderators, too), it's perhaps an unrealistic expectation to expect 100% certainty and clarity about exactly what's allowed? There has to be some flexibility and judgment involved, surely? Some "common-law"/"equity" interpretations to go along with the "statute"/"precedent law"? But these posts may help ...

      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...bers-read.html
      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ing-forum.html
      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...moderator.html
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    • Profile picture of the author tryinhere
      Originally Posted by Joel Young View Post

      Thanks, Dennis. My intention wasn't for anyone to actually follow me, but I guess it could have been taken that way. Just feeling pumped about my decision to focus on one thing only (never did that before, being afraid that I'd miss out on something if I only did one thing), and had hoped that the thread could be an encouragement for those who have a hard time doing the same thing; to show that such focus does work, if it indeed ended up working for me.

      Is there a place where all the rules and fine print can be found for posting in the WF?
      from memory you can create a blog here and record your journey in that / just add a tag in your Sig to the blog and you have your bases covered / unless the fine print rules that out but should be fine.
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  • I hate that you use this in your title...because now I have this song stuck in my head again...:rolleyes:
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    • Profile picture of the author KimW
      Originally Posted by MoneyMagnetMagnate View Post

      I hate that you use this in your title...because now I have this song stuck in my head again...:rolleyes:
      Dazed And Confused-Led Zeppelin - YouTube
      There are many worse songs to have stuck in your head!
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      • Originally Posted by KimW View Post

        There are many worse songs to have stuck in your head!
        How true...but that drum solo is a killer! :p

        When I watched the Kennedy tribute the other night, Robert Plant had tears in his eyes at the Nancy/Ann Wilson piece for their rendition of 'Stairway"
        I also had to laugh that Jeff Beck played earlier...he and Jimmy are old school from way back...

        (btw: I keep coming back to this thread so I can play D&C again - and also, if you click on the video at the end - you can watch "Shine on you Crazy Diamond" golden )
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    • Profile picture of the author Joel Young
      Originally Posted by MoneyMagnetMagnate View Post

      I hate that you use this in your title...because now I have this song stuck in my head again...:rolleyes:
      I wondered if that might happen to someone. It does sort of set up residence in one's head, doesn't it?
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    I must admit I had a hard time reading the emotions of the band members watching their songs being performed by others. At times I didn't think Plant was enjoying Stairway To Heaven til I saw the tears at the end. It's actually kind of scary how well the Wilsons can play Zep. Of course, having Bonhams's son playing drums could have made them all emotional too.
    If you've never listened to The Lovemongers,I think you'd like them.
    The performance that surprised me the most was Kid Rock.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joel Young
    I gotta tell you, MMM, that clip puts tears in my eyes and leaves me in awe. The Wall is probably my favourite album of all time, and not only did I see the movie ten times when it first came out, I later had the privilege of seeing them do the entire show in concert! And let me tell you if you can survive that without being deeply affected, you're dead. Thanks for posting that clip. And it's okay to hijack the thread; my question has been answered.
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