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John Clarkson
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There was a thread in "Penny for Your Thoughts" that initially discussed why another thread had been deleted. This second thread was civil and actually started to offer some constructive thoughts about deletions. The tone was well-modulated. There was no profanity, no flaming, no insults. It met the "would you say this in a real café?" standard put forth in the FAQ. The topic and mode of expression were "family friendly." It did drift some, but not as badly as other threads that have been retained. If it was off-topic, could it not have been moved instead of deleted?

In one post, landmark suggested that in order for a community to understand and abide by rules, it might be helpful to have staff post why they delete a thread. Ironically, this thread has now been deleted without a word from staff. Are we not supposed to acknowledge publicly that staff edits? That people are banned?

I've reviewed the various stated policies of The Café and cannot, for the life of me, figure out what's going on. Could someone explain this one to me? Usually, when I've had a post deleted, I've receive a PM from staff that explains what happened. That's not happened in this case. I don't anticipate an argument; I'd just like to know how to abide by the rules when the rules seem, at times, to be so obscure.

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Dave Scribner
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John, the staff does not explain it's actions in the public forums. This second post is in the review area because of some comments that were made. If posts are deleted as result of that review, the member or members, whomever they may be will be notified.
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Mya Angel
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When a thread is removed for review there is no notice given as the thread will be returned, if the thread is deleted then the members will be notified.

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John Clarkson
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Thanks, Dave and Mya. I guess I missed the comments that might have been offensive.

So, it seems the thread will either be restored, restored in part, or deleted. In the last two cases, the people whose posts are removed or modified will be notified. So, it seems, we just need to hold on a while...

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John D. Clarkson, S.O.B. (Sacred Omphaloskeptic Brotherhood)
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"There is nothing more important to a magician than keeping secrets. Probably because so many of them are Gay."
—Peggy, from King of the Hill (Sleight of Hank)
Mya Angel
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Smile Unless you want to volunteer to be a staff. The workload is very heavy, you guys sure like to post a lot. Smile
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