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Randy Martin
(randalmartin) - F

Locale: Colorado
Re: Re: Why do you keep deleting my posts?!?!?!?! on 03/20/2012 16:38:20 MDT Print View

I am guessing your profile picture wasn't always what it currently is?

Edited by randalmartin on 03/20/2012 17:37:50 MDT.

David Thomas
(DavidinKenai) - MLife

Locale: North Woods. Far North.
Re: Why do you keep deleting my posts?!?!?!?! on 03/20/2012 16:53:44 MDT Print View

Your profile photo seems a likely reason.

Or maybe the excessive puncuation?

In grade school, they now ask students to consider, "It is true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?" before speaking. Three Yeses being both the min and max.

Hiking Malto
(gg-man) - F
Re: Why do you keep deleting my posts?!?!?!?! on 03/20/2012 17:32:37 MDT Print View

Give you three guesses!

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: Why do you keep deleting my posts?!?!?!?! on 03/20/2012 17:41:08 MDT Print View

Not a member, no care?

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Why do you keep deleting my posts?!?!?!?! on 03/21/2012 03:32:28 MDT Print View

Please read the headings to the Forums for the general rules.

For all posting on channels other than Chaff, the poster is required to stay reasonably (moderately? vaguely?) close to the subject of the thread. We are fairly relaxed about this in practice.

Any spam gets deleted as fast as we see it. Yes, we do have some problems here.

As we have many minors reading these channels, we do require that all postings in all channels, including Chaff, be polite and non-vulgar. When someone starts swearing or being rude or vulgar, that posting gets deleted.

If you feel that a lot of your postings have been deleted, please read the above for an explanation.

Yours
Roger Caffin
Online Community Monitor
Backpacking Light

Kronos Master of Fate
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Why do you keep deleting my posts?!?!?!?! on 03/21/2012 06:50:59 MDT Print View

Paul's not the only one. All those who participated in the lighthearted "bumping" thread were all deleted. That discussion was not breaking any of the"rules". No explanation given. Just happened. Sounds like Ryan's MO.

Uncool.

I

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Why do you keep deleting my posts?!?!?!?! on 03/21/2012 07:37:48 MDT Print View

I think anyone that posted something that got deleted has no reason to feel persecuted, Roger and anyone else are pretty reasonable, thanks

P. Larson
(reacttocontact) - F
. on 03/21/2012 08:21:22 MDT Print View

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Edited by reacttocontact on 03/22/2012 09:40:36 MDT.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Re: Re: Why do you keep deleting my posts?!?!?!?! on 03/21/2012 09:09:10 MDT Print View

Your avatar is inconsistent with your claims

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Re: Re: Re: Why do you keep deleting my posts?!?!?!?! on 03/21/2012 10:07:19 MDT Print View

bump

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: Comments on 03/21/2012 10:59:53 MDT Print View

Jerry's comments are neither stupid or antagonizing IMO.

Guest - A person who receives the hospitality of a club, a city, or the like.

"I will happily stop posting".

Newton

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Why do you keep deleting my posts?!?!?!?! on 03/21/2012 11:01:19 MDT Print View

Thanks Paul, much better

Johny Cash not offensive, Johny Cash making offensive gesture is offensive

"was Jesus Homosexual" was a childish provocative statement, you got me there : )

Personally, I don't consider your statements or pictures offensive.

What I consider offensive is you saying disrespectful things about other people.

Sometimes I will respond, although Roger and mods don't really need me to stand up for them.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Re: Re: Why do you keep deleting my posts?!?!?!?! on 03/21/2012 11:46:19 MDT Print View

Maybe quit worrying about people deleting your posts?

More interesting to think about hiking gear or trips

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Why do you keep deleting my posts?!?!?!?! on 03/21/2012 11:48:12 MDT Print View

Paul,

I have been here a little longer than you and often make people so mad that they call me names. My favorite attack was being called a cretin.

I have never had one of my posts deleted or editied (unless an entire thread was deleted), not a single thread that I have created has been deleted.

Perhaps you may want to review the tonality of your posts? Seems you are having more problems than just about anyone here on BPL.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Why do you keep deleting my posts?!?!?!?! on 03/21/2012 12:07:07 MDT Print View

ertuy

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Re: Re: Why do you keep deleting my posts?!?!?!?! on 03/21/2012 15:33:53 MDT Print View

> 2) I posted that I had an equivalent shirt in a size someone was asking for in a FS
> thread and that was deleted.
Correct. As the guidelines clearly state, you can only post For Sale things if you are a Member. You can buy things which have been posted by Members of course.

> 4) Except for me saying p***ing in the OP of this thread, I do not use profanity and
> to my knowledge, anything truly offensive.
Opinions differ. I found a number of your postings to be something I would not want minors to read here at BPL. In some cases it was the language, in other cases it was the very aggressive tone used. This has been commented on by many other readers.

> 5) The fact that the naked hiking thread is still around, which includes photos of,
> yup you guessed it, naked hikers yet some of my posts have been deleted is ABSURD!!!!
Opinions differ. Nothing offensive about a naked hiker, although I would be concerned about the risk of sunburn.

> 6) Lastly, if any of this is because I'm a semi-regular poster and haven't paid for
> a membership, please just say so. I will happily stop posting. I feel that would be
> a more professional way of handling the situation instead of just randomly deleting
> my posts and driving me away.
Non-Member postings are welcome. There are far, far more of them too.
I do not delete any posting in a 'random' manner. I dislike censorship in all forms, but I am responsible for keeping the Forum channels polite and a pleasant place to visit.

As several others have noted (see above this) with some disapproval, your postings have been conspicuous for their language and tone.

Cheers
Roger Caffin
Online Community Monitor
Backpacking Light

Evan McCarthy
(evanrussia) - MLife

Locale: Northern Europe
Voting with My Mouse (or Touch Screen) on 03/21/2012 16:03:03 MDT Print View

Whenever posts get nasty or hostile, I grow saddened with BPL and often stay away from the site for a few days. It just becomes a less satisfying experience.

As Nick mentioned, there's a way to be sarcastic when replying to an emotional issue or idea, and possible to even be a contrarian, all while maintaining playful civility.

It's better when site users themselves help police the situation or lighten the mood (may the trail gods bless Doug Ide for many witty, timely thread savers), but I support BPL management in general and Roger in particular for stepping in at times.

As a rule, anything ad hominem will cause a thread to head south in a hurry, and not in the SOBO sense (AT or Vodou).

P. Larson
(reacttocontact) - F
. on 03/21/2012 17:45:12 MDT Print View

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Edited by reacttocontact on 03/22/2012 16:40:23 MDT.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Why do you keep deleting my posts?!?!?!?! on 03/21/2012 17:54:57 MDT Print View

"I quit."

P. Larson, you promised this to us once before.

--B.G.--

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Why do you keep deleting my posts?!?!?!?! on 03/21/2012 19:16:32 MDT Print View

What is a WTB thread?