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Why would Fluther decide to close a discussion on a question I asked?

Asked by silky1 (1500 points ) November 4th, 2012

I had a typo in the question, which I edited and the the discussion closed when I went to view it later. What’s up with that?

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Luiveton's avatar

Well there are many reasons, if it was up for a long time after being re-posted without a reply then it was probably removed because no one had an answer.

If not then it probably went against the guidelines, which you may view here.

Also, a possible reason is that there might be similar questions previously posted, in which case all you will need to do is search for it in the search bar above. (Top right.)

The mods always do it for a reason, it is never their intention to bother you. It is simply their job.

Take a look at this question. :)

Crashsequence2012's avatar

Probably promoted a sincere but unpopular political position.

ETpro's avatar

@Crashsequence2012 Not a chance. I’ve been pushing those limits here for ages and have yet to anger the censors sufficiently to get my question quashed. But typos; grammatical errors; extremely poor word choice; violations of rules such as targeting questions toward a particular member, trying to turn spam into a question, or displaying text in the question itself that would be NSFW; those sorts of sins will derail a question till they are corrected.

@silky1 The mods should always be willing to guide you in what was wrong and how the question might be edited to bring it up to Fluther standards. I have had questions pushed to editing that I edited and the mods forgot to revisit, but a gentle nudge to the moderator in question has always resolved that. Good luck resurrecting it.

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Blondesjon's avatar

shouldn’t this be in meta?

Wine's avatar

I wouldn’t even bother trying to understand their actions, seeing that I’ve witnessed and experienced for myself how unjust their system works.

FutureMemory's avatar

@Wine It looks like you misspelled your user name. Forgot an h.

Wine's avatar

Simply stating the facts.

Wine's avatar

Lets see, according to the guidelines responses must focus on answering the question and must not disrupt the conversation. If a mod happens to read your comment I bet they’ll only take it down because I called it out.

Mariah's avatar

Probably a mod didn’t have the chance to approve it after you fixed your typo. Give it some time.

Seaofclouds's avatar

@silky1 If you are referring to your question about NY, it most likely said it was closed while it was waiting for a mod to approve your corrections. The question was approved and is now back up as an active question.

If it was a different question, let me know which one and I’ll look into it.

syz's avatar

Hint: the “contact” button will allow you to ask mods directly about questions specific to moderation.

silky1's avatar

@Mariah and @syz Thanks that is what I was thinking.

FutureMemory's avatar

@Wine Lets see, according to the guidelines responses must focus on answering the question and must not disrupt the conversation. If a mod happens to read your comment I bet they’ll only take it down because I called it out.

You are showing your ignorance on how this site works.

Simply “calling out” a comment isn’t enough to guarantee mod action. You are assuming the mods read every single post. That is inaccurate. The mods are normal members like you and me – volunteers. Don’t assume every single post on Fluther that remains up has mod approval.

In order to get results, you need to flag the post in question. Click that link to the right of where it says “Great Answer” (7), the one that that says Flag as… and a new window pops up that looks like this which you then need to fill out and submit.

That is how you “call out” a post for mod review.

SavoirFaire's avatar

@Wine You are quoting the guidelines for a question in General. But this question is in Meta, which has the same guidelines as Social. While complete non sequiturs that have nothing to do with the discussion may be removed, responses in Social and Meta are allowed to go off-topic. Notice that @FutureMemory‘s comments do not disrupt the discussion—that being what we call the ongoing conversation happening in the answers section—even if they do not directly answer the question asked by the OP. This is because they are responses to comments already added to the discussion by you.

DrBill's avatar

unless your viewpoint is to the left of Lenin, you will be a target. I’ve had several disappear due to moderate viewpoints.

Wine's avatar

@FutureMemory you are showing your lack of ability to comprehend what I actually said- which was basically IF a mod reads the comment from daily browsing.

@SavoirFaire I was quoting guidelines for a question in general because it was in the general section when I had read it.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@whiner “I wouldn’t even bother trying to understand their actions, seeing that I’ve witnessed and experienced for myself how unjust their system works.”

Griping about the modding here will not get you anywhere. We lurve our mods, and the few that whine and complain about them end up earning multiple verbal bitchslaps.

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