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Why can't you see 'response moderated or response unhelpful' posts?

Asked by AshlynM (9887points) June 9th, 2011

I assume these are posts the moderators of Fluther have edited.

Are they offensive or the moderators just don’t want people seeing what the poster wrote?

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laureth's avatar

[Mod says] Moved to Meta!

Berserker's avatar

When you see that, it means that the response didn’t follow the Fluther guidelines

The various reasons given with the message, I guess means why the message was moderated. Personal attack, unhelpful, writing standards…I do get confused when it just says ’‘response moderated’’, since it doesn’t have a bit of a hint with it as some others do. But nah, it isn’t because some mod just decided, hey this post sucks!

If that was the case, I wouldn’t have been allowed to even register to begin with. XD

laureth's avatar

One reason things might be modded is that they don’t fit Fluther’s writing standards. If they don’t fit the standards for being on the site, there really isn’t a good reason to leave them visible – it would defeat the purpose.

Another reason a response might be modded is if a flame war erupts, or personal insults and attacks have been hurled. Again, those don’t need to be seen – that’s why they get modded away.

Without moderation, we’d look a lot more like Yahoo! Answers. And who wants that? ;)

AmWiser's avatar

There’s no need to see what the poster wrote because it was not up to standards, thus it was removed. The post can be read until the mod removes it; so if you watch carefully or remember what was posted before it was removed will give you a better understanding of how moderation works.

Berserker's avatar

@laureth Without moderation, we’d look a lot more like Yahoo! Answers. And who wants that? ;)

Satanists. Those bastards.

FutureMemory's avatar

I miss the days when it showed the name of the poster who had been moderated. It’s harder to know who’s naughty these days :/

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