Why are some discussions deleted?

@peavey (16821)
United States
March 26, 2018 4:27pm CST
I am a conservative, but I am not a right wing nut and I am willing to listen to other ideas. I don't respond to name calling and so on, which all too often occurs any more. Anyway, I have been disappointed several times lately after clicking on a post title to find that it has been removed. This one, by Evil WIzard: Nazis also has a march for gun control! Historial fact!! is no longer there. So we can't even discuss history? Is there something about wondering if history repeats itself that undermines democracy? Or is it a problem somehow? I thought myLot was better than that.
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
26 Mar
No, the problem is most of the posts that get deleted usually violate the guidelines. Many of the posts by the person mentioned get deleted for lack of content.
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@andriaperry (53538)
• United States
26 Mar
What he said.
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@peavey (16821)
• United States
28 Mar
Thank you. That's what I am beginning to understand. Maybe not the "lack of content" but deliberately inflammatory content. I have seen posts of that nature, too.
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@GoAskAlice (4330)
• United States
27 Mar
I generally handle these things privately, but since it seems to be a very public issue here as of late, I will address it here. The post in question most likely would have stayed up, had it been more than just a rant and actually presented something as a point of debate. I have no problem with the ugly side of history being presented for discussion. That was not the way it was presented however.
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@peavey (16821)
• United States
28 Mar
Thank you for explaining! That makes me feel better about the site.
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@Daelii (5685)
• United States
26 Mar
I think it depends on author and content. I dont mind educated debates with source documentation if people try and quote facts... But no clue about the article you mentioned. I didn't see it!
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@akalinus (17683)
• United States
26 Mar
I saw and answered the post. When I got a notification about it, I was tossed off the site and had to log back in. I guess some things are taboo here.
@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
26 Mar
@akalinus Nothing is 'taboo' here, and you were not really tossed off the site, even though it says you aren't logged in all you have to do is use the 'back' feature.
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@akalinus (17683)
• United States
26 Mar
@JolietJake I tried that. I had to sign in again. Why was the post deleted for a historical fact? I won't be commenting on those type of discussions again.
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@andriaperry (53538)
• United States
26 Mar
Sometimes someone reports them because they find it offensive. I did not see that one.
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@yukimori (9066)
• United States
27 Mar
The nice thing about myLot is that someone actually reviews the reports to make sure that the content is actually an issue. If there's nothing wrong with the post, they typically don't remove it.
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@peavey (16821)
• United States
28 Mar
It wouldn't be fair to delete a post because someone thought it was offensive. There are many posts here that I personally find offensive. I just move on. It's not up to any one of us to decide what is and what isn't offensive, as long as the basic rules are followed
@porwest (6022)
• United States
21 Apr
There may be liberals lurking in the admin.
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@peavey (16821)
• United States
24 Apr
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@just4him (120558)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Apr
Did you read the administrative announcement on this topic? I see by the comment you got an answer from Admin.
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@peavey (16821)
• United States
4 Apr
No, I haven't seen the announcement. I will look for it, thanks.
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@Courage7 (8354)
• United States
26 Mar
Oh shoot I saw that one earlier and was going to come back to it later.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25868)
• United States
23 Apr
I didn't see tat discussion.
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@jstory07 (68329)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 Apr
Posts that are deleted are deleted because they were against the guidelines.
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