Something very strange just happened. I can no longer see any of my activity for the past 3 hours. It has disappeared as have some complete threads I was participating in.
My guess is the one thread you and I were on (neither as OP) was deleted. I’d rather have seen it locked and let stand, but Powers That Be here probably knew more about the OP than either of us.
I’m wondering if it was pulled down…the Trifecta. Sort of like Twitter/Facebook taking down false stuff. It was interesting though - and i’m guessing done as a joke, not serious.
But I wish it would come back - I’ve done research now all wasted.
Yes. Mods usually issue a warning and will delete posts if needed. I didn’t scroll back up but did not see any that were flagged/hidden.
There was a lot of relevant information there. And several of us spent time trying to help solve the college admissions questions.
There are some folks out there who opt to get new IDs and come on here baiting people. I was pretty impressed with those of us answering - no one actually taking the bait - just answering thoughtfully and accurately, etc. A reader could have learned a bit - hence my wishing it could have stayed.
ETA Esp since pre-med was involved and a lot of people incorrectly make assumptions about pre-med like with CC pre-req courses and financial aid. There was a lot of useful info posted.
I don’t see his other thread either. Did they completely wipe him out?
ETA: If so, there must be more to it. I have seen much worse handled with warnings and deleted posts and eventually locking the thread, but never a complete wipe out.
I believe so - and they would have if they didn’t believe he was who he said he was. They can track computer locations, etc.
As you said, there was good information there. I wish it had been cleaned up, locked and the user inactivated rather than erasing everything.
Darn it. Like I said, I was really enjoying the post and was planning on re-reading it to get some more chuckles to help me fall asleep tonight. I agree that there was a lot of good information that was deleted. I wish they could have just turned off further comments instead. Nothing was offensive.
It was entertaining, but went way off and I’m sure some found it offensive.
Moral of the story… keep the conversation to college admissions as this is a college website!! No problem saying your student wants a school where conservative or liberal viewpoints are accepted but leave off the rest of the commentary. I kept expecting a Mod to step in and say that (as I’ve seen happen on multiple occasions) and to clean up any inappropriate posts.
To be honest, I just skimmed the tangents that were not related to college admission so I must have missed whatever caused the OP to be wiped from the face of the Earth. LOL What I saw was wacky and against ToS restrictions on talking politics (even more so because of the forum), but I never saw a Mod warning at all before action was taken. That was our entertainment and excitement for the night! LOL
I posted in the thread, went to bed and awoke to having been deleted. Sounds like I missed the good part.
I feel like I ate my vegetables but didn’t get dessert.
You did not miss much
You underestimate just how mundane my life is😀
Like others, I was enjoying it, esp since no one took the bait. He was putting a bit out, but folks were ignoring it and focusing on actual college, finance, and/or pre-med info that was important to know.
It was a good thread for info IMO with a lot packed into relatively few posts, but if the OP wasn’t real, I guess that goes against TOS.
If you were looking for bickering about his politics, you didn’t miss anything, because like I said, no one took the bait - at least not that I saw.