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    What are the "official" moderator guidelines for that? I've noticed a couple of my posts have vanished for no reason yesterday and today. Removing "non-essential" comments is a slippery slope, before we know it you'll end up erasing more than half of some threads with that logic.

    I thought this was supposed to be a discussion forum...

    I'm far from a post whore (only 7,000-something posts in 8 years), try not to post too useless things, and have never had a single infraction point in all those years, so I'm surprised to see moderators cleaning behind me.

    I thought the censorship and moderating had been improving recently, but apparently not. Why bother participating in forum discussions if what you say is going to be erased?

    I don't care about the erased posts, it's the moderating guidelines that produced those erasings that I find alarming.

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    Re: Thread Cleaning

    I looked up both of the posts you are talking about. In both cases they were removed because they were replies/quotes of deleted posts. You did nothing wrong in either instance, so no worries!

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    Please point it out next time you think I'd deserve one. Seriously.

    I'm curious.

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    Re: Thread Cleaning

    Quote Originally Posted by lio45 View Post
    Please point it out next time you think I'd deserve one. Seriously.

    I'm curious.
    I delete all posts that read as if the person has some sort of un-American accent.

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    Out of curiosity, would they still read like that if my location were somewhere in the US? I would like to think my written English is decent enough for me to hope to pass off as an English speaker, though I'm quite sure that from time to time a good eye could point out some unorthodox things in the way I write that you'd just never see with a "native" speaker.

    Anyway, stop pretending. We all know you can merge all posts that read as if the person has some sort of un-American accent, but you can't delete them. :p

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    Do run-on sentences count?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4x4x4doors View Post
    Do run-on sentences count?
    yes they do they are very annoying i am glad you asked that question thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4x4x4doors View Post
    Do run-on sentences count?
    There's a coma in that sentence... you missed it?

    I'm genuinely curious to see how exactly you'd "fix" the punctuation in my post. I'm always willing to improve my English (it's actually a pretty big side benefit of participating in a forum like GMI for me).

    FYI, I would NEVER build a sentence looking anything like what civilzues just posted as an example, and I can guarantee nothing of the sort exists in my 7,000+ recorded posts on this site. You can search...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lio45 View Post

    Anyway, stop pretending. We all know you can merge all posts that read as if the person has some sort of un-American accent, but you can't delete them. :p
    Oh, you've noticed? All I do is format news posts and merge for those who are multi-quote illiterate. But I feel like I'm helping!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lio45 View Post
    There's a coma in that sentence... you missed it?
    Oh dear. I do hope that sentence recovers from its coma.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FenwickHockey65 View Post
    Oh dear. I do hope that sentence recovers from its coma.
    Thanks for the reminder that it's not the exact same word... I actually knew it, deep down somewhere, but it's a word I haven't used in over a decade. Nice that it had to happen in the very thread where the subject being discussed is the quality of my English.

    Kinda answers my question, as well...

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    Re: Thread Cleaning

    Quote Originally Posted by lio45 View Post
    Out of curiosity, would they still read like that if my location were somewhere in the US? I would like to think my written English is decent enough for me to hope to pass off as an English speaker, though I'm quite sure that from time to time a good eye could point out some unorthodox things in the way I write that you'd just never see with a "native" speaker.

    Anyway, stop pretending. We all know you can merge all posts that read as if the person has some sort of un-American accent, but you can't delete them. :p
    I would have never guessed English wasn't your primary language, you exhibit better written English than many native speakers. If you ever want to feel confident in your language skills, read autoblog comments.
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    Re: Thread Cleaning

    Quote Originally Posted by lio45 View Post
    There's a coma in that sentence... you missed it?

    I'm genuinely curious to see how exactly you'd "fix" the punctuation in my post. I'm always willing to improve my English (it's actually a pretty big side benefit of participating in a forum like GMI for me).

    FYI, I would NEVER build a sentence looking anything like what civilzues just posted as an example, and I can guarantee nothing of the sort exists in my 7,000+ recorded posts on this site. You can search...
    Brings to mind my favorite Dilbert strip of all time

    I'm surprised to know that written English is not a first langauge for you. You do quite well.
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    I like the idea of a 'Committee' or a 'Member Council' that could be formed to work out any miscommunication between either Members and/or Staff here.
    (I am saying this here because I missed the other thread that was closed. )

    I know I have tried to work 'with people' on this forum.
    Not always successfully because we are all human. Especially me.

    Still, I like to let it be known that it can be done.
    There are some older long time Valued Members here that I have had the opportunity to get to know and work out differences.
    There never will be a Perfect Forum where everyone is Happy!

    I have learned it is ALL in the Presentation of our Posts that counts.
    Not so much as to WHAT we say but HOW we say it.
    This does not mean that What we say is not important. It is.
    How we present ourselves is vital in communicating with each other.
    Humor is one thing and can be a valuable tool to communicate with.
    However, slipping in snarky, mean spirited comments never is productive and only builds resentment and hard feelings.

    I am personally sadden to hear of the loss of some of the older members here.
    Ones that at first I know we did not see eye to eye but, in the end we did take the time to get to know one another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lio45 View Post
    Please point it out next time you think I'd deserve one. Seriously.

    I'm curious.
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