Why was my comment deleted? September 27, 2004 1:50 PM   Subscribe

Is there a reason why my really innocuous comment in this thread was deleted? I think I said something like, "Ahhh, the benefits of the scientific method...", or some-such nonsense...

Just wondering if I did something wrong ... or did something go kablooie?
posted by jpburns to Etiquette/Policy at 1:50 PM (7 comments total)

I didn't delete anything. You sure you hit post after preview? I myself am finding I have been forgetting that a lot lately.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:27 PM on September 27, 2004

Yep... and I saw it posted. It was later when it vanished...
Must be a bug...
posted by jpburns at 3:46 PM on September 27, 2004

One of my Askme answers vanished into the ether too. It was in the cheap romantic things to do in NY thread. The comment may have been kinda lame (take a walk in Central Park) but it was innocuous. I figured it was a glitch.
posted by CunningLinguist at 6:16 PM on September 27, 2004

I often lose comments after forgetting to hit 'post,' despite swearing otherwise...

(tries, on preview to think of a way to not post and therefore make the obvious ironic joke. but realizes it would be a lame joke, as no one would realize it had even been made...)
posted by kaibutsu at 6:42 PM on September 27, 2004


Uh, yeah, that was me, sorry.
posted by scarabic at 9:17 PM on September 27, 2004

is there some precedent/incident of people really getting that upset about deletions/posts they don't care about or is it just the normal human infer-orama going on?
(something rude might happen but i can't bother to go all "gun and a pack of sandwiches" about it)

LOTS of reasons to remove things but even after people vent/infer/snark/joke on a post, there are interesting comments and discussions that occur, which i admit i often like as much than straight yes or no, monologue anecdote, and poll posts-- is there some question form etiquette about only asking for personal anecdotes monologues or robotic fact regurgitation?
posted by ethylene at 5:52 PM on September 28, 2004

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