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    Completely Blank Posts?

    So I've seen this twice recently- post that have completely disappeared. No text, no nothing, but the post is still there (in other words, you can see the post, just no text in it).

    Here are two examples-

    User @acpitz 1
    Post #50, today, in thread about gender differences in stats-
    http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthr...=1#post7608606

    User @Sacrosanct
    In Morrus's poll on favourite edition that's not 5e-
    http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthr...=1#post7608428

    (links may not work, due to blocking).

    Anyway , I know that @Sacrosanct is unable to see his own post as well. Maybe a glitch?

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    No glitch.

    If you are not meaning by "glitch" that our mod squad man shoots stuff down.

    He no like, he censor.

    It's the glitch for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpitz 1 View Post
    No glitch.

    If you are not meaning by "glitch" that our mod squad man shoots stuff down.

    He no like, he censor.

    It's the glitch for you.
    Blanking out posts isn’t the style of any mod I know. If a post is going to be completely eliminated, it will be completely eliminated- including the poster ID and positive. It would be as if the post never occurred (except for any quotes of it).

    If text were simply being removed, there would be a Mod note telling everyone WHY...typically in red text.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannyalcatraz View Post
    Blanking out posts isn’t the style of any mod I know. If a post is going to be completely eliminated, it will be completely eliminated- including the poster ID and positive. It would be as if the post never occurred (except for any quotes of it).

    If text were simply being removed, there would be a Mod note telling everyone WHY...typically in red text.
    Things change.

    And some people can't handle the powers ...

    EDIT: can -> can't

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    Trust me, that is NOT what is happening.

    There are only a few mods, and that isn’t the procedure this site has operated under for years.

    In addition, I can tell you personally that it is not the case because I have recently found 2 spam reports that also directed to blanked out posts. The anti-spam controls would completely erase the post, as described and ban the poster, not leave a blank post. Just blanking the post leaves the spammer free to continue making spam posts. That’s nonsense from a mod’s perspective.

    And the spammer has no motivation to remove their own spam.

    That leaves some kind of glitch as the most probable cause. Occam’s Razor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannyalcatraz View Post
    Trust me, that is NOT what is happening.
    No. Not really.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dannyalcatraz View Post
    Occam’s Razor.
    Someone is butthurt and has the powers.

    see below:
    Last edited by Dannyalcatraz; Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019 at 07:35 AM.

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    Dude, I don’t know where you come from or where else you post/lurk, but what you think is going on here simply isn’t happening.

    Here’s another way I can tell you it’s a glitch, not an intention act: if a mod goes into a post to edit it, the system automatically leaves a note saying who edited it and when, just like you will find at the bottom of the note I copypasted from the bottom of your post you recently restored:

    Last edited by acpitz 1; Today at 12:03 AM.
    Or the note that just appeared in your response above, or now in my post. Those notes won’t appear in an edit screen, either, so cannot be removed.

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    @Morrus @Umbran @darjr

    As I noted above, I’ve personally encountered two blacked out posts by spammers (whom I subsequently banned). The text wasn’t merely color matched to the back, because the reported text didn’t show even when I quoted it to check. What had been there was simply gone.

    Something odd is going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannyalcatraz View Post
    Dude, I don’t know where you come from or where else you post/lurk, but what you think is going on here simply isn’t happening.

    Here’s another way I can tell you it’s a glitch, not an intention act: if a mod goes into a post to edit it, the system automatically leaves a note saying who edited it and when, just like you will find at the bottom of the note I copypasted from the bottom of your post you recently restored:



    Or the note that just appeared in your response above, or now in my post. Those notes won’t appear in an edit screen, either, so cannot be removed.
    And those doesn't appear when admins or mods don't want them to appear. Also why was my post up for ~10mins before it went down? About the same time one needs to read it through and make delete.

    Yes. Those edit notes come up when us mere mortals do something ... but moderation can be done with out trace. You can just wipe the content and that's it.

    I've been around and seen this thing happen not only nowadays but back in 90's as well. Decades online teaches something about people and how they waltz you know ...

    EDIT: I do wish I could share your trust ... but I don't seen too much. Been through too much. Unfortunately.

    EDIT #2 13min later: Let's see if this shows.
    Last edited by acpitz 1; Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019 at 08:11 AM.

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    Hmm.. I see no edit notification on the post above. do you?

    EDIT 1013 It seems that if you edit immediately it doesn't show. Test it yourself.
    Last edited by acpitz 1; Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019 at 08:12 AM.

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