(Closed) Threads going missing?

posted 8 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 77
1856 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Conspiracy cat! So cute.

I haven’t offhand noticed whole threads going missing, but I had a weird thing the other day where I replied to a thread, I saw about 3 other people reply to a thread followed by the OP, but when I went back to re-open the thread, the post count had gone down and the only reply after mine was the OP’s (but a different post than what I had already seen, so I guess she edited). I thought I was going crazy.

Post # 78
1718 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

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@hammerpants:  I’ll just use a real-life example here, since it involved me directly. I won’t talk about incidents with other members. 

A while back, a negative review (not related to me) was posted to our boards, and the person who was being reviewed consistently and seriously threatened me via email and online in a manner that eventually escalated to the point where police were involved.  We removed several threads off of the boards as a result. We would do (and have done) the same for members of the site should things like this have happened to them. Obviously this is a very specific case involving myself, and there are a myriad of situations that have come to us in the past involving legal issues, polices/PPOs/and personally identifying information that puts members in harm’s way that have resulted in us deleting threads. but I hope this expands your imagination a bit to  to what I said earlier. Also I realize that this specific case was a police and not legal issue for me personally.

And to directly answer the question “you’re not going to answer any questions?” – if you have a specific question regarding a thread that involves you personally with that has been removed, I’m happy to discuss it via email at cathy (at) weddingbee (dot) com. I won’t discuss specific thread deletions here (or in email) especially if they involve significant breaches of privacy that don’t involve you personally. I think it’s only fair, and I think if you were going through something similar, you would expect the same.

Post # 79
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

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@Mrs. Penguin:  Wow, I am really sorry you had to go through that over something on weddingbee.

Post # 81
299 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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@Mrs. Penguin:  So then maybe you should add “or would put you or someone else in physical danger” in your deletion criteria.  I’m just saying, if you are going to be so black and white about your rules (i.e. simply telling posters to look at the deletion criteria when they ask for a thread to be deleted, going so far as to have a “form” response that you post) you need to make the criteria a little more clear. 

This is your deletion criteria (I hope I don’t get another warning for cutting and pasting!) It ONLY mentions deleting when privacy issues are present.  It also appears pretty darn black and white.  Bolding is yours. 

PLEASE NOTE: If you’re requesting deletion of your posts, please note that we can delete threads for privacy purposes only (you disclosed your full name, street address, phone number, or email address), or other significant breaches of privacy. Unfortunately we cannot honor requests that do not meet that criteria. Personal information in your username is not grounds for deletion; we strongly recommend selecting a username that does not reveal your identity.

If your post doesn’t meet the deletion criteria, we may be able to close it for you, so that it would receive no new comments.

Please be sure to provide a link to every post you need deleted for privacy reasons. We regret that we cannot respond to requests without links.

Finally, please note that your account cannot be deleted. We can deactivate it, but this will not remove your username, posts or other information. You can remove the information in your profile by going to “View your profile” and selecting “Edit” under the Profile tab.

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Post # 82
1718 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

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@hammerpants:  That’s a good suggestion, and we will review our deletion policy and make changes to it accordingly. I do believe ““or would put you or someone else in physical danger”” is covered within “Significant breaches of privacy,” but I’ll definitely review this all with the mod team and if more clarity can be provided there, we’re happy to provide it.

Post # 83
716 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

It seems to me that although you’re trying to be black and white these recent “exceptions” when you continue to deny other very significant issues that are serious violations of privacy is very subjective. I fully understand not deleting whole accounts or multiple posts, but if a Bee has a compelling and personal reason for a thread to be deleted then I think you need to listen.


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@Mrs. Penguin:  I just emailed you at that email address. Please reply.

Post # 84
1088 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I don’t know, if I were a mod, I think I might just delete this thread for the fun of it! haha, but I guess that’s why I’m not 😉

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