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My posts seem to be deleted after posting. Can i get a clarification?
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  • Dear Peter,

    Thanks for your question.  In order to ask the Moderator to give the reasons for deleting the posts, I would need to know which posts were deleted and the articles they were posted on.  It is possible that they were deleted because other posts in the thread were removed, and without them, your comment would not make sense.

    If you wish to submit a question about a specific comment, I can ask the Moderator to explain why it was removed.

    Thanks,

    Mervin
    Administrative Assistant
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  • Thanks Mervin.

    There is no particular article to reference. None of my posts have stayed up in the last 13 days.

    I'll post a comment then in about 10 or 15 minutes the post is gone... vanished. All of them are gone for the last 13 days.

    Traditionally if a mod deletes a post there would be a note that said "this comment has been deleted." But that is not there.

    The others posters can see it temporarily . I posted a questions asking if my posts are being deleted and got a confirmation from other posters that indeed the seem to just disappear.

    I requested a clarification from a mod in a post and that disappeared with no explanation.

    If Charisma is asking christians to leave because they are disagreeing with other christians i can leave as it is their rules... i would just like an explanation

    If it helps i commented on this article

    http://www.charismanews.com/culture/4...
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  • today after a post in

    http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/i...

    it says "Hold on, this is waiting to be approved by Charisma News. "

    this was my post:

    ""Again, this does not mean that same-sex attractions and desires are not
    deeply rooted in some people's lives, nor does it mean that they chose
    to be gay. (You can choose to act on your attractions but that doesn't
    mean you chose to have the attractions.)"

    I think this may be a major intellectual stepping stone for Dr Brown. Now he must correlated one's thought with what Jesus said was sin... "thoughts".

    Theses "thoughts" or "attractions" that one did not choose seem to confirm the very thing Dr Brown is denying. If god made you that way then condemns you for the "attraction one did not choose" there is certainly a contradiction in one's scriptural interpretation."

    The post, nor any post for the last 13 days, does not show in my profile that documents all my posts.

    after 25 minutes the entire post now is gone with no trace. No mention that the post was deleted... just gone.
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  • Dear Peter,

    I just approved the comment you copied above.  The Disqus system seems to be automatically marking a number of your comments as spam.  I am sending you a link to a page on the Disqus website that gives several reasons why that may happen.  I do not know for certain, but it could be because you have posted a lot of very short comments.  The system may interpret that as spamming.  Also, when you post several comments that are similar in content, the system may also interpret that as spamming (e.g. when you posted several comments about why your comments were being deleted).  

    As far as why some comments are actually deleted, I do not know, beyond what I mentioned before.  If certain comments in the thread are deleted, yours may also be deleted (although there may be nothing wrong with them) because without the other comments, yours would not make any sense.

    Here is the link about comments marked as spam:

    https://help.disqus.com/customer/portal/articles/569646-why-are-my-comments-disappearing-

    I hope this offers some explanation.

    Mervin
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  • ok thank you.

    I do see the post on my profile now.

    Anything else i need to do?
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  • Dear Peter,

    Nothing else to do.  Just keep in mind that too many short posts or posts similar in nature may be tagged "spam" by the system.

    Mervin
    • Mervin, I've posted 2 questions about my comments being marked as spam (5 days ago and 9 days ago) without any response. My 2nd message refers to checking with Disqus vis-a-vis their policy and being referred back to this web site as well as noting a comment between two other uses about systematically downvoting my comments.. My comments on other Disqus affiliated sites are not being marked as spam and deleted - that's only happening on Charisma.

      If i'm going to continue to be effectively blocked because everything I post goes to spam and is deleted, I'd like to know so I can delete my account and go away. If not, I'd like to continue to engage in these forums. What's the story?

      Posting as GulfCoastGamer email: gary@gcgdi.com
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  • Why are my posts being systematically deleted and also on approval, then deleted and some marked as spam? The "spam" is not the short posts, where I may often post a word or two of agreement or encouragement to someone, but they are more wordy comments, that are germane to the topic and NOT spam.. I have had MANY posts deleted and interrupted today, and I have over 100 notifications waiting but if I am banned I want to delete my account, but I want to know why I am being treated like this.

    This is upsetting, to say the least.
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  • Nancy , you may have to make a new thread for your question to be addressed buy mervin
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  • Thanks, Peter, I think I did do that, and the problem was rectified in due course. God bless.
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