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Blue Biro's......

"And it was to this planet that unattended biros would make their way, slipping away quietly through wormholes in space to a world where they knew they could enjoy a uniquely biroid lifestyle, responding to highly biro-orientated stimuli, and generally leading the biro equivalent of the good life."


I am wondering where questions disappear to.... is that down a wormhole as well ? I answered a question yesterday and said I would check out something on my own laptop. Found what I wanted and went back to add that info to the answer but it seems it had quietly melted away. Down some wormhole somewhere I suppose with no chance of any information leaking back out. Even in my 'answered question' list in my account profile. Not returned using searches for my name or some of the text I knew from the question itself.

Has it been deleted I ask myself ? Has it been moderated out of existence ? How does one find out ?? Wouldn't it be nice to be told - perhaps in your notifications ???


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  • May 05, 2017 at 11:51 AM

    Try to find it in your browser cache, then open that link and you will get a message which eventually gives you more detailed information.

    I agree that it would be nice to have sometimes some more information, but if all moderated questions (usually FAQs) would still appear in various places visible to anybody then what would be the sense of moderation at all?

    And how would you feel if you found them and open it and get the message that it was deleted.

    As a moderator I have the opposite situation, I see all those questions in my followed activities and can't differentiate which one is already been taken care and which not. E.g. the tag SAP Forum has probably 500 questions, but 0 have survived as none had to do with this event about which this tag is.

    Maybe a small notification"Question hided by moderator" to all who had already participated could be a solution.

    Moderation happened in the past and there has not been any notification to the participants either, only to the author and to the person who created the alert.

    • May 08, 2017 at 07:23 AM

      thanks for the explanation Jurgen,

      I think what irked me about this one is that I got back to the hotel and then spent half an hour digging out the answer from my own documentation.....

  • May 08, 2017 at 07:07 PM

    If memory serves, in the Old SCN, when the reply got moderated together with the question the person replying also got notified. Not 100% sure though, but I vaguely recall getting a "rejected" notification when not specifically my post but the whole thread was deleted.

    • May 09, 2017 at 08:41 AM

      Nope, I don't think it worked that way. You only got info about your own moderated content. That's why we got some "Where did my reply go?!" questions in the support space and the answer was always "Because you replied to a FAQ and it got deleted.".

      Jürgen replied here on New SCN to this question somewhere and wrote the same thing.

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