Deleting Posts?

R Langley

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Why do moderators delete useful post but fail to delete replicated post that naturally hurt the forums SEO? Just a question anxious to know the answer. You guys do know that deleting post only discourages posting but makes the moderators of the forum look unprofessional and makes users have a sense of distrust. Considering all the moderators here are hosting administrators and run hosting companies does anyone feel that some of the post being deleted are wrongly deleted. I've literally seen about 20 post in this forum already in the last week copied from WHT or LET not only that but users are allowed to spam simple questions that can be easily googled for the answers over and over again.

This thread might get deleted also, so I'm just going to take a screenshot of it.
 

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We don't allow members to copy other content from other sites/forums/blogs to the forum but we can accept if they post their own content from other sites to this site.

Why do moderators delete useful post but fail to delete replicated post that naturally hurt the forums SEO?
If you know about SEO then it doesn't matter if someone posts same question from other sites (of course is they are their questions) but we have new replies (new content) on their questions this forum, that's even help more.

If we have same questions and same replies from other sites that posted here, then that's a problem and people are posting same replies (copied content) can get warned or banned account.

We know when a member posts duplicated content and when they post useful content, it is easy to check that so that some of you don't need to post link to same question from other forums.

Of course, posting same questions are not encouraged but they are acceptable.

We had this rule in our forum rules

https://forumweb.hosting/296-web-hosting-forum-rules.html

• Do not copy from other sources such as websites, blogs or forums and paste into your reply box to answer. It's duplicated content so we will remove it immediately. (Except Special Offers and Marketplace, we can accept duplicated content for offers)

Thanks and regards,
~Alex
 

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Posts are deleted for various reasons. The most common reasons being plagerism or self promotion.

If one of your posts gets deleted, your welcome to contact a moderator for an explanation.

If you see a post that you feel should be deleted, please feel free to report the post so that we can take the appropriate action.
 

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Why do moderators delete useful post but fail to delete replicated post that naturally hurt the forums SEO? Just a question anxious to know the answer. You guys do know that deleting post only discourages posting but makes the moderators of the forum look unprofessional and makes users have a sense of distrust. Considering all the moderators here are hosting administrators and run hosting companies does anyone feel that some of the post being deleted are wrongly deleted. I've literally seen about 20 post in this forum already in the last week copied from WHT or LET not only that but users are allowed to spam simple questions that can be easily googled for the answers over and over again.

This thread might get deleted also, so I'm just going to take a screenshot of it.
Thanks mate for concerning about duplicated content on the forum but to be honest (as Alex said) we easily know who is writing unique content and who is copying content from other sources :).
If they posted same question/replies from other forum to this forum but they are their content then we can accept. If they copied content from other forums (that not owned by them) to make replies on this forum then will be deleted posts/warned and banned the account.

Why some users posted same questions on forums because they want to have more ideas/solutions/answers for their questions, they posted on a forum but they didn't get enough information for their questions then they can ask same question on other forums to have more ideas for their questions, I think that's ok and not a problem with our forum.

Are you sure members posted their questions on WHT or LET then they got enough information or the most useful information for their questions?
For a question we can have 101/1001 different answers if wanted, users can find out which answer is the best for you hence nothing is the best and they can ask their questions on different forums if wanted.

I'll wait for some members to respond outside of the forum moderating team.
I also wait for other opinions from members
but I think this rule is fair and members will agree because they could not want to rewrite their questions/replies when posting to the forum.
 

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I think the other Mods have explained it well enough and I agree with what they said.

If you are not happy with how something has been handled, then please contact a Mod to let them know about it. Of course, we want to get the balance right and try to keep EVERYONE happy! :great:
 
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