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Old 30.07.2015, 17:54
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My welcome messages to new members are NOT fluff

So seen as this is the "complaints corner" I HOPE it is okay to post this message here. Also I need to get this sorted asap and seen as I can't PM yet (not after 22.00 again) this is the only way.

I was really (shockingly) surprised when I just looked in my inbox.

Apparently a few (5) of my welcome messages to new members were deleted by a moderator of this forum.

Reason : Fluff?!?

Just to make this very clear:
1.My welcome messages to these members are genuine!
2.I have no hidden agenda to 'cheat' on posting 10 genuine topics before becoming a 'normal' member.
3. I am not a spammer

Djeezus, all this hassle for what?
My only 'crime' -your honor- was being friendly, it's an Irish thing.

It would had been nice to ask me first before deleting my messages, disregarding it as 'fluff'.

And sorry, I didn't study all the 'rules' of this forum yet.

I wonder how long it will take to delete this message now....
Old 31.07.2015, 20:17
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Re: My welcome messages to new members are NOT fluff

Just a quick note on the way things might more normally have gone.

1. Post(s) reported by member(s) - lots of posts from a new member not really saying anything often means they're only here to flog something. We probably get 10-20 such reports every day.
2. Mod takes a look, maybe once or twice per day sees a lot that are typical of this sort of thing, and deletes them with a short explanation.
3. Occasionally, a genuine new member PMs the mod with a question about why they were deleted, explaining that they're not spammers at all, and were just trying to be helpful, friendly or both.
4. Posts are reinstated with an apology and an explanation as to why we take such action.
5. New member goes away happy, with a little more understanding of the way things are, all posts and reputation intact.
6. Nobody else is involved in or even aware of the process; the original post reporter assumes we've looked into it and dealt with it appropriately.

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