Do some threads just DISAPPEAR?

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    I've been looking for the thread I started yesterday about looking for colorant, and it's not here. At first I just thought it was being moved because it became more of a discussion than a classified, but I don't see it, anywhere!
     
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    I BELIEVE so, but as I stated, it did become a discussion about colorants.
     
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    Never hurts to message a moderator and ask.
     
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    Thanx, maybe one will reply here, as I am not really sure who they are yet! It's really not a big deal at all, I'm just curious as to if I've either done something wrong and it got deleted, or if it just went "poof"!!
     
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    It didn't go poof, if its missing, and it seems to be, there was a reason for it being deleted.

    some of the mods are shunt2011, lsg, IrishLass, Relle
     
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    Thank you!!
     
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    It looks like one of the admins deleted it because of a rule violation.
     
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    I REALLY wish you mods had a policy of sending a message to someone when you delete one of their threads or posts for rules violations (except spammers- they KNOW they're breaking rules already). Even just a quick one line 'post/thread deleted by a mod- rule violation' would be great!
     
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    It matters to me only in that if I did something wrong, I need to know so that I don't do it again! I suspect it's because I made it chat about colorants rather than sticking to a "looking to buy".
     
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    That is a good suggestion. I think that I always try to send a pm explaining, if I haven't listed the reason in the "reason for deleting " box.
     
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    When I was a mod, I would usually send a pm. But it's also our responsibility as members to make sure that we are following the rules, rather than the responsibility of the modmins to do it for each user
     
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    Whereas I'm not sure that I broke any... although I believe my last post said something like, "we may need to move this thread." A forum that I belonged to, long ago, would occasionally move a thread in a situation where it started as one thing, then became another. My thread in the classies began as a 'looking to buy' colorants, to a discussion about colorants. Not a detelable offense, IMO, but I would like to know if that was the reason, or if it's something else completely.
     
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    You should contact Relle, since she is the one who deleted it and ask her, in a nice way of course, how you can prevent such a deletion in the future. I remember reading your post and maybe a response or two. I wasn't aware it was in the Classified section, though and from what I remember about it, it didn't seem to me like a 'Wanted to buy' kind of thread, but I may have not read it thoroughly.

    EDIT: Now I see how it was a 'rule violation':

     
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    I don't remember for sure if you had this disclaimer at the beginning of your post, but I kind of think it wasn't there and may be the reason your thread was removed.

    The following disclaimer must be posted at the beginning of each sale, trade, co-op, pre-buy, fast buy, garage sale, ad or other similar transactions:

    DISCLAIMER: SMF is not responsible for any sale, trade, co-op, pre-buy, fast buy, garage sale, ad or other transactions between members. All parties enter into transactions at their own will/risk.
     
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    I wondered that too, as 'in search of' doesn't fit any of the above descriptions, I imagine that it falls under 'similar transactions '. I'm beginning to get annoyed now, that the 'deleter ' hasn't come forward and said!!
     
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    Well, if the delete was by Relle, she is in Australia so maybe the time difference. The mods here do a good job, and I have found them to be responsive when they need to be. And I would also guess that, yes, your request would fall under the 'transactions between members' umbrella.
     
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