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Troubling observations here at DP!

First of all this thread is not to create sympathy or pity in anyway for my thread titled, "Content on the Daily Paul is the opinion of the original poster, not necessarily of the Daily Paul", but I must point out something that disturbs me regarding it within the last 2 hours.

The post had basically been benign for several days without any additional comments or votes that could be observed. Within the last two hours I posted a comment in hopes of bringing it alive to the point of receiving a 20th vote, which in turn would allow it to make the board. The information and comments are important and people here should know that their posts are either bought or given to Google under their user-names and made public...I can find all my posts with exception to 403'd posts, which are wiped from existence altogether.

I was trying to educate people here and new posters/joiners of the site in case they hadn't bothered to read the DP rules/regulations, which I don't recall stating that their posts would be made public on a search engine such as Google.

Within approx. one hour I received 4 down-votes and it has been still since...this seems rather disturbing, considering the number of comments and votes previously apportioned upon initial posting.

One question: do the mods here have the ability to manipulate votes? If so, would such a thread be a good one to downvote to avoid any further public attention or dissemination of ideas?

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SteveMT's picture

The mods did not conspire against you.

There is a time and a place for threads like yours. This is not one of those times. Let this go is my advice. Everyone has got one and only one vote. That is all. There is no way or need to manipulate the voting.

Joη's picture

why would anyone assume content posted online isn't public?

you need to be told this???

And yes, mods manipulate votes, just as much as everyone else: one point at a time.

Maybe, just maybe, people don't like personal site drama posts?

And a six day old post isn't going to now appear anywhere on "the board" if that means the front page or the originals tab, no matter how many votes it gets, sorry.

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Jon...

... I just noticed skippy d just got deleted? Err... I am pretty sure he was a long time member...

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I Think

you might be assuming too much about the variety of readers, posters, commenters here vis a vis awareness of the differences between private/public sites and also content/comments. I know, for instance, when I comment at a number of other blogs, those are not made public. Depending upon the site and controls/permissions, content/comments may or may not be made public.

So yes, people probably need to be told (or reminded) as a simple matter of courtesy/heads up. What harm would it do?

Joη's picture

you can sign out and see the conversations

that's even clearer than putting it in a trivially ignorable guidelines page somewhere.

And that's why most people sign up, because they read a conversation & want to join it.

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?

Could you say that again? I'm not quite sure what you mean 'you can sign out and see the conversations ' ... Are you speaking about someone already signed up? If so, I'm not sure how signing out to see the conversations makes any difference to the fact those conversations can be found in browser searches, as it might matter to users who are unaware. But maybe I was just not understanding what you wrote.

I suppose you wouldn't have to bury the notice language but could find a way to have it visible. My guess is most folks don't think much about this issue these days, but like I said, I don't see how it could do harm and it would show good faith ... and for the people to whom it matters (and there are still some) it'd be useful.

Is your response a "no, it's not gonna happen" or "we don't need to do that?

Hi Jon....

Why do people trust our Government ? Why do people not assume McDonald's Coffee is supposed to be hot ?

Does this answer your question, lol. Which is why the nanny state is exploding, people must for liability reasons be told what is obvious these days lest they sue pretending they did not know, I would have though this common sense knowledge as well.

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I have observed posts that had been...

Out of sight for hours suddenly reappear, and these threads hadn't received any additional comments as far as I could see, I checked several times. In fact I've observed this so often of late I even inquired directly upon one of those " Magic " threads as to how they did it......
Paranoid...no, I'm just one man so I'm just annoyed.
Not that I'd care if a mod chose to resurrect a post, I'd only hope they would do so FOR ALL posts over a three day span of time. This would give those who weren't online when the original post ran a view of them, it might prevent double, or duplicate subject matters posts, and would help insure information that may have missed- but highly relevant to be brought into light.
I therefore think recycling EVERY post every eight hours, for a few days would benefit the community in general.

God Bless
Stēkō Parrēsia

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When You Inquired...

...did you get an answer? If so, what was it?

I think LibertyPoet's concern that the DP community know about the public availability of their name associated with content here is a valuable thing to know about. It should be known. If it's not posted somewhere on the site, I think it should be.

This seems like an appropriate item for the Mod Suggestion Box, LibertyPoet -- if you haven't already addressed it there. Thanks for the heads up.

The thread in question was

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velveetaunderground answered my question by stating self bumping was reason to be removed from the DP.
I said, this I know, I could care less about EGO bumps, I want to revive a post that was doing well.... But it's legs grew tired, Bla..bal....

And got no responses after that. ?

Had to look it up, thank God for archiving.

And I agree with your advice to Liberty Poet.

Drew, by the very grace of GOD through the blood of Christ Jesus.
"there shall come after us men whom shall garner great wealth using our system, and having done so shall seek to slam the door of prosperity behind them." George Washington

You sound like you're a paranoid idiot:

"I got down voted, is this a moderator conspiracy?"

Paranoid Idiot?

No, just observing odd inconsistencies based on prior consistencies and support/discussion of the thread...only when I sought a vote was it downvoted now 5 votes...it was close to hopefully educating others here, you know, like we're all here to do...help each other! Have you read the disclosures for the DP? They say nothing about posting your posts on search engines such as Google...I didn't post on Google, I posted here!

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For a self-proclaimed poet

You sure don't have a way with words.

"Inconsistencies based on

"Inconsistencies based on prior consistencies."

and

"posting your posts on search engines such as Google...I didn't post on Google, I posted here!"

Being particularly cringeworthy =D