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  • I agree - as long as the content doesn't violate the rules of the form, it should not be deleted. The moderator may post a note to this thread saying that such and such things are not welcomed and the OP will do better next time.
    Premature optimization is the root of all evil in programming. (c) by Donald Knuth

    Naomi Nosonovsky, Sr. Programmer-Analyst

    My blog
    Sunday, February 14, 2010 7:38 PM
    Moderator
  • Hello Tezler,

    This thread still exist however the reason why you're not seeing it is because the thread has been deleted by the moderator. I suggest reaching out to the moderators on that Forum to understand why it was deleted. Moderators can undelete the thread.

    Thanks.
    Forums Test Lead
    Thursday, January 14, 2010 11:01 PM
  • I just took care of undeleting ths post and will follow up with Mike to determine why it was deleted. 

    Thanks-
    Alcia
    Program Manager, Server and Tools Online Operations Team
    Saturday, January 16, 2010 12:14 AM
  • I think I'd rather see effort to edit the punctuation (or words we don't like) rather than delete the posts. We enable and allow moderators to edit posts or titles if need be.  Can we start doing this instead of deleting them?
    Community Forums Program Manager
    Sunday, February 14, 2010 7:17 PM
    Answerer

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  • Can some admin of the forum please help?

    Google did index the content in the short time it was available!

    http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=Anomaly+with+lookup+fields+in+CQWP%2C+one+causes+it+to+error+whilst+the+other+works&meta=&aq=f&oq=
    Monday, January 11, 2010 9:02 AM
  • Hello Tezler,

    This thread still exist however the reason why you're not seeing it is because the thread has been deleted by the moderator. I suggest reaching out to the moderators on that Forum to understand why it was deleted. Moderators can undelete the thread.

    Thanks.
    Forums Test Lead
    Thursday, January 14, 2010 11:01 PM
  • How do I reach out? I can't seem to find a contact for them. I don't want to post another thread either titled "where is my thread". There was nothign wrong with it and am struggling to understand why any moderator would delete it.
    Friday, January 15, 2010 9:19 AM
  • I just took care of undeleting ths post and will follow up with Mike to determine why it was deleted. 

    Thanks-
    Alcia
    Program Manager, Server and Tools Online Operations Team
    Saturday, January 16, 2010 12:14 AM
  • It was deleted because of the ! at the end of the Title.

    I have in the sticky post at the top of the (SharePoint) General and Setup/Admin forums a long list of attention grabbing devices that I do not accept in Titles.

    These include

    more than one question mark
    one or more exclamation marks
    ending with several "."s

    as well as including words like urgent / asap etc. in the Titles.


    Titles are for problem descriptions. Threads should attract attention based on the fact that the problem description is good - not on the fact that the user added some attention grabbing words or characters.

    Mike Walsh

    (sorry for the delay, I was on holiday for several weeks and only just saw this)


    P.S. You need to give a reason when deleting. The reason given by me was "! in Title".  (Just checked the thread and that reason is still listed)

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    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Sunday, February 14, 2010 3:54 PM P.S. added
    Sunday, February 14, 2010 3:50 PM
  • I think I'd rather see effort to edit the punctuation (or words we don't like) rather than delete the posts. We enable and allow moderators to edit posts or titles if need be.  Can we start doing this instead of deleting them?
    Community Forums Program Manager
    Sunday, February 14, 2010 7:17 PM
    Answerer
  • I agree - as long as the content doesn't violate the rules of the form, it should not be deleted. The moderator may post a note to this thread saying that such and such things are not welcomed and the OP will do better next time.
    Premature optimization is the root of all evil in programming. (c) by Donald Knuth

    Naomi Nosonovsky, Sr. Programmer-Analyst

    My blog
    Sunday, February 14, 2010 7:38 PM
    Moderator
  • > I think I'd rather see effort to edit the punctuation (or words we don't like) rather than delete the posts

    I used to do this. I did it for at least a year. It did indeed take considerably more time - you not only have to edit the title you need to say why you are doing it and ask the poster not to do it again..

    However the main point was that apart from that single post it had no effect. The same poster invariably (with few exceptions) continued to post questions using exactly the same attention grabbing device. (Requiring the same additional time to edit those posts too)

    So I started deleting posts when I saw that the same poster had continued to use the same technique over and over again. To do this I needed to keep track of which poster had posted using these techniques. That too took a lot of unnecessary effort and led to non-consistent results.

    Since I started just deleting posts like these the posters very quickly appreciate that this isn't something they should so and stop doing it.

    My conclusion is that deleting posts where people are trying to push themselves to the top of the queue with techniques like these works.

    ----------------------------------------

    If you look at the SharePoint (pre-2010) forums they are by and large free of anything but sensible Titles. If you look at some other forums you can find competition where if say three question marks in a Title become commonplace, some people then start using five (and so on).

    Mike Walsh


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    Complete Book Lists (incl. foreign language) on each site.
    Monday, February 15, 2010 6:48 AM
  • >I agree - as long as the content doesn't violate the rules of the form,

    As I wrote I spell out in two sticky posts (at the top of the two main forums of the set - I don't want to use up valuable screen space by posting these sticky posts in all forums in the set) that these techniques are not acceptable.

    FAQ sites: (SP 2010) http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com; (v3) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com and (WSS 2.0) http://wssv2faq.mindsharp.com
    Complete Book Lists (incl. foreign language) on each site.
    Monday, February 15, 2010 6:50 AM
  • Would it be easier to just remove the ! from the title instead? Not everyone checks sticky posts at the top.
    Premature optimization is the root of all evil in programming. (c) by Donald Knuth

    Naomi Nosonovsky, Sr. Programmer-Analyst

    My blog

    Agree with Naom :-)  I too faced this problem recently.  An "!" should not be the reason at all. Unless the Forum Application bombs with this character.

    Thanks,
    Kamlesh
    Monday, February 15, 2010 6:26 PM
  • I understand your point about taking a valuable time - but then just ignore such posts and let other moderators to deal with them.

    IMHO, deleting (especially for new users) is a bit of a cruel gesture.
    Premature optimization is the root of all evil in programming. (c) by Donald Knuth

    Naomi Nosonovsky, Sr. Programmer-Analyst

    My blog
    Monday, February 15, 2010 6:40 PM
    Moderator