Didja Miss Me?

Last Update: June 22, 2021

Whether or not you 'missed' me, the question is rhetorical.

You may or may not have noticed the lack of my comment posting on the boards since June 18. On that date is when I posted a comment to THREE posts on that day.

On June 19, following an email link to read one of Simone's posts, I wrote what I thought was an eloquent reply. The words flowed in a way that I had not seen in a while. It felt great!

However, when I hit send, the content I had written disappeared. It was replaced by the dreaded:

"Your writer Privileges have been revoked."

WHAAAAT!?

Yep, Have no idea as to why this happened......

I have a timeline....

I can pinpoint the number of times I posted a reply (three) within a short 2-hour window, and that within 8, EIGHT HOURS, my reply comment the next morning was struck down.

And What Did YOU do?

You report my content as spam...

My last blog post was on MAY 25th!

And you waited until now?

Instead of taking time to contact me via private message to share your concerns about my writing, you chose to be the coward, and simply hit the little gear, that drops down a menu, and select 'Report Spam'.

Did you know that you could simply HIDE content? What a concept!

And if it was not my blog, you felt the need to report one of my comments as spam?

In my defense, I check those last three comments, and none of them violated the TOS.

Cute little baby BUCK isn't he?

Saw him while on Hurricane Ridge, Olympic Mountain Range, WA state.

Rudy

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BrendaMZ Premium
Hi Rudy, sorry you had to go through that. Lesson learned. This also helps me to remind myself what the rules are. Now we know what to watch for. But it does happen to a lot of people. Hit the spam button then get writing privileges revoked. I would not like that at all, 😡🤬. Hope this won't happen to you again. Its gonna be a hot (extreme heat wave) one here over the weekend and early of next week Portland area and Seattle area. Stay cool.
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1Rudy1 Premium
The lesson is unknown...
And oh, yeah, the weather is going to be high 90s up here...stay hydrated!
Gonna buy a wading pool...grin

Rudy
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BrendaMZ Premium
Actually, the lesson learned you mentioned was in your convo with DianeS in where you stated, “only can post three blogs within 24 hour period’” and three times strike when threshold of report spam.” One got it once and still got write ban until Kyle changed the threshold. Must be those bots that are doing it. Carson recently changed the lay out. The dashboard looks mighty different. Did you noticed they removed the ask community question. The yes and no that we usually see after we write a question. Thats not there.
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1Rudy1 Premium
Oh. I see what you meant...yes, many changes, some moved. Algorithms need adjusting to work properly, or people will have writing revoked at the whim of others.
THAT is not right...

Rudy
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BrendaMZ Premium
Sounds like they are working on it. If it happens again you gave us advice on what to do when that happens to us. At least now I wont need to panic. If the numbers of write ban increases then there might be more rule changes as people do abuse the system sometimes not intentional. But other times its intentional and malicious, gotta watch out for those trolls.
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1Rudy1 Premium
Yes,I just saw the email from Carson with the newest updates. Will have to see them on my desktop, because I'm not getting good mobile view yet...
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Suzay Premium
Rudy,
Now if treason were the reason, that would be a reason.
Some body has an itchy trigger finger.

I don't understand why any one would be so judgmental.
Maybe they are heavy on the mental bento (take out) a take out order like lunch in Hawaii..AKA out to lunch, unfortunate that it is at some one else's expense. And you are a nice person, that is MYOB, minding your own business!

Some one is confusing the CO in community with the CO in Coward. Ya think?
Well the Universe San will dish it back to them in some form or another, so Rudy, let it go, so you can heal.

Forgive and Live!
Live and Learn, no live and Burn! They will trip their own trigger.

Yes it hurts for now, but all of us here are not cowards about how we LOVE you Rudy.
Zay
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1Rudy1 Premium
Thanks, Zay. It's all good.
Who knows why people do the things they do, right?

Rudy
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Dhind1 Premium
Wow, it is good to have you back.

I have seen the report as spam under the cog and I wondered who would ever use it. Now I know that at least some people do use it.

Having read all the comments, I am still mystified as to why someone would actually report something as spam here.

Also, I am surprised to learn that others have been banned for spam.

Alex
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1Rudy1 Premium
It is a mystery, to be sure...and I'm glad to be back, too!

Rudy
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Jimmyk16 Premium
Of course we missed you, good to see you back bro.

Have a great day.
Jimmy.
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ParthaB Premium
The clue is in the name...

You're sooooo Rude, Rudy, Hahaha.

Having had a recent discussion with someone who has already responded to this thread, I did say it no longer surprises who receives a "write ban" or has their writing privileges revoked.

I have been left somewhat bemused by the "report spam" WA algorithm.

I have heard various connotations of it during my time here, but still nothing is clear (to me) as to how many times you have to be reported as spam to receive a ban.

I will say that I believe that some members maybe a little "trigger happy" with the report spam button.

What is clearly unintentional and innocent to one person is highly offensive to another.

That being said, I have yet to ever have my writing privileges revoked during either of WA memberships.

I bet that surprises you, doesn't it?

Hahaha

If someone as opinionated and often controversial as me can "escape" and yet someone as chilled and fun-loving as you gets "captured", it shows there is no rhyme nor reason for receiving such a ban.

Brush yourself down, wear it as badge of honour, appreciate that you can't please all the people all of the time, and realise that you've now got one over on me, LOL.

Partha
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JoeRebisz Premium
Lol, does that mean I should be doubly honored...........NOT!!! Doubly pissed, yes :)
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ParthaB Premium
You probably deserve it Jester!!!

Hahaha

Love you really man.
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JoeRebisz Premium
LOL, I'll take that as the compliment I think it was meant to be :) Back at ya'!!
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1Rudy1 Premium
Absolutely, Partha...
And he was a cute little buck, too, with his baby antlers...

Rudy
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