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Dinahmo Fri 26-Feb-21 11:59:43

I've noticed one thread that I responded to had been deleted because GN are "looking into it". This is the first time I've seen these although I have read elsewhere about deletions. My question is - do they ever explain their reasons?

nanna8 Fri 26-Feb-21 12:26:58

My experience is they simply disappear and a couple of days later you realise they are no longer there. I neither know and don’t really care why. Their prerogative as owners I think.

sodapop Fri 26-Feb-21 13:06:15

I know the one you mean Dinahmo think there were some doubts cast on the veracity of the OP. Hope you can read this quickly as I expect it will be deleted.

Rufus2 Fri 26-Feb-21 13:15:24

. My question is - do they ever explain their reasons?
Yes! if you ask for an explanation by personal email; not by PM!

Galaxy Fri 26-Feb-21 13:20:37

I dont know the thread you are talking about, and don't want to know smile but it has been quite unusual on here recently, I think there is quite a lot of storytelling going on.

M0nica Fri 26-Feb-21 13:27:14

Some of them are spam. I have reported a couple in the last week. Title and sender's name with nothing else listed, may not sound like spam, but if you had seen the text it was clearly someone trying to sell something,

NellG Fri 26-Feb-21 13:33:10

If it's the one that had the massively long dodgy looking link, I suspect it's gone because it had a massively long dodgy looking link.

Dinahmo Fri 26-Feb-21 13:51:45

It was about a friend visiting.

NellG Fri 26-Feb-21 13:55:29

Dinahmo

It was about a friend visiting.

Oh, I commented on that one too. I didn't think there was anything wrong with it, the poster interacted perfectly appropriately I thought.

We might be on dodgy ground though, I don't think we're 'allowed' threads about threads so this one might go too.

But as it's still here, I'm curious as to why anyone would think that one was an issue?

Rufus2 Fri 26-Feb-21 14:02:25

I don't think we're 'allowed' threads about threads so this one might go too

Not if you stick to answering the OP's question! grin

Atqui Fri 26-Feb-21 14:10:59

I’m afraid my natural curiosity makes me wonder about threads that disappear, particularly if I look for one and it’s gone.

MissAdventure Fri 26-Feb-21 14:12:17

As far as I know, a message is always left where a thread is deleted, giving the reasons.

Galaxy Fri 26-Feb-21 14:39:39

I imagine it takes quite a while to check things out behind the scenes.

Marydoll Fri 26-Feb-21 15:04:27

If you can remember the name of the title, you can Google, to find the reason. You won't find the thread of course.

BlueBelle Fri 26-Feb-21 15:45:16

Is this the one about the woman being in the kitchen in her frillies with the posters husband ...I did wonder about that one
😂😂😂

NellG Fri 26-Feb-21 15:58:17

BlueBelle

Is this the one about the woman being in the kitchen in her frillies with the posters husband ...I did wonder about that one
😂😂😂

Why was that BlueBell? I'm genuinely interested to know why people thought it was bogus.

Has there been a spate of outlandish posts on here before?

Sorry Rufus2 enquiring minds and all... hahaha.

M0nica Fri 26-Feb-21 17:18:37

MissAdventure I clicked on a removed thread this afternoon. All it said was This thread has been deleted by GNHQ for breaking our forum guidelines.

This is what it always says, no matter what the reason for removing the thread.

Millie22 Fri 26-Feb-21 17:24:18

It's the ones that can be utter nonsense and usually easy to spot. There's another current one.

Galaxy Fri 26-Feb-21 17:26:41

Yes very easy to spot. I am not sure if the people posting think we were born yesterday.

Lucca Fri 26-Feb-21 17:37:27

BlueBelle

Is this the one about the woman being in the kitchen in her frillies with the posters husband ...I did wonder about that one
😂😂😂

Was it Meghan ?

NellG Fri 26-Feb-21 17:38:24

Galaxy

Yes very easy to spot. I am not sure if the people posting think we were born yesterday.

I wasn't but I've not seen a scenario yet that, even if a little unusual, I haven't got a RL reference to. But then given the things I've done for a living I suppose I've been exposed to the more...er...unusual side of life. Or am I naive?

What kind of things do you spot that would make you suspicious? If you don't mind taking the time to answer.

BlueBelle Fri 26-Feb-21 17:48:10

I doubt you ve been exposed to anything more than any of us NellG
In the past we have had people pretend for pages and pages that a poster has died is that weird enough for you
We ve had people getting contact from ‘ heaven’ and spinning some grieving people along
I could go on and on but I expect this will be quickly deleted

NellG Fri 26-Feb-21 17:55:32

BlueBelle That's what I was thinking, I can't have seen 'more' than many of you. I was just trying to find a reason why I might not recognise something that many of you might find glaringly bogus. I'm sorry if my post offended you, it wasn't intended that way.

BlueBelle Fri 26-Feb-21 17:59:29

It didn’t offend me at all why would it ?
You asked a question I answered with a couple of ‘for instances’

NellG Fri 26-Feb-21 18:36:05

BlueBelle I've fallen foul of a few posters here, so having not interacted with you much was just being cautious, and as it's a bit of an odd subject just wanted to make sure I wasn't pushing something. Plus what you said about the weirdness/people pretending people had died made me think perhaps it might be a sensitive subject. It's just hard to 'read' tone sometimes.