Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#2485 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

All my reviews were deleted

Reported by: dm1000's profile dm1000 Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: General Keywords:


I would like to know why my reviews/comments were deleted. I dont think I broke any rules and everything I wrote was 100% accurate.

Change History (4)

#1 @Otto42
7 years ago

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

The meta trac is not the appropriate place to discuss moderation of the support forums.

However, your *single* review was indeed deleted by a moderator, for reasons given in the thread and which you are fully aware of as you discussed them with the moderator.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #forums by sam. View the logs.

7 years ago

#3 @dm1000
7 years ago

  • Resolution invalid deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

Why was the whole thread deleted, along with bunch of other threads with 1 star reviews?

#4 @Ipstenu
7 years ago

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

Please don't reopen this.

You were told why. However since you seem to require further edification, I will explain for posterity in public. Please note, we generally DO NOT do this, to spare your reputation. We feel everyone deserves a chance to learn from their mistakes, and public-shaming never helps this.

Your post Deceptive Business Practices was removed because while it is a valid review, you devolved into attacks on the developer and refused to stop when asked.

As we told you in #2462 (and in that post):

your continuing series of messages re “breeaking the end user agreement” are not being made public.

Instead of letting it go, as we recommended, you proceeded to abuse our system and users by continuing to protest in the wrong place (the forums). You need to discuss this with the company directly, not use us as an intermediary. To continue to do so, after being asked to stop, is a violation of OUR guidelines.

Your thread was deleted because you are acting inappropriately in public.

Your claim that 'a bunch of other threads' were deleted is inaccurate but that's due to a lack of information (which isn't your fault). We constantly oversee and moderate reviews on plugins and themes, and if the reviews are determined to be made in bad faith, such as by sock puppets or other automated systems, they are removed. This is a daily process. Primarily one and five star reviews are subject to this, as those are what are abused the most.

Please stop it. This is your second trac ticket, which remains the wrong venue for discourse. If you continue down this path, we will be forced to further restrict your access and we really don't want to. You have a beef with a company, take it up with them.

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