Um, why?

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The thread I made about gifting MoP to a guild member....which got 7 pages worth of responses has been deleted. I was in the process of responding when it happened.

I'm fairly new to the forums so I'm unsure as to why it got deleted?
Most likely due to certain responses in it. The last I saw it was tailing off into discussions about welfare and disability and all kinds of crap being thrown around :(

Also, please note you're not supposed to discuss deleted threads (mostly because the usual discussion is to complain about them being deleted). There's a sticky somewhere explaining how to contact Blizz to ask them about the deletion.
11/26/2012 05:59 PMPosted by Alelsa
Most likely due to certain responses in it. The last I saw it was tailing off into discussions about welfare and disability and all kinds of crap being thrown around :(


That's kind of what I assumed but I like to know for sure so I know what I can and can't post around here.
11/26/2012 06:00 PMPosted by Arlisia
That's kind of what I assumed but I like to know for sure so I know what I can and can't post around here.

Check this thread out. It'll cover most things.
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/900930866

Also, Like Alelsa mentioned, ever legitimate threads can get deleted/locked for things that the denizens of the forums posts, regardless of the OPs efforts.
If you have questions about a certain post being deleted, write to:

wowreportedpost@blizzard.com

The moderation staff knows the answer, we don't. And they don't like threads about moderation.
Okay, found the addy

wowreportedpost@blizzard.com

edit: got beaten to it :)
11/26/2012 06:01 PMPosted by Crepe
The moderation staff knows the answer, we don't. And they don't like threads about moderation.


It's kinda like fight club. You don't talk about it.

But yeah. What the gnome said.
I'll just go with my assumptions on the fact it went way off topic.
Basically, the thing with WoW is that whenever something nice happens, you can guarantee there'll be some jerks out there just waiting for the chance to ruin it.
11/26/2012 06:03 PMPosted by Arlisia
I'll just go with my assumptions on the fact it went way off topic.


Yeah sometimes those super off topic forums get removed. Seems whenever it gets extra flame baity with the discussion. But it's not always the OPs fault.
The first rule about forum moderation, is we don't talk about forum moderation.
Most likely due to certain responses in it. The last I saw it was tailing off into discussions about welfare and disability and all kinds of crap being thrown around :(

Also, please note you're not supposed to discuss deleted threads (mostly because the usual discussion is to complain about them being deleted). There's a sticky somewhere explaining how to contact Blizz to ask them about the deletion.

Pretty much this. Topics about the game are great, but when they become too political or are derailed, it's sometimes best to remove the thread or lock it.

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/900930866#2

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