Thread Was Deleted as Duplicate

Maice

HIME
Mar 5, 2013
4,631
20
United States
Hello,

One of the threads I started was deleted due to it being a "duplicate". Based on my possibly limited understanding of the word "duplicate", my understanding is this was not since a duplicate would indicate exact same content.


a. Title was different
b. Text of first post was different
c. Majority of pictures inside first post were different


Now if your definition would not fall under the above, I suppose I could respect that. In my world, duplicate means exactly the same (blasted IT definitions).



So what is the point of this? Either do not use the word duplicate, or refine your definition to make it more precise.

As you can imagine, this little action did put a damper on my Mother's Day as my lovely DH and daughter even went through the trouble of taking additional pictures with and for me.


Thank you.
 

Maice

HIME
Mar 5, 2013
4,631
20
United States
Additionally, I did not find the duplicate post item in the rules. Not that it matters so much I suppose - but if you would be referencing rules as to the reason why a thread was deleted, it would be nice if it was actually in the rules.


All just honest feedback from a marginally dismayed member.


Thank you.




PurseForum Rules

General Posting Rules
  • Politics or discussions of religious nature are not permitted.
  • Be nice, treat fellow forum members with respect. Do not call names. Should you disagree with someone else's opinion, settle the argument maturely. Attacks on other members will not be tolerated.
  • Respect TPF's Administrators and Moderators. You are bound to follow their instructions and directions.
  • Only one registered nickname per user. Additional, active nicknames are not permitted and will be banned along with the original.
  • Should you have a problem with a member or post, send the member a Private Message (PM) or optionally, report the post to a Moderator using the 'Report This Post' link. Do not take your complaint to the public forums.
  • Keep threads on topic. Start threads in the most appropriate forums.
  • No profanity or cursing are tolerated.
  • Observe all COPYRIGHT LAWS, TOS's and NDA's when posting copyrighted material. If the material belongs to someone else, please credit the original author. Do not post messages that violate Federal, State, or Local laws which include, but are not limited to, anything that violates a copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or is bound by NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement).
  • Do not post materials if you do not have permission to distribute them electronically or otherwise. This includes posting images directly from a website (hotlinking).
  • The PurseForum staff keeps track of users who upload infringing material or post links to infringing material and, in appropriate circumstances, suspends repeat infringers (those who have posted infringing material on at least one prior occasion).
  • No posting of or linking to materials of pornographic nature.
  • No shouting (excessive use of capitalized letters).
  • Posting in English only. Please refrain from excessive text message shorthand posting (or text speak).
  • Linking to or promotion of other fashion-related online forums or groups is prohibited. However, referencing another forum via a link to credit an original author of a story, information or image is permitted.
  • Links to your own blog in posts is not permitted. Blog links belong in your signature, only.

Counterfeits / Fakes
  • The PurseForum community takes a strong stand against counterfeit goods.
  • Only post authentic items.
  • Do not knowingly post fakes or link to websites selling counterfeits ("Fakes threads" and "Authenticate This" threads excluded).

Ad Blockers

Any discussion of AD BLOCKING software/plugins or instruction for using ad blocking regarding this forum or any other discussion in general of attempting to block advertisement will result in an immediate permanent ban on your account. This is not done lightly, rather deliberately to deny access to those who choose to utilize this forum, but not support our sponsors. A forum of this size costs a lot of money to cover hardware, bandwidth and employees so we ask for such discussions not to take place here.


Buying/Selling on tPF
  • Public selling/buying/trading is not permitted. Threads of WTS or WTB nature will be locked or deleted.
  • Soliciting your items for sale or desire to buy via Private Messages is prohibited.
  • Linking your own auctions is not permitted, in posts, signatures or otherwise. This includes eBay, Bonanzle, eCrater, iOffer and other auction-type sites.
  • Offering to obtain goods for others or requesting for others to buy goods for you is not permitted.

Promoting your business & listings
  • Store/business promotions in form of signature or profile links are only permitted for well established members with 300+ posts and 3+ months of membership.
  • Soliciting via Private Messages or spamming the forums with links to your business is prohibited.
  • For advertising opportunities, please contact an Administrator.



Signature Rules

  • Limit the total area occupied by your signature to approximately 400 pixels wide by 300 pixels tall (including images and text).
  • Animated GIFs (other than smilies) are no longer permitted.




  • Links to personal blogs/web sites are fine. However, links to fashion forums are not permitted.
  • Links to your commercial web site for established members (3 months & 300 posts minimum) only.
  • Absolutely no links to sites selling/promoting counterfeit items.
  • Do not use overly large fonts or more than 5 smilies.
 

Swanky

Admin
Admin
O.G.
Jan 12, 2006
86,149
5,864
Hi!

Our policy is to not allow duplicates. Duplicates can be a duplicated a number of ways. . .
-exact same topic copy and pasted in more than one place
-same topic, different verbiage, but obviously the same topic

We don't allow them because, for example, if 5 people post a thread about, say, a black Boy Chanel and they all ask basically if we like them, then we have the same basic topic over and over.

When one member does it people feel sort of "spammed" for lack of better term.

I saw your threads, they were both about the exact same reveal of a snake Prada bag. There would be no real reason to post a thread revealing the same bag twice. KWIM?

HTH?
 

Maice

HIME
Mar 5, 2013
4,631
20
United States
Hi!

Our policy is to not allow duplicates. Duplicates can be a duplicated a number of ways. . .
-exact same topic copy and pasted in more than one place
-same topic, different verbiage, but obviously the same topic

We don't allow them because, for example, if 5 people post a thread about, say, a black Boy Chanel and they all ask basically if we like them, then we have the same basic topic over and over.

When one member does it people feel sort of "spammed" for lack of better term.

I saw your threads, they were both about the exact same reveal of a snake Prada bag. There would be no real reason to post a thread revealing the same bag twice. KWIM?

HTH?

I can see your point, though to share, my main intent though was different for the two as one was in the Prada subforum upon purchase, and the other was to share it as a Mother's Day gift with a bigger audience and yes, different pictures and different text altogether - so it may be the same bag, but strictly speaking it would not be defined as a duplicate. I see people posting the same bag in their In Action and What You are Wearing Today pics across the board - also, people do a reveal in a subforum but still post pics in the Recent Purchases thread. If you now refine your definition then much better, and do share that to a broader audience - the definition refinement may have been addressed by your response above. However, it does not address the second item I pointed out - where is it exactly in the current rules list, this entire duplicate post item?


The thread deletion is moot at this point since it's done. My point now would be that it would be good if you would perform an action and reference something, that it's actually there. You might want to ensure your rules list is always updated and has the rule/s you reference at the time you reference them.


The point of me posting feedback was not necessarily to bemoan the actual deletion - it was the lack of concrete reference for such action, since as I mentioned, when I checked your rules list, I did not even see it there. Next was the definition ambiguity (which you may have now addressed).


Thanks.
 
Top