A significant contributor who shall remain unidentified deletes posts shortly afterwards. It’s not done with the intent of correction, but for the purpose of limited viewing. I wonder what rationale warrants this behavior. It certainly not for the benefit of providing context for later viewers who might want to learn from the thread.
Maybe they figure that's they way to communicate around here when what's said isn't on the up and up?
I had a couple of co-workers who'd say things under their breath that weren't nice but could be heard if you were close enough. The very action of saying it made them feel big as if they accomplished something.
They spent a lot of time in the supervisors's office.
Conspiracy theories among trolls, argued about by trolls. Spelling mistakes by trolls, corrected (in the spirit of educating) by trolls. Disappearing trolls, egged on by trolls... and yet the hobby is shrinking. Hmmm.
If the point of posting is to contribute to a thread, then why delete the post? Are their actions regarding their contribution is that such posts are somehow time-sensitive and having only limited value that warrants deletion thereafter?
I’m not interested immediate responses; those who post and delete their post shortly thereafter are only interested in immediate responses.
I've deleted several threads. I create a thread when I'm looking for component suggestions to listen to or when I think it will benefit the Audiogon community as a whole. When my thread turns into senseless arguing in lieu of stating opinions and supporting them, I delete my thread.
I agree that one never knows who (author or system) deletes the posts. But I strongly suspect members are deleting their posts as the content doesn’t seem to warrant a deletion by another means pertaining to violating a system forum policy.
Don't be jealous, it took years for me to build myself up to 80%.
This may have already been mentioned, but I think that if a poster deletes his/her own post, it says something like "post removed and the date". But if the mods delete a post there is no evidence it was ever there in the first place..