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Show DN: WTF, DesignerNews just deleted my post without telling me...

over 6 years ago from , Designer

*Edit: It was an accident. Thanks for clarifying Max. Leaving for posterity and humility on my part.

Woke up today to try and reply to a comment that someone put on a post I made yesterday only to find that someone at DN has deleted it. It was a post to an article I wrote about responding to recruiters who ask you how much you are making right now.

You can read it here: What is your current salary?

Here what I find now when I try and go to respond to the person: Image alt

Boom, gone. No word, no communication, nothing.

Andrew, what kind of community are you trying to make here?

Here is proof that there was a post: Image alt

Deleting someones posts is not "Be Nice" but rather a strong "or else"

13 comments

  • A Paul, over 6 years ago

    The DN mods have said they're going to be cutting down on links to crappy Medium posts. Looks like they're doing their job.

    26 points
    • Josh Lee, over 6 years ago

      Thanks for reading it.

      1 point
    • Ed AdamsEd Adams, over 6 years ago

      From the looks of this article (I've only speed-read it, as I imagine the DN mods would do) , I'd be okay with stuff like this getting removed.

      6 points
      • Cody IddingsCody Iddings, over 6 years ago

        I think the author spent some time writing this, and it's valuable for people who are applying for jobs. If you didn't like the contents of the article, don't upvote it. But don't report it as spam!

        1 point
  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, over 6 years ago

    considering the reporting and spam tools are brand spanking new, this is much more likely a mistake than a conspiracy against you and the community.

    7 points
    • Josh Lee, over 6 years ago

      Pointing light on faulty user engagement is not saying there is a conspiracy.

      Granted if it is a mistake then cool, but more than the mistake it's the ethic that I have a problem with.

      If something is deemed not worthy or good for DN posts then let the person know what is going on, don't just delete it with no regard for the user.

      and Jim, when replying to someone's post dealing with feeling maligned it is better to err on the side of empathy rather than err'ing on the side of making me sound like I am crazy and there is a conspiracy.

      3 points
      • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

        a bit overdramatic and accusational here:

        Boom, gone. No word, no communication, nothing.

        Andrew, what kind of community are you trying to make here?

        7 points
      • Anthony Gibson, over 6 years ago

        I don't think anyone disagrees with you on the question of ethics, but considering there has been a lot of updates, err'ing on the side of empathy that this might have been an accident is probably a more appropriate way to start this discussion.

        3 points
      • Max LindMax Lind, over 6 years ago

        Hey Josh - sorry about that, looking into it now! Certainly a mistake on our end, not done purposefully. (Sidenote, your notifications did come through with our new reporting system )

        4 points
        • Josh Lee, over 6 years ago

          Hey Max, thanks for letting me know. Sorry if I came off rude. Been working on that. You're good people.

          0 points
  • Thompson GeorgeThompson George, over 6 years ago

    Reports this post as spam

    6 points
  • Aaron SagrayAaron Sagray, over 6 years ago

    They didn't fix the broken notifications when they delete posts. I see "1 Reply" from a comment I posted in this thread.

    4 points
  • Cody IddingsCody Iddings, over 6 years ago

    One of the few posts I read last night. Also DN will ban your account and you'll have no idea until you realize your comments and posts aren't being read by anyone else but yourself.

    Josh, your post wasn't spam.

    3 points