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sunseekr Apr 22nd, 2010 07:31 PM

Reason why topic was deleted? Moderators?
 
Did I miss something here? Why did the forum topic questioning the bias of some poster's advice get deleted? I will say that after asking the question myself I thought about it more, and it makes perfect sense. If you love a place, and are passionate about it then of course you will seem a little biased, but that's not necessarily a bad thing as long as we don't sharply criticize the advice given by others.

Kristen1206 Apr 23rd, 2010 03:44 AM

I was wondering the same thing. That was a post I was following and interested in hearing people's responses to. I think all of the responses in that thread (my own included) were valid and well thought out. There was no bashing or rudeness.

virginia Apr 23rd, 2010 04:20 AM

i miss katie too. new editor seems a smidge over zealous.
i think the reasoning is that OP made it quite clear who he/she was referring to (i'm fairly dense and knew immed who he meant) & we're not supposed to critize a poster (as opposed to posters thoughts)
or something we didn't see was added to the thread...

sassy_cat Apr 23rd, 2010 05:20 AM

The OP named names and criticized the poster while using a 'pseudonym'! That's not allowed here which I think is fair.

AdamT Apr 23rd, 2010 06:35 AM

Hi, I was the editor who deleted the other thread. My reasoning was twofold. First, as stated above, registering under a new name specifically for the purpose of criticizing another member is not allowed. We can all agree to disagree here, but doing so should be done openly so that a healthy and constructive response can be made. I didn't like the idea of keeping a thread like that around.

Secondly, I researched the "biased" user's posts. We moderate a TON of spam on here every day, and I just didn't see the same pattern with those posts as I do with others. I think they just really liked one specific property!

I can definitely understand your frustration with a deleted thread like that, though--so next time I'll post my logic on the original thread before zapping it.

blamona Apr 23rd, 2010 06:42 AM

Makes sense. If the original post had actual user names (and not changed for the purpose of opening a discussion) it would seem like a more realistic discussion. That's why when I posted a response, I didn't try to hide who I was, only seems fair.

I thought there were some valid points, but understand the "creating an account to call someone out " deleted.

AdamT, thanks for letting us know, it's awesome you took the time to explain! 8-)

sassy_cat Apr 23rd, 2010 07:20 AM

good call AdamT. :)

virginia Apr 23rd, 2010 07:24 AM

hi adamt, thanks for explaining. really appreciate it!
if no one else has said it welcome to the caribbean boards.

Kristen1206 Apr 23rd, 2010 12:14 PM

Thanks for the explanation!

cmcfong Apr 23rd, 2010 12:52 PM

Makes perfect sense, Adam. Nice of you to take the time to explain!

Caribzack Apr 24th, 2010 04:11 AM

Thank you (again) Adam...
As I was the person being trashed for having an opinion (this is a forum people) and a passion for The Somerset (no financial interset--yet) and TCI in general, I thank the others for being honest (not the cowards that hid under a fake name) I have always posted honest thoughts and yes I love The Somerset but, I have also suggested other resorts.


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