Has This Ever Happened to You?

i commented on a particular story the other day (i wont mention what it was here) but i noticed today that the comment is gone.  unless one deletes their own comments, how do they get deleted? can the writer of the story delete them? just curious, because this isn't the first time this has happened to me.  the last time it happened i got $hit on by a lot of people saying that i had no backbone for taking back my original statement, when i had nothing to do with it. 

curious & curiouser,


trixi trixi
41-45, F
4 Responses Feb 19, 2008

well, i believe that this is an open forum. anyone that submits a story here is basically asking for all types of comments. they should realize that they're not just going to get comments from those who totally agree with them. to me, it's closed-minded. i don't always agree with comments people leave me either, but that doesn't mean i'm going to shun them for their opinions or fail to answer legitimate questions from someone who is obviously just curious. i could see it if it was a nasty, hateful, judgemental comment, but a valid question??? come on, grow up.

It used to be that the only person who could delete comments was the person who wrote the comments. <br />
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When they introduce the ability of the author to delete comments, it was a bit controversial. So far though, EP seems largely intact for it. I think if people aren't in the fr<x>ame of mind to have comments that are direct inquiries about their story, your chances of getting the sort of quality of answer you might have been hoping would have been pretty low in any case. :)

thanks. i didn't know that anybody else could delete your comments (well except maybe EP if necessary). plus, if youre asking a valid question out of curiosity, and you get deleted instead of responded to, it shows immaturity i think. but that's just my humble opinion.

Three people can delete comments, to my knowledge:<br />
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1) The person who made the comment<br />
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2) The person who wrote the original story<br />
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3) EP<br />
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Also, people are odd. Maybe if they are so concerned with courageousness, <i>they</i> can make the point...