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Why is my topic / thread deleted?

Jun 24, 2008   #1
hi, i recently post a topic using my other account. but it was always being erase. the one titles " essay check" the best invention. i don't know what is the reason, please let me know why so i can change the way i post it? it wasn't even copied i made it my own.

Jun 24, 2008   #2
This topic was erased because you already posted it here under another topic heading; as such there was no need for two postings.

Moderator, EssayForum.com
Jul 31, 2008   #3
Where are my Essays in the forum?

Where are my Essays in the forum? I need them today to finalize my online application.
Jul 31, 2008   #4
Good morning.

Where were they posted? Did you post them under another name? Under your current posting name it shows you have only made this single post. What was the title of your post or the content?

Moderator, EssayForum.com
Jul 31, 2008   #5
I had 2 essays posted under the same login name "Aries". I am afraid it is deleted or something happened. However, i posted both of my UC prompt # 1 and # 2 essays just right now again for review. I can't believe my essays are GONE!

Thanks a million for revewing them.
EF_Team [Moderator] 15  
Jul 31, 2008   #6
They were removed because most parts were copied from other websites.

Nov 28, 2008   #7
my essay was deleted from the list

Is there a way to figure out how my essay was removed from the list? i Posted it yesterday..help me pls
EF_Team [Moderator] 15  
Nov 28, 2008   #8
There could be two reasons:

1. Essay has already been posted here and you reposted it (we encourage posters to keep all messages related to one topic in one thread).

2. Essay has already been posted on another website.

Nov 28, 2008   #9
help pls

This is my third time to post and the third time to have my message deleted.. what is happening? I want to pass my exam and I need some help from you guys
EF_Team [Moderator] 15  
Nov 28, 2008   #10
Click on your "Member" profile link to find all your posts. Why do you open a new thread when you ask a question - that could be one of the reason your posts were deleted. All posts related to one topic/problem should be included in one thread.

Dec 26, 2008   #11
Where is my essay?

I posted a essay few days ago at " Undergraduate admission essay", but today I don't find it. Where has it been?
EF_Team [Moderator] 15  
Dec 26, 2008   #12
As far as I remember, it was plagiarized (or copied) from another website and thus removed.

Dec 26, 2008   #13
Oh, thank you I see, I remember I also registered on that website:)
EF_Kevin [Contributor] 129  
Dec 27, 2008   #14
Yes, we cannot have people put content here that also appears on other websites. Sorry!!!!

Oct 6, 2009   #15
why does this site hate me?

i keep posting my essay on FSU but it never shows up. It seems as if someone is deleting it, or maybe i am posting my work wrong. lol this whole situation is pretty odd all i want is some help with my essay. So if anyone can give me some information in regards to my problem i would really appreciate it thanks.
EF_Team [Moderator] 15  
Oct 6, 2009   #16
i keep posting my essay on FSU but it never shows up.

Because you ignore the thread title rules clearly posted at: essayforum.com/subject.html.

Posting "FSU Essay" as the title is useless and meaningless.

Oct 6, 2009   #17
thank you ill make sure my next post title is more detailed, also just out of curiosity is it mandatory for every EF reply to be brutal and belittling. It doesn't particularly brother me but there are some people in this world who are sensitive.
Oct 13, 2009   #18
just out of curiosity is it mandatory for every EF reply to be brutal and belittling. It doesn't particularly brother me but there are some people in this world who are sensitive.

Since you are using this site, I am assuming you are looking for criticism on you writing. There is a difference between constructive criticism and "brutal and belittling" remarks. I do not think anyone is intentionally trying to put someone else's writing down. As far as sensitivity goes, I would think most people would prefer to have some harsh criticism on this site rather than from their instructor. That is my opinion anyway.
EF_Team [Moderator] 15  
Oct 13, 2009   #19
I would think most people would prefer to have some harsh criticism on this site rather than from their instructor.

That's an excellent good point..

Oct 19, 2009   #20
Why is my thread deleted?

The title is something like 'U of Michigan essay---------------need help!'

posted several days ago.
EF_Sean [Moderator]  
Oct 19, 2009   #21
I don't know. I don't remember deleting it. Perhaps one of the other moderators did? Did it appear elsewhere on the web? Threads that contain material that has been posted elsewhere violate our TOS, and get deleted as a matter of course, even if you were the one who posted them in both locations. Could that have been it?
Oct 19, 2009   #22
No. It was the first time I put up my essay on the internet, also the first time I started a thread on essayforum.
So it is just missing....
EF_Team [Moderator] 15  
Oct 19, 2009   #23
Why is my thread deleted?

95% of all deleted threads are and will be deleted because they do not follow the new thread title instructions posted at: essayforum.com/subject.html. In many cases users who ignore this rule will be suspended as well.

Oct 27, 2009   #24
Why did my thread get deleted?

Dear EF Forum,
I cannot find my thread - 150 words soccer essay. Was it deleted?
Thanks in advance for answering...
EF_Team [Moderator] 15  
Oct 27, 2009   #25
If it was deleted, it means that you didn't follow the title rules.

Another possible reason - the posted essay has already been published elsewhere.

Oct 27, 2009   #26
Sorry - but can you check if you ever received it? It's the first time I posted anything and I might have screwed up. I can promise you that it wasn't published elsewhere and reading the title rules carefully, other more generic titles were not deleted.

Thanks again.
EF_Team [Moderator] 15  
Oct 27, 2009   #27
You need to read and understand the title rules. If the title is too general it will be removed too (and that was the case here).

Oct 27, 2009   #28
OK - thx for answering. At least, it appears you received it. I'll retry with a new title.
Nov 11, 2009   #29
I posted my two statements for my college application on the undergraduate admissions board for review.
I have absolutely no idea why they got deleted.
EF_Team [Moderator] 15  
Nov 11, 2009   #30
Two possible reasons:

1. You failed to follow or to understand these rules: essayforum.com/subject.html.

2. Your essay has already been posted elsewhere and you just copy-pasted the essay here. We don't allow that.

Dec 23, 2009   #31
I study media meant for mature audiences and I think my essay was erased because maybe you thought it was spam or inappropriate? I'm going to post it again because I really need help. Don't delete me, help me!
Dec 30, 2009   #32
"Save your work" and "follow the rules" - A rant about my thread getting deleted

I posted my essay, with the title of the prompt ("Northwestern Statement... Critiques?"), as multiple others have. But it got deleted. Sorry that I didn't have a creative enough title for you...

but guess what??? I wrote that version on here and was unable to save it except for ON THIS WEBSITE.

so thank you for going on a power trip, deleting my post, and effectively sabotaging my essay.

i thought that this website was for helping people with essays, not deleting them because you don't like the title.
Jan 3, 2010   #33
Due to my experiences,some of my essays are erased becasue i do not give a suitable prompt. That was a problem three months ago when i began joining Essayforum.

If i wrote an appropriate prompt, an essay would not be deleted

EF_Kevin [Contributor] 129  
Jan 8, 2010   #34
Hi Hailey,

I changed the title of this thread so that it might help others to avoid running into the same trouble you had.

You introduce two very important themes:
1. Don't just post your work to an online forum and expect that others will take care of it for you. Save it to your own computer, too!

2. Follow the rules at EF so that this online community can develop the way it is intended to develop.

I hope a lot of people read this thread so that it will help others to know that "Northwestern Statement... Critiques?"is not a descriptive enough thread title.

I'm really sorry about your lost progress. Nothing is worse than working hard on a piece of writing and then losing it...

Kind regards!

Jan 18, 2010   #35
I agree Hailey.

I have posted my essay twice, titled "FSU admission essay" and it has been deleted twice. I do not see how there is something wrong with that title. I just want to know how to make it flow better, I dont want somone to rewrite it for me. So I understand your frusteration.

E. Newman
EF_Team [Moderator] 15  
Jan 18, 2010   #36
"FSU admission essay" is a meaningless and useless title for the reader. It also shows the writer has vague idea about his/her own work. Imagine you have 1,000 posters and each titles their thread about the same; how would you determine the CONTENT of the essay? That's why you need to carefully study essayforum.com/subject.html if you don't want your thread to be removed without notice.
Jan 18, 2010   #37
You should have saved it onto your computer :(

And I understand the whole rule on subject titles because it helps the readers and the moderators to distinguish between essays. You should have put a part of your topic sentence or your essay's main points on the title. When you start a thread, it even gives you a warning.
Jan 18, 2010   #38
That's understandable, and I understand where you're coming from on the whole frustration bit...

Though you should have definitely have saved it on your computer & you can't blame the website for that.
Feb 12, 2010   #39
Are threads deleted after they're responded by a moderator? I posted a thread, it's still in my favorites but it's not listed in the "my threads" folder
EF_Team [Moderator] 15  
Feb 12, 2010   #40
"My threads" is still in beta mode; you may use "My favorites" instead to track threads you replied in.

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