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Thu Aug 20, 2020, 06:57 AM

Never heard on an appeal?

Hello I had a post removed on July 27th because apparently it offended someone, and that was certainly not my intent. I appealed it and never heard anything. I contacted the administrators, who I know are busy, to ask about it and have still not heard anything. That was a couple weeks ago. I'm not really sure where to go with this from here, and I want to know why my post was found to be offensive. Any recommendations on what to do?

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Reply Never heard on an appeal? (Original post)
luv2fly Aug 2020 OP
hlthe2b Aug 2020 #1
tblue37 Aug 2020 #2
hlthe2b Aug 2020 #3
5X Aug 2020 #7
Roland99 Oct 2020 #8
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2 #12
luv2fly Aug 2020 #4
CloudWatcher Oct 2020 #9
cwydro Nov 1 #10
Freethinker65 Aug 2020 #5
Sherman A1 Aug 2020 #6
mvd Nov 1 #11
Dark n Stormy Knight Nov 15 #13
luv2fly Nov 16 #14

Response to luv2fly (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 07:02 AM

1. I think you are left with no other choice but to grin & bear it. 90 days and it drops off.

In my time here, I have only seen one DUer claim to have had a successful "appeal." So, take that for what it is worth.

If you post here long enough, you will have a post misunderstood, or you will encounter an individual who seems to have come to DU to cause some disruption/incite-- for whatever reason--and we have cycles where it seems some have "itchy" alert fingers. So, welcome to a very big club.

It will drop off in 90 days--that is just after the election, so something else to look forward to.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 07:06 AM

2. I had a successful appeal. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 07:07 AM

3. Two then...

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 07:32 AM

7. I have had two successful appeals.

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Response to 5X (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 22, 2020, 02:19 PM

8. I just had one, too

My first...sarcasm was lost on someone apparently.

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 2, 2020, 07:12 AM

12. I had one, too

My post was from a late night comedy show. Inexplicably, someone didn't realize it was meant as a joke.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 07:15 AM

4. Thank you for replying

It's frustrating to not know why my post was offensive, particularly since I was reiterating something stated in the article. But one has to wonder, why have juries if you never hear the results?

And despite the fact that this may make me look like a serial offender, I also won a previous appeal. I guess that makes three 😁

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 22, 2020, 05:53 PM

9. Another successful appeal here

It took a few days, but I've had a successful appeal.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 1, 2020, 02:25 PM

10. I've had two successful appeals.

Most of the time I donít bother appealing, but it does happen.

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Response to luv2fly (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 07:17 AM

5. Let it go

I had a post removed a few years ago in response to an obvious troll. My post was was something like "bless your heart" written in Cyrillic (Russian text). Nothing else.

It got reported by someone and enough members agreed to delete it. I still do not know why.

I responded to moderators that I thought the decision was silly, but whatever. NBD.

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Response to luv2fly (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 07:25 AM

6. Just let it go

I appealed two removed posts and got zero response or explanation. While less than happy about the lack of response, there appears to be nothing that can be done.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 1, 2020, 06:40 PM

11. In all my years, I have had just one removed - this year

My appeal didnít work even though I didnít think it broke that rule. If anything, another rule, but even that was iffy. Yes, if no response it will stay but go off record after 90 days.

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Response to luv2fly (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 10:30 AM

13. People say let it go, which I did in the same situation.

However, why encourage DUers to appeal if it's just going to be a waste of our time to do so? It's insulting to offer an appeal option if they're not going to honor it with a consideration of the submitted appeal.

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Reply #13)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 07:49 AM

14. Agreed, and never heard anything

It's like having a suggestion box at work that once you put your suggestion in the box it just goes right into the trash.

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