jlv wrote: ↑Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:42 amJust to be clear:
The particular complaint was creating a new thread with nothing more than a single link to an off-site article (no other text was included).
I checked the moderation logs: exactly one (1) thread was deleted, and it happened on Oct 31. The moderator who took this action sent you this message:Please stop starting threads just to link to other stories. This is becoming spam as discussed before and other users are complaining
Several topics I started on that same day disappeared. If there's a requirement for someone to post some comments of their own in order to post a link to a news topic that may be of interest to others, what is the minimum length for such a comment, as there doesn't seem to be any standard.
As to other users complaining, if they find the articles of no interest, why read them? Is it all that hard to just skip them, as I do with the topics I have no interest in?
Alternatively, as I've pointed out before, if they find anyone's posts to be of no value, then all they have to do to avoid seeing them is "ignore" them, as I know some posters have done with me. So, Let's have some standard as to the definition of "clutter", rather than some arbitrary one that varies from moderator to moderator.