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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-31-2016, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Website issue, hacker? Post about "Does Petco have a 8 fish limit" Missing.

Is there any websites issues currently going on perhaps due to the new year or sign of a hacker into the system?

The post about " Does Petco have a 8 fish limit?" seems to have vanished.

Very strange.
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If I use the search function I can find the "Does Petco have a 8 fish limit" thread but I can't access it. Gives me the following error.

PhilthyMcnasty, you do not have permission to access this page.
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-31-2016, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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If I use the search function I can find the "Does Petco have a 8 fish limit" thread but I can't access it. Gives me the following error.

PhilthyMcnasty, you do not have permission to access this page.
How odd. I look at my forum activity and it shows that I have people quoting me however instead of listing the full name of the post like it usually does, it just said something like " Johnsmith quoted you in post"

It has replaced the name of the title of the post with just a generic " post"

I use to post a lot in AVS forum where we would review lots of electronics products including home theater. One of the high end protectors was made by a guy who simple took another product and tweaked the settings and then would repackage it using his name and sell it for like over $100,000. He would have kind of a emperor's new clothing saying that only the elite of the elite could even look at his projector. You needed an appointment to even be considered to buy it. Whenever anyone talked about this projector was a ripoff, they post would be removed.

The reason is because this company was one of the major sponsors of the AVS forum. Once they stop sponsoring them, the allowed the post to stay.

So maybe Petco is somehow sponsoring this forum and it has to do with advertising dollars being at risk?

That is just a theory or maybe we should just blame Russian hackers
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It says the thread has been deleted by the administrator.

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Hmm Is TPT controlled by the big box? Sure hope not.

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If I remember correctly it is against forum rules to post anything against any company, although I didn't think that got enforced very much.
Maybe that is what the mod was concerned about??
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Maybe not directly but via advertisement revenue for banner ads,etc..
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If I remember correctly it is against forum rules to post anything against any company, although I didn't think that got enforced very much.
Maybe that is what the mod was concerned about??
It was not really negative, just confusion regarding a new policy that may or may not exist.

There are different people with difference experiences with nothing stated in writing.

More of a mystery really.
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It was not really negative, just confusion regarding a new policy that may or may not exist.

There are different people with difference experiences with nothing stated in writing.

More of a mystery really.
I agree, it was my thinking though... Maybe a mod could chime in for our benefit?
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Vendor reviews are not allowed, good bad or ugly. I didnt read the thread but my guess would be something to do with that


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I know right! Is this communist China?
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Is it really a surprise to anyone considering the language (putting * over a few letters doesn't make it acceptable) and overall tone of the thread? Use some common sense people. If you spend and entire thread getting all riled up and calling people idiots it will get deleted. It's been that way the entire time I've been here, nothing new.
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So was it deleted because someone's feelings where hurt or because people where expressing an opinion about corporate pet stores? Now I'm confused.

Shouldn't we be encouraged to warn each other of vendors and or their policies to watch out for?

The only reason I can see speaking out on vendors being unacceptable is because they may contribute to the sight. But that begs the question, should we want an untrustworthy vendor spo caring the site encouraging us to do business with them?

I don't know the details of the thread being talked about I'm just talking about the principal.

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Is there any websites issues currently going on perhaps due to the new year or sign of a hacker into the system?

The post about " Does Petco have a 8 fish limit?" seems to have vanished.

Very strange.
The post was removed by a member of our moderation team.

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So maybe Petco is somehow sponsoring this forum and it has to do with advertising dollars being at risk?

That is just a theory or maybe we should just blame Russian hackers
No. Vendor reviews have never been permitted on the forums.

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The moderation team is in no way affiliated with any companies. The only reason threads are removed are because vendor reviews are not permitted.

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If I remember correctly it is against forum rules to post anything against any company, although I didn't think that got enforced very much.
Maybe that is what the mod was concerned about??
Correct. Vendor reviews, regardless of whether they are positive or negative, are not permitted. The moderation team makes every effort to remove vendor reviews when we see them, or when they are reported by other users.

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I agree, it was my thinking though... Maybe a mod could chime in for our benefit?
Doing so here.

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Vendor reviews are not allowed, good bad or ugly. I didnt read the thread but my guess would be something to do with that
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Is it really a surprise to anyone considering the language (putting * over a few letters doesn't make it acceptable) and overall tone of the thread? Use some common sense people. If you spend and entire thread getting all riled up and calling people idiots it will get deleted. It's been that way the entire time I've been here, nothing new.
Correct; in addition to the thread being a vendor review, swearing/cursing is also not permitted, as The Planted Tank Forums tries to be family oriented.

Hopefully all concerns have been addressed.

I will be locking this thread.

If anyone has other concerns, please feel free to private message me, or another moderator. Please do not start a new thread.
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