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WSNV_Marc_Wolter
WSNV_Marc_Wolter
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Pinned topic Delete thread and unallowed text

‏2011-04-20T08:29:07Z |
Hi,

how can I delete the following wrong posts:
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=368640 &tstart=0
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=368639 &tstart=0

When posting, the system told me that I my post contained unallowed text... is there a way to find out what text was not allowed? I had to experiment, which resulted in two post I cannot delete or change.
Thanks, Marc
Updated on 2012-09-12T14:17:23Z at 2012-09-12T14:17:23Z by JAntley
  • john.holtman
    john.holtman
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    Re: Delete thread and unallowed text

    ‏2011-04-20T14:01:33Z  in response to WSNV_Marc_Wolter
    Hi Marc,

    I have deleted the two threads.

    Apologies for the inconvenience this has caused. Our forums have been the target of a large number of spam posts in recent months. We are in the process of refining our filters to reduce the likelihood of a legitimate post such as yours being rejected. It is our policy however not to inform the user of what specific text is causing the problem because we feel that plays into the hands of the spammers.
    If you encounter this issue in the future, you can use the test forum to experiment and determine what in your post is being disallowed and then return to the actual forum you want to post to. The test forum is here:
    http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=315

    John Holtman
    developerWorks Team
    • martina
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      Re: Delete thread and unallowed text

      ‏2011-04-20T22:45:56Z  in response to john.holtman
      I understand the reasoning behind not giving immediate bad word feedback, but could we have something like a technote or a post with a pdf attachment that has the list of bad words (and the pdf would have to be updated in a reasonable manner)?
      I would think that that would be circuitous enough for automations not to find it.

      Martina
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    • WSNV_Marc_Wolter
      WSNV_Marc_Wolter
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      Re: Delete thread and unallowed text

      ‏2011-04-21T12:36:38Z  in response to john.holtman
      Hi John,

      thank you for your quick help.

      Kind regards

      Marc
    • SystemAdmin
      SystemAdmin
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      Re: Delete thread and unallowed text

      ‏2012-09-12T08:43:11Z  in response to john.holtman
      @john can u delete this thread.. https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=454928
      It contains my private info. by mistake. without notice i posted this thread
      • JAntley
        JAntley
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        Re: Delete thread and unallowed text

        ‏2012-09-12T14:17:23Z  in response to SystemAdmin
        Hello PraveenBabu,

        I was able to get the permission of all those that contributed to the thread; it has been deleted.

        Regards,
        Jeff Antley
        developerWorks Feedback Team