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1. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

I was doing my usual searching for bargain flights on the internet today.
I found some good ones, and then posted them, in the Europe forum, in case others might also be interested in them.
The post was reported as SPAM and then removed. Isnt this going a bit overboard, with the SPAM reporting? The website that advertised the flights is not my personal website. It is that of a well known airline.:)

Mel

2. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

No I disagree.

By that logic TP should advertise all bargain flights from all well known airlines, and not just a select few of your choosing.

3. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

My understanding is that we can place links in response to a question, so long as it's clear we don't have a vested interest in what we're posting. But we can't start a thread that's exclusively about links.

Mind, if an airline were offering $1 flight to Europe, I'd certainly want to know!

4. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Quoting mikeyBoab

By that logic TP should advertise all bargain flights from all well known airlines, and not just a select few of your choosing.

What?????

5. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

Quoting Mel.

Quoting mikeyBoab

By that logic TP should advertise all bargain flights from all well known airlines, and not just a select few of your choosing.

What?????

He said: BY THAT LOGIC, TP SHOULD ADVERTISE ALL BARGAIN FLIGHTS FROM ALL WELL KNOWN AIRLINES, AND NOT JUST A SELECT FEW OF YOUR CHOOSING.

6. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4811 posts) 9y

I'd suspect that the thread was not so much deleted because the moderator thought you were spamming, as because with a thread like that out there, others might be tempted to post similar ones, including first time posters who'd be indistinguishable from spammers, which would lead to a whole lot more work for the moderators.
And technically, even if it was with the best intentions for a website that you have no relationship with, your post was a "website posting for promotional purposes", and thus not allowed under the forum rules.

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 30, 2007, at 8:31 AM by Sander ]

7. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

3. NO website postings for promotional purposes are permitted. If the postings are genuine responses to questions, we will permit them. Any website postings that look like they are only there to promote a website rather than help other members will be removed.

4. NO advertising is permitted. These posts will be simply deleted.

When a post is flagged, a moderator will, based on the rules, use his/her discretion to decide whether to delete or edit the post.

8. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Thanks Sander. ;)

And uh thanks Tway, I think.

And thanks Hein.

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 30, 2007, at 8:38 AM by Mel. ]

9. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 9y

Hi Mel,

It was actually me that deleted it, although someone else flagged it. To be honest, if it hadn't been flagged I probably would not have deleted it because you posted it. As the flag was on it already, I sat there thinking about it and basically came to the same conclusion that Sander just mentioned, that it would be too tricky to say exactly when something is or isn't removed in future cases (the line becomes to fine). Naturally I could see you were posting it as a helpful tip and have nothing to do with the site, but the next case from someone else might not have been so clear. So I took the strict interpretation of the rules, rather than the somewhat slacker version that we sometimes apply to long term members/posters :)

Hope that makes sense; was absolutely nothing against you or the post!

Cheers,

Sam

10. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Yeah, that makes sense.
Thanks Sam.;)

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 30, 2007, at 1:39 PM by Mel. ]