First of all, I am a new member and not familiar with all the rules and by-laws and such.It's just common sense. An eight-month old post isn't going to get watched, is it?
Second, I had no idea that the member was no longer here since I did find his profile so I assumed he was still active.I didn't say he wasn't still a member. I said he wasn't watching the thread, and I should have added 'probably'. There is no evidence to the contrary.
Third, I had something to contribute but thought that I would ask him if he ever got it resolved and if not I would give him the help he needed if he wanted it.Why not just post it anyway? Benefits everyone that way, not just the OP if he hasn't solved his problem, which is the purpose of the forum after all.
Fourth, I think if you or any moderator deletes members posts you could at least have the etiquette to inform that member as to why his posts were deleted instead of just letting him wonder what's going on without a clue.I didn't do that because it would just add to the noise level which I was trying to reduce.
jschell wrote:Well go the main java forums page and do a page search for "FAQ".gimbal2 wrote:Where would that be exactly?
Luckily there is the forum faq which you did not read.
And which part of it specifically did the posts violate?As it is written now: none. I shall now wallow in the shadows for a night to rethink my actions.
In over 25 years of Usenet and Internet forms I have never known this principle to fail: any post that starts 'so you are saying' immediately goes on to assert something that the poster didn't say. As here. I didn't say that, and it is a wilful misreading of what I did say.It's just common sense. An eight-month old post isn't going to get watched, is it?So, you are saying that if a moderator believes you didn't use common sense you get your post deleted.
And how do you know if a member is or is not watching a certain thread? I, for one never stop watchingI've answered that. The complete absence of evidence to the contrary continues. And when Oracle converted the site they removed the 'watch thread' facility.
my Threads because someday, someone will come along and point back to it and want to discuss it.
Now, are you saying that posting a reference link to a old thread is not allowed here?See above re the first four words.
Yes you did say that!So let me clarify that I meant 'here reading his eight month old thread'. As if I hadn't already clarified it.
so I natually just directed my post to him.As far as I am concerned, yes it is. The purpose of these fourms is to benefit everyody, and there is a long history of deleting things such as requests to post code privately, offers to help privately, etc.
Is this a violation?
I believe you had no right to delete my postsOn the contrary. See the Terms & Conditions. The site owner has complete discretion over the site and that is effectively delegated to the moderators.
but what bothers me more is the deleting of the posts and not letting me know why they were deletedI've now given you the reason, several times. As expected, all we are getting is further argument.