Why are posts constantly deleted?

Every discussion I try to enter, there are posts stating "Comment deleted..."

Why does this continue to occur? Why are discussions constantly being deleted?

Note by Tim Ye
5 years, 1 month ago

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Posts that contain live questions and discussions which are really meaningless are deleted timely . It is required

Shaheed Vh - 5 years, 1 month ago

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Hey Tim,

So whole posts are deleted for a variety of reasons. Most commonly they are:

  • posting a live problem on a Brilliant problem set
  • being empty(as in vague title, no explanation body). This happens the most and is partially a product of you guy's not being able to edit your titles or delete a discussion once it is posted.

Much more rarely, they are deleted for being rude, trolly, or distastefully irrelevant. Most people on here have good intentions even when they make crappy discussions, so whole posts do not get deleted all that often. It varies but is generally just about 1 in 20-30 over the medium term.

Also lots of discussions get moved to either the "feature requests" or "support" tab. This is a segmentation process we do to move discussions that either pertain to a small number of people, or which are merely about Brilliant to places where the conversation can continue without crowding out new discussions of more general topics in the "main" tab.

Finally, almost all of the time that a comment is deleted, it is deleted by the author of the comment. We really only delete flagrantly rude comments, which are rare.

Peter Taylor Staff - 5 years, 1 month ago

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true , many good discussions are not properly placed, that is they are placed way back where users dont go and are finally deleted

Dishant Shah - 5 years, 1 month ago

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Vamsi Krishna Appili - 5 years, 1 month ago

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Posts like these are deleted too ( don't mind ). I mean, if you follow the guidance , there are 90% probability it would not be deleted. So, try again later with interesting topics relevantly.

Sheikh Asif Imran Shouborno - 5 years, 1 month ago

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