Moderator deleted post?

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Totally off topic, but I just clicked on 6 different new discussions from last night and they all day a moderator has deleted the posts.. The one I saw before it got deleted and there was nothing wrong in it, it was just a general question.. What makes them get deleted, or is it just random items get deleted in groups?

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    I was just thinking the same thing. Strange.
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    I know some get deleted because they are made by the same person using different user names like there have been a lot of brain tumours postings by the same person but using different user names which has been unsettling also if a person feels the need to tell us all that they want to end their life - they will get deleted , i must confess that i commented on one myself the other day as i could understand where they were coming from an i know i should had not commented an that posting got deleted , some postings are done by scammers which can cause problems to any of us like myself who feel vunerable .
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    Hi,

    The problem is trolls. For some reason there has been a large number of these users lately who post the same question multiple times, sometimes in several different groups. The other behaviour is they post a discussion, receive a lot of replies, ask a lot of questions and ignore any advice. They then post the same question again and go through the whole process again. They also create multiple accounts to continue to troll the site. This just wastes genuine users' time who are trying to help each other.

    While I try to keep an eye out I do rely on users reporting suspicious posts to me or sending me a Private Message. There is an FAQ section here https://patient.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/topics/59133-discussion-forums with information about reporting, PMs etc.

    Regards,

    Alan

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      Yea but that doesn't make sense still. I've had two of my accounts deactivated in the last week... only had one and used it properly then it randomly got shut down the seemingly after posting about being an RN because there's nothing else I said that broke any rules, and the one before this which was shut down only after answering a very basic question that wasn't vulgar or anything that I can even think of that would get me shut down. Luckily I happen to just have 3 separate email accounts and I'm on my last one. This site is very helpful and it's helping me with some of my own issues, til I get shut down for no reason which to be honest is a little discouraging when you're in time of great need and want to get a question out asap or answer someone back because you might be able to help and can't. I understand trolls but I'm not one of them. Some more discretion might be advised with deleting people's accounts (like me) who are using them as an adjunct to counseling. Thank you for your understanding.

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    hi anxietysite123

    last night i started a discussion which moderator deleted so i cudnt read ur answer. i think i accidentally posted it twice thats why one got deleted.

    here is what i received in my email

    Dear mandy04,

    anxietysite123 has commented on the discussion 'annoying strong feeling of heart beat in chest even at 80bpm ???' that you're following

    Everyone has sinus tach.. (my doctor said unless youre a well trained athlete, you most likely have it).. I say that because that calmed me a bit when they said...

    cud u please complete what u said there ?? will appreciate.

    here is link of my post

    http://patient.info/forums/discuss/strong-feeling-of-heart-beat-in-chest-at-80bpm--558896?page=0#2512221

    thanks in advance

    mandy

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      Oh, it was just basically saying that everyone has sinus tach and that it isnt anything to be worried about. Everyone has it, unless thwyre extreme athletes.. That just means your heart goes up above 100 with excersise.. I also said that sometimes ill have that feeling of pounding heartbeat, but then ill check my pulse and it will be 75, 80, 85.. It isnt anything to worry about, i think it is our mind that makes us realize it and fixate on it. When you fixate on it, itll always seem stronger
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