Hi. I was wondering why a post I wrote yesterday (my review of Toy Story 3) would be summarily deleted from the board for seemingly no reason at all, with no email or mention about it. I’m wondering if it’s a new glitch or technical issue (before this I hadn’t posted for a month) – but I’ve never had something like this happen before, and the post did make it successfully to the board, where it stayed up for at least a few hours.
After finally having a chance to see Toy Story 3, I came home and wrote my review of it here yesterday (July 15 USA time). It had nothing that would violate any rules. It was posted in the right place (“Your Toy Story 3 Reviews”), and there were no spoilers, foul language, or anything else that would in any way come even close to constitute a reason for deletion. Except perhaps that I didn’t give it an absolute, complete 100% glowing review? I said that while it was a good movie worth seeing, for me it didn’t reach the heights of some of the other Pixar films (including the last in the Toy Story series, Toy Story 2).
The post made it up online just fine – as I checked back a few hours later to see if there were any replies (there weren’t, but my post was still there).
Then today (the following day) I looked again, and my post, and all evidence of it, has completely vanished. No email to explain a reason why. Not even a hint or anything left to show that I even made that post. Instead, the post that was originally right before mine (one written about 5 days ago) is now the last post in the thread. When I clicked my handle to see the number of posts I’ve made over the years, it now shows my most recent one being about a month old. There’s nothing to indicate I made a post yesterday.
Is this some sort of technical problem? Or did someone here simply decide to delete it for some unknown, random and unfathomable reason? It hasn’t been moved, and there was no email or notice about it (nor any reason to delete it). It made it up just fine for at least a few hours, then has completely vanished. Has this been happening on the board here to others, or did someone just not want a review that wasn’t a pure 100% positive?
I’ve posted on Pixar Planet for a long time, always responsibly. As a musician who has worked on a bunch of the Pixar films myself, I created threads about the experience of doing so for both Wall-E and Up. I’ve enjoyed the board, and am somewhat baffled to see what just happened. This has never happened before, though I don’t know if it’s something new. But the post was successfully added (it was there when I checked back a few hours later), though now it’s simply gone without reason, like it was never posted.
Have any idea what happened?