Batman4oz wrote:I just want to AGREE with this post...before IT and Mine are rudely deleted. If we can't have a little fun here with our posts, then there will be little reason to return.
They don't bother deleting during woot-offs (as you already know, batman) because it's too much work to delete anything except really out of line posts. Maybe I haven't paid close enough attention to what/how much they're deleting nowadays, or what lines they're drawing on the non-offensive posts. I can see both sides, though.
Their argument is likely that they want to make sure posts related to the product don't get lost in too many non-informative posts (quality posts only get you so much, and we've seen this week how many times the same question gets asked by people not reading the earlier entries), and they would say I would guess, go to the community forums for more "fun" discussions if that's the goal. They do give quality posts for good humurous/interesting posts, and they do allow a good chunk of less important posts, but I understand their approach.
However, it's easier and for people like me, realistically the only place I tend to post in. It is also discouraging to have any posts deleted when you're not being offensive and trying to foster community through humor, etc., which I think is the other point for you and RaisinROM were raising. Being in one place, monitoring the comments for a product we're looking at, and having some fun with it, is what most of us do on woot and related sites.
Oh, well, so far, I have only had a few posts deleted this year (and again, I've had more deleted before Amazon bought woot, but that may be more how I've changed my posts), and I think they'll allow ours (maybe?) to stay. Woot does plenty of things wrong, but I'm more towards middle ground on this one as far as deleting occasionally, it's just where to draw the line without making the wooters angry like this for taking the fun out of woot. I probably didn't add anything original, but hopefully a touch helpful. Sorry for rambling.