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Why is this January 22 post no longer visible on my site?

  1. I cannot find a post I published on January 22, 2013 and did not remove it myself.
    Was it removed by WordPress? If so, I would like it to be put back or an explanation of what words, if any, were offensive. The post's link is/was

    http://mightyturk.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/using-buck-shot-legislation-to-snuff-out-first-nations-rights/

    Thank you.

    The blog I need help with is mightyturk.wordpress.com.

  2. "Hello,
    Is there anybody in there?
    Just nod if you can hear me
    Is there anyone home? "

    ...Courtesy of Pink Floyd

  3. WordPress does not remove posts from blogs. Did you change it back into a draft?

  4. Thanks for getting back. I double-checked. It's not there in the drafts.

  5. It was there for a week or more because I successfully linked to it in early February. The link address is still there where I had put it.

  6. Thank you, 1tess. I have some questions for you if you or another moderator will be kind enough to answer.

    1. Is it possible for WordPress to find it for me? I don't think I kept a copy. I can rewrite it.
    2. Are there any key words in the title that a "bot" would reject it for?
    3. Some forum posters have mentioned that they have had similar problems related to censorship. One even said that a notice came up on his site that he should communicate with WordPress because of questionable content. This statement implies that there are occasions when content is deemed to be a problem. No such notice appeared on mine.
    4. What about political pressure? How does WordPress respond to that?

  7. Hi, while I'm a moderator I am not staff: just a fellow blogger like you.
    I'll modlook this thread for staff attention. If you subscribe then you will be notified when there is a response.

    1. You might try Google to see if it was indexed, then you could view the cached version and copy it to repost it.
    2. I don't believe there are any keywords that would cause just one post to disappear.
    3. WordPress.com sites may be suspended for violation of Terms of Service.
    4. WordPress.com maintains freedom of speech.

    We strongly believe in freedom of speech. WordPress.com enables anyone to freely express their ideas and opinions, without censoring or endorsing them.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/disputes/

    There have been issues of posts disappearing but they were related to posts just published, mostly from http://wordpress.com/#!/post/ and nothing to do with politics.

  8. Hello 1tess.

    Are you still helping me. If you are, please acknowledge...
    Thanks.

  9. ~~mytiturk:
    typing at the same time!

  10. What does subscribing to modlook mean? Or simply "subscribe?"
    Thanks for your help thus far. I look forward to reading a response from staff. Not sure what I need to do next, if anything.
    I really like WordPress hosting my blog. Generally there are no problems. This was an important (to me, anyway) post and timely piece and I'm unhappy if it was off for two months!

  11. You can subscribe from the sidebar on the top right:
    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/?doit=bb-subscribe&topic_id=259321&and=add&_wpnonce=0409ec1de5

    You could re-write (or copy from Google cache, if it was indexed) the post. Also just be patient: staff does take care of modlooks we volunteers cannot help with.

    I suspect it was a technical bug or something like that. You might add an archives widget to your sidebar to make it easier to see if other posts are also missing. With the infinite scroll enabled it's difficult to look at just one month at a time to see which posts are there. (of course you could also look at your list of all posts in your dashboard.)

  12. Sorry 1tess. I see that I am subscribed! Thanks again.

  13. Oh, in the right sidebar I placed a modlook tag so staff will see this thread—mostly we volunteers answer questions but staff checks modlooks for issues we cannot help with.

    Subscribe is just so you'll get an email when someone responds here.

  14. By the way, you can tell if the person answering a post here is staff because their info is in a light grey box. It will say under their name something like "staff" "happiness engineer" "theme wrangler" and so on.

  15. I'll check out google cache later. There are several outspoken First Nations speakers and there has been a clear history of harassment of one or more of these speakers by people connected to or employed by the Canadian government. I had four YouTube links to one of these speakers in that post (four parts of her talk). She is an eloquent lawyer. I can repost the links and add my "sauce." The harassment history is what makes me suspicious of something sinister here.

    Look forward to WP's staff response. You personally have helped me as much as you can. I appreciate it. Thanks very much, 1tess.

  16. Some forum posters have mentioned that they have had similar problems related to censorship. One even said that a notice came up on his site that he should communicate with WordPress because of questionable content. This statement implies that there are occasions when content is deemed to be a problem. No such notice appeared on mine.

    We do not censor blogs, we're strong supporters of freedom of speech and do not bend to external pressures unless it is legally required (at which point we always fight it first). http://en.wordpress.com/freedom-of-speech/

    The notice you're referring to means that the blogger was very close to violating our terms of service, and we wanted to make sure they were aware of it before they were suspended.

    As for the post in question, something very odd happened to it. Apparently, it is now the draft titled "Where Now?" I know, wrong title, and definitely wrong content, but if you head down to the revisions below, you'll see your old content and can restore from there: http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-revisions/#restoring-revisions

    Did you write this post in one of our mobile apps?

  17. Another Idea I might suggest is contact people who read that post and ask them if they still have a link to that particular post. Unfortunately, I will not be adding any more posts to this forum.

  18. Sorry, I had to go out. I found the file on google cache and re- posted it. 1tess was very, very helpful. It appears to be resolved, but I'll look into what you've said about "Where Now." Thanks for helping as well.

  19. Glad (even though I did not help very much) to hear that it is resolved!

  20. You're welcome!

  21. To lifeinalane: I checked the draft, "where now" and it was largely empty.
    How is it that my draft(s) is(are) visible to you?

    To macmanx: Thanks for taking a look at this stream. How private are my drafts? Who, if anyone, can access things that are not published?

  22. I can access them because I work here, and you can.

    The draft is largely empty, but take a look at the revisions below it: http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-revisions/#restoring-revisions

  23. I think lifeinalane is just a disgruntled drive-by troll.

  24. I think that person is probably very young ie. a child.

  25. To macmanx,

    1. What I found on the draft "Where Now" was not put there by me. How can this happen, if indeed it can?

    2. I presume that staff can access my WordPress blog at any time.

    3. When I classify this thread as "resolved" will that reduce accessability for non-staff "members" to access my drafts, etc?

    4. Can a member actually put text or links on my drafts?

    I appreciate the help everyone has given me and would like to resolve this thread but would like to know how secure my blog is before doing so. I hope you can help me here. I know you must be busy.

    Thanks.

  26. To macmanx,

    Please Ignore question 1. Sorry, I thought the example of how to check and compare revisions was actually MY draft. So embarrassing. I saw the Buckshot etc post as a revision to Where Now.

    I did refer to the Buckshot post in February, which must have meant it was active at that time, since I create a link by first going to that particular post in my blog and opening it.

    This means that the Buckshot post was still up at its original address in February. If it disappeared, it was done sometime after I linked to it in February.

    Neither does it explain how the Where Now draft got the Buckshot data.

    The Buckshot blog was done on my PC - it's way too long and complex to compose on my iPod Touch. This is in answer to your question on your first post on this thread.

    I do use my iPod for simple blogs, but do not like using the slow, small screen because it's so easy to screw up. I use it for simple posts or to view my website and do simple edits of bigger posts.

  27. When I classify this thread as "resolved" will that reduce accessability for non-staff "members" to access my drafts, etc?

    Only staff members and yourself can access your Dashboard. The other volunteers here can only view your site and offer answers based on that.

  28. Thank you, macmanx. I feel more relaxed now, though there are still unresolved questions about how it could have happened.

    Maybe it's something I did on my @#$%^#$ iPod Touch, but on January 22 itself??? My puzzler is sore.

  29. It is entirely possible. Either way, it shouldn't happen now as long as you're using version 3.5.2 or higher of the app.

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