PFT has been one of my go to sites for football news for quite a while now. My joining in the fray that is the PFT comments section is a fairly new development. I believe it was “Deflate-gate” that finally sucked me in. I soon started to notice that often times my post(s) would disappear. I even made a post asking if there were rules and where I could find them because I couldn’t see any “Rules” and couldn’t imagine what rule I could be breaking. And that post was quickly deleted. As a site owner myself this baffled me. Hell it pissed me off! I do not enjoy “trolling”others or posting shock value type stuff. Not a racist, don’t cuss or any of that. I like to talk sports like a grown up. But then I would see others complain about the same thing- perfectly valid posts getting deleted. I told myself probably 4-5 times I was done even trying to comment anymore. I am not a fast typist at all but often to have a lot to say (type) so it is especially frustrating to spend a good deal of time typing out something you know will add value to the discussion only to have it not make the cut. Now I usually “copy” my posts and try again if a post gets deleted but they whack the 2nd and 3rd attempt too.
I’m typing this now because as you can probably guess, I had another comment deleted tonight. This in the cesspool of comments about Brady being sick. So much juvenile stuff still there yet my actual football post, gone. I don’t get it, but I now know I am not alone there.
I actually just did a search- “PFT comments deleted”. Quite a few results…One of the results was actually from PFT (April 2013) and a thread about possibly dumping the comments section. Looking through those comments I saw a lot of complaining about all the seemingly random post deletions. This was a thing, it wasn’t just me. But I have to say that is pretty bad business. I have no idea how the moderation at PFT works only that it doesn’t work very well. It’s the worst I have seen anywhere really. Good posts deleted yet most comment sections are littered with junk.
As I said above, I own a site too sportschatter.co (yes, co NOT com) I post quite a few of the articles from PFT on my site (Always with the link to PFT) so my members can discuss. I have mods (volunteers) that are active posters and you know who they are. We don’t delete anything except for pr0n or things of that nature. The rules are clearly posted and we even have some areas where it’s pretty much anything goes. If needed posts may be moved to the anything goes area from the areas meant for good discussion but post deletions are very rare. Most of the site I try to keep friendly and for good discussion…If you’re the type that likes to discuss sports and could do without a lot of the BS in the comments section and post deletions for no reason we’d love to have you join us…
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