I represent a software company, Devart, and we have previously posted many our products in the Codeproject catalog, but later <a href=http://www.codeproject.com/script/Membership/View.aspx?mid=6068047> Devart account has been deactivated. Now we are not able to update the products and some information about product versions and features is very outdated.
Is there a way to get the account back? Or may be is there a possibility of creating a new account and transferring all of the existing products to it?
And is there a way to do something to cancel the account deactivation or is that permanent? The thing is that lately we haven't been posting any content, just updating the existing one, and all we need is at least an ability to update the products already listed in the catalog.
It wasn't offensive in any way (Nish has provided the text I posted in that thread), but I am posting it thinking if the system is somehow being abused. The post was removed with just 1 vote, and I wonder if that's even possible. Also, another post I made in the same thread is rated a 1 (saw that by visiting my messages[^]).
I don't care about the 1 vote if that's one, but since down voting is disabled for general discussion forums, I wonder if the system is being abused by someone (or perhaps that post is marked as abusive, and in that case the 1 vote registered should be fine).
A more pressing concern is, how was one of my posts removed with just 1 vote? Do we not require more votes for deeming a post as abusive?
The post was removed with just 1 vote, and I wonder if that's even possible.
It is if it's a top member. With the spammers in place we lessened the requirements to quickly get rid of poor messages. A platinum level member has decided your post was offensive and it's been removed.
I disagree with this and have reinstated the message.
Just a thought: Messages could be reported spam/abusive and removed in a jiffy only if it's a new member's post. For instance, one "top" member's vote shouldn't be sufficient to remove another top member's post as abusive.
If the post being reported is made by a good old member, then several votes must be required before it can be removed (with no respect to "who" is reporting it).
Also, I'm not sure if it's just me, I can't see the reinstated message.
How much of the spam is from necroaccounts vs just registered ones? (And how many of the necrospamming accounts were used a non-trivial amount?) I think all the times I was trying to nuke something from orbit it was from new accounts.
If most of the spam's from new or almost never used accounts I think the colateral damage from 1 shot to kill is probably too high if it's catching regular users when they annoy some high rep idiot.
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I agree with Dan. I urge that you rethink if it should be possible for a regular's post to be removed with just one vote.
Spammers are anyways being handled well, and in case someone uses an existing account to spam, the existing account won't have much of reputation points (in which case, it isn't considered an important account).
There should be some way to distinguish a contributing regular from a spammer who is using an account registered years ago. I presume the reputation points can help with this and so, it can be put to good use.
My apologies for not replying earlier - we've been insanely busy[^] and emails are piling up.
I did, however, check your article and could find no good reason for it not to appear. I spent a bit of time on the issue and came up blank. As to this week, only articles that were posted in the last 7 days wil appear in a given weekly newsletter.
I noticed that it got 800 views in the first 11 hours after I posted it (I posted it after 9PM, IIRC), and only 200-300 views in the two weeks after that. So it seemed to me like it was revoked from whatever place where people were seeing it (but I don't know how people found it in the first place, I myself just use the newsletter.)
Hey I know, maybe I should edit it. Then it might appear as updated, at least. I see an error in it anyhow.
Wait, what? How are people going to vote on the article if they don't see it in the first place? Should I be doing something extra to gather votes, like, advertising the article somewhere else on the site?
I think you might be informed regarding the issues, anyway the member profile page is not working... for example the page fail to load data most of the time.
A screenshots could be found at the link below:
<a href="http://www.codeproject.com/script/Membership/Uploads/1186309/Untitled.png">http://www.codeproject.com/script/Membership/Uploads/1186309/Untitled.png</a>[<a href="http://www.codeproject.com/script/Membership/Uploads/1186309/Untitled.png" target="_blank" title="New Window">^</a>]
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I feel that the placement of "about article" box is not very obvious. I needed to bookmark an article, but it took me a while to spot where this option was. I think the box with options like bookmark, print, email etc., should be made more prominent and clearly visible. The white space wasted as I've indicated in this image can be used to place this box, and it should preferably be given a different colour border or something to be made more prominent.