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I think eliminating Insider contributions is wrong and would appreciate why this was done. I put a lot of effort in making these postings and now am concerned how and why this would happen. I know I posted these as ideas like the Key West one as "Take a visit to Key West" but don't feel all my work and effort in posting these photos and pictures should have been deleted without at least informing me of that. I just wonder how many of my other postings have been deleted since they were put in as Ideas and at some time were listed as Misc. and appears to subsequently be deleted.
Here is one example of where my contribution was deleted...I had a significant number of pictures and videos on this link that took me a lot of effort to post and do not understand why this contribution was deleted. Again, I wonder how many of my other contributions that were posted as ideas were eliminated. I know another example is on my planning the trip to Norway and Iceland (posted as an idea) was eliminated also,
I was just at Key West...You may want to view the link below:
Now that I am looking further here, many of my you tube videos have been deleted on Insiders. This concerns me very much and I would appreciate an explantion what is going on here. I am now considering not posting any more and deleting my account here.. This is unacceptable and feel like I deserve an explanation on what is going on here.
I have spent a lot of time providing useful information to Insiders only to have it arbitrarily deleted. Others on this site should be concerned that their effort here can be deleted without cause. That concerns me!!!
It takes a lot of time to upload my videos to you tube to share with Insiders...
I just saw that all my Budapest and Istanbul pictures and videos were also deleted...Seems like most of the photos and videos that I posted as Ideas have been eliminated and/or deleted. A lot of work by me to post only to have them deleted..I am hoping for a valid explanation for this so that I can decide my future on this site. Thanks.
i agree completly witrh you.; you dont can see anymore my reduction code LPR. with many exemple from europe.
not only it wars delete, no marriott make all , dit the code LPR wars not more avaible for all insider. i am schure
not all is good to schare on this site; i hope you seet on the terrace from the lounge in the marriott budapest.
normaly when you speek good from marriott you have more at 100 answer. now you have only from 2 , why???
you have samething new about the week end breakfast?? i wait 5 months now for a answer
Is this your Istanbul thread?
Is this your Key West Video material?
Andy, I got your direct message on this but do not know how to take what you gave me to repost these. Maybe you should repost these since I don't feel it was right to remove these in the first place.
I highly suspect that photos and videos were archived.
Our office system does this automatically as grphics take up alot of space on a server.
So when the server is running out of space it starts archiving based on pre-established business rules, like age of the post, last time it was acessed,, and size. It targets large files first, and these files would probably be some of the largest.
Andy indicated to me that a decision was made to remove idea postings that they felt should have been put under discussions rather than as an Idea. While I don't agree with the action taken on these, Andy has indicated that he will repost the removed ideas as discussions, although they will not be put in my name because of technical issues of putting them back. This may take some time. Thats alright with me. I just feel that Insiders should have access to my postings.
This is good to know.
Maybe we need some more information posted somewhere with some explanations and examples of what should be posted under certain post types (Discussion, Blog, Ideas, etc) and also how to use the various options as this has caused folks problems on when a post should end, e.g. if you mark a Discussion as a question, then you can mark 2 posts as helpful, and 1 as an answer, which leaves the poster in control of the end. It also gives folks an opportunity to earn different bags that count the number of helpful posts, answers, or some combination.
I am not certain everyone is taking advantage of all the options that are available.
I am in agreement that certain posts should be permanent such as your Norway ones. Seeing this, another suggestion for this site, I think Pained may already have suggested it, is to be able to pull up posts by author.
There had been some talk about moving to an inactive section such threads but in my opinion that should not be those sharing vacation ideas that don't become obsolete.
What is the status of reposting the contributions I made that were deleted. I will not be posting anymore of my experiences until those have been restored!!!