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Mods, why are certain legitimate answers deleted?

There are certain helpful and appropriate questions that have been deleted lately. I read the new Community Guidelines twice so I'm a little confused as to why these answers are deleted?

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Join the club! Apparently most of our answers are considered nonsense. That's the only reason I can think of.

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Hm yes yes
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Yeah!
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candybar
Agreed.
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We typically do not delete answers unless there is some violation of the Community Guidelines. Without an example, I can only speculate why. If it was one of your answers I can certainly take a look or you are welcome to contact CS here -- http://help.ask.com/ics/support/ticketnewwizard.asp?style=classic

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No it wasn't for me, but thanks :)
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how do you become a moderator
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Welcome Ninja. Popping your question off now. :)
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Okay maybe not.
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Haha your decision :D I don't mind either way
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Oh I thought I saw that you changed it to something else. I can pop it off the site or leave it if it helps others.
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funny - didn't mean to ignore you. You can find information on becoming a mod here -- http://help.ask.com/ics/support/KBAnswer.asp?questionID=120&hitOffset=91+55+24+6&docID=306
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It's seems to me that I've been deleted way too much today for no particular reason. And what is the fun button for if we can't lighten up a little?
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candybar - Fun is acceptable, but there needs to be a legitimate answer in there. Based on the survey results, people want real answers.
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Lets say for example, someone asks, "where do coffee beans come from?" Someone responds "in my pot". It doesn't get deleted but when I respond with, "my pots empty and I need a refil", I get deleted. It's been like that all day.
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That boils down to the moderators not being able to read every answer on the site. We certainly do our best to review things, but inevitably things will be missed. This is why we have the reporting feature so that members of the community can help out. It's not a perfect system, but we do try our best.
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what was the answer?

edit: ya changed it? seriously? lol

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Phlorence_602

The mods have their own explanation for " legitimate"
Our definition is probably different from theirs.

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I changed it back :)
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Good point
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Cookies or cupcakes. They're often the answer and I'm going with that since I don't know the question. =]

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SuperGeek64

What was it?????? I'm dying to know now -___-

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Cruel... Stir up curiosity...

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What was the question you were about to ask when suddenly it just probably hit you that if you were to even just ask a simple question it would instead be taken down and just would rather have these crappy questions up that supposedly I thought was the main reason along with the surveys about these Justin Bieber and One Direction questions, but obviously they are still getting placed up opened and ready for session of being answered.... oh well though that just means if I see one I can maybe annoy the person asking the question mwahahahahahahahahaha!!!!! >:)

REAL ANSWER: It was the official survey and people who filled them out....

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I think the guidelines are too strict. Everything now is all about politically correct niceness. Listen, that's not the world, I understand about bullying and in appropriateness, but also free expression. Some people deserve what they ask for sometimes, and that is how we help control the weirdos whose thoughts are, not exactly mainstream lets say, and let them know they should change politely, lets say. But it's not my site, so go with the flow. I really enjoy reading some of the more intelligent wisecracks and the quick wit answers and am willing to put up with a little ignorance to sea a more free forum.

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Yeah mine are like that too. I haven't been able to ask a question cause I am worried that it will get removed.

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You'll notice that moderators view and censor questions differently. Human nature I suppose. You'll also notice mods have pets. Some people get by with more then the majority do. Again human nature I suppose

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