Submit a question to our community and get an answer from real people.
Submit

Mods, why can a word be part of a Question and then not of the comments?

Re: Q on toilet seats; basic bodily function and none of the comments were done in "bad taste", just straight answers.

Report as
This user is an Ask Community moderator.
This user is an Ask Community moderator.

That's a good question. Without seeing the question and answers, I can only guess that maybe not all of the content was seen by the moderators. With so many questions, answers and comments each day we are unable to see it all unfortunately.

Helpful (5) Fun (3) Thanks for voting Comments (3)
Report as
True, guess my feeling is that if a basic bodily function is part of a Question there should be nothing wrong with that as long as it's used in a straightforward, not gross/dummed down manner.. But can see the "fine-line" easily being crossed..
Oh well, thanks anyway Sooshie.... Think I just answered my own question! LOL.
Have a great day.:-).
Report as
Sounds like you did. Context is definitely taken into consideration.
Report as
Hi SallyWantACracker,

Give Eric a shout here -- http://help.ask.com/ics/support/ticketnewwizard.asp?style=classic He can discuss things with you. :)
Report as
Add a comment...

some times the words that you use with it might trigger the auto censor thing that says "its too colorful" maybe with the Q's they can see that its not meant to be bad quicker

Helpful (2) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (1)
Report as
Quite possible arabbit, will have to be more aware, that particular comment did pass "censors" after all.:-).
Report as
Add a comment...

Hi Witte. It may be that the automatic filter knocks out the odd answer here and there.And your thought that none of the comments were in bad taste was certainly posted before I answered the question. It may no longer be true.

Helpful (2) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (1)
Report as
@Dodgy,Lol!, will have to go check, was put into the "time-out corner"!
First time!
So made some of that good Egg Salad; my Hubby thanks you "Ask"! Ha,ha...
Report as
Add a comment...

Hiya witt.......it looks like everything is there now. It was probably just the auto-bots being triggered by a certain word. We have all had our share of "colorful" reviews. Almost every single one that I get ends up being posted anyway. Sometimes it is right away and sometimes it is over an hour later.

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (1)
Report as
Thanks ynp, think I actually may have figured out what one of the triggers might be...
Few times i've started my comment with the Dutch version of yes>=ja, and seems Ask "auto censor" hasn't learned Dutch yet...ha,ha..
Report as
Add a comment...

Excellent question....I keep getting deleted for the word d!rty and I've never used it for anything but unclean. Sounds like you've found a double standard.

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (2)
Report as
Sometimes sure seems that way.:-).
Today.. A lot of "poof" going on. Answers/comments just gone...
Eeh, suits my Head and my Mood..good outside thing to get irritated at! Lol!!
Think gonna turn in soon. Nite!:-).
Report as
me too....g'nite ;)
Report as
Add a comment...

I haven't been able to ask a question for awhile mine always get removed.

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (1)
Report as
All your Questions Angel? That's strange, your's are not usually "off" or anything.. Have you contacted them at Help and explained?:-)
Report as
Add a comment...
Do you have an answer?
Answer this question...
Did you mean?
Login or Join the Community to answer
Popular Searches