Some forums are doing unnecessary moderation to Show their forum is active.
Yesterday I asked a question regarding testing iPhone application in a forum http://www.softwaretestingclub.com
But they removed my question saying that the question is vague.
So I replied below mail to them.
I understand that my question will gather less attraction towards people for giving answer.
But what is the use of asking questions for which many people are having answer in their mind.
Actually we faced many difficulties for doing testing with iPhone application, as there are very limited stuff in the net.
So even few people are answering this question, I believe the answer will be helpful for many people.
I understand that a question without getting answer will reduce the value of site. But you can hide the question from the home page instead of removing it completely.
I got below reply for this mail.
I didn’t say that I wanted questions asking that everyone knows the answer to
I was saying that a question such as “I am having problems testing an iPhone application” is too vague to get any useful answer
Be more detailed and specific – WHAT problems are you having, WHAT solutions have you tried and why didn’t they work, what guidance are you looking for ? If people dont know the context and background of your problem then any advice they try and give will not be worth it
yes, Rosie and I try to take a tough line on questions – thats why this site is growing rapidly and why people use it
feel free to message me back
So, I assume that they are removing questions that are having less attraction. If anyone have any similar experience you can share it here.
Anyway, I am strong believer of doing moderation.
For example, yesterday itself I have removed a comment from my blog as the comment was entered purely for marketing purpose.
But removing question for invalid reason is not good. Right?
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