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Dinesh Agarwal
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Yesterday my post was deleted..I never mentioned the company name..Can moderators please give their reply..
 
Kj Reddy
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This posting belongs to:JavaRanch Forum
 
Mark Herschberg
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Moving this topic to the JavaRanch forum.

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Mark Herschberg
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What was the nature of the post?

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Dinesh Agarwal
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Ok..I am reproducing the post

Can someone give any info about the software labs division of the 3 letter company...


I didn't mention any company name...Why was it deleted??
 
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Originally posted by Dinesh Agarwal:


Can someone give any info about the software labs division of the 3 letter company...




Any guy, as dumb as me, can tell which company you are referring to. You have given enough hints in your post.

Originally posted by Dinesh Agarwal:
I never mentioned the company name

You have mentioned it, i can see.
 
Kj Reddy
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Originally posted by Dinesh Agarwal:
Ok..I am reproducing the post

Can someone give any info about the software labs division of the 3 letter company...


I didn't mention any company name...Why was it deleted??


Dinesh, the post indirectly mentioning that you need information about IBM software labs. That is the reason why moderators deleted the post.
 
Dinesh Agarwal
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Jaikiran Pai ,

The Rule is not to explicitly mention the name of a company but you can give hints
 
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Originally posted by Dinesh Agarwal:
The Rule is not to explicitly mention the name of a company but you can give hints


I believe you are mistaken. You may not ask direct questions about any company, whether you name the company directly or provide so many hints as to remove any doubt. Post cannot relate directly to a company whether you name them or not.
 
Jeroen T Wenting
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well, there ARE more companies with 3 letter names than just Big Blue
Significant Unfeathered Nonsense for example
 
Jim Yingst
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True - but I thinK you may have mIssed some subtLe clues along the way theRe. Maybe yOu should look more closelY. You Wouldn't wAnt to miSs sometHing subtlE. OR not-so-subtlE.
 
Dinesh Agarwal
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Jim,
KILROY WASHERE ...

what does this mean?
 
Ben Souther
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That's KILROY WAS HERE.
You missed that capitalized and bold space character.

And, by the way, I was the one who trashed your post.
We're not going to keep updating the wording of the policy everytime someone finds a new loophole to get around it.
Since the policy has started people have given out the address of companies, the name of the company's flagship product, and now the number of letters in their name. All of these posts were closed or removed.

We don't want those discussions to take place here.
 
fred rosenberger
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I think the rule is pretty clear - you are not supposed to identify the company. You did, trying to be "cute" or "clever".

You got caught.

Your post was deleted for violating the rules.

How is being punished (your post got removed) for breaking the rule (don't identify the company) an injustice?

if ANYTHING, i'd say justice WAS served, and you got off light.
[ November 17, 2006: Message edited by: fred rosenberger ]
 
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Just to make the very, very clear: the intent of the rule is that you should not ask questions about specific companies. That's it.
 
Andrew Monkhouse
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Originally posted by Dinesh Agarwal:
Jim,
KILROY WASHERE ...

what does this mean?


See Kilroy was here
 
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Not to explicitly mention the name of a company but you can give hints

 
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