What does this post mean?


#1

I see this type of posts sometimes:

(post withdrawn by author, will be automatically deleted in 36 hours unless flagged)

Are these created by moderators or something?


#2

No, it means the post was deleted (“withdrawn”) by that user (“author”). Unlike on many other websites, instead of just disappearing from view, the post turns into this:

(post withdrawn by author, will be automatically deleted in 36 hours unless flagged)

As you’ve seen. It will go away and be deleted, as it tells you, in 36 hours. If it was something that was flagged, I assume it stays there until a moderator has come to investigate its previous contents before deletion.


#3

Oh ok, thanks!


#4

The creator the post deleted it.


#5

Moved to #meta since this a question about the forum rather than the game.


#6

So that’s why the occasional post has that message even though it’s been flagged for like, weeks… Huh.


#7

Flagged posts get dealt with daily during the week. If a post has said that for weeks then it’s probably a glitch in the database, showing it as still flagged.