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"Why was my post hidden?" — the mega-thread

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Did a question or answer you posted seemingly vanish? It was probably hidden. If you are not sure why, then please use this thread to ask. Any new posts asking why questions were hidden will be hidden. Please follow these steps before posting:

Step 1: Read the rules. The most common reasons questions are hidden are:

  • being purely opinion e.g. "what is your favorite Pokemon"
  • being on the wrong section e.g. a team question on Pokebase instead of Battle Subway
  • on team questions, not including all the required information (Moves, Ability, Items, Nature, EVs or Roles).
  • on team questions, being in-game teams instead of competitive teams
  • way too trivial e.g. "what level does Bulbasaur evolve at?"
  • a moveset question (we already have one for every Pokemon)
  • duplicates of other questions

For answers, they may be hidden if you answer many days later with no new information than what's already there, or they may be unsatisfactory because they are incorrect or hard to read due to poor grammar.

Step 2: Read the rules again because you probably didn't read them close enough.

Step 3: Read the rules again.

Step 4: Re-read the rules before posting because you probably ignored the majority of this post.

Step 5: If you are sure you didn't break any rules, post an answer here asking why your question was hidden. Obviously include a link to the question/answer you are asking about, otherwise we have to search though and endless list of hidden posts to find the one you're talking about.

Once you have posted, a mod or senior user will comment and tell you what rule you broke. When they do tell you, do not argue with them - they have been here long enough to know the rules. Just accept that you broke a rule and move on. Plus, it shows how mature you can be. Remember that is thread is about learning what you did wrong and not complaining about it.


Also, if you posted a question or answer and it doesn't show up straight away then it probably needs to be approved. There is a message that tells you this when it happens. A Moderator or Editor will get to it soon and approve it (or reject it if it breaks the rules). Have a bit of patience, sometimes due to inconsistencies with time zones it takes several hours for us to do this.

asked Aug 10, 2012 by Pokemaster
edited Aug 30, 2014 by ƒιzz
True. But still i find it random, and kinda rude...it would be different  if it was Spam or a useless post
Yo, I don't know where to talk about this, but I come back and I look in my profile that someone changed it to something about Nazi's? The hell? I took it down, dunno how long it's been there.
No one can change your profile unless they have access to your account.
Mods can't edit profiles? Can Pokemaster?
Pokemaster can, but only he.

3 Answers

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Why was mine? all i typed was please rate my team and i dont see what was wrong i wasted a lot of time on it

answered Jan 11 by serperiorisawesome
It didn't meet the RMT requirements. There wasn't enough information for the team to be properly rated, so the post was hidden to avoid clutter on the Battle Subway. If you'd like to fix it, I could re-show so you can edit it, if that would help?
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Hello!
I have a question that regards posts been deleted, but this being my second day on the site makes me quite unsure if this page is the right place to ask, especially since Pokemaster made the thread, and for my understandings he is the chief around here, and I have no intentions in getting on his black list.
BUT, one of my answers probably got taken down even if it was,for me at least, more exhaustive than the one that was already up.I have no idea how to get in contact with a Moderator directly via private messages, so I'm asking here if I could get an explanation of what I did wrong so to not repeat the mistake again.
Thanks in advance!

answered Jan 20 by Torym
You aren't going to go on a blacklist for posting in the wrong place. We're not that bad. :P
Anyways, looking through the admin, I found only one post of yours that was taken down, which was this one: http://pokemondb.net/pokebase/229664/what-happens-if-rayquaza-faints-or-you-flee-in-or-as?show=229830#a229830 This was taken down most likely because it didn't add much info to the existing answer. It said pretty much the exact same thing the existing one did, only with a few extra details. While you're welcome to add another answer if the existing answer has a big lack of detail, if you're going to add little things like specific capture rates, it may be better to add it as a comment.
If you're looking to contact a mod in future, leave a message on their profile page and they'll hopefully get back to you. There isn't a private messaging system in place at the moment (but there may be in future), so if you're looking to contact a mod directly, this is the best way to do it. And  welcome to the site btw :)
Alright, I see.
Thanks for the answer Fizz!
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Why was mine hidden.The question was about pokemon which is not based on animals.There is really nothing bad/offensive about this question plus I din't break the rules.

http://pokemondb.net/pokebase/231185/what-are-all-the-pokemon-which-is-not-bassed-on-animals?show=231193#a231193

answered 1 hour ago by josh123z