Did a question or answer you posted seemingly vanish? If so, it was probably hidden. This means it has been withdrawn from public access, presumably by a moderator. If you are not sure why your post was taken down, you're in the right place: you can use this thread to ask why your post was removed. Any new posts asking why questions were hidden will be hidden. Before posting, please follow the following steps:
Step 1: Read the rules page. You should have done this already. This page lists every reason why a post may be taken down. The most common reasons include:
- the post was a duplicate, i.e. the question was already asked or a very similar answer already existed,
- the question was made on the wrong section,
- the post was uninformative (e.g. unclear or lacking detail and insight),
- the question was open-ended or too discussion-based (especially relating to in-game teams) and
- the post was about getting movesets (there is a system in place for that).
If you've read the rules thoroughly and you're sure your post didn't fit any of the categories, read onward.
Step 2: Locate your post, and provide a link to it. If your post was taken down, you should be able to find a notification about it in your updates area, or find it through your
H browser history. If all else fails, describe your post thoroughly so we know which you're addressing.
Step 3: Check your post using the link. It is possible your post is public, and you've simply struggled accessing it. You'll know if it's indeed hidden if it is faded white -- in that case, proceed onward. Otherwise, it is either public or pending review -- in that case, it's simply a waiting game from this point.
However, if you've verified your post is in fact hidden, and you've got a link (or good description) for it...
Step 4: Leave a message here! Paste the link to your post, and give some context if you deem necessary. A staff member or other reputable user will respond with an explanation as to what happened. Please, do not respond aggressively: you aren't going to have your way screaming expletives at us. If you're nice to us, we'll be nice to you.
Posts here are removed over time to prevent clutter.
Hey you, did you actually read these steps before posting? In full? Ignoring things is probably what got you here in the first place!