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Arvind Mahendra
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I had contributed (hopefully valuable) input to a post about resignation letters in JD(based on a true story). OP or anyone else was not bound to accept my opinion I had made based on the narration. But soon thereafter a post was made by someone claiming he was offended and that he wanted facts. I in response made aware the person of forum rules and how my post was not directed towards specific people but merely input that might hopefully help OP. Again, everyone is free to screen out input they don't like or care about. Instead of removing posts in which some poster had claimed what amounted to not liking what I had said and my, maybe not so nice remarks in reply, you removed a post which was otherwise potentially valuable input. Does this not amount to post hijacking? I mean all I have to do is claim offense and get it removed.
 
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Well, there is another rule besides the "don't name specific names" one, the "be nice" rule. It seems like a moderator felt that it was violated.

And, no, it doesn't suffice for you to claim offense to get a post removed. A moderator needs to agree with you. In fact, that's the only requirement - you don't even need to claim offense.
 
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"Post hijacking" means to post about unrelated topics in a discussion, so this would not be an example of it.
 
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Originally posted by Ulf Dittmer:
"Post hijacking" means to post about unrelated topics in a discussion, so this would not be an example of it.


no, thats "thread hijacking". "post hijacking" means nothing or has alot to do with network security. Lets wait for more input about what exactly it is and how to prevent it.
 
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If this is the thread I'm thinking about, I'm sorry, but I can't say I agree that your assertion that Indian companies are likely to cheat you out of your severance package is "valuable input". Sounds precisely like the kind of offensive comment that generally gets deleted. Comments along the lines of "Indian companies are likely to do X" are not allowed to stand.

On the other hand, if you said "Be careful, because one time my employer cheated me by...", that would be just fine.

In any case, please learn from the experience and let's put it behind us.
 
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I was the one who edited the thread. I didn't see how the bickering about "you post offended me", "well it shouldn't have, it's true" was helpful, on topic, or nice. Nor was the gross generalization made about every company in an entire country.

The easiest thing for me to do was to simply purge those posts, starting with yours.

I didn't remove it because someone ELSE found it offensive. I found it offensive.
 
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On the topic of useless bickering, here is an example of one...

no, thats "thread hijacking". "post hijacking" means nothing or has alot to do with network security.


Ulf gave you the benefit of doubt, and assumed that you meant "hijacking" in general. However, you obviously needed to counter -- as you countered with a point that stated that one of your original points "means nothing". Remember, it was you that originally used the phrase "post hijacking".

Henry
[ May 18, 2008: Message edited by: Henry Wong ]
 
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I appreciate your inputs and can appreciate that you were duty bound to delete offensive posts. But I never ever said anything remotely that could amount to or imply that every company in a particular country is out to cheat you as is being claimed. I gave a short(very short) account of a friend of mine who didn't receive his last month's salary. Followed by an opinion of mine on what OP could do. What's so wrong about this? I don't, and probably never will be able to understand the disturbance it caused. As far as I'm concerned, I would consider it extremely valuable input!. The post claiming offense and wanting more data was not.

You are right. Lets put this behind us though and sorry I offended anyone for my narration of an incident and my opinion and I promise not to deviate too much from the tone and patterns of replies already posted.
 
Arvind Mahendra
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Originally posted by Henry Wong:
On the topic of useless bickering, here is an example of one...



Ulf gave you the benefit of doubt, and assumed that you meant "hijacking" in general. However, you obviously needed to counter -- as you countered with a point that stated that one of your original points "means nothing". Remember, it was you that originally used the phrase "post hijacking".

Henry

[ May 18, 2008: Message edited by: Henry Wong ]

I think it may be the quotes that may be causing some confusion?
 
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Arvind,
It's good you didn't mean to imply anything. It's just that it could have been interpreted that way. Better to err on the side of caution

Communicating online is tricky. Since we only have our words (and not tone of voice, etc), things tend to get taken more literally.

In any case, I'm glad everyone is on the same page now. And it is good you asked here for some clarification in WHY things happened.
 
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Originally posted by Arvind Birla:
But I never ever said anything remotely that could amount to or imply that every company in a particular country is out to cheat you as is being claimed.


For what it's worth, I didn't interpret your post that way. I *can* see how one *could* have interpreted it that way, though.

The way I remembered it, you gave the one example concerning your friend, and then gave advice on how to behave *if it is an Indian company*. Frankly, I was kind of confused why you would make that qualification, and I can see how one could come to the conclusion that you are saying that Indian companies are "worse" than companies in other countries in this regard.

Again, I'm not saying that that's what you wanted to communicate. I can see, though, how one could read it into what you had written.
 
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