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[closed] Why did my post get moved? (16 posts)

  1. FishDogFish
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I made a post here in "Miscellaneous" titled "Where can I find a good hit counter" and it got moved to "How to and Trouble Shooting".

    Why is that title considered "How to" or "Trouble Shooting"?

    The problem is, "How to and Trouble Shooting" is currently getting swamped, so it took my post about 3 seconds to be shuffled to the second page where it can't be seen.

    Would the the moderator who moved it please explain why you would move a post that doesn't apply to the category you moved it to, from a category that is getting way less requests?

  2. mrmist
    Forum Janitor
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I don't know, but the answer isn't to start spamming your post all over the place. It belongs in plugins and hacks, I expect.

  3. FishDogFish
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I didn't spam my post.

    Why are you accusing of spamming my post?!

    I made a post, it got moved, then it got closed, so I reposted.

    It had a reply, but got closed before I could read it. Why are you over moderating? lol, just kidding. Modopotamus

  4. Saildude
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Spam = the same Question three + times in less than an hour. It also irritates those who might help you and dilutes the effect and messes up the fabric of space and time

  5. mrmist
    Forum Janitor
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You posted the same thing in 3 seperate forums just now. I closed the duplicates and removed one from Requests and Feedback. None of the threads had replies when I was closing them. (Aside from one reply which was to point out that your thread was cross-posted) The copy in plugins and hacks is still open.

    + FYI I didn't move the original thread.

  6. FishDogFish
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I didn't spam my post, it got moved, then it got closed, THEN I reposted.

    Why didn't you leave the one that was in a relevant category open???

    Are you upset with a user? That's considered non-professional.

  7. FishDogFish
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    mrmist wrote: + FYI I didn't move the original thread.

    I didn't either.

  8. mrmist
    Forum Janitor
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Actually the timeline was that it was moved, reposted a number of times, and then closed. I know that to be the case, because the reason I closed it was due to duplication.

    You are of course free to believe whatever you wish, but it won't make any difference.

    I hope you get an answer, anyway. FWIW, if you don't, you could just use the plugin browser to search for hit counter or stats, there's a tonne of them.

  9. mrmist
    Forum Janitor
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Why didn't you leave the one that was in a relevant category open???

    I have. It wasn't the original, it's the one that is now sat in the plugins and hacks forum, which is most appropriate IMO, since it's asking for a plugin.

    Are you upset with a user? That's considered non-professional.

    I have no particular feelings over you in any way.

  10. FishDogFish
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Why are you angry? I did nothing to deserve this attitude from you.

  11. FishDogFish
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm not looking for a plug-in, I'm looking for a hit counter, I can paste in my site on my own.

    Please comply with my wishes.

  12. mrmist
    Forum Janitor
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Why are you angry? I did nothing to deserve this attitude from you

    I've not diaplyed any attitude. My posts have been entirely devoid of emotion in any way. If anything, my current state of being is one of some bemusement.

    I'm not looking for a plug-in, I'm looking for a hit counter, I can paste in my site on my own.

    Please comply with my wishes.

    If you're looking for actual code rather than a plugin, then the thread would still belong in the "Plugins and Hacks" section, though it may be more suited to the "hacks" sub-forum. But I'm loathe to move the thing again, as I wouldn't want you to feel upset by it.

    I shouldn't worry, though. I suspect most folk frequenting the Misc forum are more likely to view this thread than they ever would a hit counter request thread, so by a kind of ironic twist you'll get more views now than you ever would have before.

    I'll even link you in, look http://wordpress.org/support/topic/where-can-i-find-a-good-hit-counter-2?replies=1

    Have a nice day.

  13. FishDogFish
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I know

  14. christopherross
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Regardless of why or who or what was moved, I'm having a difficulty figuring out what you want.

    Either you're looking for a stats counter for WordPress, in which case there are two exceptional options.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-analyticator/
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/stats/

    Both use third party, reliable tracking.

    Although if you're looking for code to add to a non-WordPress site, I'm not sure this is the best place to ask.

  15. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I moved your original post.

    If that offended you, then I apologise but I did so for the best of reasons. Posts in Misc tend to get a little sidelined amongst non-specific other stuff. Since I could not answer your question myself (never used a hit counter personally), I was keen to place it where I felt it would get max visibility.

    mrmist is correct in that, theoretically, it should have been posted in Plugins & Hacks but there a lot of very plugin-specific traffic in there whilst your question was more general. Again, I felt that there was a good of it being missed. General questions in How-To, in my experience, do tend to get answered relatively quickly, so that seemed, to me, to offer the best chance of someone coming up with a recommendation for you.

    So I moved the post with the very best of intentions. I'm sorry if this mis-fired. :-(

  16. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    this is a total waste of time for everyone involved - I for one have seen/had enough attitude

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