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What happened to my post?

Post by Ombrax » April 20th, 2013, 3:26 pm

This is weird - last night I posted a question about what would be best for some tennis-elbow rehab (rowing-induced pain) and today when I log in to check to see if anyone has suggestions for me, the post is gone. It was posted in the "Training" sub-forum.

Does anyone know what might have happened?

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Louis

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Re: What happened to my post?

Post by Ombrax » April 20th, 2013, 3:28 pm

Also, I clicked on the "view your posts" command and it doesn't show up, so it definitely seems to be gone.

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Re: What happened to my post?

Post by Ombrax » April 20th, 2013, 8:32 pm

Hi folks, since I'm not getting any replies, can anyone recommend a mod to whom I can forward my questions?

I'm starting to think that someone misinterpreted my post as an ad / spam. It was a question about a specific product (TheraBand Flexbar) and since it was my first post under this particular username it might have led some to believe that I am a shill for that product, which could not be farther from the truth. I'm just a guy with erg-induced elbow pain looking for a solution.

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Re: What happened to my post?

Post by Rumping » April 20th, 2013, 10:12 pm

Well, the topic has come up several times in the past and I have found useful info on the forum for a similar injury (golf elbow). A few things are very important when erging:

1) Make sure your grip is correct. Tips of the fingers on the bar, thumbs on top or not touching at all. Do not grab the bar as if you're trying to wield it. Just hook it with your finger and no thumbs. It doesn't make sense to me why this way makes such a difference, but it does. It's not an immediate cure, but this way you won't injure it any further and you'll start to get better instead.
2) Stretching is important. Good stretches that help relieve golf elbow are if you hold out your arm outstretched, palm flat, fingers facing up. Then use your other hand to push against the tips of your fingers, bending backwards a little. Hold for 20 seconds. Flip your arm over so your fingers are pointing down, then bend them back again with your other hand for another 20 seconds. Repeat the whole process for your other arm.
3) When your elbows start to hurt while rowing, flip your grip. Grab the handle from the bottom (or the sides) instead of the top.
Wim (attempting to get back into rowing shape).

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Re: What happened to my post?

Post by PaulH » April 21st, 2013, 12:38 am

Hi Louis - I don't know who deleted the post, but I know that I almost did because it read like spam. I realize from your point of view it obviously wasn't, but when you see as much spam as we do you can end up making judgements pretty quickly about it. In this case it looks like that led to a mistake, for which I apologize.

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Re: What happened to my post?

Post by Ombrax » April 21st, 2013, 1:02 am

PaulH wrote:Hi Louis - I don't know who deleted the post, but I know that I almost did because it read like spam. I realize from your point of view it obviously wasn't, but when you see as much spam as we do you can end up making judgements pretty quickly about it. In this case it looks like that led to a mistake, for which I apologize.
Hi Paul,

Yup - I think that's what happened. I was just trying to be complete to show the difference between the versions of the product, in hopes that that would generate the best possible suggestions from the forum.

In the meantime, I think I've been able to gather enough info about them that the question may now be moot.

So I now have over 6 months to get my elbow back in shape to be ready for next winter's erging season. As long as the pain doesn't bother my cycling, I'll be fine.

Louis
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Re: What happened to my post?

Post by Ombrax » April 21st, 2013, 1:05 am

Rumping wrote:A few things are very important when erging:
Wim, thanks for the tips - when I pick up erging again next winter I'll do my best to be careful.

Louis

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Re: What happened to my post?

Post by Citroen » April 21st, 2013, 4:15 am

One of the things that you should avoid doing is resurrecting posts from the annals of history. Post a link to the old post, don't bump the old thread.

We get lots of spammers doing that and it's a quick hit to delete the new post on the old thread to remove them without studying the detail of the new post.

If I hit your tennis elbow post that way I apologise.

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Re: What happened to my post?

Post by Ergmeister » April 23rd, 2013, 8:34 am

As a suggestion to moderators and administrators, in two forums (unrelated to rowing) that I manage we have a policy that anytime moderators or administrators change or delete a post, they notify the person who posted that it was removed or changed for violating the [_______fill in the blank] rules.

Just a friendly suggestion to help let spammers know you are watching as well as letting any edit/delete victims know why.

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Re: What happened to my post?

Post by PaulH » April 24th, 2013, 12:57 am

Ergmeister wrote:As a suggestion to moderators and administrators, in two forums (unrelated to rowing) that I manage we have a policy that anytime moderators or administrators change or delete a post, they notify the person who posted that it was removed or changed for violating the [_______fill in the blank] rules.

Just a friendly suggestion to help let spammers know you are watching as well as letting any edit/delete victims know why.
It's not a bad idea, but I'd guess that would involve me sending a dozen emails a day to people who don't care. That's a volunteerism step too far for me!

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