I’ve seen that statement in various threads in this forum, from time to time, and have never understood it.
If there’s something about the post that violates forum rules, how come the post was “withdrawn” by the author, and not “deleted” straight-away by a moderator?
And, if there’s something about the post that violates forum rules, wouldn’t the post have been “flagged” prior to being withdrawn? So, why does that statement say “will be automatically deleted in 24 hours unless flagged”?
I’m guessing that the problem with Nick’s post was a first-time poster attempting to post a link, but that’s only a guess. It was many years ago that I last worried about the rules for new members, so – quite honestly – I don’t know the rules. I decided to find out.
I spent 20 minutes trying to find a list of rules for new members of this forum, and failed. All I got for my effort was a “badge” that says –
Badges / Read Guidelines
- This badge is granted for reading the community guidelines. Following and sharing these simple guidelines helps build a safe, fun, and sustainable community for everyone. Always remember there’s another human being, one very much like yourself, on the other side of that screen. Be nice!
So, I decided to read whatever it was that Nick21521 posted, and then (presumably) withdrew voluntarily.
Nick posted a link to a website called Tools for Brokers (or t4b) offering a service to brokers (including forex brokers) who want platform plugins to identify and defeat clients using abusive trading tactics.
Interesting stuff. I was totally unaware of this “service”.
Obviously, Nick posted this as commentary on the preczau/Coinexx dispute, so I searched through the t4b website for any mention of Coinexx, and found none.
But, I did find this curious tidbit: Tools for Brokers lists Gain Capital as one of their “partners”. I throw that out there, for what it’s worth.
I don’t think Nick’s link is far enough off-topic to be excluded from this thread. So, on the assumption that his “crime” was merely attempting to include a link in his very first post, I will post the link for him.
I think it’s worth a look –
See also the website’s homepage, and their “partner” page –