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posts are not getting deleted

I am upset that our posts here are not getting deleted. I want to use these posts elsewhere but after deleting them and the site confirming that the posts have been deleted I find them while using google search. If I had not checked I would have committed a violation at the other site.

What is going on here? Why are the posts still there? Please elitecodex do something about it. What is the use if we are given the facility to delete and they are still there on the site. If you can look into this matter posthaste it will help those who want to use those posts elsewhere.

I almost posted one but just by chance decided to check and there the post was on the Net for the world to see.

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morilla wrote on June 8, 2016, 12:33 AM


1.) As per the Terms of Use: " You retain all rights to your work when you submit it to this website. However, by submitting your content to this website, you agree to provide a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, worldwide license to use, store, display, reproduce, and distribute your content. We reserve the right to remove or modify (such as censoring, with an explicit notice) any user submitted content with or without reason. You can delete or remove your content any time from our website, however we can still retain copies of your content for a commercially reasonable time period for archiving, backup or audit purposes. "

2.) As I have noted before, by clicking delete, you simply flag the piece as one you desire not be displayed. You do NOT remove or delete it from the company's servers.

3.) Google has its own cache, something elitecodex does not control.

I understand your angst and concern. However, bear in mind that there are good reasons why rules exist prohibiting re-posting exact content; i.e., most places require a certain percentage change to that content and not simply a copy/paste. If the new site requires wholesale change, then you have an issue with that site as there is very little anyone can post that someone else can't claim hasn't already said in the same or similar format.

Last Edited: June 8, 2016, 12:38 AM

CalmGemini wrote on June 8, 2016, 2:40 AM

Thank you for this detailed response.In that case,can we re-write our posts here and post them elsewhere?Of course,I am talking about our own posts. I know, there are only some unique posts.Many people write about the same topics in their own way all the time.

CalmGemini wrote on June 8, 2016, 2:42 AM

Somebody suggested to contact elitecodex via the persona paper group at Face Book to get replies.So I did do that .But I have not heard from him so far.

bestwriter wrote on June 8, 2016, 3:29 AM

When I opt for deletion a page opens and informs me that the concerned post is deleted but it in fact it still continues to be there.

MegL wrote on June 8, 2016, 3:30 AM

Yes, that is possible at all times.

elitecodex wrote on June 9, 2016, 9:54 PM

I'll check into it this weekend. Apologies for the delay, life has been crazy :)

melody23 wrote on June 12, 2016, 11:22 AM

It takes google a while to de-index things. I am sure i was once told to wait a minimum of four weeks before expecting something to be truly gone from the internet.

bestwriter wrote on June 13, 2016, 2:30 AM

Wikinut has a great way. They ask us to copy our posts. When we opt for that they themselves create a zip folder and email it to us. . That contains all our articles there. But for them not to be seen anywhere we must delete our account. If we do not delete our account then they will be seen in Google search. At wikinut we cannot delete articles but just import them and delete our account.

But at PP we can delete our posts and then click on to remove them from google search. This is possible only if PP deletes our posts which is not happening.

Last Edited: June 13, 2016, 2:40 AM

AliCanary wrote on June 17, 2016, 7:32 PM

I'm having the exact same issues--I wanted to use some of my posts for my blog, so I try to delete, but even though the system advises me that the post has been deleted, any old link that goes back to it still works. I know I could *truly* delete it by deleting my whole account, but I don't like that thought of that. elitecodex , I know that obviously when you needed the ad revenue, you didn't want people deleting content, but since it doesn't make any money for the site itself any more, does it matter?

elitecodex wrote on June 22, 2016, 2:42 PM

Is this still an issue? I checked into it and it seemed to be working.

bestwriter wrote on June 23, 2016, 2:43 AM

I posted this on 7th June and your comment is dated 22nd June. I will check and get back.