Doc Bunkum wrote:There is, or I should say "was", a thread similar to this one going on over at scam.com.
349 posts chronicling the rather unsavory past exploits of Bill Farley and Deepak Chopra.
Checked on the weekend and I see that the entire thread is gone. Vanished, vamoose! Even the archives.
Well, welcome to Quatloos, Doc. Nice avatar.
I had a similar experience on scam.com. It was a thread on cookie-cutter "wellness" MLM Eniva. I pointed out that a very basic knowledge of chemistry - that possessed by a smart high-schooler - revealed that many of their claims were nonsense. An Eniva distributor - man, how many of the regulars there are MLM distributors? - and a moderator (also an MLM distributor, strange as that may seem) got involved. Despite showing clearly that they lacked that basic knowledge, they were more than willing to state their opinions as gospel truth. Then the thread - maybe ten pages - disappeared. However, a regular there who does not appear to be a distributor PMed me to the effect that it had happened to other threads as well, and was likely a system failure rather than anything intentional. I do trust his/her judgment. Nonetheless, it would be interesting to know what those threads were.
In any event, I don't post there anymore, after two tries each lasting about ten days. Too many of the proverbial ten-hour arguments with the town drunk. Actually asking for proof seems to be considered rude.
Wondering too if it might be necessary to back up this thread just in case it disappears likewise?
Not necessary. Post away. If you don't provide proof in your posts, though, you're likely to be asked for it.