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Why am I not authorized to view my posting? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I wanted to view one of my postings in the vcgeneral forum.
    Just in order to view my posting, the forum required me to log in.
    OK, I logged in.

    Then page
    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vcgeneral/thread/03dffe3b-0236-4c96-93ce-a12738e976db?lc=1033
    said:
    "You are not authorized to perform this action."

    Am I not authorized to log in, or not authorized to view my posting?


    (P.S. When submitting this question, this reportabug forum says it found 5 questions similar to mine:
    Reports not updating - HELP
    FTP Connection Manager: Set FTP password using a variable
    Outlook 2007 search problem
    change the image in webpart
    SQL Server Express Security?
    Please pardon me while I neglect to review those links and see if my question has already been answered.)

    Tuesday, September 22, 2009 9:34 PM

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  • This thread has been deleted by a moderator that's the reason why you're not able to view the thread.
    Forums Test Lead
    Tuesday, September 22, 2009 11:47 PM
  • I'm having the same problem.  I got an alert that my post had been moved, but with no indication or links where to; the only link leads to the "You are not authorized..." page.  I'm still getting alerts that people have replied to my question, but now I have no way to reply back to them!  My thread doesn't even appear on my "view all threads" page or when I search the whole forum.  What can I do?
    Friday, October 2, 2009 2:51 PM
  • Can you post back the URL from the alert message?
    Forums Test Lead
    Friday, October 2, 2009 2:51 PM
  • http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vistaprograms/thread/4f68cddd-7bfd-4b90-8f4c-6a1c22da3440/

    Thanks
    Friday, October 2, 2009 2:53 PM
  • I see the problem. You are right, somewhat has moved your thread. The moderator moved it to a Forum which is Private. The URL you posted still works and get's redirected to this:

    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/wlmail/thread/4f68cddd-7bfd-4b90-8f4c-6a1c22da3440


    Private Forums can only be accessed in 2 ways:

    1) If you're a Microsoft Partner (affiliated)
    2) Granted specific permissions on that Private Forum.

    I moved it back to the original forum (Vista Programs) and hope that the moderator see's my comments

    Thanks.
    Forums Test Lead
    Friday, October 2, 2009 3:10 PM
  • This should be fixed now.
    Forums Test Lead
    Friday, October 2, 2009 3:13 PM
  • Thank you very much, that does work now.  I'm not sure why someone would move my thread to some place where I can't access it....but thank you for resolving it.
    Friday, October 2, 2009 3:15 PM
  • Guess the moderator didn't check whether that it's a private forum :)
    Forums Test Lead
    Friday, October 2, 2009 3:17 PM
  • Hello,
    one more thread with error :
    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sharepointcustomization/thread/4d2a9a22-b1c5-4728-a508-fa4e552cbf3d/

    Thank you

    Christos
    Tuesday, October 13, 2009 9:28 AM
  • Same issue as the original question. The thread you've mentioned has been deleted by a moderator that's the reason why you're not able to view the thread.

    FYI. We do have a feature in our backlog to expose meaningful errors on a page depending on the state. (Delete, moved, etc...). This work for forum will substitute the current error pages. No ETA but it's in our radar


    Forums Test Lead
    • Proposed as answer by Don Tan Tuesday, October 13, 2009 8:22 PM
    Tuesday, October 13, 2009 8:22 PM
  • Thank you. I have troubles understanding why would a moderator delete a question. I understand moving, but deleting it ... Anyway, thanks again..
    Christos
    Wednesday, October 14, 2009 8:17 AM
  • > I have troubles understanding why would a moderator delete a question.

    I can give one example where I have consistently deleted rather than moving to Off-topic.

    There's a SharePoint forum where the description of the forum clearly says that it is for accessible issues for *the physically challenged*. To make sure that posters are 100% aware of that restriction I also wrote a stricky post (the only sticky post in the forum) that says in it's Title (and text) "only for the physically challenged".

    So when given those two very clear descriptions, posts come that have nothing to do with accessibility for the physically challenged (and often enough nothing even to do with accessibility), I delete them.

    If on the other hand people post to a SharePoint forum where the description of what the forum covers isn't so clear (which is the rest of them), I (when I was still acting as Moderator there) moved them to another - more suitable - SharePoint forum.

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    Another case would come if the same poster had posted several posts about a non-SharePoint product and I had both moved those posts to Off-Topic and had also said where exactly they should go to. If after he had done this a few times, I would get rather fed up with him and when he posted yet another question about that same non-SP product to the SP forum I'd delete it.

    (The same would apply to posts that had exclamation marks or several question marks in the Title. I'd edit them a few times and remove the !! or ??? - and write not to use them - but if the same person continued to try to make his posts stand out by using ! or several ? I'd delete them.)

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    A third kind of cases are straight adverts and pseudo-adverts (really marketing but pretending to answer a question - typically by scanning all threads no matter how old (2 years plus in many cases) and posting the virtually identical post recommending the same product to all of them). I hope you'll agree that those don't deserve to live! 

    (Ditto duplicate posts: I had a single post today posted to three different forums and also twice to one of them. All except one were deleted.)


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    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Sunday, October 18, 2009 7:07 AM (The same ...) added in correct place
    Wednesday, October 14, 2009 5:10 PM