Hi, I bought a new computer in Jan 2008 an Acer Aspire T180. So I entered details in the HCL.
Just had an email saying
I'm sorry, but the product you submitted to LinuxQuestions.org, titled
"Acer Aspire T180; AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ (92DGB7ZUHQ...)", has been deleted. Some reasons for product deletions include:
- Descriptions that were partially incorrect/incomplete
- Duplicate entries
- Items that did not conform to our published site contribution and usage guidelines
If you would like to submit another product, please return to our product upload form:
The LinuxQuestions.org Team
That's it. The entry was unique, no other HCL entries refer to this product. I don't have a reason for it being deleted other than that it may either be "partially incorrect/incomplete" or "not conform to ... usage guidelines".
I can't now review the entry nor do I have info to fix it if I could. If someone is considering buying this product they now have no info to go on - if it was deficient before they could still at least know a little and know to contact me.
1) Don't delete the entry just make a deletion warning, then delete in say 1 week if no effort is made to change it.
2) Give proper info about the perceived deficiencies.
3) Consider keeping deficient entries but marking them as "poor" so that users looking up in HCL have at least some info to go on but are aware that LQ thinks the entry is sub-standard.
For me I now know not to enter data at this HCL as they may just be deleted without warning. I guess I'll post to my blog in future but the info is less visible there than here and that's bad for "the community