i created a thread about maple flow months ago and someone deleted it without explanation. I'm surprised they have this posted. in any event, I'm curious to see what people think of it.
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"someone deleted it without explanation"
probably because it lacked 'Mathcad' in the title. We'll have to see how long this thread survives. May be longer because a number of reactions turn from Flow (that is, implicitly towards Mathcad).
I also had my post on Maple Flow "disappear" even though I did not praise Maple Flow in my review.
Hmmm, its PTC's forum and so they make the rules. But I am not aware of any forum rules which would forbid to discuss other software - especially discussions on how this software compares to PTC products.
And if a posting or a whole thread is deleted, then the poster(s) sure have to be informed about that (via PM) and also about the reason why this was done - that should actually go without saying .
Maybe @Jaime_Lee can shed some light on what from your description looks like improper censorship.
@Werner_E thank you for the call out! The PTC Community moderators are definitely not "heavy" handed on moderation. The section of our Community Terms of Service that covers "Solicitations and promotions and other commercial use" does require us to take notice and remove any overtly competitive post. Productive-constructive conversations are always welcome on the PTC Community. And @prop_design I will take a look at archived posts and see which post you may be referring. I see that one of our mods sent you a private message about one of your posts getting caught in our automatic SPAM system. Also @Derbigdog I will check out your posts that may have ended up in SPAM. Let's discuss this offline.
@Werner_E thank you for the call out! The PTC Community moderators are definitely not "heavy" handed on moderation.
That was also my impression so far, too. So I was all the more astonished to hear from even two participants independently that their contributions had been deleted (as I understood it without further explanation).
Thanks for your response!
Yes I was just trying to help the Community know my experiences with Maple Flow. I know it is a competitor but I certainly was not trying to promote them. I do understand anyone shilling another product on this website is should be admonished.
However, as a long time contributor, I saw many discussions comparing Mathcad to other products. I have stayed with Mathcad for over 25 years because it met my needs better than the other App's out there. I have purchased, MATLAB and SMATH but still found them wanting so I use Mathcad exclusively.
Prime does have its short comings and they are continually discussed. But the point is we want Mathcad to be better, not condemn it or get users to go to another product. Mathcad is a serious accomplishment in the realm of engineering tools and PTC should understand that.
i was trying to get user feedback on maple flow. i also seen other products mentioned here. after they deleted my thread and didn't tell me why, i was angry and not wanting to post anything here. i guess only certain members can post things that others can not.
@prop_design Please check your private messages. I apologize that you also didn't receive the "reason notification" for your post being archived back in March.
Thank you for sticking with Mathcad for over 25 years! We appreciate all your contributions on the Mathcad Community! I checked our "Post Archive" and I am unable to find another post made by you related to Maple so A) I apologize if post was removed and you did not receive a reason notification B) Are you sure that your post wasn't picked up by our SPAM queue for some reason? I noticed the prop_design did have a post in February that got hung up in our SPAM queue.
Either way the situation didn't provide a great community experience. Feel free to re-add your community content as long as it is objective and constructive and follows our Community Terms of Service.
@ValeryOchkov (Original author of this post) I don't want to be in a situation where people think we are deleting or censoring content so in 24 hours, I will move the "delete-move" functionality references in this thread to our Community Feedback board to keep your conversation about Maple versus Mathcad "clean" to the topic yet still have important community functionality-process information visible for users.