Why was my discussion deleted?
I'm not posting this to ask to get my discussion back, I just want to know why.
Here is the link: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/25672229
On my post (in Portuguese topic), I said that Portuguese topic was very "calm" in these last days (people aren't posting in there), so I decided to write a discussion asking people their favorite food/meal in Portuguese.
I read the guidelines again (https://www.duolingo.com/guidelines) and I think I didn't find the reason why my discussion was deleted. I think it might be this following part: "Spam the forum or people’s streams: Leaving a trail of irrelevant entries in forums or on people’s streams may get your account deleted. This includes not only creating posts without substance, but also any other type of spamming."
But I don't understand yet, because a lot of people post discussions like "Hi, how are you?" in English from Portuguese topic and nothing happens. And, in my opinion, my post wasn't a spam because people could learn name of food in Portuguese reading the comments.
Again, I'm not asking my post back or something like this, I just want to understand what happened and, if it was my fault, I won't do it again.
Thank you :)
[Sorry about my English, feel free to correct me]
If you can still access your post, than it was most likely down-voted into invisibility by community members, rather than removed by a moderator. (5 cumulative down-votes is enough to do that.)
In other words, a number of folks thought your post did not meet loosely-understood community standards. In the English-language forums, not cluttering up the forums with content that is not directly revelant is a strongly-held value.
Participants in the Portuguese-language forums might apply somewhat different standards, especially if (as I suspect) there are overall fewer posts in those forums.