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Look at the revisions for Will concerns regarding the move to CC BY-SA 4.0 elicit any further dialogue from Stack Exchange, Inc.?:

Zoe the transgirl added a bounty, but animuson removed the bounty message

A bounty message posted by Zoe the transgirl was removed by an employee (the bounty still could go on). However, looking at a Wayback Machine archive of it, it doesn't seem offensive or anything. Why was the bounty message removed?

An archive with the message:

Will you please just reply already? We need answers. This being ignored will not improve relations between users and the company, nor will it increase your already low trust.


I was originally not linking to the archive because I don't want to get in trouble. However, animuson says it was just a mistake and I’ve thus edited it in.

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    It was simply a mistake while fiddling with another answer. – animuson Oct 6 at 17:22
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    Oops. Fat Finger strikes again. – Robert Harvey Oct 6 at 17:23
  • @animuson oh ok, cool. – Stormblessed Oct 6 at 17:28
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    Then why was it not added back? And why did you not comment this to Zoe at the time to apologise & explain? This caused some consternation at the time, as I'm sure you've seen. First I've heard any staff engagement about this. – Lightness Races with Monica Oct 6 at 17:47
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    @Stormblessed: Also interesting is that the archived version disappeared (for precisely the days the bounty text was visible on the real site) until this was spotted and noted. – Lightness Races with Monica Oct 6 at 17:48
  • @LightnessRacesinOrbit I am doubtful about the archive thing being purposeful. The IA can be weird and glitchy. – Stormblessed Oct 6 at 18:05
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    @animuson Perhaps post that as an answer, since it's clearly the only valid answer to this question. – Erik Reinstate MonicA Oct 6 at 18:32
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    @LightnessRacesinOrbit It's worth noting that WayBackMachine no longer responds to robots.txt, so in order for a page to be taken down the owner has to specifically contact them. From what I've seen, it takes a lot of time for those requests to be handled. – Sonic the Reinstate Monica-hog Oct 6 at 21:32
  • @SonictheReinstateMonica-hog I had a takedown request handled in a matter of hours. They're actually pretty fast. – Zoe Nov 3 at 15:18

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