Comic deleted/removed(?), I’m not the author

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Comic deleted/removed(?), I’m not the author

Postby Dogcanines » August 22nd, 2019, 4:49 pm

Hello -
So, this is going to be a bit rambley and I’m sorry about that. There is a comic in which I have grown very very fond to in the years I’ve read Smackjeeves, and recently I saw that it had disappeared, which was very very odd to me. I read that sometimes inactive/abandoned comics got deleted after two years, but ones that were completed don’t get deleted. The author of this comic was last active in February of this year as far as I know and, I guess really, I’m trying to figure out if it was accidentally deleted or if they personally deleted it.
I know this is strange not being an author and just a reader, and I’m aware there isn’t much I can do, but seeing as the comic has become somewhat of a comfort type of story, I just want to know what happened. I have already contacted the author on both of their accounts to alert them / ask if they had deleted it but seeing as they haven’t been active in a while, I haven’t got a reply yet...
I hope to hear from anyone soon,
The comic was / is called Bird, and this should be the ID to it if it’s needed at all: http://www.smackjeeves.com/comicprofile.php?id=151312
The author is Sharkbaitsenpai / Bokutohyeah
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Re: Comic deleted/removed(?), I’m not the author

Postby mitchellbravo » August 22nd, 2019, 5:11 pm

Admin & the team deleting comics is really rare. It's most likely that the author deleted it themself. I don't think that the 2-year cutoff is a thing, as hundreds of comics were started and abandoned before the "completed" code was implemented, and I still have bunches of saved favorites from as long as (checks page)... wow, 9 years ago, that haven't been deleted through any sort of "automatic removal."

A comic would be removed if it had material that violated the site's Terms of Service, but that doesn't happen without Admin first reaching out to the author to give them a warning and chance to remove the violating material, IIRC.

Sorry to hear you can't reread this comic that you clearly enjoyed. Artists outgrowing their work or removing it for a wide variety of reasons is, sadly for the reader, just part and parcel of the webcomic landscape.
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Re: Comic deleted/removed(?), I’m not the author

Postby Dogcanines » August 22nd, 2019, 11:23 pm

Probably, but I had read a thread from 2016 from an admin saying that sometimes that’s what they do. I had only just read it about a month/2months ago so when I went to go to see it again is when I found the link broken and inaccessible - I hope maybe the author gets back to me and may have the pages that I can perhaps get or something along those lines, it really does suck that it’s gone :((
I don’t think that content would be the problem as it started in 2015 and was last updated July 2017, unless they just got around to it...? I’m not sure :’ )
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Re: Comic deleted/removed(?), I’m not the author

Postby eishiya » August 23rd, 2019, 6:52 am

Dogcanines wrote:Probably, but I had read a thread from 2016 from an admin saying that sometimes that’s what they do. I had only just read it about a month/2months ago so when I went to go to see it again is when I found the link broken and inaccessible - I hope maybe the author gets back to me and may have the pages that I can perhaps get or something along those lines, it really does suck that it’s gone :((
I don’t think that content would be the problem as it started in 2015 and was last updated July 2017, unless they just got around to it...? I’m not sure :’ )

Admin did that once, and hasn't done it since, since it didn't go over well with the users and just created more work to reinstate the deleted comics that shouldn't have been deleted. The comic you're looking for wouldn't have been affected by that purge anyway, as it only affected comics with <= 5 pages, IIRC.
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