"unpublish" is an Admin option - rather than a user deleting their content

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:56.

FYI  Realneo Users:     

If you are of a mind to delete your blog, or delete your content which has comments below it - there is an option which administration has that the user doesn't have.    

That option is to "unpublish" the content.   

"Unpublish" will leave the content fully intact (and fully recoverable if the user wishes to re-publish it)  on the Realneo server, but the content will not be visible to anyone but admin.   Google can not see the content.  The public cannot see the content.  

If you email admin  a request to "unpublish" (include hyperlinks to the content you want "unpublished"), Admin will get to it - but it may not be immediately. 

If at a later date you change your mind and desire to have the content published and visible again, Admin can do that.

Not withstanding the "unpublish" option,  Admin encourages all users -  please -  to not delete their content - especially if other users have made comments to the blog.    

Consider that perhaps the most important purpose of Realneo is it's "institutional memory".

Thanks,   Jeff



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unpublish vs. delete

Thanks for the clarity on this, Jeff. I had no idea that it was an option when I deleted a lot of postings. On the other hand, in my own way, I was making a statement regarding the status of realneo.

I am here. with a lot of misgivings, especially since JohnDoe put out the explanation of how Google can move realneo into the "spam" category due to the copying and posting of other peoples material. This has moved me to the position of saying that most of the copying and pasting has to go. Guy does not have to go. He just has to write his own content. The accusation of censorship does not hold up because he does not own the material.

I also resent that I have to place a copyright on my postings to prevent another from lifting parts of it and using it. This is also theft. The user agreement covers this, but it is ignored.

Realneo has a lot to offer as a forum for anyone who chooses to write. Losing the public venue because it gets booted to spam tells me that the need for reader counts for someone outweighs the need for all to have this space. That is not okay.

Realneo Stats - big drop in numbers

According to Site Analytics' report for September 2012, there is a major drop in realneo visitors   http://siteanalytics.compete.com/realneo.us/




Realneo is taking the slide towards being spammed out. 

There is minimal new and unique content posted on realneo for the past year.

Only a few posters left.  

And if you take the small amount of new content on realneo and mix it with hundreds of new copy / paste, the further decline will be rapid.


GOOGLE clearly outlines their policy and explains the danger of copying and pasting others work. 

Google specifically warns about copying and republishing work from other sites without adding any original content or value ; copying and slightly modifying content from other websites ; reproducing other content without providing a benefit.


Some examples of scraping include:


  • Sites that copy and republish content from other sites without adding any original content or value
  • Sites that copy content from other sites, modify it slightly (for example, by substituting synonyms or using automated techniques), and republish it
  • Sites that reproduce content feeds from other sites without providing some type of unique organization or benefit to the user


And GOOGLE clearly warns the website owner of the consequences of copy / paste from other websites:


if you choose not to implement any of these suggestions, we strongly encourage you to pay very close attention to the "Quality Guidelines," which outline some of the illicit practices that may lead to a site being removed entirely from the Google index or otherwise impacted by an algorithmic or manual spam action. If a site has been affected by a spam action, it may no longer show up in results on Google.com or on any of Google's partner sites.



It is up to realneo admin

It is up to realneo admin to make some painful choices about the needs of the one outweighing the needs of the many. The baby doesn't have to be thrown out with the bath water but the copy and paste has to stop or the whole site gets flushed down the pipe as spam.