Though a Member of the LinkedIn Site, as well as the Groups: Agriculture & AGRONOMISTS, SOIL SCIENTISTS, PLANT BREEDERS, etc., I am disallowed from posting comments[they are pending approval which, of course, never happens]EVEN on my OWN postings, and need I add, some of the comments allowed are far from professional. Here's the exchange I had with the Site Admin. Take it as a warning about LinkedIn:
This is my experience on LinkedIn. It’s NOT as Professional as they tout it to be. My original Request: Why must my own comments be approved on my own postings? [Ticket: 130727-001391]
Thanks for reaching out to me with your Groups question, and I sincerely apologize for the delay in my response. This is Alex from LinkedIn Customer Advocacy.
Your discussion and comments may be pended in a specific group because you were blocked and removed from another group by its manager or owner. If you’re experiencing this issue across multiple groups, your postings to other groups are still submitted; however, they are now pended until a member of the group’s management team approves it for posting.
This is done to ensure that members who post in groups are posting with a certain level of professionalism. This doesn't mean your posting quality is poor, but the measure itself is put in place to ensure that the group’s management is able to control content across all members in their group who’ve been blocked from other groups.
As an additional note, please be aware that we can't provide a list of groups you were blocked from.
Any group owner or manager can un-restrict your posting permissions in their group. You can contact the group’s management team and request that they allow your discussions and comments to post in their group. Here's how:
1. Click "Groups" at the top of your homepage.
2. Click the group's name.
3. Click the "More" tab in the row below the group's name, and then click "Group Profile" or "Subgroup Profile".
4. In the "About this Group" box on the right, move your cursor over the name of a group owner or manager, and click "Send Message" when it appears.
Note: If the "Send Message" link doesn’t appear, your group manager has chosen not to receive messages from other group members. If your group has other managers, you might try moving your cursor over their name to see if the "Send Message" link is shown.
I’m sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, and want to thank you for your participation in LinkedIn groups.
Customer Experience Advocate
My E-Mailed Reply;11:37 AM, 07’30/2013:
I've gone the Admin route. I'm an Anti-GMO Activist, the Admin is Pro-Biotech. Never allowing my comments to appear paints me as timid, unprofessional and incapable of responding. If they don't want my comments to appear on their own postings, it's frankly professional cowardice, but it's their posting. However, to not allow me to reply to vicious attacks and/or comments on my own postings, is frankly professional cowardice on YOUR part. And you wonder why I won't PAY for a professional upgrade? Did I die and wake up in a 1980's Soviet Gulag? Is this the best I can expect from an organization that touts itself as "Professional"? This answer and your timid response WILL become visible on my other Social Pages and serve as a warning to others who have opinions anybody there doesn't like...ergo, they plan on being methodically censored, while the Site owners give silent tacit approval. I'm sure you're "just following orders."
R Andrew Ohge
PLEASE feel free to share this and/or give LinkedIn your"Love" for their Pro-Biotech Censoring.