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Yep.
 
Getting real sick of /r/Android mods removing the majority of submitted +Android Police​​​​​ posts, like this one, as "blog spam." I'm pretty sure there's a bias against the site among mods (or rather I know this after private discussions with some mods), and there's one mod who's straight up openly hostile to us.

Someone tipped us on Google+ and we posted about it? Blog spam (even though the original post wasn't and probably won't be submitted).

An obscure page on the web changed, which we noticed first and reported on? They'd rather see the page itself without the background info or comparison submitted than credit AP.

A staged rollout to an app which we examined and documented? "Blog spam," even though there was no changelog or any indication of the change.

Hell, even when the author of the post we reference is a member of AP and we've worked closely with him on our post https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/57b68x/pork_explosion_unleashed_critical_vulnerability/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/57b68x/pork_explosion_unleashed_critical_vulnerability/d8r2kmy), it's still "blog spam."

Here's another recent example, which another mod agreed was removed for no reason when I pointed it out to them via mod mail, but it was never reinstated https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/57v19s/chrome_remote_desktop_53_adds_remote_sound/.

Etc. We have many examples.

Yes, some removals, maybe even a majority, are justified because they're duplicates. I also agree that when features get announced in a company blog post, posts about them from other blogs should be removed (but only if the original post is submitted too). But "blog spam" trigger fingers are abusing their power, and it's getting worse.

How about you let /r/Android decide what deserves being on the subreddit and chill out on the spam button? 
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I stay off of reddit generally because of things like this. It can be toxic and people generally make things personal. 
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"Hey honey isn't this new chromecast ultra great"
"What's a chromecast mom"
"Shutup and close your eyes connor we're watching narcos in 4k"
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Lol
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I am considering holding a Pixel meetup in Los Angeles. This would be a chance to try the phone and discuss it, some time in the next two weeks.

DM if interested, FYI. You can also Hangouts me. https://twitter.com/RDR0b11/status/788537512578813952
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+Matt Jakymiw Do you mean that a lot of the orders are getting changed to "Closed"?
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RIP Donald Trump's campaign. He's in full tailspin, and the NYT just strafed him with a clean hit.

I'm almost certain he'll sue them for this.

worth it.
The women say they felt compelled to speak after Mr. Trump on Sunday denied ever engaging in such conduct. One says she encountered him on a plane, the other in Trump Tower.
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Trump might be in a bromance with outing but at least he isn't trying to escalate the tensions between our two countries, unlike Hillary whom I cannot trust with suck a task, she doesn't have enough credit in my eyes for to not trigger WW3 if given an opportunity (and claims of initiating cyberwarfare against us is fueling that distrust), meanwhile Trump commented on willing to improve relations between US and RU, which we kinda should be doing, not bringing everybody into Cold war 2.0
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Quit the internet.
The odds of dying in a car wreck are twice as high as this thing "exploding." I'm keeping it.
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Omg quit life.
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All set up for travel to the Pixel / Google Home / Chromecast Ultra event on 10/4. And I'm staying in.... Marin County. Apparently there is a TON of stuff going on in and around SF (high profile sports events, for example) near those days next month, and hotel prices were completely insane.

The Travelodge Inn in North Beach - a budget hotel - was $409 a night. Mid-tier (3-star) hotels were $600+. I know SF hotel prices are high, but this is ridiculous.

At least I'll get to sleep somewhere quiet the night before the launch.
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+David Ruddock Dreamforce conference is happening in SF that week.
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IMO still the best Pilsner being brewed in America, hands down. Scrimshaw by North Coast Brewing Co of Fort Bragg, CA.
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Hey why did you blocked me on Twitter? I don't remember abusing you or offend you in anyway. I was following you to get some latest news on google products. 
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Down Detector pretty much sums up the situation this morning. What a mess.
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+Sterling Alvarez Why does everyone always blame everything on Putin?
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The unlock animation after a fresh boot on the Pixels is #delightful - doesn't appear to be a 7.1 thing, as Nexus 6P doesn't do this. Look carefully, it's subtle, but oh so smooth.
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I love this camera. #pixel 
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Such a surprising lack of salt +David Ruddock

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Debate prep.
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I hope you had more than one +David Ruddock​ I was listening to the debate whateverthehellitwas while at work and I was looking for a beer at the 30 minute mark. 
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Battery life on the LG V20 preproduction unit / firmware continues to be just OK. The Note7 still easily beats it (and the Exynos version, just forget about it - not even close).

Given its display size, resolution, always on ticker, and the size of the battery, this is certainly decent. But you have to think if LG wasn't so obsessed with making the battery removable, it could easily be 10-20% larger, and give the phone much more competitive battery performance.
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+Ted Fishman​​ It's a double-edged sword. In the past, people used to buy non-original replacement batteries that catch fire too. 
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AndroidPolice.com managing editor. Beer geek. Car lover. Writer of things.
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Hi, I'm David Ruddock. I write stuff.
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I once smashed a key lime pie in my face live on the internet.
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    History, Anthropology, 2006 - 2010
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    Senior Editor, 2010 - present
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Hardwood suite is cool.
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Comfy bed, good decor, has a bar. Thin walls, though.
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Fine airport hotel. Clean, free breakfast, free airport shuttle every 20 minutes.
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Nice staff, good amenities, modern rooms. Noise is a real issue, especially street noise. Get an interior--facing room if you can. Light switches in rooms are comically complicated, and I couldn't access the mini fridge (locked) to cool my own drinks. You can probably do better for the money elsewhere - the chique factor really isn't worth it unless you're there for the penthouse bar (which is nice!). As a hotel, it's just OK.
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It's a roadside inn. Rooms are reasonably up to date, but walls are thin and beds are hard as rocks. Room had unfinished lighting in bathroom and mirror was taped to wall. Just felt kind of crappy.
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Good food, truly amazing whiskey selection.
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