When articles are submitted, we check them in real-time (and with a finer check in post acceptance) against your current articles submitted & accepted. This comparative check is done to help prevent you from submitting articles you’ve already submitted on purpose or accident…and to prevent members from engaging in rewriting their own articles (something we think is evil).
This week, we’ve added another phase in this process by including comparative checking your new submissions against your deleted article submissions.
That means, if you delete an article that we previously accepted and try to re-submit it again, we’re going to reject it on the basis that you appear to be gaming the system. We have created a manual review process for the times when this happens by innocent mistake (which we know will happen).
As you may know, we compare article submissions against ALL submissions currently live on the site. There is coming a day in the near future that we will compare new submissions against ALL deleted submissions back to our first day of recorded history.
If all you do is submit quality original articles, this is a non-issue. :-)