Lost Threads

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by hooknlad, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. hooknlad

    hooknlad Member

    Has anyone noticed that some of the threads that they have posted have vanished? Case in point -Scoobyloven's thread with the heading of Long time no work, or something like that. There were several comments posted on this thread, and poof they are gone :cry: , I know that a few more threads that i have been following, comments have vanished. Any ideas where they may have gone. I dont mind ,accidents do happen, i am just policing this site on my own and hopefully its not under attack by an outsider.. Has anyone else encountered this problem. I believe the thread mentioned had more comments on it than it does. I remeber posting to it. The post was meaningful to me because of my loss at home as well.
    Thanx again for being friends.:thumb:
  2. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    You are correct, this thread had more comments then there are now. I know both N Gauger and myself had comments there and they are now gone.

    Time for some detective work 'cause as of now, only administrators and moderators can delete posts.

    Thanks for the heads-up. I'll be back and let you know if I find anything.
  3. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    There were two copies of that particular thread - maybe the wrong one was inadvertently "cleaned up"?

  4. hooknlad

    hooknlad Member

    Thanx Don, I thought I was going nutz.. Has Anyone else lost a reply to a thread or perhaps a thread itself ?
  5. hooknlad

    hooknlad Member

    Yikes 2 copies? I still believe that there were more replies that I am missing. Im going to research it as well. Thanx
  6. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    With the server running slower these days, it seems easier to generate duplicates of threads for some reason - usually the software checks if you have posted the same thing within the last minute or so.

  7. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Thanks for the heads up Michael...and thanks for checking on it Don. Weird.
  8. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    OK, mystery solved. As Andrew said, there were duplicate threads, both had replies. The second one was way down the bottom of the page. Now there is only one thread with all the posts from both.

    Since we are experiencing server problems, duplicate threads and posts are becoming more frequent. The Gauge staff will delete duplicates as we find them and merge threads where there are replies to both. These duplicate posts are a result of it taking so long to refresh a screen, that the person posting hits the "submit reply" button a second time. Normally the second post won't be accepted, but it will allow it if the time difference is long enough.

    Again, we ask that you bear with us while Peter attacks this bandwidth problem so we can get back up to full speed again.:wave:

    Thanks for your patience.:thumb: :thumb:
  9. hooknlad

    hooknlad Member

    Don - Have I told you lately that you are my hero??? Thanx for getting to the bottom of this. I had all the faith in the world in you....
  10. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: Thank you kind sir, just doing what I get paid to do.... <whisper, whisper> Eh!!! What's that you say????, Sheesh, all right, no pay but lots of fun and other rewards.:D :D :D :D
  11. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    One problem I've run into is that sometimes you hit the reply button and nothing seems to happen. You sit and stare at the computer, and it doesn't even indicate that the submit button was activated, then you hit the submit button a second time, and suddenly you get two posts.
  12. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Hi Michael. I have been on here with Don for over a couple of years and he is a hero to all of us :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

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