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Dalor Darden
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Posted - 04 Jan 2021 :  16:51:47  Show Profile Send Dalor Darden a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
So for a couple days now I think...I think...there have been posts that appear that are weird and/or vanish.

I went to reply to one yesterday and it was suddenly gone.

Then I was going to read one today because it shows someone posted...but it was gone.


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rredmond
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Posted - 04 Jan 2021 :  17:45:50  Show Profile  Visit rredmond's Homepage Send rredmond a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Possibly problematic posts that the admin/mods delete?
We do that with spam on Unseen Servant. I think on some other sites they just lock the thread down. But that's my guess. :D

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Alaundo
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Posted - 04 Jan 2021 :  18:12:48  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage Send Alaundo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well met

I haven't removed any posts over the past week or so. Wooly may chime in here to confirm any actions he took.

Can you enlighten as to the topic of the post? It could also have been moved into another area depending on content. Sometimes posts can be deleted, but rarely whole topics unless it's entirely irrelevant or spam etc.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 04 Jan 2021 :  19:25:22  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I removed a post from a spammer; that's it.

If a person edits an existing post, that will also show them as the last poster in a discussion -- even if their post was an older one.

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Kentinal
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Posted - 04 Jan 2021 :  19:50:02  Show Profile Send Kentinal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have seen a few spammer like posts which I expected would disappear within hours. So clearly some others might also see some before a moderator does.

There is also however the possibility the the scribe might have decided to delete their own. I have done that myself a few times.

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sleyvas
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Posted - 04 Jan 2021 :  23:11:57  Show Profile Send sleyvas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I don't know if it would affect it in the same way, but I personally have a tendency to reply and then go "oh yeah, let me add this" and edit it... sometimes 3 and 4 times.

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Ayrik
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Posted - 05 Jan 2021 :  08:28:00  Show Profile Send Ayrik a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
I don't know if it would affect it in the same way, but I personally have a tendency to reply and then go "oh yeah, let me add this" and edit it... sometimes 3 and 4 times.

"Great Reader", eh? Seems more like a "Great Scribbler" to me.

I often edit (and re-edit) my posts as well. I got out of the habit of clicking "Preview" button because it's too dangerously close to the accursed "Reset Fields" button. Submissions made from my mobile device tend to be filled with errors, not really typos as much as senseless autocorrects. Candlekeep Forums is not a particularly mobile-friendly site, lol.

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Returnip
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Posted - 05 Jan 2021 :  11:19:03  Show Profile Send Returnip a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

I removed a post from a spammer; that's it.

If a person edits an existing post, that will also show them as the last poster in a discussion -- even if their post was an older one.



Well that explains a thing or two. I'm less confused now.

quote:
Originally posted by sleyvas

I don't know if it would affect it in the same way, but I personally have a tendency to reply and then go "oh yeah, let me add this" and edit it... sometimes 3 and 4 times.



Me too. And also I used to work as a translator and I'm a bit damaged so I kinda have to go back and correct grammar, spelling and sometimes linguistical errors.

On the other hand you have different fingers.

Edited by - Returnip on 05 Jan 2021 11:20:45
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 05 Jan 2021 :  12:23:18  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Returnip

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

I removed a post from a spammer; that's it.

If a person edits an existing post, that will also show them as the last poster in a discussion -- even if their post was an older one.



Well that explains a thing or two. I'm less confused now.


Yeah, just the other day, an older post was updated... I went back three or four pages in the discussion, looking for it, before getting bored and giving up.

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