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CampKohler

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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 8:50:15 PM

I just started going through the STL, testing every link to make sure it works and that the date-times of the OPs are correct. I got down as far as cash-credit and found that two recent topics, namely:
topic=519216, NYCmob79 Nov 15, 2012 7:46:47 PM
topic=519256, tboy160 Nov 16, 2012 6:27:52 AM
were gone ("We're sorry! This topic is no longer available").

I checked to make sure nobody was on ignore, so that's not the answer. Are reasonable and not-offensive topics being deleted nowadays for some reason? These two topics did exist, because the links and OP date-times were copied and therefore couldn't have resulted from "Linkheimers" on my part. One author has another topic in existence, so it is not as though the member was deleted.

Any ideas what happened to them? (I may run across more of these as I progress down the list. Whatever it is, it may explain why I wound up with a few orphans that were originally part of the list, but could no longer be found when going back to collect the URLs for adding links.)



[Edited by: CampKohler at 1/30/2013 8:55:19 PM EST]
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Don
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 5:11:07 PM

Hi CampKohler,

I'm going to assume that your reference to 'STL' is along the lines of "Suggestion Topic List" or "Suggestion Tracking List" found on your wiki site.

It would appear as though you've discovered that some of the topics you've linked to from your site to ours are now "broken" because we removed the content that your hyperlinks point towards.

In response to "Are reasonable and not-offensive topics being deleted nowadays for some reason"

Sometimes users request to have their topics removed.

In the case of topic ID 519216, the OP NYCmob79 stated "If there are moderators please delete this topic..." within the topic.

As a reminder, all posts and topics are subject to change or deletion at the moderators’ discretion and without explanation.

In short, the original URL pointing toward the topic on our site does not exist anymore, which is why your link does not work, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

-Don



[Edited by: Don at 1/31/2013 5:13:24 PM EST]
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 4:45:44 PM

The issue seems to be CK has too much time on his hands. I would like to reiterate CK should not be allowed to start any more new topics. This one really has no purpose and when CK is asked direct question all one gets is gibberish.
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Scrapheap
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 4:07:39 PM

CK wrote > Are reasonable and not-offensive topics being deleted nowadays for some reason?

Given the topic, and TPTB's refusal to address the issue in a manner that amounts to something more substantial than spin, these topics may well be offensive.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 3:22:49 PM

I'm confused.

Of the more than 7,000 topics in this Suggest A Website Improement discussion category, the concern is that (as of an early check of links to the topics), two topics are no longer available?

Or is the issue something else?
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bytebug
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 2:06:45 PM

I would like to request that this topic be added to those "no longer available."
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 1:21:04 PM

And CK reverts back to normal.
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:20:44 AM

And they won't be unless you are pre-authorized.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:04:33 AM

That answers none of the questions I posted CK.
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 10:52:35 AM

I can guess "probably;" I'm looking for answers.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:03:32 PM

What is the STL?

Why are you testing every link? Were you asked to do this? What do you hope to achieve?

As far as the orphans, they were probably removed by the moderators.
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