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Unexplained thread deletions and lockings

  1. Jun 6, 2006 #1

    Mk

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    To the moderators and mentors of physicsforums:

    Many of us do not appreciate the unexplained lockings and deletion of our threads. Several users have been made unhappy or left physicsforums because of this. This morning I found that one of my threads was deleted in the Earth forum with no explanation whatsoever. I've seen many times threads being locked without warnings or a last post from a moderator. There have been several complaints in the Feedback forum about unexplained warnings and lockings of threads. However small or large the problem this needs to stop.

    -Mk
     
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  3. Jun 6, 2006 #2

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    I don't see any record of a recent deleted thread in Earth, or any reported posts. Are you sure it's not there? Once in a while we clean up minor, off-topic banter in the main forums without commenting because it's not a warning level offense, just distracting, but if an entire thread were deleted, you should have been notified.

    We seem to have periodically had a post just outright disappear, not through moderation, but some weird forum glitch.
     
  4. Jun 6, 2006 #3

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    The thread wasn't deleted, it was merged with another thread "Thread merged with 'Triassic extinction meteor crater in Antarctic' https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=122843

    Unfortunately when threads are merged, the thread that was merged disappears without a trace.

    If you did a check of your posts, you'd find where they had been moved, that's how I found out what happened, I checked the location of your posts.
     
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  6. Jun 7, 2006 #5
    There is an option on vB 3.5.4 to leave a re-direct when threads are merged.
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2006
  7. Jun 7, 2006 #6

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    Last edited: Jun 7, 2006
  8. Jun 8, 2006 #7

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  9. Jun 15, 2006 #8

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    It's not an option the mentors are given here. Whether it's available elsewhere, I don't know.
     
  10. Jun 16, 2006 #9
    I see. I though it was standard, but it might be a modification. Click to enlarge:
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    oh well.
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2006
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