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    • JIL
    • By JIL 12th Jan 18, 10:14 PM
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    Old style disappearing threads again
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    • 12th Jan 18, 10:14 PM
    Old style disappearing threads again 12th Jan 18 at 10:14 PM
    A few months ago a few threads disappeared from the old style board. It was explained that the spam button had been bit too often causing them to be removed and never to be reinstated.

    It happened again this week, the what are you making for dinner thread, disappeared.
    Today the love food hate waste has gone.

    Can this be looked at please?
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    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 15th Jan 18, 11:38 AM
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    • 15th Jan 18, 11:38 AM
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    • 15th Jan 18, 11:38 AM
    Unfortunately some genuine threads have been removed when some forumites have clicked the spam button by mistake.

    Have a look out for new versions that have been set up eg Love Food Hate Waste
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    • Biggles
    • By Biggles 15th Jan 18, 1:34 PM
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    • 15th Jan 18, 1:34 PM
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    • 15th Jan 18, 1:34 PM
    Unfortunately some genuine threads have been removed when some forumites have clicked the spam button by mistake.
    Originally posted by MSE Andrea
    That may be the case in some instances but some really useful threads with years of data have suddenly gone missing, like Special_Saver2's thread "Regular Savings Accounts: The Best Currently Available List!".

    This seems to have started happening rather a lot lately; surely something must have changed? Can't useful threads with much valuable data be resurrected from your cache?
    • redux
    • By redux 16th Jan 18, 11:56 AM
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    • 16th Jan 18, 11:56 AM
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    • 16th Jan 18, 11:56 AM
    Unfortunately some genuine threads have been removed when some forumites have clicked the spam button by mistake.

    Have a look out for new versions that have been set up eg Love Food Hate Waste
    Originally posted by MSE Andrea
    As we know, threads can be hidden from most users but not from moderators, or they can permanently deleted off the forum database.

    Are you saying the spam button permanently removes stuff, without recourse? That doesn't seem to be what its description says. There is an overt implication a spam reported thread will be provisionally removed until the Forum Team have a chance to look at it.

    That Regular Savings thread, as mentioned above, certainly should not be removed, and there should be protections built in, especially if (as per my previous paragraph) the description declares they are there.
    Last edited by redux; 16-01-2018 at 12:00 PM.
    • AirlieBird
    • By AirlieBird 16th Jan 18, 12:37 PM
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    • 16th Jan 18, 12:37 PM
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    • 16th Jan 18, 12:37 PM
    Unfortunately some genuine threads have been removed when some forumites have clicked the spam button by mistake.
    Originally posted by MSE Andrea
    If they have really been deleted then get IT to restore them from the daily backups. I'll be astonished if you don't have daily back-ups.
    • Wheres My Cashback
    • By Wheres My Cashback 16th Jan 18, 3:08 PM
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    • 16th Jan 18, 3:08 PM
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    • 16th Jan 18, 3:08 PM
    If they have really been deleted then get IT to restore them from the daily backups. I'll be astonished if you don't have daily back-ups.
    Originally posted by AirlieBird
    Of course they'll have back-ups as well as contingency in place if anything untoward should happen to the forum, but why should they be bothered if the odd thread goes missing ?

    I mean, it will take someone time and effort to resurrect it, probably time they don't have, but from a PR perspective it says whilst we value your input to our forums we don't really care about it and if threads gets deleted, then so be it.
    • redux
    • By redux 16th Jan 18, 4:41 PM
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    • 16th Jan 18, 4:41 PM
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    • 16th Jan 18, 4:41 PM
    Unfortunately some genuine threads have been removed when some forumites have clicked the spam button by mistake.
    Originally posted by rashed1
    This isn't one of those forums where they pay people for helping, sometimes inadvertently paying spambots to copy other posts from earlier in the thread.
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