Last post Oct 20, 2012 11:42 AM by gerrylowry
Oct 10, 2012 12:30 AM|gerrylowry|LINK
generally, if a post is deleted, one gets a message with a subject beginning like this:
(ASPNET Forums) Post Deleted:
from: ASP.NET Forums - Automated Email <email@example.com>.
the body would state something like "Your post was deleted by ___moderator-name___" with a reason given.
Monday morning, 65 of my replies had been deleted;
Monday night, 73 of my replies had been deleted.
Eight replies disappeared but i did not receive a single Post Deleted message.
is some mechanism broken?
Oct 10, 2012 01:20 AM|Mikesdotnetting|LINK
If the entire thread is deleted (as being off topic, for example), only the thread owner will be notified of the reason for deletion. However, I cannot find any threads like that which have been deleted in the last week which you took part in. As far as
I can see, none of your posts have been deleted at all in the last week.
Oct 10, 2012 02:04 AM|gerrylowry|LINK
Hi Mike, that's weird because in addition to eight messages disappearing, my count of unmarked answers increased from
116 to 120.
i'm basing this on my activityshown here:
Oct 10, 2012 02:44 AM|Mikesdotnetting|LINK
The deletion email mechanism is definitely working. I have tested that. If you want to make a post in the test forum, I can delete that for you so that you can establish whether you are being singled out or not (I doubt that). But I can't explain the discrepancies
you are seeing. Any further suggestions I come up would be pure speculation.
Oct 10, 2012 03:12 AM|gerrylowry|LINK
i would not say i'm being singled out ... it's just strange ... that's why i asked whether anyone else was affected ... with 170k++ members, i'd guess this was random ... why would anyone single me out?
FWIW, here's a test post ...
http://forums.asp.net/post/5174305.aspx ... i've no doubt i'll get a message when you delete it Mike ...
whatever is going on must be some random bug.
That said, however, a partially similar event happened September 25th to 26th ... my unmarked answer count rose from
106 to 111 ... although the deleted post count remained at
Oct 10, 2012 03:32 AM|Ruchira|LINK
Did you check your spam folder?
Please 'Mark as Answer' if this post helps you
Oct 10, 2012 03:56 AM|gerrylowry|LINK
i do not allow Outlook 2010 to filter spam ... too many false positives and too many false negatives.
FWIW, my spam folder does not contain any deleted forums.asp.net posts.
Oct 10, 2012 02:28 PM|gerrylowry|LINK
as expected, i received the "post deleted" message for the test post. Thank you.
interestingly, however, again, today, another partially similar event happened ... my unmarked answer count rose from
120 to 121 ... i have to admit, at least to my paranoid self, there appears to be something strange in Denmark ???
should i suspect that the universe has sent me some poltergeist? B-)
FWIW, the mystery described in my O.P. is still unresolved; perhaps it's unresolvable?
Oct 20, 2012 11:42 AM|gerrylowry|LINK
@ ALL ... FWIW, it appears that there is no answer for this issue; for that reason, i'm closing it; if it happens again, i'll start a new thread.
thank you for your input.