Last post Oct 11, 2015 03:03 PM by tmorton
Oct 09, 2015 08:18 AM|gerrylowry|LINK
Sorry, but this is not helpful:
did my answer suck?
was the thread deleted?
Oct 09, 2015 08:25 AM|Mikesdotnetting|LINK
The Private label suggests that the thread has been moved to an area of the site to which you have no access i.e. it's been deleted. When threads are deleted, answers are automatically unmarked.
Oct 09, 2015 08:54 AM|tmorton|LINK
As Mike indicated, the thread ("I want to write a C# program that can copy an existing SQL table and then modify it. What is the...") from June was off-topic for the ASP.NET forums and was deleted. The OP was not looking for an ASP.NET solution.
Oct 10, 2015 11:15 AM|gerrylowry|LINK
@Terri ... FWIW, imho our peers should instead see something like:
19 hours, 54 minutes ago
Your answer was un-marked
Reason: Thread "I want to write a C# program that can copy an existing SQL table and then modify it. What is the..." Deleted
it's not about the -10 points ... it's about showing courtesy to the member(s) who devoted their personal time to try to help a peer.
BTW, unless the O.P.'s thread was many months old, shouldn't it also show up in the 100 item reputation history as a +10 ... otherwise, the books do not balance. n' est-ce pas?
Oct 10, 2015 01:41 PM|mbanavige|LINK
unless the O.P.'s thread was many months old, shouldn't it also show up in the 100 item reputation history as a +10 ... otherwise, the books do not balance
There are no "books" to balance for the items that appear in the view of the last 100 actions affecting your reputation history. If the +10 that you did earn was within the last 100 actions, it would be listed. if that +10 was not one of the last 100 actions,
it would not be listed.
Oct 11, 2015 03:03 PM|tmorton|LINK
By rule, we do not show the post title to non-moderators when the post is in the deleted items folder.
If you look at the last 100 actions of my own Reputation History (under
http://forums.asp.net/members/tmorton.aspx), you will see multiple posts which say "Private". Those deleted posts could have come from anywhere - something foul that was flagged immediately for spam review, something posted to a private forum (MVP, moderators,
etc), or a "normal" post which was generally publicly available. As you can see, we would not/cannot share the post titles from those first 2 sources, possibly only the third. Since we do not track the originating forum when something is deleted, and the deletion
physically changes the forum for the post to a very physical "deleted posts" forum, we really can't make any differentiation between the 3 sources. While we could reengineer all of that, the additional complexity hardly seems worth it; it is rare that a thread
which has an answer marked is deleted.
I strongly encourage you to, instead of taking your valuable time to answer a question which is off-topic or otherwise disallowed, to simply report it to the moderation team as off-topic with the Alert Moderators link, and move on to the next post.