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Posted: 12/14/2005 12:14:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2005 12:16:52 PM EDT by NYPatriot]
I ask because ALL of my threads in the "True Nature of Islam" series are simply gone?!?!?!

They don't come up with either a normal search or an archive search. What gives???

It's no secret that those threads were not appreciated (to put it lightly) by the mods. & staff here at ARFCOM, so I'm forced to wonder aloud... are unpopular & controversial topics being "disappeared" before they can be archived?
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 12:15:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 12:17:09 PM EDT
YOU may disappear next..........
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 12:17:33 PM EDT
The content was deemed inappropriate and unfit for minors undergoing politcal correctness training.

Link Posted: 12/14/2005 12:18:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
YOU may disappear next..........




+1
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 12:18:32 PM EDT
Been nice knowing ya...
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 12:19:23 PM EDT
Isn't there a time period between when the threads are no longer available on the main board, and when they get put into the archive?

I thought it wasn't an automatic thing and instead old threads were put into the archive from time to time by GB.

Link Posted: 12/14/2005 12:19:23 PM EDT
Yup...
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 12:20:12 PM EDT
I don't want to sound tin foilish about this guys, but c'mon... ALL of them have vanished! Not one or a few, but ALL 7-8 threads in that series.

Link Posted: 12/14/2005 12:21:53 PM EDT
When did you first post and last post them?
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 12:22:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 12:23:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2005 12:24:42 PM EDT by NYPatriot]

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
if i am not mistaken several of thoses ended up in the trash bin. <i could be wrong>

i doubt they are archived if they are trashed.



To my knowledge, none were moved to the trash, and only one wound up being locked.

Are you saying that they were trashed?
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 12:25:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2005 12:27:32 PM EDT by FLGreg]
Look outside your window. Parked down the street a bit is there a dark-colored van with tinted windows and a bunch of antennae on top?

Someone brought this up last night. Some topics got put into limbo a few weeks ago when the server got really slow and they haven't been able to restore/archive them yet - if I remember correctly.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 12:26:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:
When did you first post and last post them?



They were posted over the last 3-4 months IIRC.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 12:27:30 PM EDT
I notice that searching on your name as topic author in the archive brings up nothing newer than june of 2005.

Link Posted: 12/14/2005 12:29:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:
I notice that searching on your name as topic author in the archive brings up nothing newer than june of 2005.




Strange.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 12:31:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 12:32:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2005 12:32:53 PM EDT by arowneragain]

Originally Posted By NYPatriot:

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:
I notice that searching on your name as topic author in the archive brings up nothing newer than june of 2005.




Strange.



Wait 6 months and search again.

As mentioned above, there is a 'dead time' when threads are too old to be active, but too young to show up in the archive.





edit:

An alternate solution would be to re-post the original posts, and let the threads re-create themselves.......

Link Posted: 12/14/2005 12:37:09 PM EDT
sounds like its time for a repost of the true nature of islam.


Maybe even a tac?



Link Posted: 12/14/2005 12:37:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 12:39:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:

Originally Posted By FLGreg:
Someone brought this up last night. Some topics got put into limbo a few weeks ago when the server got really slow and they haven't been able to restore/archive them yet - if I remember correctly.



That's ^^^ all it is. Other than deliberately deleted individual posts, every single thing ever posted on this site has been retained. It may not be presently available, but it has been retained. There were server maintenance issues that had to be dealt with a few weeks ago and nothing has been moved to the Archive server since. This means there is a temporary "black hole" where threads drop off of the regular search due to having no posts in the last 90 days, but are not yet moved to the Archive server. Whenever GoatBoy does the maintenance they will then be available, but have NOT been lost/deleted. Trashed threads are NOT available in the archive, but I too have no clue if any of your threads were sent to Trash. If so they will be lost--still in existence, but unavailable to view.



Thanks for the explanation.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 12:42:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 12:45:57 PM EDT
can threads be used against you in court?
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