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Title: Why are threads disappearing?
Post by: Lukipela on June 02, 2009, 09:47:24 am
Since we've had a fair influx of new people in the last month, I figure it might be best to make a sticky about this. I'm placing it in GD, since I assume that's the first place any new person will arrive at.

There is a slight bug in forum functionality. Sometimes, the "New" tag will not disappear from a thread once you've read it. After this happens a few times, the forum will begin hiding threads from you. The cure for this is to click the "Mark as Read" button, either in the subforum you are browsing or on the main forum page. This will remove all "New" tags and reveal any hidden threads.

This bug has been around for a very long time. Now that the forum has migrated away from Gamespy, we will hopefully be able to finally fix it. We're working with SMF experts to find a reason and cure, but so far it is slow going. For the time being, we ask you to have patience and remember to click the "Mark as Read" bug at the end of your session to prevent thread disappearance.

I'll keep you updated on any developments in this thread, feel free to post questions if you have an.
Title: Re: Why are threads disappearing?
Post by: Lukipela on June 08, 2009, 09:24:50 pm
Just letting you know that some progress has been made and the issue hasn't been forgotten. You might not see it, but we're working hard on this. Possibly, something in the forum tables has been broken for a long time.
Title: Re: Why are threads disappearing?
Post by: Rider on June 17, 2009, 08:21:01 am
On the topic of forum oddities...

I got this little gem just now.
(http://img3.imagebanana.com/img/qaza22rm/truestory.JPG)
Title: Re: Why are threads disappearing?
Post by: Scott_Irving on June 17, 2009, 05:04:42 pm
Great now there's two of you!  :P ;D ;D
Title: Re: Why are threads disappearing?
Post by: Lukipela on July 19, 2009, 05:59:29 am
Things are slowly plodding ahead on this issue. If nothing else, we may have figured out how to make it less severe.
Title: Re: Why are threads disappearing?
Post by: Eth on July 19, 2009, 07:21:09 am
Things are slowly plodding ahead on this issue. If nothing else, we may have figured out how to make it less severe.
Unfortunately, the solution involves banning everyone with a post count lower than 2000.  Sorry guys. 







JOKE!!!  Jeeze, you people are excitable!
Title: Re: Why are threads disappearing?
Post by: SuddenDeath on October 05, 2009, 12:42:12 pm
Crap... this just happened to me with the "Mods, clones..." subforum. I can see only a few threads. Tried the 'mark read' thing... problem is, it too doesn't work. When I try it, I get this:
Quote
An Error Has Occurred!
Session verification failed. Please try logging out and back in again, and then try again.

There's no way around it. Logging out and in doesn't solve anything.
I hope this won't mean that this is permanent (or at least until it is fixed for good)...
Title: Re: Why are threads disappearing?
Post by: Eth on October 05, 2009, 07:17:46 pm
  We're very close to a solution.  Just hang in there!
Title: Re: Why are threads disappearing?
Post by: Lukipela on October 06, 2009, 10:46:08 am
Have you tried boththe local buttons and the forum wide one?Have you tried clearing your cookies? Like Eth says, the solution is drawing nearer, though not everyone will love it.
Title: Re: Why are threads disappearing?
Post by: SuddenDeath on October 07, 2009, 01:24:43 am
Have you tried boththe local buttons and the forum wide one?Have you tried clearing your cookies? Like Eth says, the solution is drawing nearer, though not everyone will love it.
Yes, yes and yes. Result: nyet. :/
Title: Re: Why are threads disappearing?
Post by: Lukipela on October 07, 2009, 10:17:12 am
Huh. Then I can only apologize for you inconvenience. Another browse might help, though I understand if you feel that is a bit too much trouble for a single discussion board. We're working on this, but it's slow going.
Title: Re: Why are threads disappearing?
Post by: SuddenDeath on October 07, 2009, 12:16:12 pm
Huh. Then I can only apologize for you inconvenience. Another browse might help, though I understand if you feel that is a bit too much trouble for a single discussion board. We're working on this, but it's slow going.

Changed browser. Cleared cookies and everything else in that browser too. Nothing :-X
Title: Re: Why are threads disappearing?
Post by: Smoke353 on October 07, 2009, 03:23:43 pm
Huh. Then I can only apologize for you inconvenience. Another browse might help, though I understand if you feel that is a bit too much trouble for a single discussion board. We're working on this, but it's slow going.

Changed browser. Cleared cookies and everything else in that browser too. Nothing :-X

You could...try recreating your account?
Title: Re: Why are threads disappearing?
Post by: SuddenDeath on October 08, 2009, 03:30:56 am
Never! :P
Title: Re: Why are threads disappearing?
Post by: Eth on October 08, 2009, 10:22:27 am
Yeah, he'd lose his karma, and his post-count!
Title: Re: Why are threads disappearing?
Post by: Smoke353 on October 08, 2009, 07:19:31 pm
His... 2 karma and 9 posts?
Title: Re: Why are threads disappearing?
Post by: Lukipela on October 09, 2009, 09:30:55 am
Changed browser. Cleared cookies and everything else in that browser too. Nothing :-X

Huh. then I can only apologize profusely once more. If you ever get a chance, try it on another computer. A solution is coming, but it's not easy and not that nice either.

His... 2 karma and 9 posts?

See, when Eth says that he is making a joke. People on this board tends to use irony, sarcasm and assorted toys quite often. And I know you weren't so don't even try.
Title: Re: Why are threads disappearing?
Post by: Alen on October 09, 2009, 10:50:27 am
Changed browser. Cleared cookies and everything else in that browser too. Nothing :-X

Huh. then I can only apologize profusely once more. If you ever get a chance, try it on another computer. A solution is coming, but it's not easy and not that nice either.

His... 2 karma and 9 posts?

See, when Eth says that he is making a joke. People on this board tends to use irony, sarcasm and assorted toys quite often. And I know you weren't so don't even try.

Ya, Smoke would never use sarcasm and irony.  ;)
Title: Re: Why are threads disappearing?
Post by: Smoke353 on October 09, 2009, 01:05:15 pm
Of COURSE I wouldn't.  Not at all.  ;D
Title: Re: Why are threads disappearing?
Post by: SuddenDeath on October 09, 2009, 01:06:22 pm
If you ever get a chance, try it on another computer.

What can I say? Fail :-X
Title: Re: Why are threads disappearing?
Post by: Lukipela on October 09, 2009, 01:15:30 pm
If you ever get a chance, try it on another computer.

What can I say? Fail :-X

Like I said, I apologize. But there's nothing I can do to help you and that makes me feel like shit.
Title: Re: Why are threads disappearing?
Post by: Zeracles on October 10, 2009, 03:37:30 pm
You could...try recreating your account?
Never! :P
Okay, register a sockpuppet and see what happens ;D
Title: Re: Why are threads disappearing?
Post by: Scott_Irving on October 11, 2009, 10:28:17 am
I have checked the error log and nothing is showing up as to why your account is having issues SuddenDeath, I went through 80 pages of logs. However it appears Angelfish and Bleeding Star having been generating tons of error messages, probably related to the theme you two are using.
Title: Re: Why are threads disappearing?
Post by: Dragon on October 11, 2009, 11:10:27 am
Okay, register a sockpuppet and see what happens ;D
Well, I can't say it had a long life but I hope it was a good life.   Alas poor socky 8)
Title: Re: Why are threads disappearing?
Post by: Scott_Irving on October 11, 2009, 11:57:40 am
policy... what can I say  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Why are threads disappearing?
Post by: PabloLuna on December 08, 2009, 09:28:38 pm
Thread about Crimson Corp is among us, is gone.
Any ideas?
Also I might want to change forum theme.  How do I do that?
Title: Re: Why are threads disappearing?
Post by: Eth on December 08, 2009, 11:01:33 pm
  It looks like a mod moved the Crimson Corp thread to the off-topic forum.

  To change your theme, click on the "Profile" button, above, and then click on "look and layout preferences."
Title: Re: Why are threads disappearing?
Post by: Bleeding Star on December 09, 2009, 05:30:54 am
I have checked the error log and nothing is showing up as to why your account is having issues SuddenDeath, I went through 80 pages of logs. However it appears Angelfish and Bleeding Star having been generating tons of error messages, probably related to the theme you two are using.

Well, I'm using the SMF default theme, which is being used by about 8 billion other users, so it seems unlikely. Nevertheless, I'll try changing the theme and you can let me know if the errors cease.
Title: Re: Why are threads disappearing?
Post by: Lukipela on December 09, 2009, 11:17:31 am
Well, I'm using the SMF default theme, which is being used by about 8 billion other us, so it seems unlikely. Nevertheless, I'll try changing the theme and you can let me know if the errors cease.

Then I guess you're just special  :P

Regarding the original topic here, we're actually closing in on a solution. It's not easy going, but we haven't forgotten about this.