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Why are threads disappearing?
« 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.
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Re: Why are threads disappearing?
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: Why are threads disappearing?
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2009, 08:21:01 am »
On the topic of forum oddities...

I got this little gem just now.
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Re: Why are threads disappearing?
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2009, 05:04:42 pm »
Great now there's two of you!  :P ;D ;D

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Re: Why are threads disappearing?
« Reply #4 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.
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Re: Why are threads disappearing?
« Reply #5 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. 







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Re: Why are threads disappearing?
« Reply #6 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:
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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)...

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Re: Why are threads disappearing?
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2009, 07:17:46 pm »
  We're very close to a solution.  Just hang in there!

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Re: Why are threads disappearing?
« Reply #8 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.
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Re: Why are threads disappearing?
« Reply #9 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.
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Re: Why are threads disappearing?
« Reply #10 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.
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Re: Why are threads disappearing?
« Reply #11 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

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Re: Why are threads disappearing?
« Reply #12 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?
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Re: Why are threads disappearing?
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2009, 03:30:56 am »
Never! :P

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Re: Why are threads disappearing?
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2009, 10:22:27 am »
Yeah, he'd lose his karma, and his post-count!