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Stop deleting your posts.

This is becoming super annoying.
I come home from work, check my emails and see email notifications about new updates on forum,
great, now I am going to see whats new in my favorite threads, I click the link from email to go straight
to new stuff and I get this:

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Page not found The requested page “/comment/1245549” could not be found.

And it’s getting worse each day, happened 4 or 5 times today…
I don’t remember this happening 2 or 3 months ago that often.

 

Edited by: Sirius9 on 12/26/2017 - 15:51
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Not 100% sure but I think you will get the same thing if someone edits a post, especially if it is not the last post.
Hard to do and test on myself but that is what I make of some of these error notifications.

OK here is my Edit… did you get the same as the deleted post?

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Someone just made new post here, give ma a rude point and deleted his comment just so I would again receive “Page not found….”
To that person: I don’t have to see your face to know what person you are
Karma will repay you my dear friend…

 

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vwpieces wrote:
Not 100% sure but I think you will get the same thing if someone edits a post, especially if it is not the last post.

If you just edit the post but do not delete it, email notification will lead me to your edited post, it wont be error.

 

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I have the issue that my outlook app seems to have updated, now not the whole link is highlighted anymore, so the hyperlink is incomplete, which causes the same error.

Are you sure you dont have the same error?

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I use gmail web interface, link are short, for example I received this link when you posted your comment above:
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1245987#comment-1245987
same link that you can get if you point your cursor at #5 in top right corner of your post…

 

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Sirius9 wrote:
vwpieces wrote:
Not 100% sure but I think you will get the same thing if someone edits a post, especially if it is not the last post.
If you just edit the post but do not delete it, email notification will lead me to your edited post, it wont be error.

Ok was just a thought.
I know editing a post puts it back to the top of a page. But I do not get email notifications of some edits or posts I make myself. Hard to tell if was same effect.

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vwpieces wrote:
Sirius9 wrote:
vwpieces wrote:
Not 100% sure but I think you will get the same thing if someone edits a post, especially if it is not the last post.
If you just edit the post but do not delete it, email notification will lead me to your edited post, it wont be error.

Ok was just a thought.
I know editing a post puts it back to the top of a page. But I do not get email notifications of some edits or posts I make myself. Hard to tell if was same effect.

Sometimes they will go to the top, other time they stay on the same page.
Never could figure out why.

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vwpieces wrote:

I know editing a post puts it back to the top of a page.

Sometimes they will go to the top, other time they stay on the same page.
Never could figure out why.

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Deleted…!!! SillyInnocentBeer

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I'm with Sirious. Totally the same situation. Totally the same little frustration... Since I have to go to the recent posts page and maybe scroll few pages to get the thread whose link has been invalidated. Sometimes thread are very similar in title and so.... You maybe get my point.... It's something you don't want to... When you come back home from 10 hours work and just want to sit back a couple of minutes to enjoy the forum.... Really...

 

 

It's not an editing thing. Links are formed so you are pointed to the comment. Some time ago the board had problems with that but admin had fixed it (almost I think.... Based on your comments) since a good while. 

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Long ago I removed email notifications on subscribed threads. Now I just keep subscriptions on threads I want to follow, and check the “my subscriptions” on login. It’s easier to get used to this than getting everyone to stop deleting posts.

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Throw me in to darkness wrote:
Sirius9 wrote:
Someone just made new post here, give ma a rude point and deleted his comment just so I would again receive “Page not found….” To that person: I don’t have to see your face to know what person you are Karma will repay you my dear friend…

It seems we have a serial rude! button user. I got a PM yesterday saying another user had been targeted for no reason. That’s 3 targets including myself, in 2 days that I know of. Admin will no doubt be on to it.

Here are a couple of threads that should help with this:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/47282
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/18459

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Sirius9 wrote:
Someone just made new post here, give ma a rude point and deleted his comment just so I would again receive “Page not found….” To that person: I don’t have to see your face to know what person you are Karma will repay you my dear friend…

Yeah, not cool. I on the other hand do know which user did that, and I will be monitoring his/her behavior to determine if their account will continue active or not.

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Throw me in to darkness wrote:
Sirius9 wrote:
Someone just made new post here, give ma a rude point and deleted his comment just so I would again receive “Page not found….” To that person: I don’t have to see your face to know what person you are Karma will repay you my dear friend…

It seems we have a serial rude! button user. I got a PM yesterday saying another user had been targeted for no reason. That’s 3 targets including myself, in 2 days that I know of. Admin will no doubt be on to it.

Actually I haven’t heard of this case until now. Please feel free to PM me with this sort of problem in the future, as I’m the only one who has access to the Rude! button click logs.

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Every so often
I get one of those arror notes. Never had any idea what might cause it but yes, I suppose deletion would do that.

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I’d rather a deleted post from someone who deemed their post wasn’t necessary then have threads cluttered.

For example, In The GT thread. The same question(s) are asked over and over. With the regular followers of the thread, most of them know the answer to the question(s) and will answer it. But often someone else may bet them to it by a minute. No need to have two identical posts in a row.

This happens often in more then that thread. I don’t see why it would be wrong for one to delete their own post.

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Yep, if an email notification link no longer works its because the author of the post deleted it. (Note that the delete option is disabled for the first post that starts a thread.) Of course there may be legitimate reasons for deleting a post, which is why the option is available. But please don’t do so for pure mischief, which is otherwise known as rudeness, and which has clearly defined consequences here :

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1. Please don’t be rude. Rude people will have their accounts deleted.

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Deleting your own post isn’t ‘wrong’ but it is really unnecessary. We have lots of fun around here and extraneous posts don’t get us down. In fact, some of the best fun is had in ‘please delete this’ threads!

It is unfortunate that a post can trigger the notification, then be deleted, leaving unhappy followers. But, I don’t think there’s a solution that will please everyone. If you introduce a delay before notifications are sent, it still won’t catch every deleted post, but it might make people a bit upset that they aren’t getting notifications quickly enough. If you make posts undelete-able, that will certainly make a lot of people unhappy as well.

I think the best thing is to nicely encourage people to leave their posts intact for posterity, unless there is really a necessity to delete a post.

Actually, I just thought of a possible solution. Don’t let posts be ‘completely’ deleted, but leave a marker of some kind, the way opening posts of threads are handled now. Just extend that to every post. The content can be ‘edited’ out, but the post cannot ever go away. That might fix the error, even if it still won’t make everyone happy about notifications leading to empty posts.

I still think even better would be for people to not be so shy about just leaving their posts up. Clutter isn’t such a big issue here, is it?

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Some guy named “administrator” had a thread going a few minutes ago and I tried responding but when I hit save the thread was gone! Flat Stare

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J-Dub74 wrote:
Some guy named “administrator” had a thread going a few minutes ago and I tried responding but when I hit save the thread was gone! Flat Stare

What a hypocrite that guy must be. He reserves the right to delete his thread, but won’t let us do the same?

Sounds like a nice guy! Innocent

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I’m glad the test was canceled. It came out of no where, was caught completely off guard, I would have failed miserably.

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DavidEF wrote:
J-Dub74 wrote:
Some guy named “administrator” had a thread going a few minutes ago and I tried responding but when I hit save the thread was gone! Flat Stare

What a hypocrite that guy must be. He reserves the right to delete his thread, but won’t let us do the same?

Sounds like a nice guy! Innocent


Yeah time will tell…not sure though. Pretty sure I sent this same guy a PM five days ago and I’m still waiting for a reply. You’d think he had a big forum to run or something. Probably a millennial… Wink
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J-Dub74 wrote:
DavidEF wrote:
J-Dub74 wrote:
Some guy named “administrator” had a thread going a few minutes ago and I tried responding but when I hit save the thread was gone! Flat Stare

What a hypocrite that guy must be. He reserves the right to delete his thread, but won’t let us do the same?

Sounds like a nice guy! Innocent


Yeah time will tell…not sure though. Pretty sure I sent this same guy a PM five days ago and I’m still waiting for a reply. You’d think he had a big forum to run or something. Probably a millennial… Wink

What a punk. I’ll permaban him. Cool

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