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 Post subject: Deleted Threads
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:39 pm 
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I know this is a problem in the some of the forums, and am not sure if everyone is aware of it, but the server issues have been randomly deleting threads.

So I was thinking outside of the box today (because that's what I do for living) and I figured out a way to restore deleted threads.

Here are the instructions:

1 - Click the "profile" option of any person that you KNOW has posted in that thread.
2 - Click the "View all posts by ______" option.
3 - Scroll down until you see the thread you are looking for
4 - Click on that thread's subject (which will open the thread)
5 - Hit "post reply" and type a reply (I've been keying "restored")
6 - Click "submit" and your reply (and the original thread) will reappear under the correct UserGroup.

I realized that our posts are stored in our profiles even if the thread is deleted by the system, so I thought I'd give it a try and it works fantastically.

I have a fear that each time I restore a post using this method, an adorable little gnome somewhere dies...I really hope that's not the case. :unsure:

Anyway....there you have it folks!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:50 am 
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Realm: Avalon
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Post are not stored in your profile. The DB isn't defined like that. Those "random deleted" posts still exist, they're just not on the front page.

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