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Scrubbing the Forums?

Postby Ganga » Tue May 24, 2011 3:53 am

It looks to me like a couple of more recent posts have been deleted from less active forums. I seem to recall that there was some activity since Rob posted the news on the Schackleton Whisky on 4/21. Also, I thought there had been some chatter about whisky books since February. Or is this just me with faulty memory?
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Re: Scrubbing the Forums?

Postby pkt77242 » Tue May 24, 2011 4:22 am

For some reason I don't think so, are you sure you are not drunk? Though I could be wrong.
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Re: Scrubbing the Forums?

Postby lockejn » Tue May 24, 2011 12:34 pm

I don't recall much as regards the books, but I think the chatter on the Shackleton page was all spam.
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Re: Scrubbing the Forums?

Postby TUFKAC » Tue May 24, 2011 3:31 pm

There has been some scrubbing, last month my other account including posts (near 1000) were fully deleted during the spam cleanup, as it was considered spam (but it was admitted this was done in error and they were looking if they could reinstate them). Maybe topics that were rendered unreadable have been removed? While not removed viewtopic.php?t=11414 is an example of a "mutilated" topic.
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Re: Scrubbing the Forums?

Postby Ganga » Tue May 24, 2011 4:02 pm

Since Rob's name is in bold, it kind of stands out. When I came on yesterday, I thought there was some new news.

BTW, my error. It wasn't Shackleton (that's in his blog) but rather the glencairn post. Still my recollection was that someone had posted to one of the news articles following April 21.

I don't think anyone would notice in other more active forums as they can enough activity to almost immediately obscure something like that.
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Re: Scrubbing the Forums?

Postby C57 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:59 pm

Well, all my 5000+ posts appear to have been deleted, along with my old account.
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Re: Scrubbing the Forums?

Postby Ganga » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:32 pm

Did you send them a message? I wonder if this is related to the "incident" from a couple of months ago.
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Re: Scrubbing the Forums?

Postby C57 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:19 pm

It's been fine until sometime this morning.
I sent a message, with no response.
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Re: Scrubbing the Forums?

Postby johan brugge » Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:36 pm

What's going on? A general clean up or is it more 'selective'?
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Re: Scrubbing the Forums?

Postby Ganga » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:16 pm

I think it has been selective. It seemed like a few posts were deleted back in May. Not sure what happened with Nick. Two things come to mind: malicious behaviour and a complaint (recall that Nick had informed an individual about selling wears on the site). Otherwise it is some strange thing in which an individual was wiped out. I remember Matt saying that there are backups so hopefully, Nick will be restored.
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Re: Scrubbing the Forums?

Postby johan brugge » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:28 pm

Ganga wrote:I think it has been selective. It seemed like a few posts were deleted back in May. Not sure what happened with Nick. Two things come to mind: malicious behaviour and a complaint (recall that Nick had informed an individual about selling wears on the site). Otherwise it is some strange thing in which an individual was wiped out. I remember Matt saying that there are backups so hopefully, Nick will be restored.

I can't imagine that Nick would do or say something to harm anyone or the forum. So I hope along with you that he will be restored. If not, it will only make more members switch forums and that would be a shame.
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Re: Scrubbing the Forums?

Postby C57 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:38 pm

I shall wait and see.
But if I am to lose so many posts I will not feel particularly keen to keep contributing here (hurrah I hear you cry! :) )
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Re: Scrubbing the Forums?

Postby johan brugge » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:46 pm

You and your expertise would most certainly be missed, Nick!!
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Re: Scrubbing the Forums?

Postby Muskrat Portage » Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:36 am

Odd, very odd. To see Nick as a new member. Hopefully your posts are retrieved as there was some exceptional advice and assistance in them.

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Re: Scrubbing the Forums?

Postby Ganga » Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:22 am

C57 wrote:It's been fine until sometime this morning.
I sent a message, with no response.

Took a look...What are you drinking now thread dropped 28 pages. :shock:
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Re: Scrubbing the Forums?

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:54 pm

I wonder who will be next?b :o
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Re: Scrubbing the Forums?

Postby lockejn » Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:06 pm

Ganga wrote:
C57 wrote:It's been fine until sometime this morning.
I sent a message, with no response.

Took a look...What are you drinking now thread dropped 28 pages. :shock:

Just imagine if your posts were removed, Rich. That thread would drop several hundred pages!
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Re: Scrubbing the Forums?

Postby Ganga » Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:46 pm

Are you trying to say that it would all but "dry" up? :P
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Re: Scrubbing the Forums?

Postby johan brugge » Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:50 pm

Ganga wrote:Are you trying to say that it would all but "dry" up? :P

I've told you before, Rich. If that handfull loyal members who make the effort of frequently posting messages would stop doing so, this form would be braindead. Wouldn't that be a shame?
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Re: Scrubbing the Forums?

Postby C57 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:59 pm

Sometimes you don't get a choice Johan.
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Re: Scrubbing the Forums?

Postby johan brugge » Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:05 pm

That may be so but I still don't understand the reason why. Already there seems to be less activity on the forum and chasing away loyal members will not do the forum any good IMHO.
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Re: Scrubbing the Forums?

Postby C57 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:36 pm

I believe Rob's onto it now. But whether he can do anything is another question.
And it seems I'm not alone...
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Re: Scrubbing the Forums?

Postby C57 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:37 pm

No, at least one other long-term member whose contributions I respect, has vanished.
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Re: Scrubbing the Forums?

Postby Ganga » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:33 pm

No! :evil: This makes no sense. Even he-who-shall-not-be-named banished folks the posts didn't disappear; the individuals appeared as deactivated. Here's to hoping Rob et al can restore Nick et al.
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Re: Scrubbing the Forums?

Postby C57 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:12 pm

My current opinion is that this is a simple error Ganga.
I believe Rob will be able to recover it.
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Re: Scrubbing the Forums?

Postby dramtastic » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:39 am

C57 wrote:No, at least one other long-term member whose contributions I respect, has vanished.


Nah, I'm still here :P
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Re: Scrubbing the Forums?

Postby C57 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:47 am

I didn't say "all", Brian
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Re: Scrubbing the Forums?

Postby C57 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:51 am

C57 wrote:I didn't say "all", Brian


Should have added a :D

BTW, it's looking less likely to me that my posts can be recovered. Apparently when you delete a member, as well as confirming it's OK to do (to which someone obviously clicked Yes) there is also an option to remove all their posts (which was also obviously replied to affirmatively).
If you choose that option, which seems to be what has happened, you don't end up with a "Deactivated member", but just all trace disappears, with all posts.
they are unrecoverable, except from a backup - and if you restored a backup you would lose all posts since the backup.

So the longer it goes on, the less likely I will be reinstated because more and more of the recent posts would be lost in the process.
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Re: Scrubbing the Forums?

Postby les taylor » Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:44 pm

Nick I'm sorry to hear of your situation after all the work you've put in it's a real shame. Do you remember some years ago you were waiting to congratulate me on reaching 5000 posts. Well I'm slowly getting back to it again. :|
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Re: Scrubbing the Forums?

Postby Ganga » Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:38 pm

So most of those posts would be this thread right here. Since your issue Nick there has not been much activity.
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Re: Scrubbing the Forums?

Postby C57 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:37 pm

On any front it seems, Rich
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Re: Scrubbing the Forums?

Postby Willie JJ » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:04 pm

I think if a backup can be done it should be done. Better to recover Collector57 and lose a few recent posts than any other scenario.
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Re: Scrubbing the Forums?

Postby johan brugge » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:08 pm

Willie JJ wrote:I think if a backup can be done it should be done. Better to recover Collector57 and lose a few recent posts than any other scenario.


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Re: Scrubbing the Forums?

Postby Ganga » Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:52 pm

Me three. :thumbsup:
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Re: Scrubbing the Forums?

Postby andyt » Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:57 pm

All 4 it 2
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