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Old 18th October 2011, 06:02 AM   #1
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Default The curious case of the edited thread..

I was looking though the "What is the ideal directivity pattern for stereo speakers?" thread, and was surprised by what I didn't see.

I'm pretty sure I had several posts before page 20 that just seem to have gone missing in that thread. I know this not only because I remember more than one of the posts, but also because a question from another forum member ra7 (currently post #229):

What is the ideal directivity pattern for stereo speakers?

-asks me a question seemingly out of the "blue".

I'm also pretty sure at least one of Elias's posts were also removed. Further, I'm reasonably certain that none of these missing posts were either against forum policy or even what any would reasonably consider the slightest bit "inflammatory".

As to these posts particularly missing.. eh, (.. ).



But it has got me thinking.. just how many other posts of mine have been, err.. shall we say: "edited on a grand scale"?
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Old 18th October 2011, 12:19 PM   #2
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When the mods delete a post they usually tell the member. I suppose they might not bother if he is a repeat offender, but then a more serious sanction will probably be applied.

Assuming that you are right in saying that these missing posts were quite harmless, then server confusion is more likely. I have sometimes found that posts magically appear some minutes (hours?) after they should have, as though they were stuck in a long queue. I have answered a question, then found that when my answer appears so do other answers which were posted much earlier yet I did not seen them.
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Old 18th October 2011, 12:58 PM   #3
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But it has got me thinking.. just how many other posts of mine have been, err.. shall we say: "edited on a grand scale"?
We, moderators, strongly believe in NEVER editing someone's post, on a small or grand scale, unless asked by the original author. If it's ever happened it was no more than "operator error:" the "Quote" button is right next to the "Edit" button...

This being said, I have no idea what happened in the thread you mentioned.
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Old 19th October 2011, 12:19 AM   #4
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This being said, I have no idea what happened in the thread you mentioned.
Yeah, it's weird.

-but can they be "reclaimed"?
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Old 19th October 2011, 12:34 AM   #5
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Yeah, it's weird.

-but can they be "reclaimed"?
If the database has been corrupted they are probably gone forever.. (Which may be the case if they just disappear)
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Old 19th October 2011, 02:32 AM   #6
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If the database has been corrupted they are probably gone forever.. (Which may be the case if they just disappear)
..I suppose then I should have asked:

Can it even be determined if it can be reclaimed, and if so - would someone be willing to do it (please)?
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Old 19th October 2011, 02:41 AM   #7
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Hi Scott, have a look in this thread Unconventional Techniques for Achieving Oustanding Stereo Imaging you might find what you are looking for

edit: specifically this post? Unconventional Techniques for Achieving Oustanding Stereo Imaging

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Old 19th October 2011, 02:57 AM   #8
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Hi Scott, you may also find the usercp menu useful, click on it and choose user profile to get to your profile. Click on the statistics tab , then choose all posts by scottg

the second attachment is what I see on the second page of results. I find this useful for finding posts I've made in the not too distant past, if I'm not sure where they are.

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A lot of posts were moved out of that thread into the one that Tony linked to. A notice was posted. You might have missed it.
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And just an off the wall idea, go to one of the various web archive sites and see if you can find a copy of the forum for the time period of your post.
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