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.
Ganga wrote:Are you trying to say that it would all but "dry" up?
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?
C57 wrote:I didn't say "all", Brian
Should have added a
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.
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.
If that would work than I'm more than happy for it to happen as well
It is now over a month ago that people were trying to "fix" my posts & account, and until now NOTHING has happened. They knew what was the problem and why everything got deleted, but apparently the administrators have not learned anything.
A tip for the administrators, if a user is suspected of spam, it should be possible to hide all the posts, and afterwards be able to assess the damage and then delete. By just immediate deletion it is just irreversible and you end up with more problems. And yes, do backup.
bredman wrote:Let me get this right, some one suspected Nick of posting spam and deleted his entire account and posts.
Nearly spot on...
Instead of someone it is something: some rules/scripts have been applied and branded everyone that fitted the profile a spammer and got rid of everything.
The information I got on dumping my account was that it was an error on their side and they were looking to fix it.Ganga wrote:I doubt that. I was posing the scenario that someone trying to sell whisky reported Nick as being "not nice".
johan brugge wrote:From what I understand we won't be reading Nick's posts here again, I'm afraid.
Google cache and Wayback archive are at the moment the best chances to re-read the posts.
TUFKAC wrote:Google cache and Wayback archive are at the moment the best chances to re-read the posts.
Thanks for the info because I value Nick's input a lot, but I meant that he won't be posting here anymore I think. He'll stick to whisky x 3.
In a bid to clear and keep the forums clean of spam, you may all have notice that we were a particular target recently, we instructed one of the chaps here to monitor and get rid of it. Unfortunately there have been a couple of accounts deleted in the process and I am sorry this has happened.
I have been told there is no way to retrieve them form the system, so I apologise for this loss of excellent knowledge. The person has been told to triple check before hitting the delete button for accounts and posts and is sorry as well.
I personally don't think the forums are out of control, we have just had a hiccup trying to sort somethings out. Thanks for bearing with us.
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