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Alric

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I have noticed that a lot of my posts have been disappearing since the big change to the website. I am not sure if it is just me, or the sever keeps rolling back and causing the posts not to be saved or something, but something strange is definitely happening.
 

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Alric,

Please clarify, because the opposite actually happens,

When you hit post reply, they come right up and stay there unless a mod takes it out. None of us have.

Secondly, the thing now has the capability to store a draft of a response, almost to the point of being frustrating. Let's say you post something, then say, naww and leave the thread. When you come back later, the response you wrote that you thought to heck with it is still there as a draft.

While typing, you can watch the pop up that states 'draft saved'.

In addition, this thing is keeping all pm's from years ago. They are in everyones conversation box and stored there.

So quite the contrary is true, dependent on what you are doing of course.

edit to add: the only posts that would have disappeared should have been at the transfer of servers, where the place was backed up and shipped off to its new home while the old was still functional. But while new posts were occurring on the old site, they wouldn't be in the boxes being unpacked at the new home.

Scorp
 

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Well I made several posts, and they appeared on the thread. However, when I left and came back several hours later they were gone. I thought maybe I imagined it, or maybe I just thought I posted but really didn't, but it happened multiple times.

I noticed this specifically on the Obama Birth question thread in the political forum thread. Where I made like 5 replies that ended up disappearing.
 

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Thanks Alric, will go have a look around and see if there is anything untoward going on

S

edit, I'm back

you responded on Sun in the thread, and then your next was yesterday or whatever.

Mon was when the server transfer went down, and we announced to everyone multiple times that threads or posts may be lost. Your posts look like they were caught in that period.

Just let us know if it ever happens again.
 

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I just went and hit new posts, and relatively few of them are RSS's.

I had turned a few of them off this am, when the complaints came in.

fyi
Scorpio,
Not to be argumentative, but on new posts, there is improvement, but still lots of RSS feeds:
Page 1: 15 of 50 posts are RSS feeds or 30%
Page 2: 18 of 50 posts are RSS feeds or 36%
Page 3: 14 of 50 posts are RSS feeds or 28%
Page 4: 32 of 48 posts are RSS feeds or 67%

I guess it gets down to how different people use GIM. I read a lot and post minimally. Not the best board member. But if I want Reuters feeds, I'll go to Reuters. Ditto on Kitco, Google, etc.

Appreciate all you do. And sure don't mean to harass anyone.
 
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edit to add: the only posts that would have disappeared should have been at the transfer of servers, where the place was backed up and shipped off to its new home while the old was still functional. But while new posts were occurring on the old site, they wouldn't be in the boxes being unpacked at the new home.

Scorp
That would explain what happened to one post I made that never really made the switch. It was half there but not posted. Most have made the draft save, but not the post. Didn't matter someone else replied and gave the satisfactory reply.
 

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Is the stuck ticker prices on the JMBullion side?

Edit, nm. I remembered the last time we did a switch over. I needed to hold down the shift key and click on the browser reload to get it to update correctly
 
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It would be good if there is a way to post the headlines from Zero Hedge , with links back to the stories there. Lots of timely and thought provoking material on Zero Hedge, but not so much as to make it difficult to see other posts by the members.
 
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@Scorpio

Is it possible to give the news feeds an avatar? By doing that the feeds would be a bit less obnoxious. It isn't that I dislike the feeds so much as it is that I don't want to look at them every time I hit "new posts". By adding a simple avatar that says "NEWS" we could over look them and look for the opinions of the members. A lot of members lost their avatars in the transition so it is hard to discriminate between the two.
 

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We should be able to comment on news items. So far I have been shut out from Google news items and others.
 

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RSS feeds,

Found a way to turn off news feeds in 'New Posts', so that should not be on our list any longer.

Cool
Thanks!
 

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If it's possible, maybe make newsfeeds a forum where they all end up?

Anyone wants to view them can see them all in one place.
 

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went thru fixing settings on a bunch of forums, now that should all be aok

added a boatload of smilies, so you should see many more there now.

someday might go looking for some animated smilies

for now, we are good


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Just an FYI, "The Cigar Room" is actually visible and readable by outsiders while "Gold Silver" forum is locked for outsiders. Something must have happened during the migration to flip flop those two.
 

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I have noticed that a lot of my posts have been disappearing since the big change to the website. I am not sure if it is just me, or the sever keeps rolling back and causing the posts not to be saved or something, but something strange is definitely happening.
Seems some views not welcome. Like the negative Muslem views in the past.
 

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I haven't lost one post since the swap, none.

So no, the forum isn't magically tossing you or anyone else. If you were posting precisely when I was in there working on something, then yeah, it is possible.

There is a lot of stuff going on behind the scenes that affect it all as I move from one fire to another. The next is to find out why the metals were there, and now are not for persons not logged in.

Just finished the read/unread icons for the threads, so we know at a glance if there is unread material in it. For the read forums, it is a GIM round, for the unread, it is the Bull from GIM rounds.
 
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Just an FYI, "The Cigar Room" is actually visible and readable by outsiders while "Gold Silver" forum is locked for outsiders. Something must have happened during the migration to flip flop those two.

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I was in there switching all of those permissions around for 3 hrs this am, so they should be ok now

Thanks for the intel, as you were certainly right on that. Appreciate the assist!

S
 
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Ok, cigar is now fixed as I double checked it

Also, Metals now showing for those not logged in, had a conflict on positioning

Scorp

and yes, everything was aok until we moved from one server to another, as a whole mess of the settings got changed, and I had to restart many things in the background all over again.

That indeed may affect what was going on with posts, and we will see in time.

A couple of persons have now stated that they seem to have lost posts, Alrics was during the server swap by his timeline, so we have that reason, they don't exist.

These others, can't answer.
 

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There should be a category entitled TPTB or Illuminati for all of the conspiracy theorists.
 

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Scorp. I do not envy you !!!
You're doing one helluva job.