Disappearing Posts

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SimonCelsa
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Disappearing Posts

Postby SimonCelsa » 22 Jun 2017, 10:14pm

I am sure there was a post from a fellow very recently enquiring as to what upgrades to his bike could be purchased for £3500.

Was I just imagining this as it seems to have disappeared?

I am pretty sure it was on the 'Does anybody know' board as I recall the title '£3500 to spend' thread immediately preceded the one about what to do with a 20 quid Halfords voucher. Seemed quite amusing,

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gaz
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Re: Disappearing Posts

Postby gaz » 22 Jun 2017, 11:08pm

Sometimes posts are lost without trace.

The thread you mention seems to have gone too :wink: .
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Re: Disappearing Posts

Postby Freddie » 22 Jun 2017, 11:09pm

On this forum threads are rarely, if ever, locked. They just disappear down the memory hole, sometimes only over a spat between two members in thread. All information, good and bad, is lost.

I didn't follow the thread by the 16 yr old lad, but it is interesting that the swearing ban (which I'm actually in favour of), was instituted so that the board would be family friendly. AFAIK that thread was, if not the first, one of the few by a minor and it has ended up down the memory hole. Somewhat ironic, as I imagine that lad won't be coming back now his thread has been disappeared.

I'm not sure why wholesale thread deletion is favoured over locking threads or giving warnings to trouble makers, but it is.

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Re: Disappearing Posts

Postby TrevA » 23 Jun 2017, 7:45am

Yes, I replied to that thread. He was using Campag Athena on a Lynskey and wanted to upgrade.
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Re: Disappearing Posts

Postby LollyKat » 24 Jun 2017, 11:00pm

I did wonder if it was a wind-up...it all sounded a bit implausible.