'Women's cycling interests' board has only 27 threads - have previous threads been accidentally deleted?

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'Women's cycling interests' board has only 27 threads - have previous threads been accidentally deleted?

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A new poster has posted asking for advice (viewtopic.php?f=16&t=149091), and I was going to suggest she do a search of previous threads on bike fitting for women, but on checking the Women's cycling interests board I see it has only 27 threads, starting in July 2020. Have previous threads been inadvertantly deleted somehow?
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The "Women's cycling interests" board took the board number (f=23) of the previous "Charity Rides / Not for profit rides" board. That board had an auto-delete function.

Records available via the wayback machine hint that the function may not have been switched off and this is the first time anyone has noticed :shock: :oops: .

I hope I'm wrong.
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Just checked the Forum settings, and auto-prune is not enabled for the Women's Cycling Interests board.

But I agree that it looks like posts are being deleted as time progresses. I'll investigate further.
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In this day and age isn't 'Womens cycling interests' a bit 1950s?
Does a modern Forum really need it?
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Funnily enough when cycling forums have women's boards most respondents were male anyway.
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Hellhound wrote: 19 Dec 2021, 3:28pm In this day and age isn't 'Womens cycling interests' a bit 1950s?
Does a modern Forum really need it?
Or for the sake of equality we should have a men's section?
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irc wrote: 19 Dec 2021, 5:38pm
Hellhound wrote: 19 Dec 2021, 3:28pm In this day and age isn't 'Womens cycling interests' a bit 1950s?
Does a modern Forum really need it?
Or for the sake of equality we should have a men's section?
Aren't those, mostly, the other 32 (I think) sections? :wink:
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RickH wrote: 19 Dec 2021, 9:39pm
irc wrote: 19 Dec 2021, 5:38pm
Hellhound wrote: 19 Dec 2021, 3:28pm In this day and age isn't 'Womens cycling interests' a bit 1950s?
Does a modern Forum really need it?
Or for the sake of equality we should have a men's section?
Aren't those, mostly, the other 32 (I think) sections? :wink:
I can't be positive but I'm sure I've seen women postingin the other 32.

While we are at it why does Radio 4 have a Women's hour but no men's hour
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One effect of the loss of those earlier threads is that the original discussion following the introduction about the need for that section has gone. Along with a number of other threads which pre-dated it which were moved into it, presumably to bulk it out a bit.
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irc wrote: 19 Dec 2021, 10:25pm While we are at it why does Radio 4 have a Women's hour but no men's hour
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