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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 06:22 PM

Why are 90% of my posts missing?

Lately I've been logging in to DU to read but not to post for a few weeks. I just logged on with my password and noticed that 90% of my previous posts are missing. Where are 90% of my posts? That represents a lot of conscientious, unpaid work. I put a lot of trust in DU to treat all its members with consideration. Losing a lot of files, or worse, just tossing them, leaves me kind of speechless. Could it be a computer error? Surely there is a back-up file for everything.

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 06:26 PM

1. This might be a good question to ask the administrators.

Here's the link: https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=ata

Follow the prompt to fill out the form and you should get an answer.

Best of luck!

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 06:29 PM

2. maybe not connected but I just got a private mail accusing me of being..

...a 'sock puppet' acct because I dont have a ton of posts and i have a star. Im thinking there are trolls here...trying to divide us. I reported them and blocked them.

Dont let 'them' do this to us! Block them and report them like we do on Twitter. Kick their butts back to Russia.

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 06:32 PM

3. Your posts haven't gone. The My Posts page only shows your posts from the last 30 days

After 30 days they drop off that page. If one of your posts which is older than 30 days gets replied to, it will reappear in your My Posts page.

If you’re looking for posts older than 30 days, you can use the search function. If you want to keep track of all your OPs in one place, you can use your DU Journal.

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Response to EarlG (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 04:22 PM

5. Earl, is that 30 day cutoff also applied to posts made to old threads so they don't float to the top

of the forum page after that point?

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Response to JudyM (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 04:44 PM

6. No

Any active thread that is replied to will be kicked back to the top. There is no 30 day limit. (When a thread falls off the bottom of page 30 it can no longer be replied to.)

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Response to EarlG (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 05:02 PM

7. Hmm...

Here’s a post, at 4:42 in GD, that doesn’t seem to be on the GD last post time-sorted listing. https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=12033061
Not a big deal, just curious, I recall noticing this seemed to happen once before...?

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 06:33 PM

4. Your posts are here. I just looked at 250 of them (the most the page would display)

going back to December 2018. I think "My Posts" is time-limited.

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 21, 2019, 04:04 AM

8. That's exactly it. I've been around every day and My Posts only go back for a month.

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