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Comments

  • AndersAnders Member Posts: 5

    Is the transition to the new server complete? Can old migrated posts be detected as spam? The reason I ask is because one of my old posts did not migrate correctly. It does not identify me and a couple of replies from me and other members are missing!

  • Peter_Viscarola_(OSR)Peter_Viscarola_(OSR) Administrator Posts: 7,058

    Is the transition to the new server complete?

    Yes.

    Can old migrated posts be detected as spam?

    No.

    The reason I ask is because one of my old posts did not migrate correctly. It does not identify me and a couple of replies from me and other members are missing!

    Can you provide me more details? Email me offline if you’d prefer.

    Thanks,

    Peter

    Peter Viscarola
    OSR
    @OSRDrivers

  • AndersAnders Member Posts: 5
    edited January 1

    I think missing posts can be attributed the subjects not matching. You could see those on the old server as well but the issue is less noticeable over e-mail.

    Example:

    First post: https://community.osr.com/discussion/288188/wer-crashapi-2655-error-invalid-args-too-big-block
    The rest of the thread: https://community.osr.com/discussion/288192/re-wer-crashapi-2655-error-invalid-args-too-big-block

    I'm assuming there is too much work to fix these? Maybe look for identical topics around the same time but with the "Re: " prefix?

    I sent you a e-mail regarding my user mismatch issue.

  • Peter_Viscarola_(OSR)Peter_Viscarola_(OSR) Administrator Posts: 7,058
    edited January 1

    I think missing posts can be attributed the subjects not matching.

    The old list management software had a rather baroque (and often "broke") method of matching replies to posts, and threading things into a conversation.

    When we moved from the old list to the new list, we made no attempt to re-thread conversations. Rather, we took the existing threads and moved them as they were in the old list.

    As you pointed out, on the old site, two two items you referenced were threaded as separate conversations (the original is ID 288188, the new one... started by Mr. Roddy's reply is ID 288192). So... two separate threads on the old list yields two separate threads on the new list.

    I'm assuming there is too much work to fix these?

    Yes... It's work and given that the gain would be marginal in my opinion, I don't see how how we could justify that work. The old List Manager software got it wrong, so it's been wrong on the forums forever. I seem to recall (when I looked at fixing this years ago in the original List Manager) that the algorithm quickly got more complicated than you'd think with "strip off RE: and see if the subject matches" (which is what the old List Manager kinda did).

    Just for fun and good will (it's the eight day of Christmas and New Year's Day after all) I manually merged the two threads that you mentioned.

    Peter

    Peter Viscarola
    OSR
    @OSRDrivers

  • GunasekaranGunasekaran Member Posts: 11

    My post disappeared..I posted it on 3 days back..Till it hasn't come.

  • Tim_RobertsTim_Roberts Member - All Emails Posts: 12,854

    My post disappeared

    Someone recently asked a technical question on this forum, the "Announcements and Administration" category, and it disappeared. Was that you? If so, it was deleted because you obviously posted it in the wrong place. Take the time to put the question where it belongs.

    Tim Roberts, [email protected]
    Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

  • Peter_Viscarola_(OSR)Peter_Viscarola_(OSR) Administrator Posts: 7,058

    Yup. And I see another such post, dated 2 January, which was originally posted in this category, and not in NTDEV where it belongs.

    I approved it, and moved it to NTDEV.

    In future, pleas try to,post in the right category.

    Peter

    Peter Viscarola
    OSR
    @OSRDrivers

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