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Another "Disappearing Thread" Thread (And Soon to Be Closed)

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posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 12:57 AM
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I would have posted this to the two existing threads on missing threads I found in the Board Business forum, but both threads are closed. Therefore:

Earlier today I clicked on a thread titled "It's not Nine". Or possibly "It's Not 9". The opening post was empty. A number of people posted to the thread asking what the thread was about. I posted a comment that went something like "So, does this have anything to do with the October 28, 2011 site/thread"

I just checked my posts so I could go back to the thread to see what was going on with it, but - POOF - All gone. Not even 404'ed. Just erased. No thread with that title. No post to that thread in my list of posts. It's another disappearing thread. So... what gives?
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posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 12:59 AM
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In before 404
2nd



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 12:59 AM
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would it not have been deleted cause the opening post was empty?

just a thought...



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 01:01 AM
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2 years and over 4000 posts on ATS and you haven't come across a deleted thread due to it's missing content not being posted?



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 01:02 AM
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Originally posted by homeslice
would it not have been deleted cause the opening post was empty?

just a thought...


I thought of that. But why erase it? Why not 404 it?



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 01:03 AM
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edit on 12-9-2011 by Domo1 because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 01:04 AM
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Originally posted by JibbyJedi
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2 years and over 4000 posts on ATS and you haven't come across a deleted thread due to it's missing content not being posted?


That's right. Kind of like "Seeing Cloaked UFO's" If it's been erased out of existence I wouldn't know about it in the first place. It just so happens that in this case I wanted to return to the thread in question, but it was deleted. Erased. Made to seem as if it never existed.
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posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 01:06 AM
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Its starting to get really boring here.



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 01:07 AM
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FOLLOW THE T.O.S!



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 01:07 AM
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Since you are familiar with disappearing threads, is it standard operating procedure for one's posts to be erased from an erased thread as well? There is no record of my post to that thread in the list of my posts either.
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posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 01:12 AM
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Originally posted by this_is_who_we_are
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Since you are familiar with disappearing threads, is it standard operating procedure for one's posts to be erased from an erased thread as well? There is no record of my post to that thread in the list of my posts either.
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Yes. Many posts of mine are no longer in existence, can't see my stars, nothing. It's better to just get rid of a blank OP thread than keep it around closed, takes up room and we already have a hard enough time doing searches so to not post duplicates.



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 01:45 AM
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This isn't 4chan or GLP. This place isn't meant to entertain; it's meant to inform. Just the other day, I was the only person standing up against a thread full of sexual innuendos whilst the posts around me violating the ToS were getting stars by the second. As soon as the thread 404'D, a barrage of folks were whining and complaining about why the thread was 404'D. 404ing threads has been common practice by the moderators on ATS since I first joined, probably even longer.

A thread with no message getting 404'D? Gee, I wonder why?



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 02:01 AM
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The thread wasn't 404'ed, it was completely removed, along with any record of my having posted to it. With no trail or record, and since the list of a members posts and threads goes back only so far, it is logical to ask just how many other threads have been "erased" instead of 404'ed. And how many posts have been erased as well. I thought ATS would somehow be above erasing history.


Winston Smith, busily erasing history at the Records Department of the Ministry of Truth.
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posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 02:03 AM
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Also commenting in an empty
thread would be off toppic
wouldn't it.
robbo.



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 02:04 AM
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I loved that book.
The movie?
Not so much



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 02:06 AM
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There is no difference between a 404'D thread and an erased thread. Whenever a thread is 404'D, all posts are erased from your profile, so any posts you have made in said 404'D thread are gone. Also, Google and ATS search cache will only keep it up for so long (sometimes just a couple of hours) before it's gone. Unless you have more proof to back up what you are saying, it just sounds like the typical 404'D thread due to violation of the ToS.



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 02:21 AM
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OK, I fold. As in "I give up". Moving on now...



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 07:36 AM
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Originally posted by this_is_who_we_are
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OK, I fold. As in "I give up". Moving on now...


The best thread about nothing that I've ever seen. (Pun intended.)



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