Is this a bug or just coincidence? 4 threads "disappeared" since yesterday



  • Out of the 7 notification emails I got so far today 4 of them when I click on the link it says
    "
    Notice
    The following errors were encountered
    The specified thread does not exist
    "

    I assume that is possible that is just a coincidence but I am intrigued about the odds of 4 threads that I posted to in one single day get dropped.

    The links are:

    http://developer.qt.nokia.com/forums/viewreply/12894/
    http://developer.qt.nokia.com/forums/viewreply/12897/
    http://developer.qt.nokia.com/forums/viewreply/12904/
    http://developer.qt.nokia.com/forums/viewreply/12917/



  • I thinks was the post from the user Bradley, admin have delete all of theme.



  • this is due to some moderation clean ups that happened today, the entire threads were not deleted, only specific replies to those thread



  • This actually gives me another idea... We probably should have a link to the thread and not to the post on the notification e-mail. Of course it will only make sense if my suggestion that any time you click on a thread link you go straight to the first post since your last visit - I have to check on the status of that...



  • fcrochik, some might prefer to go to the last reply directly ... what if there are pages of activity in that thread?



  • As a general rule I think you would like to start reading from where you stopped, wouldn't you?

    You can always skip to any page. The hardest thing is finding out where you stopped reading so you can start from there.

    Also in this particular case (link on a e-mail) it would help when the post gets removed. If there was a new one after that you would start from there.



  • By the way this is the thread I started:
    http://bugreports.qt.nokia.com/browse/QTWEBSITE-127

    It didn't get any love so far...

    EDIT: and this is the thread: http://developer.qt.nokia.com/forums/viewthread/2219/



  • ah sorry i misread your post, going to the "first post since last visit" would be a nice feature to have and I voted for it :)



  • [quote author="fcrochik" date="1292001563"]By the way this is the thread I started:
    http://bugreports.qt.nokia.com/browse/QTWEBSITE-127

    It didn't get any love so far... [/quote]

    The bug tracker is not very romantic I'm afraid, you will mostly get hard unemotional engineer style comments from us there. :)



  • mariusg,

    When a bug is raised who sets the priority of the bug.



  • [quote author="QtK" date="1292003631"]mariusg,

    When a bug is raised who sets the priority of the bug. [/quote]

    I do.



  • [quote author="mariusg" date="1292003351"][quote author="fcrochik" date="1292001563"]By the way this is the thread I started:
    http://bugreports.qt.nokia.com/browse/QTWEBSITE-127

    It didn't get any love so far... [/quote]

    The bug tracker is not very romantic I'm afraid, you will mostly get hard unemotional engineer style comments from us there. :)[/quote]

    I actually didn't mean to complain about the bug report not getting any love.

    The idea was to say that I didn't get any comments on the thread (what is pretty unusual since the elfs came into town) but I had the wrong link there (it was supposed to be the link to the thread)....



  • [quote author="fcrochik" date="1292004478"]I actually didn't mean to complain about the bug report not getting any love.

    The idea was to say that I didn't get any comments on the thread (what is pretty unusual since the elfs came into town) but I had the wrong link there (it was supposed to be the link to the thread)....[/quote]

    Not to worry, I've seen it but haven't had the time to comment.

    I actually wrote a much longer reply about how the DevNet is the place for love, peace and harmony - and not the bug tracker. But I trimmed it down as it was way too fruity to post...



  • The problem with those links is that it says the thread does not exist rather than that the reply to the thread doesn't exist.
    [quote]Notice
    The following errors were encountered
    The specified thread does not exist
    [/quote]

    Could it also give a link to the thread if the linked reply can't be found?



  • Maybe that could change if instead of linking to the /forums/viewreply/NNNN URL, the email notification would link instead to /viewthread/MMM/#NNNN.

    This way, if that reply is removed, the link works partially.



  • Perhaps, but that might be misleading because the reader won't know they are not looking at the post originally referred to by the link.



  • Well
    http://developer.qt.nokia.com/forums/viewreply/13128/
    simply redirects to:
    http://developer.qt.nokia.com/forums/viewthread/2322/#13128

    If your comment is deleted, the first link (viewreply) will say thread does not exist.
    The second link will just load the thread but be unable to find the anchor and start from the top of the screen instead.

    I know which one I prefer :)

    By the way, you can keep the URL the same (viewreply). Just keep the thread info and redirect to thread when reply isn't found. Don't say thread doesn't exist :)



  • Regardless, the first link should not say "The specified thread does not exist". It should at least be changed to "The specified reply does not exist.". Even if it does not help you any further. Ideally on the reply-does-not-exist page it would have a link to the top of the thread.



  • [quote author="Bradley" date="1292051582"]Regardless, the first link should not say "The specified thread does not exist". It should at least be changed to "The specified reply does not exist.". Even if it does not help you any further. Ideally on the reply-does-not-exist page it would have a link to the top of the thread.
    [/quote]

    I changed my mind, that is the one that makes more sense. +1 for "this reply doesn't exist, but the thread is here".



  • I vote for this message if the "removed reply" was the only one since my last visit, but if it wasn't, I prefer to go straight to the next reply (since my last visit). If I am interested on a thread I want to read anything (and just) new.

    The fact that one reply was removed (probably for good cause) does not affect my desire to read the next reply on the thread. I don't want to go to the first post on the thread and start digging to find where I stopped reading.



  • We have /viewreply/13128/ instead of /viewthread/2322/#13128 because threads might be merged and that would invalidate the link. That's the logic, but we shall find a better error message, possibly with a link to the original thread.



  • [quote author="mariusg" date="1292079743"]We have /viewreply/13128/ instead of /viewthread/2322/#13128 because threads might be merged and that would invalidate the link. That's the logic, but we shall find a better error message, possibly with a link to the original thread.[/quote]

    Thank you. That way the next time I make a mistake about posting and have things deleted I won't cause as much of a problem. :)



  • Bradley, no issues, keep the good posts coming in


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