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Disappearing threads!

(55 Posts)
Anagram Mon 02-Jul-12 20:29:19

Tech - can you tell us, please, why random threads disappear (or at least, can't be seen on the Active list) and reappear for no logical reason?
It's driving me nuts, and I think some other members, too!

glassortwo Mon 02-Jul-12 20:34:24

Am I mistake hmm or does the top of a thread usually have the number of posts showing beside the title in brackets, I have noticed that this appears to be blank?

Ella46 Mon 02-Jul-12 22:16:13

Yes,I've noticed threads disappearing too!

Ella46 Tue 03-Jul-12 08:44:11

Just posted on the Blackout thread and its disappeared off the active list!

GeraldineGransnet (GNHQ) Tue 03-Jul-12 08:54:04

We're really sorry about this. It's phenomenally annoying. Tech has looked at profiles - which were a different problem - and they've now been fixed. They are going to solve the "Active" problem by moving to a different system to "cache" topics and active conversations - but this is going to take a day or so. Please bear with us. They are on to it and it will be fixed. sad wine wine wine

Anagram Tue 03-Jul-12 08:58:58

Thanks, Geraldine! Glad it's in hand.
(BTW, isn't it a bit early in the day for three glasses of wine? wink)

whitewave Tue 03-Jul-12 09:46:32

Kates clothes have gone at the moment

Anagram Tue 03-Jul-12 10:08:54

Ooh! Bit chilly for that sort of thing!

whitewave Tue 03-Jul-12 10:50:36


Annika Tue 03-Jul-12 11:17:50

Three glasses of wine this morning and no clothes for Kate....... standards slipping me thinks hmm

Anagram Tue 03-Jul-12 11:21:24


Ella46 Thu 19-Jul-12 11:32:13

The Twitter thread has disappeared this morning! I thought this had been sorted.


Ella46 Thu 19-Jul-12 11:33:23

Typical! It's back now! grin

absentgrana Thu 19-Jul-12 12:45:51

It's still happening.

absentgrana Thu 19-Jul-12 12:50:00

My thread on ex-prime ministers disappeared after I had added a comment, then reappeared on Active when I bumped it a little later.

Bags Thu 19-Jul-12 13:37:04

Tech, I was just looking for the Tracey Emin thread and it wasn't listed under active, so I looked under last day. It was there but its forum topic name was not. Instead, where that should have been this appeared: "$search.TopicName"

Bags Thu 19-Jul-12 13:39:02

Clicking on the thread title takes me back to the Forum list page, not to the thread confused

Anagram Thu 19-Jul-12 13:42:26

This disappearing threads nonsense is very annoying. I think it's getting worse!

I'm also finding that I can post a response to someone (let's say OP), and see it come up straight after that person's post, only to find when I come back a bit later that a couple of other posts have appeared between OP's and mine! Could that be because more people are using iphones etc. these days? confused

Bags Thu 19-Jul-12 14:01:43

Now that dollar search topic name whojimmyflippy has gone to the Verse and Prose that I like thread. Thread gremlin.

Bags Thu 19-Jul-12 14:03:23

And, guess what, it's disappeared from Active.

Bags Thu 19-Jul-12 14:42:15

DollarDotSearchTopicName has flipped over to 16 July weigh-in thread now. Y'know, it's quite a good game this spotting of the DotDollar gremlin on Last Day.

Bags Thu 19-Jul-12 15:57:29

North-east and Scotland Meet Up thread has now vanished from Active but is Visible on Last Day, though not get-at-able.

Have you found the pattern yet, Tech?

Anagram Tue 24-Jul-12 20:42:39

Threads are still disappearing! It's very frustrating looking for one you know was there a minute ago, and having to 'search' for it, then bump it up.
Are we any nearer solving the problem, GNHQ/Tech Department?
[hopeful emoticon]

JosieGransnet (GNHQ) Wed 25-Jul-12 11:07:20

We'll check where Tech's at with this now folks.

Really sorry it's been going on for so long, blush

JosieGransnet (GNHQ) Wed 25-Jul-12 13:35:42

Ok - latest news is that this will be fixed in part of an update that's going live next week at some point.

Until then, we've been promised some safeguards to make sure that if threads start disappearing they reappear more quickly.