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Chanku Offline
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Just a heads up

Alright so earlier today, a user mentioned that it seems that some of their posts seem to be deleted(and pointed to an example, in which the Moderator Logs show no deletion of posts of that thread, and this was made easier by the fact that it had was approved via a Moderator Helper.

In the Order of Most likely, to least likely here is a list of possible explanations:
  • There is a bug in the version of MyBB that SS uses, that makes posts seem like they were submitted when they weren't
  • There is a bug on in the version of MyBB that SS uses, that causes posts to disappear
  • An Error on the User's end
  • The User lied
  • There is a user (or usergroup) that can delete posts without it being logged on the Moderator Log

If this has happened to you recently, please post in this thread stating the name of the thread, when you posted it(a rough estimate is needed), and what the post said(if you can remember). Also if this has happened to you I advise that you screenshot your posts and if a post gets deleted to then post here with a screenshot so this way the problem can be tracked down.

Also if you aren't the one that posted it, but notice it's gone then feel free to PM or post here.

Also if a post that's reported here was actually deleted, then I'll try and figure out why it was deleted.

Also this is mainly a heads up (as I am unable to confirm or deny this existing) along with procedure just in case this is occurring.

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10-03-2014 08:03 AM
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Just a heads up

Would tools that automatically delete posts be a possibility as well, or would the logs record that?

(Ex. tools that check to ensure users have validated their e-mail, tools that might remove comments they deem "spam", haywire tools not working for their intended purpose, etc.?)

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10-03-2014 08:39 AM
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There are no tools that automatically remove posts, the anti-spam plugin that's used can't even auto delete posts.

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10-03-2014 09:12 AM
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RE: Just a heads up

God did it. Or the NSA.

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RE: Just a heads up

I'm the user who complained about posts being deleted. Razz But thank you for posting this thread.

"If you wanna know how not secure you are, just take a look around. Nothing's secure. Nothing's safe. I don't hate technology, I don't hate hackers, because that's just what comes with it, without those hackers we wouldn't solve the problems we need to solve, especially security."

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10-04-2014 02:30 PM
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Welcome.

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10-04-2014 02:52 PM
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RE: Just a heads up

It would have made my day if you said that an "anonymous user complained about posts being deleted.

"If you wanna know how not secure you are, just take a look around. Nothing's secure. Nothing's safe. I don't hate technology, I don't hate hackers, because that's just what comes with it, without those hackers we wouldn't solve the problems we need to solve, especially security."

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