Solved Missing Response to long unanswered Question

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May 18, 2019 at 03:00:14
Specs: Windows XP, N/A
Hi Justin, yesterday I responded to:

https://www.computing.net/answers/d...

Surprisingly today the response is missing.
Can anyone suggest why.

Am not imagining this as the thread has now appeared in my Tracked Threads List.

Thanks - Mike


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May 20, 2019 at 17:02:23
Hello Mike Newcomb,

The moderator told me it was an accident. FYI, here is what you posted if you'd like to readd it:

"Hi Zapranoth, I do not know the answer to this, however suggest experimenting with the DIR Command.

eg DIR *Jones*.*

Bear in mind DOS Batch is a script, which is simple programming, and may not be powerful enough (or contain errors) such that it does not work in the way you require.
Also it is very old and has been upgraded (supposedly) to handle Windows File naming conventions.

I believe Linux is able to interrogate File Names better.

Good Luck - Keep us posted."

@trvlr:

I believe you are seeing a spam deterring thing at work. A lot of spammers are extremely low paid people who are just asked to try to post on as many forums as possible. Since they aren't robots, its really hard to block them. Also, if they get a banned message, they might notice. There are some very spammy keywords and phrases (or links) that just returns the user to the thread, but doesn't actually post. A spammer like this would likely never notice, and move on. The next time it happens, let me know via PM. I could lookup the phrase that got it blocked.

Thanks!
Justin



#1
May 18, 2019 at 04:47:36
I've had similar experiences in the past...

Sometimes my response to a given post just doesn't show; nor does the post show in my list of threads I'm tracking (as a result of the then missing response).


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May 19, 2019 at 17:21:30
Hello Mike Newcomb,

It appears to have been removed by a moderator, I will find out some more information and let you know.

Thanks,
Justin


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#3
May 20, 2019 at 05:57:06
The occasions I refer to (response not showing), that response didn't arrive/show as normal when submitted; and repeated efforts at that time also failed. Yet a little later a response to the same thread did arrive/show OK.

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May 20, 2019 at 17:02:23
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Hello Mike Newcomb,

The moderator told me it was an accident. FYI, here is what you posted if you'd like to readd it:

"Hi Zapranoth, I do not know the answer to this, however suggest experimenting with the DIR Command.

eg DIR *Jones*.*

Bear in mind DOS Batch is a script, which is simple programming, and may not be powerful enough (or contain errors) such that it does not work in the way you require.
Also it is very old and has been upgraded (supposedly) to handle Windows File naming conventions.

I believe Linux is able to interrogate File Names better.

Good Luck - Keep us posted."

@trvlr:

I believe you are seeing a spam deterring thing at work. A lot of spammers are extremely low paid people who are just asked to try to post on as many forums as possible. Since they aren't robots, its really hard to block them. Also, if they get a banned message, they might notice. There are some very spammy keywords and phrases (or links) that just returns the user to the thread, but doesn't actually post. A spammer like this would likely never notice, and move on. The next time it happens, let me know via PM. I could lookup the phrase that got it blocked.

Thanks!
Justin


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May 23, 2019 at 01:16:45
Hi Justin, thanks for checking this out.
Please can you arrange to return my response to the Thread concerned
such that it remains there.
Regards - Mike (currently in Corfu)

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#6
May 23, 2019 at 02:01:35
I've had two or three posts removed some time after I posted them,
In one case I think the whole thread I started was removed. In that
case, where I was asking about how to determine which contact in
a Molex connector is neutral and which is ground, my guess is that
a moderator thought my comments were dangerous, even though I
was the one who explained how grounding provides very limited
safety. In fact, I suspect that is why the post was pulled, and I'll
repeat what I said there: My high-school-age neighbor was using
a corded electric hedge trimmer when his mom yelled something
to him about being careful about the electricity, and he yelled back,
"I can't get electrocuted, it's grounded!" It was immediately obvious
to me that he didn't know how grounding works. It protects against
a very limited range of faults, and gives no protection against others.

But I might be wrong about why that post and thread disappeared.

I didn't save it before it disappeared. I wish I had it. Any chance...?
It was several months ago - late last fall or early in the winter.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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May 23, 2019 at 17:08:29
Mike Newcomb,

I have added the response back to that thread.

Jeff Root,

I wouldn't have anything THAT far back unfortunately.

Justin


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