ThreadbareSubmitted by fanofwalt on Thu, 09/11/2008 - 22:17
Looks like some threads have simply...vanished.
I don't know about you, but there is so much Good Stuff on DP, that I usually can't drink it all in. It's not uncommon for me to have two, three, six windows open, each with a series of 20+ tabs holding posts that I want to "get to," as soon as I can. Especially lately, my available DP time has been drastically reduced, so now even more than before, I stock up on articles to read as time and opportunity provides.
So for a while this afternoon, I've been playing catch-up. I went to read an article ("Motivation", re: letter from Publius), liked it quite a bit and copied/pasted it in a document application to hang onto for future reference, and then I refreshed the page to see what newer comments had been added since the day I tabbed the thread.
"File Not Found"
Hm? The post itself wasn't offensive...no comments on the page at the time I tabbed it (9/4) were offensive...huh...glad I copied the article first. Oh well; on to another catch-up tab ("FACTOID: Ron Paul Rally for the Republic- Bigger than the rest of the Republican Party").
Oh, a wonderful collection of info from the R4R, all compiled with plenty of links! Instead of refreshing, I copied the url, opened it in another tab, and...
"File Not Found"
Uh, what? Again? I went back to my saved tab and combed through the comments; nothing offensive at the time I tabbed it (9/4)...this looked like a great resource of info...
If requested, I'll be happy to re-post those two posts in the comments section below -- I even got all the links from the "Factoid" post (with the exception of one YouTube that has since been removed).
But, I'm wondering why these posts disappeared, and, are there other missing items?