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03/22/2019 07:11AM
I recently passed 500 posts, I think I had 504 last week. This morning I noticed I'm back down to 498. I'm sure I haven't posted anything controversial or against the rules. Anybody have any insight?
 
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missmolly
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03/22/2019 07:19AM
Adam and gang did some housecleaning to make memory space, I think. I lost about 600 posts, which is what happens when you're chirpy. I expect every single one was worthy of deletion.
 
Jackfish
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03/22/2019 08:00AM
I think MM is correct, but I'm not sure. Adam recently cleaned out the Deleted file and, in doing so, probably affected post totals for anyone who participated in a thread that was eventually deleted. (The deletion could have occurred for any reason.) I wasn't sure that posts in the Deleted file counted toward one's total posts, but I guess this answers that question.

Don't worry about it. It's all good.
 
andym
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03/22/2019 09:55AM
As long as I didn’t lose my bear paw.... checks..... phew.

But lindylair dipped under the 2000 mark.

Fame is ephemeral.
 
Canoearoo
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03/22/2019 11:12AM
It also happens when you post under ot posts. Those get deleted monthly I think
 
treehorn
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03/22/2019 11:55AM
Where does one check their # of posts anyway? I don't see it!
 
smoke11
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03/22/2019 11:57AM
You have 306. Hold your cursor over the left-most tree under your name.
 
treehorn
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03/22/2019 12:11PM
smoke11: "You have 306. Hold your cursor over the left-most tree under your name. "
Got it, thanks.
 
lindylair
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03/22/2019 12:24PM
Adam emailed me and told me they deleted around 50k posts because they needed the space. Mostly older OT posts.
 
missmolly
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03/22/2019 12:43PM
lindylair: "Adam emailed me and told me they deleted around 50k posts because they needed the space. Mostly older OT posts. "

I have started many OT threads, so I'm not surprised I lost hundreds.
 
bobbernumber3
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03/22/2019 12:52PM
My quality/quantity post must have gotten Adam thinking...
 
BearBurrito
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03/22/2019 03:18PM
I didn't lose very many, maybe I need to post more
 
quark2222
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03/22/2019 05:40PM
I still have my 817 "worthy" posts, so apparently, I have not abused my privileges, although I probably have come very close a few times over the years. I'm pretty sure I have. I'll sit down in the corner facing the wall again for now.

Tomster
 
lindylair
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03/22/2019 07:49PM
bobber, you may be right...seems somewhat of a coincidence. Although I only lost about 15 posts...so there:)
 
03/22/2019 08:36PM
I gained some....just kidding.
 
Savage Voyageur
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03/22/2019 10:49PM
You just lost six, I just checked and I’m just under a 900 lost to the wind. Probably a good thing too.
 
schweady
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03/23/2019 08:36AM
Haven't really been keeping track, so hard to say how many I may have "lost" personally, maybe 100-150, but it is sad when older posts disappear. Not the OT ones, I get that, it's some of the classics that will never again wind up in search results. Ah, well... I guess there's always the Wayback Machine.
 
03/23/2019 11:35AM
I guess I am surprised that so many people know/knew exactly how many posts they had. I have no idea how many I had before, but it looks like I lost some. I will not lose any sleep over it. They were probably inconsequential.
 
bobbernumber3
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03/23/2019 02:16PM
Spartan2: "... inconsequential."

That's the word!
 
03/23/2019 06:52PM
Spartan2: "I guess I a surprised that so many people know/knew exactly how many posts they had. I have no idea how many I had before, but it looks like I lost some. I will not lose any sleep over it. They were probably inconsequential."

I wasn't really hung up on it, I've only been a member for a few years. I only noticed because I just passed 500 posts and got an extra pine tree, then it went away.

I think this is a great community and have appreciated all the input and direction I've got from other members from this site. Four years back I took myself and 9 year old son, with minimal wilderness and camping experience, on our first trip, (Granite River), and got hooked. Have taken another trip every year since, despite the 2,000 mile round trip drive.

Kind of off topic, but thanks to everyone who contributes to this site. Wish I could meet some of you in person. I dream of making wing night some time.
 
nooneuno
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03/23/2019 08:04PM
missmolly: "Adam and gang did some housecleaning to make memory space, I think. I lost about 600 posts, which is what happens when you're chirpy. I expect every single one was worthy of deletion. "

Ha, were both lucky we have any left.......
 
ozarkpaddler
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03/24/2019 07:48AM
Well, as for me, I couldn't give a rat's south end how many posts I have now, because I have my coveted "Prize" from Dicecupmaker and aint nobody taking it away from me! But had I been close to it and had it pulled further away, I could understand one's frustration. But, whatever Adam has to do to keep this site afloat, I'm ok with. After my other paddling site morphed into something unrecognizable from it's beginning, I'm very thankful Adam and crew have kept this site going and thriving!

Oh, and BTW, THANKS AGAIN MITCH (Dicecupmaker)!
 
missmolly
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03/24/2019 07:53AM
nooneuno: "missmolly: "Adam and gang did some housecleaning to make memory space, I think. I lost about 600 posts, which is what happens when you're chirpy. I expect every single one was worthy of deletion. "


Ha, were both lucky we have any left......."


Yeah, we're the village idiots.
 
Grandma L
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03/24/2019 09:06PM
Are we getting points deducted for grammar and spelling errors?
 
Jackfish
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03/24/2019 09:23PM
 
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