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What happened to my questions and answers?

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:26 pm
by muman
I just noticed that all the questions and answers I had posted over the last 2-3 months are completely missing?

Is there a reason for this?

Thank you,
Michael Uman

Re: What happened to my questions and answers?

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:30 pm
by tierra
There was a problem with the server, and we weren't able to recover it unfortunately, and the latest backup available was 2 months old :(

See: http://forums.wxwidgets.org/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=30352

Re: What happened to my questions and answers?

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:34 pm
by bcteh
Is the forum design changed ? Now , the look and feel is not comfortable. :?

Regards
Teh

Re: What happened to my questions and answers?

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:09 pm
by tierra
bcteh wrote:Is the forum design changed ? Now , the look and feel is not comfortable. :?
As with anything new, it's not "comfortable" yet, but I definitely feel like it's much more improved, and it really won't take long before everyone forgets about the old, clunky, constrained-by-tables design.

Anyway, it's new because we were forced to upgrade phpBB from 2 to 3 finally, and the old design (Morpheus) was never ported to version 3, so we're currently running the official default theme now and really had no choice to begin with. We should just continue to use this now since at least we know it supports all features of phpBB 3 (including the additional language packs that are now installed), and it will continue to be supported into the future.

Give it some time, you'll feel right at home again eventually.

Re: What happened to my questions and answers?

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:36 pm
by Auria
I'm personnally just fine with the theme, but I would perhaps make a request to change the icon set; at this time telling apart stickies from threads from threads with new posts is only a subtle color difference in the icon, I would prefer something more visible like in the old forum - apart from that it's all fine with me

Re: What happened to my questions and answers?

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:39 am
by Susan07
I don't know what happened to my questions..as when ever I try to post a new question it's automatically going for admin check..

Re: What happened to my questions and answers?

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:05 am
by DavidHart
Hi Susan,
Susan07 wrote:I don't know what happened to my questions..as when ever I try to post a new question it's automatically going for admin check..
Yes. Until you've proved you're human (well, probably ;) ) by having a small number of posts accepted, all posts are queued for moderator perusal.

There are dozens of spambot-generated attempted posts every day. It's a major nuisance :(

Regards,

David

Re: What happened to my questions and answers?

Posted: Sun May 13, 2012 11:16 pm
by Wyrm
Susan07 wrote:I don't know what happened to my questions..as when ever I try to post a new question it's automatically going for admin check..
Not only that. Not only my own question topics disappear without any notification but private messaging to admins is also blocked. So they give the real users a FY and wonder why only bots are interested in this forum? :roll:

I mean, other forums have added small image recognition snippets that are trivial to us humans and hard to crack for bots. Welcome to the 21st century folks!

Re: What happened to my questions and answers?

Posted: Mon May 14, 2012 8:11 am
by DavidHart
Not only my own question topics disappear without any notification
Really? You (or at least this username) have made only two attempts at posting, both accepted.
but private messaging to admins is also blocked
The admin's email address is supplied.
I mean, other forums have added small image recognition snippets that are trivial to us humans and hard to crack for bots
Sadly, they no longer work. We were getting lots of spam.

Re: What happened to my questions and answers?

Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 11:47 pm
by tierra
DavidHart wrote:
I mean, other forums have added small image recognition snippets that are trivial to us humans and hard to crack for bots
Sadly, they no longer work. We were getting lots of spam.
Also, the Q/A spam protection is really actually way easier for real humans to answer than trying to decipher some obscure image codes and repeating them back (besides being proven reduce bot spam posts by about 90% compared to image captchas).