Vanished post?

Discussion in 'Network Information, Suggestions and Feedback' started by Gary Kennedy, Jul 11, 2020.

  1. Gary Kennedy

    Gary Kennedy Member

    I posted a reply to a thread yesterday, concerning tank communications. I think mine was the only reply at the time. When I checked the forum later the thread had gone, just vanished.

    Was there a problem yesterday at all?

  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    There have been a few copy & paste spammers recently.
    They copy old posts by other members.
    They come back later & edit in a spam link.

    Edit: Just checked & yes D banned the spammer yesterday after another member reported the thread.
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2020
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  3. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Sorry, forgot to let you know that. The process deletes entire thread if it was started by a spammer but I can still retrieve your post if you want it as a stand-alone new thread?
  4. Gary Kennedy

    Gary Kennedy Member

    Thanks for the explanation both. No, no need to restart a thread that no one had actually started, thanks. (Though it was a wonderfully crafted response from me, if I do say so myself :)).

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  5. sheila and richard

    sheila and richard Well-Known Member

    I too have a post missing written back in March /April concerning the statement by Sgt Eric Whittaker B squadron 3rd RTR 18 July 1944 as mentioned in the Pendulum of Battle, could anyone shed any light on the disappearance, and can it be recovered and put back please, if not, may I replace it with a new entry please.

    Thank you Sheila
  6. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Could you give a link to which thread you refer to ?
  7. sheila and richard

    sheila and richard Well-Known Member

    Hello Owen thank you for helping me, its B sqn 3RTR 18th July 1944, not sure how to do link, sorry . Thank you Sheila
  8. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    This thread ?
    B Sqn 3 RTR 18th July 1944

    No Mod/Admin edits showing for me on there.

    You also posted in this thread.
    3 RTR B Squadron

    You could be looking for it in the wrong thread.
  9. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Just did a forum search for "Whittaker Pendulum of Battle "
    Mr Jinks aka Kyle's post came up on your intro thread.

    Attached Files:

  10. sheila and richard

    sheila and richard Well-Known Member

    B Sqn 3RTR 18th July 1944 was the one I posted it on Owen, it was on the 1st page of that thread, actually I think it was (SDP?) who referred was to the book Pendulum of Battle and we told him we had already bought 7 or 8 copies to give to family members for the future together with photos and family history for 2044. 100 years since ww2. as it refers to their Uncle Eric Turner and his tank crew Sgt Eric Whittaker, Titch Everett and Harry Palmer. Thank you. Sheila
  11. sheila and richard

    sheila and richard Well-Known Member

    thank you Owen, yes that is it, can it go to B sqn 3RTR 18th July 1944 please. Thank you Sheila
  12. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    Thanks for revealing a most interesting aspect of maintaining standards and surveillance of the day to day postings.

    Can I ask just what these spammers are up by this practice.
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  13. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Being sneaky & wasting all our time.
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  14. m kenny

    m kenny Senior Member

    Its an old trick. You can also (for example) include a link to an image you host elsewhere and then at a later date edit the the image and put whatever you want on to the forum. You can create a lot of mischief that way.

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