View Full Version : Forum Snafu Explanation and Implication for 3-Aug-2010

08-03-2010, 01:53 PM
To All,

This morning, administrative caused a mapping error between the user and post tables. The error affected posts made from 25-May through this morning.

The good news:

We have not lost any posts
We have learned from today's events and will make changes going forward

The bad news:

We experienced about 2 hours of forum down-time today
The affected posts, while they are all intact, now show up as having been made by a user account we created for this purpose, called "Recovered 25-May". So they have taken on an bit of anonymity
345 posts have been orphaned :( This means we were not able to map them over to the thread they were created in. We will be able to move them if you recognize one as yours and follow the request process outlined here (//heartlandowners.org/showthread.php/17630-ORPHANS-POSTS-3-Aug-2010?p=136024&viewfull=1#post136024)

Forum Administration regrets and apologizes for the error and the inconvenience.

Jim Beletti
Forum Founder and Adminstrator

08-04-2010, 10:50 AM
Through some code magic, we have been able to relocate all but 58 posts to their original thread.

Several posts are still owned by the 'Recovered' user. If you spot one that you know was yours, or you know who's it was, please feel free to PM myself or Jim Beletti with a link to the post, and the username that should be assigned to it. You can get the post link by right clicking on the post # at the top right of the post itself, and copying the shortcut/link location ( verbiage varies by browser ) and pasting it into the PM.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

Michael J. Kidd
aka Linuxkidd
Forum Technical Moderator