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Old 08-10-2013   #1
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What happened to the portraits thread?

Am I blind or has it vanished?
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Old 08-10-2013   #2
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I think we lost a member (Dave) and all his posts & threads. Too bad.
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Old 08-10-2013   #3
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That's a shame, lots of good pics there. Why would you delete a user post though?
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Old 08-10-2013   #4
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Wow. That was a great thread. What happened to Dave?

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Old 08-10-2013   #5
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Old 08-10-2013   #6
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What a bummer, what happened with Dave?

I just googled the thread and it's been "deleted" or something to that extent ( I can't access it).......

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That sucks. I hope it comes back. It'd be great if the Bartender could wave a magic wand or something?
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Almost 170 pages of photos gone in that thread alone. Really a loss.

Search google for this:

site:rangefinderforum.com "Originally Posted by dave lackey"

...and you will find a huge number of threads which no longer exist. :\ The search results will show both threads Dave contributed to as well as those he started but its still very sad to lose some of the discussion and image contents in the threads Dave did start.
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This is a forum, a collective.

I, for one, vote to remove the user's ability to just freely delete threads by deleting the OP post. Delete your own posts -fine, just don't drag everyone else with you.
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Old 08-10-2013   #10
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That was a fantastic thread ... why did he feel the need to delete it? His own posts - fine, but everybody else's? I feel the bartender should to do something about people's ability to delete other people's posts.

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Old 08-10-2013   #11
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Dave Lackey left RFF. He felt that some individuals were harassing him.

As for the removal of postings, RFF always had it so that if the OP deletes the first post, all following posts also get deleted.
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Dave asked for his posts to be deleted.

I will look into putting the picture thread back -
but without his posts.

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Dave asked for his posts to be deleted.

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That is great. Delete HIS posts.

What about the hundreds (thousands?) of other posters who had all of their relevant posts deleted because of this?
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OK

I see from your edit that you will at least try to restore one thread.

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Old 08-10-2013   #15
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I am not familiar with this forums software so this may not be practical but it would be wonderful if - instead of thread deletion - the contents of individual posts could be removed and the poster name changed to something anonymous. That would keep the structure intact but still allow people to leave if they feel it is necessary.
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That is great. Delete HIS posts.

What about the hundreds (thousands?) of other posters who had all of their relevant posts deleted because of this?
The software deletes all the posts in a thread if the OP's post is deleted. While I am willing to see about getting the Picture thread back on line, its not going to be done with every thread Dave started.

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Thanks! Such a shame. That is all from me.
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Old 08-10-2013   #19
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Please make it not possible to delete a thread longer than 100 posts.

No one should have the privilege of deleting or editing someone else's postings.
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I, for one, vote to remove the user's ability to just freely delete threads by deleting the OP post. Delete your own posts -fine, just don't drag everyone else with you.
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I feel the bartender should to do something about people's ability to delete other people's posts.
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No one should have the privilege of deleting or editing someone else's postings.
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Old 08-10-2013   #21
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This is a forum, a collective.

I, for one, vote to remove the user's ability to just freely delete threads by deleting the OP post. Delete your own posts -fine, just don't drag everyone else with you.

I am genuinely sad and disappointed by this turn of events.
Totally agree.
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A disappointing turn of events.
I do hope that Dave is OK.
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Old 08-10-2013   #23
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Yeah delete the user, but leave the thread. RFF should change the current function.
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Sorry to see Dave go.
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http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/s...50#post2196750 - more formal thread to request a change to users current ability to drag down whole threads and others contributions to those threads when their posts are deleted.
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http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/s...50#post2196750 - more formal thread to request a change to users current ability to drag down whole threads and others contributions to those threads when their posts are deleted.
The software was designed to work in a certain way. Altering that takes tech time, and requires the $ to pay for the tech's time.

For that reason going thru deleted threads one by one is not likely to happen.

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The software was designed to work in a certain way. Altering that takes tech time, and requires the $ to pay for the tech's time.

For that reason going thru deleted threads one by one is not likely to happen.

Stephen
Understand that Stephen, thread above is more about looking at flagging this for a fix down the line
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Old 08-10-2013   #28
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That is too bad. Is there a way to make an exception for the w/nw picture threads at least?

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The software was designed to work in a certain way. Altering that takes tech time, and requires the $ to pay for the tech's time.

For that reason going thru deleted threads one by one is not likely to happen.

Stephen
If one has access to the SQL database, every post by an individual user can be erased (i.e. contents replaced with "" or "deleted") with one SQL query. This won't affect any post IDs, cause any tables to be out of sync, etc. Maybe this could be a relatively quick and cheap way for situations like this in the future. I admit though, I've had to hack a few databases over the years and it makes me feel uneasy unless I make a few backups first.
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Wow.

What is it with Dave this time around?
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Wow.

What is it with Dave this time around?
I don't do a lot of posting but I do a lot of reading, and from what I've seen in my time here, this isn't the first time that this has happened with him. He seems very sensitive to anything that doesn't agree with him. It's a real shame that he could get rid of such wonderful images that did not belong to him.

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Dave asked for his posts to be deleted.

I will look into putting the picture thread back -
but without his posts.

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Well, while I understand that rules are rules, I am truly disappointed. That thread, due to all the high quality images it contained, was the main reason I came to this forum every day. It inspired me. I do not think I'm exagerating when I call it the best long running thread on any of the photo forums I frequent.

Lastly, removing all the excellent images of those photgraphers not involved in the cause of the thread deletion is doing them a great disservice.

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I totally agree.
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Old 08-10-2013   #35
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the Leica M Portrait thread is back up.

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the Leica M Portrait thread is back up.

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Great news, thanks Stephen!
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BTW... I hope we can restore the thread where many of us donated money through Paypal to help a certain member retain his prized M3. How quickly we forget.

End of annoyed post, been bugging me for hours.
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Not meant to be rude Joe, just honest. Back to photo fun for us all!
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