Holy cow major spam!

Looks like the webmaster cleaned out a lot of stuff. If you are looking at All Topics, the REAL threads from today start on page 13 at 3:38PM.

Posted by Nancy
Bloomington, IL, USA
8249 posts

Must all be gone now. I'm on All Topics right now and see no spam posts at all. It is usually taken care of quickly.

Posted by Dave
Ventura, CA, USA
802 posts

Holy cow this is Major Scramble! What the heck happened? Somebody turned us upside down.

Posted by Nancy
Corvallis OR
1774 posts

Looks like maybe the Webmaster finally went in and flagged old posts as "closed due to inactivity" and that kicked them up to the top. Oops.

Posted by Webmaster
Edmonds, WA, USA
309 posts

Mooooooooo

Yeah, sorry. This one's my fault. I knew about this bug but it was always a minor issue. What I just did exposed that it can be a bit more significant. I'm not sure if I'll be able to fix it before natural forum behavior straightens things out at the top of the various forums. I'll work on it.

Posted by Nikky
Seattle, WA
35 posts

Rest assured the Travel Forum works very hard to ensure that the content you see is not only fast, but also reflects accurate data. Every once in a while we do something unusual and occasionally edge-case bugs can surface which can cause a bit of a kerfuffle. It was trying to make things so accurate that it updated the times incorrectly!

Posted by Webmaster
Edmonds, WA, USA
309 posts

I'm actively giving a "bump" to some topics to get things moving again.

...and hey, Nikky left a comment. This is a rare occasion!

Posted by Pam
Troy, Idaho, USA
1385 posts

@Webmaster....so sorry, didn't mean to out you! lol

Just wanted everyone to find where things left off....

Posted by Webmaster
Edmonds, WA, USA
309 posts

I'd rather people know and be able to find the latest posts. I'm not worried about being outed.

I'm what this forum needs. Not what this forum wants. I can be... it's Dark Knigh... never mind. :p

Posted by Nikky
Seattle, WA
35 posts

I just ran a script that has modified the last updated time for impacted topics to match the last visible reply for that topic. The "All Topics" page should be displaying correctly. Each sub-forum should display correctly once a topic has been updated or posted on that forum.