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Lack of Interest [Suggestion] Information: Post not available.

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Shamil, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    When a permalink to a specific post is used, and the post is no longer available, I think it would be wise to tell the user that the post is no longer available.

    It saves the confusion of not knowing what's happening when someone links to a post that's not available.

    Someone sent me a message pertinent to a post - I assume I made this post, due to the tone. Unfortunately, I cannot figure out for the hell of me, what post this was.
     
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  2. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    XenForo Community - Error

    The requested thread could not be found.

    I get this for a 404!
     
  3. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Post not thread.
    :)
     
  4. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    well posts are part of a thread! so if a post is missing, the thread containing it is missing too!

    i need some more info on what exactly you are trying to say ;P
     
  5. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    I am talking about a specific post which has been removed to whatever from a thread. If someone uses the permalink of the removed post to go to it, they just end up at the thread screen, at the top.
     
  6. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    well the message is sort of accurate. though i believe xenforo backend should allow you to modify it as per your own needs!
     
  7. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    There is no message - since the anchor hook doesn't exist :/
     
  8. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    ok so what do you see? can you post a screenshot?
     
  9. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    I just see the thread. There is no message. Just the thread in which that removed post was a part of.
     
  10. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    ahah. i got you know.

    since the post has disappeared. but the thread still exists. you land on the thread. at the top of it.

    i guess there is no logical solution for it. other than using the proper shortlinks. which the developers are not going to use as discussed here.

    http://xenforo.com/community/threads/permalink-related-question.3417/#post-51692

    you can have two ways to link to a post...

    the default one is accessible from down below. which would result in a problem that you have posted.

    http://xenforo.com/community/threads/suggestion-information-post-not-available.4191/#post-65990

    and the other one which should probably show a proper error.

    http://xenforo.com/community/posts/65990/

    here is a sample dead post... that would show the correct message: http://xenforo.com/community/posts/659910/
     
  11. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Good :)

    The thread could use conditionals, to show something, if the URI matched that of a removed post.
     
  12. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    i really hope developers consider providing the proper permalink someplace in a post. i really hate the longer version of the link that would/could break.
     

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