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

Shamil

Well-known member
#1
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.
 

OperaManiac

Well-known member
#4
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
 

Shamil

Well-known member
#5
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
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.
 

OperaManiac

Well-known member
#10
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/
 

OperaManiac

Well-known member
#12
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.