Deleted but still on front page February 1, 2002 4:20 PM   Subscribe

This thread still appears on the front page (after several refreshes), but clicking on the comments gives you the standard "Nothing to see here" thread deletion page.
posted by skwm to Bugs at 4:20 PM (11 comments total)

I have noticed similar behavior with a number of posts over the past week or so.
posted by ztt at 5:54 PM on February 1, 2002

You know, I have too! Tho' it's only been from work where we have some crazy-ass proxy up that makes a lot of pages go kerflooey. My work PC is running IE 6.0 on NT through a Microsoft Proxy Server (don't remember the vers. #, sorry)
posted by thc at 7:49 PM on February 1, 2002

And how interesting that only us consonants are having this problem too!
posted by thc at 7:52 PM on February 1, 2002

sorry to put a kybosh on your consonants theory, but I've seen it happen, too.
posted by crunchland at 8:00 PM on February 1, 2002

It's indicative of the decline of metafilter. I'm leaving, and I'm taking my ball with me.
posted by Hildago at 8:46 PM on February 1, 2002

ah, if only I'd made it here earlier (to boost the consonant thing). I've seen this too, and at least once with a thread that looked like it'd be interesting. Don't remember now what it was, of course.. (and surely wasn't particularly; when you're wasting time, and denied access, things look more exciting).
posted by mdn at 9:04 PM on February 1, 2002

If this consonant thing goes on then the deserters have already won.

posted by MiguelCardoso at 10:17 PM on February 1, 2002

it seems to be gone now.
posted by Kafei at 11:31 PM on February 1, 2002

cnsnnts r tkng vr!
hlp m dmnstrtr!
posted by modofo at 1:59 AM on February 2, 2002

No real idea what's happening, but does MetaFilter write out static pages from the database to reduce the load on the server and only changes the static front page when a new post is added? That might explain why a deleted post would still be on the page if no new posts had been added.

Or maybe not.

posted by yerfatma at 7:53 AM on February 2, 2002

Be gone, vile vowel vouchers!

yerfatma: it did during the high volume post Sept. 11 days. I thought it was dynamic now, but guess not... that would be my guess too.
posted by mkn at 2:17 PM on February 2, 2002

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