Count comment disparity March 27, 2002 5:47 PM   Subscribe

Currently the front page indicates the mothersmoker thread has 106 posts, but its count inside the thread rests at 103. Why the disparity? (and, no, I did not count to see which is correct)
posted by NortonDC to Bugs at 5:47 PM (4 comments total)

I'm probably forgetting to keep the deleted posts out of one of those counts. I'll fix it soon, thanks for the catch.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:48 PM on March 27, 2002

deleted posts????
posted by gloege at 10:41 AM on March 28, 2002

Is there a specific reason why you might change some kind of "status" field of a comment's record instead of just outright deleting the record? That would probably fix it, and save resources.
posted by tomorama at 3:35 PM on March 28, 2002

That's the way I've always done things tomorama, but after a few slipped mouseclicks, I was deleting records altogether, with no way of bringing them back.

I decided to instead give everything on the site a show/hide status, and I'm slowly adding a "where show = true" to every database query on the site (I've missed quite a few).

I deleted a few doubleposted comments (due to server timeouts, the users hit submit twice, etc) in that thread, nothing major or editorial.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:50 AM on March 29, 2002

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