questionswhat is with all of the disappearing questions…

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Yeah, call me in for a bunch of comments, and a LOTR DVD deal that was doing quite well. Are they gone forever, or is this just a brief glitch with the new site? Inquiring minds want to know...

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@okham: Yeah, that LOTR deal was the top deal when I went to bed -- it's not even there anymore. I doubt we'll see it back ever again, so you should probably repost it now

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@capguncowboy: done...Hopefully we'll get an answer. It's kind of sad. The community was hopping when I went to sleep around 3:30.

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@jumbowoot: Cheers! And all of my comment and posting issue seem to be tablet related, but I'll submit a beta feedback.

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@okham: Question seems to be gone returns me to deals.woot

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@coolbiker: Yep, because it's not there anymore. I posted it mostly for staff to check the link.

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I posted two questions last night (one regarding the upgrade, one regarding memorial day). Both were relatively high up-vote when I went to bed about 1am CST. Now they're gone.

I also replied to several other question threads. They're pretty much all gone too. Seems anything asked last night is gone?

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I posted 5 deals last night and they have all disappeared.

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Ok, this is getting old. My LOTR deal I reposted, the 3 other deals, along with several upvotes I know I posted since 9 am, are all gone. @jumbowoot, can we expect this to continue for the next while? Because I feel like I'm wasting my time.

I need to go away for a bit.

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Well, it got better and now it's back. Every deal I posted today has disappeared, including a couple that were pretty popular. I haven't checked comments yet, but some of my votes are not showing as recorded either. @Jumbowoot, is there something that can be done or do I need to just toss my hands up and give up for the day?

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I spend several hours a day picking out the best of the free ebooks offered per day and post them to Woot as I did today. I posted about 15 deals today and the deals, all comments, and votes are all gone. It appears I am not the only one this has happened to. Some of them were posted by me a second time and they disappeared again.

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My deal also disappeared and I was taking it personally until I found this thread :-)

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I'm not posting any more deals until this is rectified. I've had all of my deals from today "disappeared."

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It's not a bug - it's a feature!

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I know this is what's being talked about right now (I can overhear it a little from my desk) so hopefully this is next to get repaired. At the very least, it's getting all the attention!

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@jumbowoot @slydon I'm having problems applying coupons on checkout, any chance that's a bug that's being fixed right now too?

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I've noticed that if you are still logged in, and have not logged out since before the changeover, many new features do not work properly (or at all). I had even sent in a comment on it. I finally tried logging out and logging back in, and that seems to have fixed most of it.

The database problems are another matter. Knowing how Deals stores things, my guess is that if they're gone, they're just gone, never to return. I voted on a deal @faughtey had posted last night, and the deal is gone. I expect to spend less time here, but will remain invokable for the time being.

cf. The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg (Aesop's Fables)
cf. The Frogs Who Desired a King (ibid)

It's interesting to note that I no longer visit Amazon much, either. I go there if I'm looking for something specific, but it's no longer a destination (and hasn't been for some time).

As I said earlier: All is Maya.

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This is exactly like Groundhog Day... um, except it isn't.

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Yep, deal is gone. I also noticed I couldn't vote on deals unless I clicked on them and then it didn't show as if I had voted.
Refreshing the page seems to have fixed that, it works as it did before now.

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What the heck? My deal disappeared and now I can't vote on comments, but I can vote on deals.

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@mistamoose: Yep, that's my world right now. Are you working on a tablet too?

@shrdlu: Tried your suggestion, but no luck. Congrats on your top questioner stats! :)

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My post for Ocean's Eleven 4-pack is also gone. It's a shame as I've been holding on to it since Sunday (with the site down and all). I am enjoying the new layout though.

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@okham: Ugh. No congratulations, please. It's not a position I sought, and I'm sure that it's only there because of the lack of activity on the site for 24 hours. Trust me, if I ever have another question I honestly want the answer to, I'll either use theflounder, or jamesbondqbranch, to ask it. Don't hold your breath, though.

[Edit] I don't know whether I can vote on deals or not. I haven't tried it. I'm currently only responding when invoked on Questions, and otherwise, not even looking at the site. I'm off to throw algae upon the lawn (okay, okay, I'm spraying it), so I won't even know the fate of this comment until later.

BTW, I note that some of my comments suggesting that the change is not for the better are being downvoted, and I innocently point out that traffic analysis is easy. Bleagh. I hate downvoting. It just seems to bring out the worst in people.

Off to the sunshine. l8tr

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Yeah, I commented on 4 questions last night. Put my computer to sleep, woke it up this morning and reloaded all of my tabs to find 3 of the 4 were deleted (though one of them I was expecting it because it was getting off-topic and was going towards flaming.. )

Odd things are in the air Woot!

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@shrdlu: Sometimes The Flounder is desperately needed!!!! I do have a crush on JamesBondQBranch, however.

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The Deals.Woot data repository unraveled and flailed around the office like a scene from The Beast (1996). We have been working on identifying if there is any way to recover lost deals/questions/comments that have been posted today. At this point, it does not seem likely, but we will continue to look into it.

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@shrdlu, @josefresno, @jumbowoot: Earlier today one of the deals I posted had disappeared. DH took the fam to see the new MIB movie (a hoot!) and we returned to find that all of the deals I had posted in the last 48 hours had disappeared, all of my votes except for those on the sponsored deals are gone, and at least one of my long ago deals has been seriously spammed by some bozo using the handle @hlouishandbag. (Thirteen nonsensical posts in about 13 different languages at http://deals.woot.com/deals/details/1d8b613c-8105-4b2e-9db7-4a74f88878c9/i-tec-electronics-t2202-bluetooth-v2-0-handsfree-car-kit#def77cd3-56e4-4ff7-94b9-5112fc6a8b53). I suspect that spammers might be taking advantage of this situation.

Edit: AND I can't vote or comment from a mobile phone, either. I did report all of this through the Beta Feedback button and suggest that everyone else report problems this way if you haven't already.

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@belyndag: And another thing!!!!

Sorry. Forgot to mention this. Some of the deals that I posted earlier today that had received a lot of upvotes and later disappeared, have now been posted again by other folks and are receiving positive attention. (sigh) Good for them, I guess.

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Yeah, I had posted a free book deal that disappeared earlier and was wondering if I had just made a misstep against terms and conditions(okham and belyndag had both posted on it). Glad to hear it wasn't just me, but I would like to let people know about the deal. Should I go ahead and repost it?

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@kkauffany: I say repost it! I'm not reposting my earlier deals but most have been reposted by others, anyway. In your case I suggest that you repost your book and let everyone know that you are the author. I think we've got a number of scifi fans out here who will be happy to give you some feedback.

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@belyndag: Awesome, thanks. I'll go ahead and do that (and post the print option, too)

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I'm guessing the sever restarted and there was no save-file prior to the restart so all the posts were reverted to what looks like before the server maintenance.

Just a wild guess for me. I ran a Ragnarok Online private sever back in my high school days and this usually happens the first time I run the sever for the first time after going through all the config files but I guess I its a result of not reading everything. So like, when I restart the server from a result of a crash everything didn't save in between the last save to the moment of the crash because I didn't set the game save interval to a small number. Which I kinda thought it was dumb since why would I want to set a save interval to something pretty long.

Ohai! I just had a moment there.