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jothkijothki Registered User regular
I've noticed that subscribed threads that have been posted in since you last looked at them are no longer shown when you open the user panel. The subscriptions are still there and will show on the forums themselves, but at the moment you can't use the normal interface to track them.

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    setrajonassetrajonas Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Not just ones I've posted in, but all threads I've subscribed to since two years ago have disappeared from the usual "Subscribed Threads" menu.

    Edit: Regarding jothki's post below, if I subscribe to threads now they stick (including ones I was subscribed to before that aren't there anymore), it's just that I don't see my old ones.

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    jothkijothki Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    And I can track this thread, for some reason. No others, though. Maybe something got messed up in the default settings, or something?

    Edit: Tried subscribing to the Steam thread, can't track that either. It looks like it might be that only new threads are trackable, and subscription date doesn't matter. Can anyone confirm this?

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    captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I think the holiday forum cleared all subscriptions from the past year or maybe two.

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    captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    You don't auto-subscribe by posting in a thread you have a previous post in. You can manually recreate the subscription. Any threads you haven't posted in will be auto-added when you do post.

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    ReynoldsReynolds Gone Fishin'Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Yes, all my recent subscriptions have also disappeared. This is sort of strange...and annoying. Hopefully they'll reappear once things calm down this week.

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    RiusRius Globex CEO Nobody ever says ItalyRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I was wondering why nobody had posted in a half dozen threads in the CF forum when I realized that they had and my subscriptions were gone.

    The only 4 subscriptions I had left were two locked threads in the PAX forums, the wysiwyg thread in Bug Reports, and my latest reported-for-Awesome post.

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    METAzraeLMETAzraeL Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Subscriptions also aren't renewing when I post in threads.

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    Zetetic ElenchZetetic Elench Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    METAzraeL wrote: »
    Subscriptions also aren't renewing when I post in threads.

    Ditto. Which is interesting.

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    guarguar Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I hope this gets fixed. I had a few subscriptions that were 2+ years old, and I'd really like to not have to go searching for those again.

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    gilraingilrain Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I'm just avoiding the forums until this is fixed or it's definitively said it won't/can't be fixed. I use the forums solely through subscriptions, and none of my recent threads are in my list, anymore. Interestingly, the only threads in my subscription list are 10+ months without activity. Nothing more recent. A clue?

    I'm sure our lovely admins are enjoying their well-deserved holidays, but I'm looking forward to a resolution.

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    captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    They just had their "Subscribed" tag cleared. You can go resubscribe if you find the thread. It's not a big deal.

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited December 2009
    gilrain wrote: »
    I'm just avoiding the forums until this is fixed or it's definitively said it won't/can't be fixed. I use the forums solely through subscriptions, and none of my recent threads are in my list, anymore. Interestingly, the only threads in my subscription list are 10+ months without activity. Nothing more recent. A clue?

    I'm sure our lovely admins are enjoying their well-deserved holidays, but I'm looking forward to a resolution.

    Go and put your subscriptions back on the threads. Voila, problem solved.

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    captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    gilrain wrote: »
    I'm just avoiding the forums until this is fixed or it's definitively said it won't/can't be fixed. I use the forums solely through subscriptions, and none of my recent threads are in my list, anymore. Interestingly, the only threads in my subscription list are 10+ months without activity. Nothing more recent. A clue?

    I'm sure our lovely admins are enjoying their well-deserved holidays, but I'm looking forward to a resolution.

    Go and put your subscriptions back on the threads. Voila, problem solved.

    Do you know what exactly happened? I'm just curious.

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited December 2009
    When Ramius locked off the forums for Christmas the subscriptions were removed because the system won't allow you to have subscriptions for forums that you can't access. An obvious example would be that an ex moderator would lose all their subscriptions to threads in the mod forum

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    captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Oh neat.

    Why didn't that happen for Hanukkah day though?

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited December 2009
    Because I didn't remove access to the forums, I just hid them and disabled posting.

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    RiusRius Globex CEO Nobody ever says ItalyRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Because I didn't remove access to the forums, I just hid them and disabled posting.

    I'm curious why you didn't use this approach for the Xmas forums this year, since it seems to be a less invasive way of doing things.

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    jothkijothki Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I didn't actually lose all of my subscriptions, though, merely most of the relevent ones. Was that a bug?

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited December 2009
    Rius wrote: »
    Because I didn't remove access to the forums, I just hid them and disabled posting.

    I'm curious why you didn't use this approach for the Xmas forums this year, since it seems to be a less invasive way of doing things.

    Because it takes an incredibly long time to do and then takes an incredibly long time to undo.
    jothki wrote: »
    I didn't actually lose all of my subscriptions, though, merely most of the relevent ones. Was that a bug?

    Christ knows.

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited December 2009
    Seriously I don't know who designed vBulletin but it's pretty clear that they fucking hated me.

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    RiusRius Globex CEO Nobody ever says ItalyRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Rius wrote: »
    Because I didn't remove access to the forums, I just hid them and disabled posting.

    I'm curious why you didn't use this approach for the Xmas forums this year, since it seems to be a less invasive way of doing things.

    Because it takes an incredibly long time to do and then takes an incredibly long time to undo.

    Ahh =(

    Well, It's not quite the end of the world, hehe.

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    Zetetic ElenchZetetic Elench Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    jothki wrote: »
    I didn't actually lose all of my subscriptions, though, merely most of the relevent ones. Was that a bug?

    Christ knows.

    He's not telling, though, because he's a birthday jerk.

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    AnteCantelopeAnteCantelope Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    jothki wrote: »
    I didn't actually lose all of my subscriptions, though, merely most of the relevent ones. Was that a bug?

    All the thread subscriptions that I kept are from the admin, awesome, and archive subfora, so I guess that we didn't lose access to those.

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Sorry, how do I resubscribe to threads?

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    CyvrosCyvros Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Rolo wrote: »
    Sorry, how do I resubscribe to threads?
    At the top-right of the thread, there's a drop-down Thread Tools menu. Under there, there's a subscribe option.

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    Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator Mod Emeritus
    edited December 2009
    Thread Tools > Subscribe to this thread.

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    YamiNoSenshiYamiNoSenshi A point called Z In the complex planeRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Seriously I don't know who designed vBulletin but it's pretty clear that they fucking hated me.

    If an army of monkeys were strumming on typewriters they might write all the books in the British Museum.

    vBulletin was an eight monkey job.

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I almost kind of like it this way. It cuts down on keeping tabs on threads that I just posted in, but don't really plan on following every single page of.

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    MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    And all of them were working from a PHP book written in 1995.

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    JC of DIJC of DI I think we're fucked up. I know I am.Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    I almost kind of like it this way. It cuts down on keeping tabs on threads that I just posted in, but don't really plan on following every single page of.

    You always have had the option to remove a thread from the Subscriptions list while in the User Panel.

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    colawarscolawars Pittsburgh, PARegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    The kick in the balls is that I just started relying on subscriptions about 2 weeks ago, but the inconveniences of re-subscribing aren't terrible. Can we reliably keep a list of subs from now on? Or will we risk losing them again for forum shenanigans? I don't want to build up an awesome list, only to have half of them disappear for the valentine's day circle jerk.

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited December 2009
    well you'll just have to wait and see won't you

    jesus christ, not enough cheese in france...

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    AegeriAegeri Tiny wee bacteriums Plateau of LengRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    It's really not that big an issue to be honest. It's not hard to go back and search a few pages for threads with blue dots (they didn't lose the blue dot for me anyway) and just resubscribe/make a post or whatever.

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    L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    The blue dots stayed for everyone (I assume, I've never touched subscriptions and mine are still there), and threads get locked once they hit 100 pages anyway so it's not as if it's some Herculean task that you've spent years collating the best threads or anything.

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    CyvrosCyvros Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Blue dots are separate, I believe, because they indicate whether or not you've posted in a thread. And no posts seem to have disappeared.

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    Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I've got a similar issue: posting in threads won't auto-subscribe for me, even though the options check out.

    Not a major thing, but hope it gets resolved soon.

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    Zetetic ElenchZetetic Elench Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I think it's only doing that for me for threads I was already subscribed to before the wipe. Which would make sense. I'm guessing the script only auto-subscribes when adding the blue dot, and if you're already dotted it doesn't bother doing it.

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    Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I thought so at first, too, but I just posted in a thread today that I wasn't subscribed to before, and it still didn't auto-subscribe me.

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    CyvrosCyvros Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Auto-subscribing for threads I've only posted in since the Fall of the Christmas Forum has been working for me.

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    Zetetic ElenchZetetic Elench Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Are you subscribed to this thread? It auto-subscribed me to this one and a few others which didn't even exist before the christmas forum.

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