Is there a bug in the forum?

Travel Forums General Talk Is there a bug in the forum?

1. Posted by BeateR (Full Member 299 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Today I got an e-mail, informing me that there is a new post:
Mujahid764556 has responded to the thread : Travel around europe coast
Visit the thread to read the response and reply
https://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=124032
But when I look it up, there is nothing new!!
And during the last few weeks I always got 2 information-mail about one new post.
So I think there is something wrong? A bug somewhere?
Thanks, Beate

2. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 6372 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

I'm pretty sure it's not a bug.

Posts made by the poster you mention were reported and, I assume, the membership was deleted so the posts disappeared.

Notifications are sent as soon as a post is posted, even if it's spam. You may have got 2 notifications for one post because the post was duplicated.

3. Posted by Sander (Moderator 6035 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

You can see at the bottom of that thread: "Post 6 was removed by a moderator"
If you currently look up the profile of Mujahid764556 (visit your own profile, replace your name in the URL with that of Mujahid764556), you can see that the account has been reported. (In a while, it'll be completely gone.)
So, chances are that the reply you got emailed about, was reported and removed between the time when the email was sent, and the time that you looked.

(FWIW, I reported Mujahid764556 for being a spam account - though I didn't see or report a post in the "Travel around europe coast" thread; someone else probably did that independently, before I reported the account.)

[ Edit: Edited on 17 May 2024, 08:22 GMT by Sander ]

4. Posted by BeateR (Full Member 299 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Thank you both. But even when I look just now, there is no note that a post is deleted. The last post there is from one week ago.
@leics: ok, this would be an explanation. But I always got 2 information and there was only one post in the forum. Would a duplicate posting deleted without mention it on the thread?

5. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 6372 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

>But even when I look just now, there is no note that a post is deleted.

Look again.

Directly underneath post 5 from a week ago is a grey strip which says 'Post 6 was removed by a moderator'.

If you still can't see it maybe check your phone/tablet/laptop screen size and/or other settings?

>Would a duplicate posting deleted without mention it on the thread?

It's quite possible for two different spammers to post on a thread. When you looked the first account could have been completely removed while the second post had only just been made.

Or maybe you missed the grey strip on that thread too?

[ Edit: Edited on 17 May 2024, 09:32 GMT by leics2 ]

6. Posted by BeateR (Full Member 299 posts) 4w 1 Star this if you like it!

leics, thank you so much. Really, I missed this grey strip.
I see: you never could learn enough.