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  1. The Seeker

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    I posted a thread earlier today about an update that postpones the expiration date of Windows 8 Developer Preview. This thread has been deleted. Why?
     
  2. Hungry Man

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    It was merged with the Windows 8 thread.
     
  3. The Seeker

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    Ah. Maybe when a mod deletes a thread, they could PM the user and tell them why.
     
  4. JRViejo

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    The Seeker, your thread was not deleted, it was merged into Windows 8 - Looks really awsome to keep a related Windows 8 topic in the same thread for anyone wanting to know more about Windows 8. I even Posted a reply to let everyone know the action that was taken.
     
  5. Hungry Man

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    Usually in the topic there's a message left by the mod.
     
  6. The Seeker

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    I see that now, after Hungry Man pointed me to the thread. If I hadn't viewed that thread, or asked here what happened, I'd have never known.
     
  7. JRViejo

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    The Seeker, if you look at your Profile, under Find all posts by The Seeker, you would have known where the post ended up.
     
  8. The Seeker

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    I did something very similar, except I clicked on 'Find all threads started by The Seeker' which showed the second to last thread I started at the top. This lead me to believe my thread had been deleted.
     
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    Ah, now I see why you did not find it. :) Whenever a post of mine is gone, I always look at Find all posts by JRViejo to see where it went.

    Let me take a moment to remind all Wilders members to please search first before posting a topic. With hundreds of daily posts from throughout the World, there's a likelihood that someone has already posted it, and if not, at the very least by searching, you can add it as a related subject, to an already established thread if found. Thanks!
     
  10. The Seeker

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    For what it's worth, I did search and see whether anyone had reported this. I was aware of the thread you've placed mine in, but thought "Windows 8 - Looks really awsome" (sic) was too general a title for something so specific. Anyway, thanks for letting me know what happened :)

    P.S. I hope you can see how a PM simply saying, "Hi, I've merged your thread with this one" could've avoided all of this.
     
  11. JRViejo

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    During the span of this conversation, many posts were reviewed, and actions were taken on several. I wish I could PM everyone, yet there's a lot of Mod activity behind the scene that most members do not see. Glad that you understood what had happened. Take care.
     
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