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Old 09-06-2018, 10:19 AM   #1
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Missing hiker thread missing.

Just so y'all know. The Missing Hiker thread wasn't deleted by me or any other moderator.
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Old 09-06-2018, 11:17 AM   #2
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Dang, there was a lot of good info in there. Ah well, I guess that's what happens with thread drift.
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Old 09-06-2018, 11:17 AM   #3
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Maybe you got hacked by the Russians!
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Old 09-06-2018, 11:43 AM   #4
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Just so y'all know. The Missing Hiker thread wasn't deleted by me or any other moderator.
Can we still scream at you?

PS Thanks a lot J.

Of course, I jest.
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Old 09-06-2018, 12:08 PM   #5
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Just so y'all know. The Missing Hiker thread wasn't deleted by me or any other moderator.
So can the original poster delete an entire thread? Or are there issues with the site where someone can hack in and do that?
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Old 09-06-2018, 12:48 PM   #6
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Who does SAR for missing threads? Do they use string and flagging like human SAR workers? Do they crawl through electronic swamps and and spruce thickets?
What is the world coming to?
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Old 09-06-2018, 02:19 PM   #7
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So can the original poster delete an entire thread?
Yes.

You can delete your own posts. If your post is the first one in a thread, deleting it will erase the entire thread.
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Old 09-06-2018, 03:37 PM   #8
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Who does SAR for missing threads? Do they use string and flagging like human SAR workers? Do they crawl through electronic swamps and and spruce thickets?
What is the world coming to?
Zach

That sounds far more interesting - but the reality is likely that you would
drink too much stale coffee staring at screens all day.

The big questions are:

Who is responsible for funding the Search for Missing And Removed Threads (SMART teams)?

Do you need a license or insurance to start threads?

If you start a thread on a phone or tablet, and it goes missing, can everyone ridicule you and second guess your choice to start the thread?

(Clearly you were trying to go ‘ultralight’ - everyone knows that you only start a thread when you have a backup computer at a secure location, and a hard copy maple to a friend or relative typed or handwritten, and have left instructions for next of kin should anything happen to your post.)
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Old 09-06-2018, 03:51 PM   #9
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One thing is for certain. As sure as those who are unprepared or with diminished(ing) mental capacity will decide to take a walk into the woods or along the roadside, there will be more SAR to discuss, more oddball situations, more dumb mistakes, there will be both urgent and unfortunately unnecessary cell phone calls from the backcountry and from concerned families. With that come more state paid professionals and unpaid volunteers gearing up for long hot (or cold or wet) days tramping through the rough woods trailing dozens of miles of white cotton string and brightly colored flagging. I stand by my phone waiting for the next call-out to come from dispatch.
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Old 09-06-2018, 03:52 PM   #10
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I think we should institute a permit fee in order to delete your own thread with all proceeds benefiting the first responders for missing threads.
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Old 09-06-2018, 03:57 PM   #11
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Funny stuff!

A while back I switched off the ability to delete one's own threads but it didn't take. So, I asked Kyler our IT pro to try again. Pretty sure he nailed it.

Same thing for posts - you get some people who post something in order to taunt someone else and then after the target has seen it they delete it. That should no longer be possible.
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Old 09-06-2018, 04:24 PM   #12
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If a thread goes missing, does it sit in the dark munching on digital salamanders? :P
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Old 09-06-2018, 04:40 PM   #13
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...Same thing for posts - you get some people who post something in order to taunt someone else and then after the target has seen it they delete it. That should no longer be possible.
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Old 09-06-2018, 05:17 PM   #14
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wow-sorry- just thought it had gone on long enough....dave
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Old 09-06-2018, 05:32 PM   #15
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wow-sorry- just thought it had gone on long enough....dave
Dave ain't here man.
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wow-sorry- just thought it had gone on long enough....dave
I can undelete it.
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Old 09-06-2018, 06:23 PM   #17
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Dave ain't here man.

No, man..... he's Dave.
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No, man..... he's Dave.
Who? Dave? He ain't here man!
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Old 09-06-2018, 07:30 PM   #19
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Seriously, What is the big deal if someone deletes a thread or a post?
I’ve done it countless times. Sometimes to remove a thread that I started and the question was answered and didn’t want the inquiry to linger (especially if it was about a little used area), or if the discussion started to turn sour, or if the topic became irrelevant, or if I wanted to delete a comment that I felt should be removed later on. Lots of social media websites allow you to edit & delete your posts & comments. I honestly don’t see why that’s a bad thing & should not be allowed here in this community. Just my two cents as someone who often mentions things that I wish I hadn’t.
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Seriously, What is the big deal if someone deletes a thread or a post?
Iíve done it countless times. Sometimes to remove a thread that I started and the question was answered and didnít want the inquiry to linger (especially if it was about a little used area), or if the discussion started to turn sour, or if the topic became irrelevant, or if I wanted to delete a comment that I felt should be removed later on. Lots of social media websites allow you to edit & delete your posts & comments. I honestly donít see why thatís a bad thing & should not be allowed here in this community. Just my two cents as someone who often mentions things that I wish I hadnít.
It isn't a big deal. We are just breaking chops around the fire.
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