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Oops. I just saw that. Shoot.This thread was, I believe migrated from the old platform - the initial post by Tom is May 2014. Post migration, I'm not sure whether we should be posting here as the number of threads with missing attachments is huge and I believe has identified them by SQL. Could the administrators please clarify.
Dave, you should be able edit your own post to make it look the way you want it to. I'm hesitant to do it because there is text that's NOT related to the party - & maybe ilustrations that should be there to illustrate the text. I'm not a watch guy, so I'm not SURE.
I assure you, Tom is working on the problem, and has made some progress. There are thousands of missing images, and he's working on an automated way to make them ALL come back. But he can't work on specific individual images.Listing them individually here probably won't help. Please be patient. This thread should become useful again after we solve the major problem.
The Encyclopedia area has both author editing and crowd editing available but the forums generally have much less experienced users. In the past we have had problems with disappearing material disrupting what had been an interesting discussion.
We now harvest any images posted and put them in secure storage.
Dynamic web sites where the content is calculated on the fly are not archived by the web archive service so the only way to ensure that the contents of the regular forums is protected is to save it. We have substantially increased the edit period.
To put this in perspective, we are talking about over 300,000 images. Without structures in place it could not really be maintained at all.
Another downside to unlimited editing is that it is often used by trolls to get an argument going which is then turned on its head by edits to the starting post(s). To get the work of our moderators down to a reasonable level of effort, we limit the window for corrections to a post.time
I edited it to what should be the proper image. Is it correct? The rest of them will be coming soon. I am trying to get all the ducks line up properly.
Thanks for the ongoing efforts Tom, to you and the other site techsI will try to figure that out. The repair work is all being done from the back side.
The user profile page list of attachments is likely also missing references. There are some built in tools for repairing indices that may fix the listings. I will wait until the repairs are finished to use those.