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    Thread notification for non-existent threads

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hi,

    every now and again Ill get a thread notification email about a new topic, such as this one just now:

    A new topic, "VBM Domobar Piccolo (Coffee Hardware For Sale)", has been posted to a board you are watching.

    View it at http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1282008232

    Regards,
    The coffeesnobs.com.au team
    however following the link takes me to the main page instead. Also, the topic doesnt exist in the "for sale" section.

    Im guessing this is because its been deleted already (for some policy reason I guess) but it would be nicer to see a page saying "The topic VBM Domobar Piccolo has been deleted".

    Sometimes I open 5 or 6 pages at once from my inbox, and 2 or 3 will take me straight to the main page, so it gets confusing at times...

    Is it just me?

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    Re: Thread notification for non-existent threads

    Quote Originally Posted by 707870777D7B190 link=1282009333/0#0 date=1282009333
    every now and again Ill get a thread notification email about a new topic, such as this one just now:

    Quote:
    A new topic, "VBM Domobar Piccolo (Coffee Hardware For Sale)", has been posted to a board you are watching.

    View it at http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1282008232

    Regards,
    The coffeesnobs.com.au team
    however following the link takes me to the main page instead.Also, the topic doesnt exist in the "for sale" section.

    Im guessing this is because its been deleted already (for some policy reason I guess) but it would be nicer to see a page saying "The topic VBM Domobar Piccolo has been deleted".
    Im guessing in this case it was because the OP deleted the post as this one with slightly different wording appeared: http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1282011326


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    Re: Thread notification for non-existent threads

    Yep, if the person deletes their post then that will happen. In fact the example above the post was deleted twice before they settled on the one that is there now.

    So its not a non-existant thread... you were just too slow (or the email was).
    ;D

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    Re: Thread notification for non-existent threads

    Right, I didnt think of the OP deleting it themselves - is there an option to show a "thread deleted" message? I had a quick look around the YaBB forums but couldnt find anything related.

    thanks :)

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    Re: Thread notification for non-existent threads

    Quote Originally Posted by 5D555D5A5056340 link=1282009334/3#3 date=1282089885
    is there an option to show a "thread deleted" message?
    Kinda defeats the purpose of delete.
    ;D

    Nah, it is what it is.



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