Deleted threads

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  1. dspdenver

    dspdenver Well-Known Member

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    I have noticed several times, including a Kansas missing person thread today, that threads seem to be gone and the posts I've made in it no longer show up in my content. As far as I know, this has only happened (to me) when a missing person has been found safe, which a quick web search today showed the Kansas man was.

    Does Websleuths do this deliberately, say if a family member contacts them asking for their loved one's thread to be taken down, or could this be some kind of error when updating the thread to the Located forum?
     
  2. cocomod

    cocomod Well-Known Member

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    What thread is it that you were looking for?
     
  3. MimosaMornings

    MimosaMornings Well- Known Member

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    I’ve seen several threads disappear that I have posted in.
    Most recent was Torrey Allard.
    (Ohio 13 year old missing)
     
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  4. dspdenver

    dspdenver Well-Known Member

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    This one was Garrett Kipp, which I posted to yesterday and today, and when I went to look for updates to it, it was gone, plus all my posts to it are gone from My Content. Since my content also gets deleted, before I would forget the thread title, but this time I did have a moderator alert from yesterday with the thread title that still shows up in my Alerts, but clicking on the link just comes up with an error about not having permission to see it, which is what the other disappeared ones would throw up, too. So I'm just curious if they are deliberately deleted with no notice given, or if an error occurs when they are being moved to a different forum.
     
  5. eucalyptuz

    eucalyptuz Well-Known Member

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    There are a few reasons that this seems to happen here:
    -the missing person is a minor and has been located
    -the missing person has been located and links to “help find ****” FB pages, media reports etc no longer work.
    -the missing person or family of that person have requested it to be taken down (usually after the missing person has been found alive or in non-sinister circumstances).
    These are my observations but I don’t know if there is an official policy.
     
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  6. TTF14

    TTF14 Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering this too. I was recently looking for the Shane Montgomery threads and they are all gone. I assume his family requested this, but I don't know.
     
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  7. angelainwi

    angelainwi Certified Trauma Counselor

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    Thank you for asking this. I was wondering what happened to a few threads I had followed too
     
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  8. MimosaMornings

    MimosaMornings Well- Known Member

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    I was wondering too, didn’t know if they had been located or not. Was just checking back and the thread was gone. One disappeared within hours - so it’s safe to assume she was found safe. Good to know!
     
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  9. kaen

    kaen Trying to be a good human.

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    domesticatedmisfit New Member

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    the Kansas boy, Garratt Kipp, was located

     
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  11. TTF14

    TTF14 Well-Known Member

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  12. kaen

    kaen Trying to be a good human.

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    You're welcome. I actually didn't find it in the WS search. I found it through a google search of Shane. I wouldn't think that a closed thread would be hidden. I guess I think locked and visible would be good enough and give us all the opportunity to see the wisdom of the previous active times.
     
  13. TTF14

    TTF14 Well-Known Member

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    I tried that, too, and came up with nothing at all.
     
  14. sasha17

    sasha17 Curiouser & curiouser

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    She was found, and since she's a minor, the thread would have been deleted.
     
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    doodles1211 Well-Known Member

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    I have noticed I get very different information up when using different search engines. Google seems to give a lot more info on searches than say Bing. If I cannot find something I will search on both.
     
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  16. MimosaMornings

    MimosaMornings Well- Known Member

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    Ok, minors that are found are deleted.
    So Phoemella Miranda’s thread (9 year from CA) will be deleted also?
     
  17. sasha17

    sasha17 Curiouser & curiouser

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    Yes, it will.
     
  18. MimosaMornings

    MimosaMornings Well- Known Member

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    Thank you!
     
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    domesticatedmisfit New Member

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    I hope this is ok to ask but what happened to the thread about the Fort Worth Three in the 1970's missing persons thread? Is it pulled for a specific amount of time or for good? Please don't ban me for asking, I don't know how to find out otherwise.
     

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