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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributorbbbbb
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Good day, Sirs,

on the forum overview page is a New Posts sign for Announcements, with Last Post November 3, 2012 10:23 PM.

But when I enter Announcements there is no new post (last June 23, 2012 9:09 PM, the DVD Profiler 3.8.1 announcement).

Why am I excluded from Announcements (I have not blocked Ken Cole)? And what has been announced yesterday?

Love, bbbbb
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Nothing,
it was one of the errors that sometimes occurs in this forums.
For some reason the software sometimes creates Phantoms.
Usually this only gets noticed on the less used forums (like "Announcements").
It all seems so stupid, it makes me want to give up!
But why should I give up, when it all seems so stupid?


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Man. So I got my hopes up for nothing... 
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Man. So I got my hopes up for nothing... 


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For some reason the software sometimes creates Phantoms.
Usually this only gets noticed on the less used forums (like "Announcements").

"Sometimes"? I'm missing 943 phantom posts in Announcements.

There must be a secret circle, I assume the hidden announcements are only for Americans. Addicted2DVD, TheMadMartian, Kathy... be honest, do you see the announcements?
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I'm in the secret club so I see all the announcements.

This isn't really an exclusive club as there is only one condition that can't prevent someone to join...

Bragging about doing 100 contributions a day in a first post is a big no-no...
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I may be wrong ("likely wrong," actually) but I believe it happens not so much as an out-of-nowhere bug but instead when a post is edited anywhere within a forum. I say this only as I recall finding what I thought to be evidence of it on one occasion.

However, since only staff can edit posts that are more than 3 days old, and all of the sections are active enough that recently-edited posts would go unnoticed against the new posts made each hour, it would be difficult to distinguish the two as the initial culprit.
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There must be a secret circle, I assume the hidden announcements are only for Americans. Addicted2DVD, TheMadMartian, Kathy... be honest, do you see the announcements?


The circle is so secret I didn't even know I was a member!?!

I don't check the forums page that often - I usually just go right to the today's active page and my pms - so I never noticed these phantom pages.
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Does it matter if you have any blocked users? Ken starts the threads, but others can post until locked, I think.
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Does it matter if you have any blocked users? Ken starts the threads, but others can post until locked, I think.

Nope,
in the Overview you would still be able to see who posted last and when.
If the last post was from a blocked user you just wouldn't be able to read the post.
It all seems so stupid, it makes me want to give up!
But why should I give up, when it all seems so stupid?


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Does it matter if you have any blocked users? Ken starts the threads, but others can post until locked, I think.

Nope,
in the Overview you would still be able to see who posted last and when.
If the last post was from a blocked user you just wouldn't be able to read the post.

I see. Well I can't see those posts either, so I should have figured that out. I don't expect any kind of conspiracy, though. There are enough posts to read that I don't worry about a few I can't see. 
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I don't expect any kind of conspiracy, though.

A good conspiracy is unprovable.
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Bragging about doing 100 contributions a day in a first post is a big no-no...

No reasonable man would use such an anomalous post to introduce himself.
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile Registrantkahless
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Bragging about doing 100 contributions a day in a first post is a big no-no...

No reasonable man would use such an anomalous post to introduce himself.


Does THIS sound more reasonable? 
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Your search skills are better than mine as I was unable to find the thread when I did my original post... even with google search
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Bragging about doing 100 contributions a day in a first post is a big no-no...

No reasonable man would use such an anomalous post to introduce himself.


Does THIS sound more reasonable? 

He said "No reasonable man would..."

He never said that he was reasonable
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He who MUST get the last word in on a pointless, endless argument doesn't win. It makes him the bigger jerk.
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