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Has the policy of Chat threads being deleted after 90 days been changed?

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BOFtastic Sat 01-Mar-14 21:12:53

I just wondered as I was searching for something earlier, and a Chat thread from 23/09/13 popped up, which by my reckoning is 158 days ago.


Is it just a glitch?

ChaosTrulyReigns Sat 01-Mar-14 21:18:28

Wotcha searchin for?


BOFtastic Sat 01-Mar-14 21:49:56

I was trying to find a book review. Still none the wiser though!

ChaosTrulyReigns Sat 01-Mar-14 22:00:03

I think I know which one you mean. I couldn't find it either. I am intrigued.

NymodigFruOla Sun 02-Mar-14 08:40:27

That's a bit worrying.

If I'm correct, 90 days ago from today's date (2nd March) is 2nd December - but I've just had a look and there are threads dating back way before that.

RandallFloyd Sun 02-Mar-14 08:42:41

I really want to know which book it is!

VivaLeBeaver Sun 02-Mar-14 08:43:15

Is it from when the thread was started or from when it was last posted on?

NymodigFruOla Sun 02-Mar-14 08:49:52

Started :

"Please note that threads in this topic are removed from the archive 90 days after the thread was started. If you would like your thread to be retrievable for longer than that, please choose another topic in which to post it."

ChaosTrulyReigns Sun 02-Mar-14 09:37:40

Did it all change when the 30 Days Only topic was introduced?


Maybe the note at the top of Chat hasn't been altered to reflect that?

NymodigFruOla Sun 02-Mar-14 09:54:44

I don't think so. Anyway, loads of OPs say "I'm posting this in Chat so it eventually disappears". And, certainly in my case, I'm rather relieved that some of my more idiotic posts will eventually disappear blush grin

ChaosTrulyReigns Sun 02-Mar-14 16:00:54

What do OPs know, Fru?


NymodigFruOla Sun 02-Mar-14 16:00:57

Any MNHQers available to answer this?

IamtheZombie Sun 02-Mar-14 16:23:03

On a Sunday, Fru?

ChaosTrulyReigns Sun 02-Mar-14 16:34:19

I don;t think they saunter through SS anymore, Fru and Zomb.

StickEmUpBigStyle Sun 02-Mar-14 16:47:05

I saw thi when a thread im on is there, dates october.

AmyMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 02-Mar-14 16:59:55

<Saunters through>

How odd! Well spotted BOF, we'll try and work out what's going on.

NymodigFruOla Sun 02-Mar-14 17:02:41

Yeah, I know, Zombie and Chaos <snort>

Sadly, I guess that pore ole Tech will have this one in his Inbox tomorrow morning <<waves at Tech!>>

Vibrissa Sun 02-Mar-14 17:03:18

I spotted lots of similarly dated threads in Chat (was looking for an old thread a few weeks ago)

AmyMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 02-Mar-14 17:15:47

Me again - any chance you could post some links to threads that haven't disappeared after 90 days, just so that tech can have a good ol' dig?


Vibrissa Sun 02-Mar-14 17:36:21

I just remembered that mine were on my watch list.

I don't want this one to go, but it is an example

Vibrissa Sun 02-Mar-14 17:39:13



IamtheZombie Sun 02-Mar-14 17:54:41

Tech can start by looking here Amy.

IamtheZombie Sun 02-Mar-14 18:08:53

It appears to Zombie that there are around 270 pages of Chat threads that should have 'expired'.

NymodigFruOla Sun 02-Mar-14 18:11:33

Hmm, have a look at this screenshot, as an example. All started at the beginning of September last year - there must be loads more.

NymodigFruOla Mon 03-Mar-14 15:13:39

OK, it's Monday - so a working week - this now needs to be addressed.

Some people post in Chat in the expectation that their thread will disappear after 90 days.

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