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Tried to make a post in Speakeasy

I can see the post listed in My Profile but get an Error 404 page.

Thanks, Bill

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Sorry about that Bill.

That post of yours was caught by our spam filter and I have revived it. Here it is:
https://www.cnet.com/forums/post/5ed2bc72-8f44-43e6-ac58-9db1e6cbf310/

The reason why you were still seeing the post in your profile even though it was not surfacing in the forums is because we have an outstanding bug in our system that still surfaces deleted forum posts in people's profiles even though they are not surfacing in the forums -- thus it was 404ing. Now that post is not 404ing because I revived it.

Sorry about the confusion, Bill. Hope this explanation clears things up.

Cheers and Happy Holidays!
-Lee

Post was last edited on December 3, 2019 9:26 AM PST

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Parallel question

When you initiate a post, the first post in thread, does it automatically sign you up for follow ups to your email account? This seems to have happened to me lately, even though I didn't clk on anything I know of to follow such post.

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James, If you create a new discussion, yes and no.

The 'Follow' box is prechecked. During the creation of a new discussion you can uncheck the 'Follow' box in the submission form and you will not get any email notification for updates to that thread you created.

Hopefully that clears things up.

Cheers and Happy Holidays!
-Lee

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thanks

that's a new one to me. Just started in the past few weeks. A change was made?

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Nope not recently.

We initially only had the follow box prechecked when you were creating a "Question" post type (had it since the redesign of the forums years ago), but decided to add it to the "General discussion" post type about 5 months ago, when we changed the label from "Tracked this discussion" to "Follow."

It's possible that you may not have noticed because you rarely create that many new discussions? I know most of the time James, you are answering questions rather than creating them. Happy

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Thank you Lee

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(NT) You're welcome, Doug!

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