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Winston Smith12 Jun 2018 3:05 p.m. PST

Here's an example:
TMP link
The American Revolution Board Index shows 8 posts to that thread.
When you open the thread, the header top left shows 8 posts.
As if starting this here thread, there are 15 posts.

Will this affect how threads "rise to the top" of the Board Index, so one can tell if there's anything new in the topic?

I saw it on a few other threads. The torture chamber thread, for instance. Shows 2 posts on front page and header, clearly has only one.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2018 3:22 p.m. PST

Yes, my last thread TMP link showed 3 posts when there were only 2, a third post didn't change it, and it has behaved since.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2018 3:28 p.m. PST

I have advice Bill at 11aM… no comments till now…

Even better… if you clik on "Back to the…" fórum on that page… ERROR….

I cannot deleted either any thread….

From 11Am till now… since two days ago… I cannot post new threads also…



Winston Smith12 Jun 2018 5:15 p.m. PST

I did a little experiment with some of the American Revolution threads by adding comments.
The post count within the thread itself is NOT updating.
And on the main board, not only are they NOT updating, but the threads added to are NOT rising to the top.

This could be serious.

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2018 6:02 p.m. PST

OMG, the horror of it all!

Dynaman878912 Jun 2018 6:15 p.m. PST

Not new for me, post counts have been wrong for the decade or so that I've been hanging around.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian12 Jun 2018 6:37 p.m. PST

I'm working on a different bug at the moment, but am taking notice…

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2018 8:51 p.m. PST

Wait, so this Bug started without any Editorial work?!?

Bugs are spontaneously generating!!!

Choctaw13 Jun 2018 11:21 a.m. PST

Prayers up.

Cyrus the Great13 Jun 2018 12:24 p.m. PST

Oh noes my posting count. My precious!

Legion 415 Jun 2018 6:33 a.m. PST

It's aliens or Russians or Chinese or North Koreans or … well you get the idea …

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian15 Jun 2018 8:31 p.m. PST

Looks like this one was fixed during the maintenance cycle.

However, post counts for individual topics won't update until a new post is made to that topic.

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