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New post in thread email but cannot access the thread?

Post by taylorkh » 2011/06/20 14:24:46

I received an email with the subject [quote][www.centos.org] Forums auto-notify : New post in thread[/quote] with the message [quote]Hello taylorkh, A new post has been added to the topic "Re: "New post in thread" email to "Post Reply" the easy way?". Follow this link to view the post: https://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?post_id=135695&topic_id=31702&forum=18#forumpost135695 Follow this link to view the thread: https://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?post_id=135695&topic_id=31702&forum=18 ----------- You are receiving this message because you selected to be notified when new posts are added to this topic.[/quote]

When I click on either of the links (Thunderbird 3.1.10) it opens a tab in Firefox 3.6.17 and presents me with two messages [quote]You do not have the right to view this topic. You do not have the right to access this forum.[/quote]

I have received notification emails from the CentOS forums before and accessed the threads with no problems. I have tried logging in to CentOS.org first but I receive the same messages. FWIW I am running Ubuntu 10.04

Ken

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New post in thread email but cannot access the thread?

Post by toracat » 2011/06/20 15:12:32

It is possible that a spammer posted to the thread you are monitoring and that post had been removed by a moderator. In this case, when you click on the link in the notification mail, you'd get that message because the post no longer exists.

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Re: New post in thread email but cannot access the thread?

Post by taylorkh » 2011/06/20 16:04:39

Thanks toracat. The thread is still there. Here is the address https://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=31702&forum=18

It appears that the last activity was MY reply on 2011/6/9 12:11 so I am not sure why the email was sent in the first place. Perhaps a cosmic ray stuck the forum server :-D

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Re: New post in thread email but cannot access the thread?

Post by toracat » 2011/06/20 18:40:53

There is no mystery. :-) Now I can tell you exactly what happened.

A spam note was posted to that thread, which triggered the email notification to you.
That note has been deleted by moderator (that's me). :-o
Because the post had been removed, when you clicked on the link, you got the message you described.

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Re: New post in thread email but cannot access the thread?

Post by taylorkh » 2011/06/20 18:53:47

Thanks, [b]toracat[/b]!

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