[squeak-dev] Many contents from Nabble disappeared

Thiede, Christoph Christoph.Thiede at student.hpi.uni-potsdam.de
Mon Jun 21 13:49:21 UTC 2021

Hi Marcel,

yes, I am aware of this. But personally, I use the Nabble interface quite often for finding, reading, or answering posts, and I know some other people doing so, too. But I don't know how hard it will be to repair the Nabble caches ...



Von: Squeak-dev <squeak-dev-bounces at lists.squeakfoundation.org> im Auftrag von Taeumel, Marcel
Gesendet: Montag, 21. Juni 2021 15:46:12
An: squeak-dev
Betreff: Re: [squeak-dev] Many contents from Nabble disappeared

Hi Christoph.

> Do we have any backups to restore these posts?

A quick check revealed that this seems to affect only some items in Nabble's cache? The mailman archive seems fine: http://lists.squeakfoundation.org/pipermail/squeak-dev/


Am 21.06.2021 15:41:54 schrieb Thiede, Christoph <christoph.thiede at student.hpi.uni-potsdam.de>:

Hi all!

Today I noticed that in our Nabble forum, apparently all posts by "commits-2" have been deleted, here are just a few examples:





> The author has deleted this message.

The issue appears also to affect other lists, on the Magma list, for example, they even lost posts by real personas:

http://forum.world.st/Pharo-Port-td4944602.html (here is the intact versions from the Wayback machine: http://web.archive.org/web/20170814133642/http://forum.world.st/Pharo-Port-td4944602.html)

Just focusing on the threads indexed on Google, at least a three-digit number of threads are affected: https://www.google.com/search?q=%22The+author+has+deleted+this+message.%22+site%3Aforum.world.st

Did anyone else already experience similar issues in the past? Do we have any backups to restore these posts? Could some admin maybe please take a look at this? Was this some maintenance incident? Is the account for "commits-2" passwort-protected or could anyone have abused it?

I know we still have the pipermail archives, but IMO Nabble is much more convenient, used very often to link older contents and I think loosing this platform would hit us as a community.


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