Post not deleted after 24 hours?


(Sander Datema) #1

Just noticed a post in this thread that should have been removed 6 days ago.

And if this post was flagged, shouldn’t that be noticeable?


(Filip) #2

strange, I deleted it and I don’t think it was flagged…


(Jeff Atwood) #3

That post was flagged as spam so this is correct.


(Sander Datema) #4

Your edit of my topic title doesn’t really help: that was not my question, I also said it was not clear that the mentioned post was flagged.


(Jeff Atwood) #5

Well, we did clarify that flags are private in the UI, so you wouldn’t expect to be able to see the flag.

I guess it is an open question if we should delete the post after the flag is handled though @zogstrip. Perhaps the deletion check should try again every day or so until the flag has a disposition.

At any rate not a bug.


(Sander Datema) #6

People only see that if they click the flag icon. I’d suggest changing the copy in the post itself to:
(post withdrawn by author, will be automatically deleted in 24 hours unless flagged. Flags are private and only visible to staff)


(Jeff Atwood) #7

Eh, that’s a lot of words to put on every self-delete. It’s pretty easy to figure out, and you figured it out as alluded to in the OP:

Occam’s Razor and all that :wink: