I had a small question about the
highest_post_number metadata for a topic. These aren’t always the same. For example, the topic
posts_count = 98 highest_post_number = 105
Is this because some posts have been deleted or hidden? That seems like the most likely possibility. Though 7 deleted or hidden posts in a thread of 105 posts seems like quite a high number.
For example the URL corresponding to post 55, i.e. ending with
shows post 54. This seems to be the first point in the thread where there is a discrepancy. So it’s possible that the preceding post was deleted or hidden.
If I’m off base, please let me know.