How does the Recent Threads feature work?

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  • NebuchadnezzarHS's Avatar Face Collector 1360 576 Posts Joined 06/14/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    In the sidebar (on the right side) of the Hearthstone portal overview the Recent Threads are shown with the amount of time elapsed since the last update. What I do not understand is for instance for New Warlock Minion - Stealer of Souls it says that some update occurred very recently, but when you click on the arrow to navigate to the latest comment it is old and there does not seem to be any new comment added.

    Is it another caching issue, perhaps someone fooling around or am I missing something? I am curious about this 🤔

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  • R's Avatar Design Champion 755 546 Posts Joined 04/23/2020
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    "If it looks like a new comment, swims like a new comment, and quacks like a new comment, then it probably is a new comment... but not always though."

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  • anchorm4n's Avatar The Cake Is A Lie 1570 1595 Posts Joined 03/13/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    As far as I know, this happens when spam/advertizing/similar stuff gets deleted.

    I notice I am confused. Something I believe isn't true. How do I know what I think I know?
    Harry James Potter-Evans-Verres, hpmor.com

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  • NebuchadnezzarHS's Avatar Face Collector 1360 576 Posts Joined 06/14/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Can you elaborate on this please? I do not understand the correlation.

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  • anchorm4n's Avatar The Cake Is A Lie 1570 1595 Posts Joined 03/13/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    When a spam/advertizing/whatever post is made in a thread, the site registers this just like any normal post. Then the housekeeping algorythm kicks in and removes the post. What causes some irritation is that the site still displays the time of the deleted post as the last post in this thread. Maybe it helps if I give an example:

    09.06.2021, 11:15 normal post

    10.06.2021, 17:00 offensive post

    Even after the offensive post got deleted, the site will display that the last post in this thread was made on 10.06.2021, 17:00.

    At least that's what I remember from similar issues in the past. Maybe one of the staff members can explain this better, I'm neither a native speaker nor a site dev.

    I notice I am confused. Something I believe isn't true. How do I know what I think I know?
    Harry James Potter-Evans-Verres, hpmor.com

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  • NebuchadnezzarHS's Avatar Face Collector 1360 576 Posts Joined 06/14/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Thanks for the clarification and would indeed explain the inner workings of the feature. It is unfortunate for me that it happens though, because I frequently use the Recent Threads feature to check for the latest content on this site.

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  • NebuchadnezzarHS's Avatar Face Collector 1360 576 Posts Joined 06/14/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    We will probably never find the answer, but I wonder what could possess an individual to spam on this community site.

    If it is a bot however, I can imagine it is just a reusable piece of software (script) which can randomly attack any website where posts are allowed.

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