I noticied a similar issue last week.
I received an email about a post that was made but when i went to the forum it was no where to be found. I went back to the email and clicked on the link for "go to the message..." and the thread came up and i replied to it. After that, the message appeared in the overview window.
on 2012-07-31 7:22 lkeyes wrote
I posted a discussion question last night.
Got one answer; read it, and implemented it
Got a second answer, also good....
First answer disappeared.
Now the thread shows my initial question....and two copies of the second answer.
I received eMail copies of both answers.
so, is there someting going on with the forum softawre itself?
two issues, both known:
if someone deletes a post, you will still have the email but the post
disappears from the site (if there are replies to a deleted post, they
disappear too!); this is pretty bad form but i doubt it will be corrected; also
if you follow a link to a deleted post from an email, you'll see an error page
— would be much more user-friendly if it told you the post you are linking to
had been deleted
the "two copies" you are seeing are just a side effect of your indicating a
"correct answer"; if you look closely at the formatting of the page you'll see
one copy is the original post, the other is highlighted within your original
question because you marked it correct … makes more sense when there are many
Ahah... that all makes sense... :-)
So, I won't mark your answer as the correct answer .....
You should definitely mark the correct answer as correct. The discussion basically pairs the question with the correct answer for ease of reference for the thousands of others that may have the same question.