• weird message numbers?

    From Rampage@1:103/705 to Digital Man on Monday, February 04, 2019 10:36:49
    i'm seeing something weird with the message numbers when doing a new scan compared to when reading the area...

    for example, my newscan tells me there are X "of 1002" in DOVE-Net General but when i read the area, the prompt says i'm on message Y "of 986"... why the 16 count difference?

    but that's not the only area, either... DOVE-Net Programming shows 82 but the read prompt only 80...

    Area New Scan Read Prompt ===========================================
    General 1002 986 (-16)
    Advertisements 169 168 (-1)
    Entertainment 68 68
    Debate 92 89 (-3)
    Hardware 241 236 (-5)
    Programming 82 80 (-2)
    Unix 115 113 (-2)
    HAM 371 370 (-1)
    Internet 23 23
    ProAudio 2 2
    Firearms 53 52 (-1)
    Sports 1 1
    Religion 93 91 (-2)
    Hobbies 25 3 (-22)
    Sync Announcements 4 2 (-2)
    Sync Discussions 1968 1953 (-15)
    Sync Sysops 946 903 (-43)
    Sync Baja 31 31
    Sync Javascript 81 54 (-27)
    Sync Programming 845 795 (-50)
    Sync Data 2451 2451
    Sysops 281 208 (-73)

    could these missing ones be deleted ones somehow?
    do message deletes traverse the QWK network?
    is that an option?
    why haven't they been purged if they are deleted?


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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to Rampage on Monday, February 04, 2019 12:20:53
    Re: weird message numbers?
    By: Rampage to Digital Man on Mon Feb 04 2019 10:36 am

    i'm seeing something weird with the message numbers when doing a new scan compared to when reading the area...

    for example, my newscan tells me there are X "of 1002" in DOVE-Net General but when i read the area, the prompt says i'm on message Y "of 986"... why the 16 count difference?

    Most likely, votes. They appears as "messages" in the message base index, but aren't loaded as messages when reading.

    could these missing ones be deleted ones somehow?

    Possibly, but my guess is votes. Especially if you, the sysop, can view deleted messages, then they'd show at the Reading prompt as well.

    do message deletes traverse the QWK network?

    No.

    is that an option?

    No.

    why haven't they been purged if they are deleted?

    Deleted messages are purged when you run message base maintenance, but I don't think that's the issue here.

    digital man

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