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Re: [Pan-users] Where'd the post go?

From: Duncan
Subject: Re: [Pan-users] Where'd the post go?
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2011 22:15:27 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: Pan/0.135 (Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea; GIT 7b22759 branch-master)

Jim Henderson posted on Fri, 02 Sep 2011 21:53:47 +0000 as excerpted:

> On Fri, 02 Sep 2011 19:02:07 +0000, Graham P Davis wrote:
>> I was about to reply to a post, having highlighted a section. Can't
>> remember what key I hit but the post went blank. Not only that, but it
>> had vanished from the message list. In the thread, there was post "C"
>> say, post "D" was gone, but post"E" was still there but attached to "C"
>> in the display. I left the group and returned in the hope that the
>> missing post would reappear. Unfortunately, not only was it still
>> missing but so was the subsequent post "E". Switching from viewing
>> unread to viewing all was no help.
>> Can I get these missing posts back?
> At a guess, you bumped the DEL key which will delete it from the local
> store.
> Try right clicking on the group and selecting "Get Headers..." and fill
> in a timeframe that covers the time the missing post was in, or
> alternatively, delete all posts and then get all posts.

This exact thing has hit me a time or two.  I don't normally hit delete 
accidentally, but every once in awhile, I'll be confused about which 
window is focused and hit delete in the wrong one.

@ HM:  Could an option be added to make deleting posts throw up a 
confirmation dialog?  Obviously, some may wish to turn it off, thus the 
option, but most GUIs have a confirmation on delete by default, and I 
believe pan could use it to.

Meanwhile, it's likely worth the trouble to "delete the delete" hotkey 
associated with that function.  In the articles menu, hover over the 
delete function (preferably on a post you don't mind losing just in case) 
and hit the delete key.  That /should/ delete the hotkey, so you'll have 
to use the menu to delete posts.  Alternatively, consider assigning a 
more complicated combo, shift-ctrl-delete or the like.  (Be careful not 
to trigger ctrl-alt-delete which is often a shutdown hotkey.)

Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
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