I had a answer to this question on boardgames.se (private beta) that I took several hours to compose (it was fairly long and comprehensive, and I had to go grab dinner in the middle of composing it). When I finished it, it posted just fine, though it may have already been in the middle of the data center move; I'm not sure. The answer showed up on the static site during the data center move, but then after the site went live again, it was gone. The answer URL was this (extracted from my browser cache), but that points just to the question now, my answer is missing.

I have managed to recover the answer from my browser cache, and run that through an HTML to Markdown converter, so I can re-post it. However, I'm wondering if there is some part of the migration that is not yet complete that is intended to pick up this missed content. I'm pretty sure there was also a comment that I made which is now missing (which is less important than the answer), and given that I experienced this I would be surprised if no one else did.

I asked about this on the datacenter move thread, but I haven't heard anything about it there (someone hypothesized that there might be another pass of moving data over, but that was 9 hours ago and it hasn't reappeared yet), so I want to see if anyone here has any insight. Is the move done completely now, or is it still in progress? Will any of this lost content be retrieved, or do I need to dig what I can out of my caches and repost it?


If your post took quite some time to post it is very possible that you posted to our OR datacenter after we switched to read only mode - but prior to the site moving to NY.

The good news is that we have the post - the bad news is that it's in OR and not NY. We can put it back up for you or you can go ahead and post again.

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  • Since I've already recovered it, and re-Markdownified it, I might as well just re-post it. But I'm concerned about anyone else in the same boat, such as Ken Bloom from the comments above. – Brian Campbell Oct 24 '10 at 16:50
  • We will address any issues on a case by case basis. – Geoff Dalgas Oct 24 '10 at 16:56
  • I've re-posted my answer, so I'm all set now: boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/637/… – Brian Campbell Oct 24 '10 at 16:58
  • Please recover mine. – Ken Bloom Oct 24 '10 at 17:43
  • @Ken - I pulled up the old SO in OR, prior to the migration we show a rep of: 7397 and currently we show 7481. You can visit stackoverflow.com/reputation/user/197788 to see your reputation history. This history is what would apply if we were to relcalc your rep right now. – Geoff Dalgas Oct 24 '10 at 23:57
  • @Geoff: OK, I guess I must have misremembered (confused the 3 for an 8). Sorry to bother you about the reputation. Were you able to find the answers and comments that I posted that were lost? – Ken Bloom Oct 25 '10 at 4:05

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