Where do the comments go? Answered
I've had several comments on Instructables and Forum topics just disappear. Not the "removed by author or community request" thing, just *poof* gone like they never existed. This has been ocurring off and on since at least last May. Does anyone know why? Maybe the database got restored from an earlier backup or something?
I'm sure that none of the missing comments could possibly have been construed as offensive or not nice, so that's not it. Most of them were either "Hey, great Instructable!", questions about details in the Instructable, or most recently a "mea culpa" response to kelseymh when I mis-posted a forum topic by accident and he moved it to the correct place. (That one did contain the word "idiot", but I was referring to myself, and it was clearly a self-deprecating joke anyway).
In any case, if it's related somehow to routine site manitenance, is there any way to avoid this? I've seen that others have had the same problems in the past, but no definitive explanations have been posted AFAIK.