Is Discourse losing posts?

In the last few days I’ve looked at some threads where there are replies to posts that do not exist within the thread (e.g. Ray Intersection - Getting the hit geometry). I thought that posts with replies were supposedly undeletable (other than by mods), so has something changed or are things getting lost?

I see at least one post being withdrawn by the author, I guess one can always do that?

Hi @nathanletwory,

I thought you couldn’t withdraw a post once it had a reply but maybe it’s just a protocol: “you shouldn’t, because it makes it harder, or even impossible, to understand what’s left”.

Hi Jeremy -

I agree with your protocol but I see it happen frequently.
I tend to quote the part that I’m replying to to make sure that I don’t get left hanging in thin air…