No, what's ridiculous is demanding that anything more be done. Restoring the whole forum, should it go down, is possible. Restoring a single missing thread? Not even a little feasible. I'm sure the mod team can ask the software people to look into what happened; it would surprise me if they hadn't. However, given that there is almost nothing on a software level actually handled by the mod team, asking them to deal with an issue like this will not accomplish anything. They do not have the access. In order to restore a single thread without at minimum hours of work, by the sound of it, would require access even Fraser may not have. I'm sorry, but that's just how it is, and persisting in demanding that it be a different way won't help.
Originally Posted by Jeff Root
"Now everyone was giving her that kind of look UFOlogists get when they suddenly say, 'Hey, if you shade your eyes you can see it is just a flock of geese after all.'"
"You can't erase icing."
"I can't believe it doesn't work! I found it on the internet, man!"