I can confirm about this disappearing thread.
I also added a reply and about half an hour later the entire thread was gone...
BTW, I miss the 'clearout-sales' for small cheap parts. I bought a lot of things like transformers, meters, knobs, etc. in the previous BM. I don't see them showing up anymore. Or at least not that often.
By no means I want to be disrespectful against the moderators here, but it would be nice to have a solution that's more productively for the 'DIY-community'.