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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2004 3:08 am 
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In order to keep the Message Board database to a reasonable size, I've decided to enable automatic forum pruning in the Free-Form Forum.

All threads that have been inactive for more than 120 days will be automatically deleted.

Just a heads-up... :)

Mikey :)
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2004 8:22 am 
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8) sounds reasonable to me. 8)

peace,

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What's the betting lots of us scurry away to look at all the oldest threads to check if there's anything worth resurrecting !! 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2004 9:50 am 
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Tony S wrote:
What's the betting lots of us scurry away to look at all the oldest threads to check if there's anything worth resurrecting !! 8)


hehe, i've been doing this since Mikey posted his announcement :wink:

some interesting Vai.com history there to be found.


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it`s need to be cleanded-up somehow ?


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lol, the first thing i thought when i read this was 'im going to go post in every single thread that has ever been on this section of the board, just so the plan is ruined... then i thought 'that'd be mean' and 'thats a good way to get suspended'

bad idea kids


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Well...Why not just delete the ones that seem like they were not a thread that had much interest taken in it...i.e. Anything with less than 40 responses or something? But those posts that have 79 pages worth of stuff, someone later on might want to comment, know what I mean?


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Noooo, Mikey's idea of deleting threads with no postings in over a year is much better.

You can't judge the worth of a thread by the number of responses. You may have a thread on a particularly specialised subject that only a few people are contributing to and so maybe have 10 or 20 responses or less, but that doesn't mean it should be deleted.

Whereas you have something like 'The Band Name Game' which has millions of responses, but is just going on an on Ad Nauseum, with the same old bands being repeated again and again. You can hardly say that would be a more important thread to keep than the first example. However, some people find that one fun, so that shouldn't be deleted either.

Just delete the ones no one has contributed to for over a year. Sounds fair enough to me.


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personally, i don't like deleting any history of any online community.
as a community, our history is one of the things that we all have built and shared with one another.
but, i understand that there sometimes exists the technical issue of limited space and bandwidth and stuff like that.


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summer_sky wrote:
personally, i don't like deleting any history of any online community.
as a community, our history is one of the things that we all have built and shared with one another.


Mwoah, are we as community damaged if we are going to miss certain threads in this particular forum?

There's an encridible amount of nonsense in here.
Fun, but nonsense. I think it's alright to delete some of it, there's loads more were it came from.. :) We can replace the nonsens faster than Mikey can delete it. ;)

Anywho......It's about as usefull as keeping a life long transcript of your favorite chatroom, only now you're saving it in the precious tablespace of the servers database. ;)


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summer_sky wrote:
personally, i don't like deleting any history of any online community.
as a community, our history is one of the things that we all have built and shared with one another.
but, i understand that there sometimes exists the technical issue of limited space and bandwidth and stuff like that.


Yeah, I agree that ideally it would all be kept, but like you say, server space etc, means some pruning is necessary from time to time.

Here's an interesting website though;
http://www.archive.org/web/web.php
Lets you access archived pages from any website if they exist. See if you can find old versions of vai.com or anything else !


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Jeroenn wrote:
summer_sky wrote:
personally, i don't like deleting any history of any online community.
as a community, our history is one of the things that we all have built and shared with one another.


Mwoah, are we as community damaged if we are going to miss certain threads in this particular forum?

There's an encridible amount of nonsense in here.
Fun, but nonsense. I think it's alright to delete some of it, there's loads more were it came from.. :) We can replace the nonsens faster than Mikey can delete it. ;)

Anywho......It's about as usefull as keeping a life long transcript of your favorite chatroom, only now you're saving it in the precious tablespace of the servers database. ;)


of course, i see the relevance of what you say, Jeroenn, and i acknowledge that you are far wiser and more practical than am i...
and, yes, i agree that we can replace the nonsense faster than Mikey can delete it (despite how good and efficient Mikey and his staff may be, he is out-numbered by us nonsense noise-makers :wink: )...
but, i am just a sentimental fool. always have been and, i guess, i always will be :roll:
:)


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Tony S wrote:
Yeah, I agree that ideally it would all be kept, but like you say, server space etc, means some pruning is necessary from time to time.

Here's an interesting website though;
http://www.archive.org/web/web.php
Lets you access archived pages from any website if they exist. See if you can find old versions of vai.com or anything else !


whoa, i have something very special to me from my past life which was deleted into oblivion that i will use this archives website to search. thanks, Tony!! :)


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WORST FILTER EVER!

Man, nobody is going to look for a thread thats nearly a year old.

Make the filter 4 months. This board will be real tidy then.

Also, delete all your locked threads.


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summer_sky wrote:
of course, i see the relevance of what you say, Jeroenn, and i acknowledge that you are far wiser and more practical than am i...


That's highly debatable. :)


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