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 Post subject: Forum Issues:
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:05 pm 
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All,

Honkers has been keeping me abreast of the situation re white outs.

I've spoken to PR Towers, and bluntly, we've almost filled the server.

So, solutions are being explored and there is the HIGH PROBABILITY that we'll be deleting some stuff.

Now, I am giving you a head's up NOW so that things like the Irish Rugby Thread and so on can be archived by you guys.

We need to make this functional, and whilst I understand totally the culture of the bored, we really DO need to clean up some threads.

So can i ask that you guys take the destiny of those threads into your own hands?

I know there will be push back, but I really can't ask them to improve the place and then push back re those HUGE threads.

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 Post subject: Re: Forum Issues:
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Right.

Delete the gifs thread, the pics thread and Ireland.


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 Post subject: Re: Forum Issues:
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Delete all of Bimbo and Globus's posts


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 Post subject: Re: Forum Issues:
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Jake - would it not be a simple matter for the techies to delete any inactive thread over a certain age?

Could clear up a lot of space whilst keeping live topics going - although its unlikely anyone will look at the first 5000 pages of the Irish thread either...


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 Post subject: Re: Forum Issues:
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blindcider wrote:
Jake - would it not be a simple matter for the techies to delete any inactive thread over a certain age?

Could clear up a lot of space whilst keeping live topics going - although its unlikely anyone will look at the first 5000 pages of the Irish thread either...

:thumbup: :thumbup:


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 Post subject: Re: Forum Issues:
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blindcider wrote:
Jake - would it not be a simple matter for the techies to delete any inactive thread over a certain age?

Could clear up a lot of space whilst keeping live topics going - although its unlikely anyone will look at the first 5000 pages of the Irish thread either...


Exactly the plan.


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 Post subject: Re: Forum Issues:
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blindcider wrote:
Jake - would it not be a simple matter for the techies to delete any inactive thread over a certain age?

Could clear up a lot of space whilst keeping live topics going - although its unlikely anyone will look at the first 5000 pages of the Irish thread either...

Page 3,846 is a belter, tbf.

Agree on your suggestion - just delete any thread that hasn't had a post for (say) 3 months. I imagine that would equate to a large majority of the forum.


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 Post subject: Re: Forum Issues:
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Are they hinting at donations to buy an extra large storage device?


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 Post subject: Re: Forum Issues:
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blindcider wrote:
Jake - would it not be a simple matter for the techies to delete any inactive thread over a certain age?

Could clear up a lot of space whilst keeping live topics going - although its unlikely anyone will look at the first 5000 pages of the Irish thread either...

You can also delete inactive posters and their postings.


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 Post subject: Re: Forum Issues:
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Delete any post of yeeb's without an innuendo.

Oh, hang on.....


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 Post subject: Re: Forum Issues:
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guy smiley wrote:
Right.

Delete the gifs thread, the pics thread and Ireland.

And the Trump one with only its crazy pentad posting now.

Maybe anything prior to "date" should be deleted.


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 Post subject: Re: Forum Issues:
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If you delete the old threads we might risk repeating the same arguments over and over again...


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If you delete the old threads we might risk repeating the same arguments over and over again...


:lol: The haka gives the kiwis an unfair advantage, discuss...


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blindcider wrote:
kiwigreg369 wrote:
If you delete the old threads we might risk repeating the same arguments over and over again...


:lol: The haka gives the kiwis an unfair advantage, discuss...


Falling house prices made the Irish hungry for success, and raising prices made Aussies soft, and racist ...
The cost of child care in London is obscene, but it's cheap in South Africa - but they have other problems. ...
Trump is a beacon of right of centre, conservative thinking - which Europe is following, except UK which is moving further away....
Poaching is a kiwi disease, as is wife bashing 'cook the man some eggs' style, and choking - and this is not the first search yeeb has done on self asphyxiation whilst been pelted with eggs...
Goo go ga...


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 Post subject: Re: Forum Issues:
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Complete wipe and start again :thumbup:

The same circular arguments will be made and no one will notice after a week


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Lorthern Nights wrote:
Complete wipe and start again :thumbup:

The same circular arguments will be made and no one will notice after a week

Just do a bored wipe


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c69 wrote:
Lorthern Nights wrote:
Complete wipe and start again :thumbup:

The same circular arguments will be made and no one will notice after a week

Just do a bored wipe

I'd be happy with that.


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 Post subject: Re: Forum Issues:
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kiwigreg369 wrote:
If you delete the old threads we might risk repeating the same arguments over and over again...



:lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Forum Issues:
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Come on you fcuking tease. How many gigs are we freeloading?


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 Post subject: Re: Forum Issues:
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guy smiley wrote:
Right.

Delete the gifs thread, the pics thread and Ireland.


Agree on deleting the threads that have pics and gifs. This should do the trick.
The tity thread can always be restarted with a improved version.

I would suggest leaving the Irish threads alone.. Offical Rugby, Nama, GAA and Leinster Junior Rugby threads.


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 Post subject: Re: Forum Issues:
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YOYO wrote:
guy smiley wrote:
Right.

Delete the gifs thread, the pics thread and Ireland.


Agree on deleting the threads that have pics and gifs. This should do the trick.
The tity thread can always be restarted with a improved version.

I would suggest leaving the Irish threads alone.. Offical Rugby, Nama, GAA and Leinster Junior Rugby threads.


This is the correct answer (gif thread alone must use up at least 10% of the space)


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 Post subject: Re: Forum Issues:
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Sandstorm wrote:
YOYO wrote:
guy smiley wrote:
Right.

Delete the gifs thread, the pics thread and Ireland.


Agree on deleting the threads that have pics and gifs. This should do the trick.
The tity thread can always be restarted with a improved version.

I would suggest leaving the Irish threads alone.. Offical Rugby, Nama, GAA and Leinster Junior Rugby threads.


This is the correct answer (gif thread alone must use up at least 10% of the space)

The gifs take little space as all that PR store are the links to them.


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 Post subject: Re: Forum Issues:
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Fangle wrote:
Sandstorm wrote:
YOYO wrote:
guy smiley wrote:
Right.

Delete the gifs thread, the pics thread and Ireland.


Agree on deleting the threads that have pics and gifs. This should do the trick.
The tity thread can always be restarted with a improved version.

I would suggest leaving the Irish threads alone.. Offical Rugby, Nama, GAA and Leinster Junior Rugby threads.


This is the correct answer (gif thread alone must use up at least 10% of the space)

The gifs take little space as all that PR store are the links to them.

Right, so it IS entirely the fault of the Irish :x


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 Post subject: Re: Forum Issues:
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Accept donations for more server space?


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 Post subject: Re: Forum Issues:
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It’s pointless deleting the Irish thread whilst all the swarm are still here.

Just saying like.


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Sefton wrote:
It’s pointless deleting the Irish thread whilst all the swarm are still here.

Just saying like.


I see where you are going, and I approve.


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 Post subject: Re: Forum Issues:
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We have well over 2,000 pages of threads. Surely we can dispose of anything other than the last 66 pages? I know it will lead to all sorts of silly claims but it’s got to be better than the abysmal experience we have now


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Space on the server for National Threads should be allocated based on an average of

Country's population
Registered rugby players
Number of World Cup wins
Number of World Cup semi finals
Number of Grand Slam wins

:nod:


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 Post subject: Re: Forum Issues:
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Fangle wrote:
Sefton wrote:
It’s pointless deleting the Irish thread whilst all the swarm are still here.

Just saying like.


I see where you are going, and I approve.

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Space on the server for National Threads should be allocated based on an average of

Country's population
Registered rugby players
Number of World Cup wins
Number of World Cup semi finals
Number of Grand Slam wins

:nod:


Add to that list as handicap # of poached/foreign born players please.


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Delete the lot.


Who cares about that shit


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 Post subject: Re: Forum Issues:
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If it's possible, why not look to delete all inactive threads (perhaps older than 6 months) that made it only to 5 pages or less. Would still be 6 years+ of smaller threads. Got to be 50% or so of the content and you're still left with all the good stuff. RWC/Lions match threads, SOB punch etc


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The pics and gifs threads only hold links to the images rather than the images themselves.

Having said that, the pics thread is over 1200 pages long and while that's a mere tiddler in comparison to some others, blowing away the first 1000 pages would hardly be a loss - especially given the amount of reposting that goes on. I think most similarly long threads could be pruned in the same way and most people wouldn't even notice (after the obligatory tears and snotters on the first few days).


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delete everything older than 3 months and not in the handy navigational thread


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I think we should resurrect a few of the old threads and give them a good send off


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Hong Kong wrote:
We have well over 2,000 pages of threads. Surely we can dispose of anything other than the last 66 pages? I know it will lead to all sorts of silly claims but it’s got to be better than the abysmal experience we have now


Yep that or anything inactive for more than 6 months.


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From what I remember, phpbb really hates long threads. So yes, the Irish thread should go, but then so should the other national ones and the long-running picture and porn threads. That'd probably be enough.


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JM2K6 wrote:
From what I remember, phpbb really hates long threads. So yes, the Irish thread should go, but then so should the other national ones and the long-running picture and porn threads. That'd probably be enough.


And the EU/UK referendum one obviously


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And the Trump one


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And the Trump one



That is progress I can get behind


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