DELETING OLD FILES

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DELETING OLD FILES

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I reckon dos games should be upgraded by deleting fourms that have been complete and no body needs help with them any more
any other users agree!
To save our browsing time this could be done B) :cuccoan:

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No sense deleting the threads, just closing them is the best option perhaps ;)

This way others that come here could search for the info and find it, couldn't do that if the thread was deleted :no:
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Um, firstly, deleting 10.60 MB of storage from a database that can hold 1,000 times that and not break a sweat is bit redundant, no? (Remember we *are* on a RaQ4 here... 40GB storage alone, IIRC (or was that the $199 model? Whatever, it doesn't really make much difference)) and secondly, each page here only takes ~0.2 seconds to load. If it's not loading quickly for you, it's your connections fault, not ours.

I *could* do it (phpBB allows you to do it automatically) but at the moment, I just really don't see the point. If we were popular/old and had about a million posts or so stored, then I might, but it seems silly at the moment. I'll see what Emmzee has to say about it...

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Only reason we did it on IB was to see if it would help the constant errors. He'll probably say to leave them.
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To me anything that gets posted to a forum should be archived at some point. This will depend on many factors of course, but the first option is to close old, non-active threads. Then after a certain amount of time passes then to archive them to recoverable media, say like CD-RW/DVD-RW/Tape or some other easily accessable media format. This way it can be returned if need be ;)
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Why close old threads? It won't change the speed any.

However, you are correct, the database can be backed up on the Admins HDD and then transferred to CD/floppy. We'd do that if we were restarting the boards or upgrading or something, but it seems pointless at the moment. And if I did, I'd definetly use a CD-R... CD-RWs suck so badly that I'd be too afraid of data corruption to use one.

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Really, I've had no issues with using CD-RW disks ;)

I use them at work all the time as I need to update a certain build every 2~4 weeks and to create about 12-15 of these disks via Nero's burn image option :D
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Weird. I find after about 5 re-writes it starts garbling data... generally because instead of clearly burnt notches of a CD-R it uses a photo-chemical reaction instead. It gets messy after a while. (Inpefect erases and such) Has the technology improved any? Last time I used one was 3 years ago...

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Dogbreath wrote:Why close old threads? It won't change the speed any.

However, you are correct, the database can be backed up on the Admins HDD and then transferred to CD/floppy. We'd do that if we were restarting the boards or upgrading or something, but it seems pointless at the moment. And if I did, I'd definetly use a CD-R... CD-RWs suck so badly that I'd be too afraid of data corruption to use one.
Mosty of the time, you cant save the database through the admin panel, its a bug in the phpBB2 files, but it can be done. Usually the best way to do it is through phpMyAdmin

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Dogbreath wrote:Has the technology improved any? Last time I used one was 3 years ago...
Ah, yeah :D

Also the hardware, not just the media has improved a great deal. So too has the burning software of course.
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yes backing up sounds good

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These threads actually do clog up our time by having to click on another page.
And joke threads couldnt they be locked because i replyed to one without realising that it wasnt true :blah:

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Another page? What other page?
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have another forum

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Havea nother forum with all locked and completed searches in it

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Probably don't have to worry about deleting old threads or whatever, the board should be stable for a long time yet. FWIW, the RAQ's hd is 10gigs unless I decide to upgrade it ... which I of course am not likely to do heh ;)
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Spose

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if you could like back them up away somewhere

And then the User who made them could decide wheather they dont want it

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*Shrugs* I still don't see any logical point whatsoever in doing so. Even the <html><a href=http://forums.civfanatics.com/index.php?>Civilization Fanatics board</a></html> with 1,009,000+ posts only archives old site events so no one confuses them with upcoming features. Care to explain your reasoning here, Wally? Because I don't really get why you want that done.

As far as joke threads: if they're pointless, we lock them. But if it has a good point... well then, they're not laughing at you, they're laughing with you! :rolleyes:

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That's not true. We're laughing at you sometimes.

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Im always laughing AT you.... I mean... with you? Dont fire me.....

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Well.

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I just discovered that all new posts move to the start of the fourm so that is good.
The only thing is if the thread has been completed why have it on the site???

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future refrence.

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