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Old 07-15-2011, 08:31 PM   #1
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Sooo I wasn't really sure if I should put it here or in Comic but whatevs. Two nights in a row now the forums have lagged severely, pages not loading, etc. I have no idea what'd cause that (could be anything from hosting to vBulletin itself), but I'm not the only one experiencing it and for several hours last night (talking like, 3 am to 7 am) the forums would not load at all.


I know a couple other people have had problems with this too, but I wouldn't know where to begin in fixing it (and I doubt a mod could, lol) sooo I wanted to bring this to admins' attentions.
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:02 PM   #2
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I had the same problem for all of last night. Took me a couple hours to make two posts.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:27 PM   #3
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Since it's not a constant slowdown it's probably the host and not the forums themselves. They wouldn't load at all for me yesterday morning but were fine during the day.

That said, when was the last time these forums had a prune?
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:29 PM   #4
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Never.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:34 PM   #5
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Maaaaybe someone should prune the forums then. It has been over 2 years.
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:48 AM   #6
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This should probably happen soon. Seems like the lagginess is getting worse exponentially.
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:05 AM   #7
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Okay, I'm going to be looking to have this done within the week. Not everything is going to be going obviously, but if you have any really, really old threads you'd like to keep, make a post in them now or they're going bye bye within a week. Just don't go crazy with it, 'cause it kind of defeats the purpose if we're necro-ing a shit load of old threads. All of the old Pumpernickel Depository threads are likely going, too.

Every user account without a post is also going, so if you made an account, but only lurk and would like to keep it, post something. Otherwise, it's going bye bye, too.
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:09 AM   #8
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Okay, I'm going to be looking to have this done within the week. Not everything is going to be going obviously, but if you have any really, really old threads you'd like to keep, make a post in them now or they're going bye bye within a week. Just don't go crazy with it, 'cause it kind of defeats the purpose if we're necro-ing a shit load of old threads. All of the old Pumpernickel Depository threads are likely going, too.

Every user account without a post is also going, so if you made an account, but only lurk and would like to keep it, post something. Otherwise, it's going bye bye, too.
About how far back are you cutting in regards to old threads?
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Maybe we should have that last bit as an announcement. I'm sure some lurkers won't check this thread.
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:11 AM   #10
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About how far back are you cutting in regards to old threads?
I haven't decided yet. A year seems like a good amount of time.

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Maybe we should have that last bit as an announcement. I'm sure some lurkers won't check this thread.
Go on and make one, Mr. Monocle Mod Man Man!
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:12 AM   #11
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Alright. That's... a lot of my threads, but I don't think I need to revive a large percentage.
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:32 AM   #12
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Save what you want. All it takes is a post in the thread. Just use common sense about it.
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:36 AM   #13
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I've been away from WoW for a while... Is this thread still relevant at all?

And my relevant I mean is there still a use for a thread recommending addons?
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:44 AM   #14
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No one has ever really used it. I dunno. That's up to you, like I said. Save what you want, just don't go overboard.
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:57 AM   #15
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I can make them? OH BOY OH BOY.
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Old 08-01-2011, 12:28 PM   #16
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... Mods can make announcements? NOBODY TOLD ME THIS. D:
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Old 08-01-2011, 01:15 PM   #17
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Someone should have announced it
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:25 PM   #18
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Hey, would it be possible to bypass the art threads when this happens? I read StevenFC's thread and think that both that the threads are possibly low on the local-hosted content side, and of a kind that should be protected under the context of where this forum comes from. If there are multiple galleries associated with a person, they should be combined. And it wouldn't take all that long to see if there are multiples since there are only 7 pages.

This is my proposal, and if there is anything I can do to make this happen I will. I've got nowhere to go all day, and enthusiasm for the menial.
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:28 PM   #19
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That would be kinda neat.

I have an older thread. :T I dunno if I wanna bump it up to restore it though lol.
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:31 PM   #20
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You're killing me, Raven.

I'm not going through and cherry picking threads one by one to save. I was giving you all the heads up so that you could do that if you wished to do so. If you think they're worth saving, again, post in them. Otherwise, they're going to be deleted. That includes the threads you just named and any you'll ask about here in the future.

In the event that something forgotten, but important to someone gets deleted, I plan on making a database backup before I do any of this.
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:36 PM   #21
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You're killing me, Raven.
*dramatic bow*
I live to find problems with ideas. Like how Scoffee and I believe a couple other forumites are not about due to internet issues and such. If you are making a database backup though, it shouldn't be that big a problem.
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:38 PM   #22
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What?

And on the note of multiple threads per person or topic or duplicate threads of any kind, point them out to me. I will merge them. I already have a knack for doing that as it is.
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:57 PM   #23
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Nice announcin' Monocle. You did a good job. It's like you were born to announce.
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:05 PM   #24
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And on the note of multiple threads per person or topic or duplicate threads of any kind, point them out to me. I will merge them. I already have a knack for doing that as it is.
Alright, I'm going to handle the Eyecandy section real quick. Anybody planning on replying to every thread there should hold off. I've found a few that can go.
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:01 AM   #25
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I've sent the stuff off to Nami. Now I will sleep because ho-shit 1AM.
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Old 08-08-2011, 04:31 AM   #26
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Well, I said I was going to do this in a week. That was a week ago. Gonna give it until the end of Monday before I begin doing this. I'll likely start on Tuesday morning/afternoon, so expect the forums to be down for a little bit come that time. I'll make another post about it here before I start. You still have time to save old threads!
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Old 08-09-2011, 03:29 PM   #27
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OKAY! The forums have not yet been pruned. At least to the extent I'd intended. The admin panel has been giving me the business and I've yet to figure out exactly why. So instead of having the forums down all day while I continue trying to find the issue, I've deleted a lot of what I could manually and done forums maintenance in the meantime. A few old, really large threads have gone bye bye and anything that has ever been soft deleted (i.e. posts, threads, visitor messages, attachments, social group discussions, etc.) has been permanently deleted. And there was a shit load of it, so it took me a bit to even do that.

As far as pruning old threads goes, it's something I'm going to do, either through the admin panel or manually, in the coming days or weeks. Preferably through the admin panel, if it'll let me, but if not, the process could take a considerable amount of time, so the forums will stay up in the mean time.
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Old 08-14-2011, 09:41 AM   #28
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I don't know if this is an issue because of the forum pruning or what, but old spoiler tags are broken until the post containing them gets edited. At least they are in the Breaking Bad thread.
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Old 08-14-2011, 01:01 PM   #29
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That happens after any time the forum maintenance page is up for some reason.
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Old 08-14-2011, 01:43 PM   #30
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That is pretty odd.
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