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PostSubject: Summer Cleaning For This Forum   Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:45 am

Hey all:

Well, I just pruned the board pretty good and merged and renamed a few topics to help make navigation and moderation of this site a little easier. Topics having no reply within the last few months were deleted, some dating back one year since we created this forum!

If anything is still confusing, let us know, but it looks good for now!

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PostSubject: Re: Summer Cleaning For This Forum   Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:22 am

Kropotkin wrote:
Topics having no reply within the last few months were deleted, some dating back one year since we created this forum!

What kind of topics were they? If someone posts some useful info about a boot, for example, which results in a brief discussion, is this not worth keeping, given that topics are searcheable? Of course, I don't know what the storage limitations are for the forum, but should substantive TGA threads not always be retained? Abandoned general chat, other bands, etc. are more obvious targets for weeding.

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PostSubject: Re: Summer Cleaning For This Forum   Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:09 am

I don't think I deleted anything important, they were mostly old news items and general chat and spam threads - nothing serious, don't worry!

We do have space, but the other question is just making it easier to navigate!

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PostSubject: Re: Summer Cleaning For This Forum   Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:19 am

Good work Kropo!
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PostSubject: Re: Summer Cleaning For This Forum   Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:34 am

Kropotkin wrote:
I don't think I deleted anything important, they were mostly old news items and general chat and spam threads - nothing serious, don't worry!

We do have space, but the other question is just making it easier to navigate!

kropo

Thanks for reasuring me and for looking after the forum.

With my historian hat on, I never like to see any information being destroyed (whereas archivists love weeding things).

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PostSubject: Re: Summer Cleaning For This Forum   Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:32 am

All information exists in some other netherworld somewhere! I deleted topics untouched for over 6 months. I guess I'm an archivist than ;-) But I love history too!
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PostSubject: Re: Summer Cleaning For This Forum   Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:49 pm

well, you didn't delete the smokes, pants, or sweater threads, so that's all that really matters
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PostSubject: Re: Summer Cleaning For This Forum   Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:19 pm

Jukebox Romeo wrote:
well, you didn't delete the smokes, pants, or sweater threads, so that's all that really matters

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PostSubject: Re: Summer Cleaning For This Forum   Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:44 pm

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well, you didn't delete the smokes, pants, or sweater threads, so that's all that really matters

Fucking A!

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PostSubject: Re: Summer Cleaning For This Forum   Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:35 pm

Good work Kropo... I didn't fully realize how cluttered this place had become until you cleaned it up
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PostSubject: Re: Summer Cleaning For This Forum   Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:28 am

Jukebox Romeo wrote:
well, you didn't delete the smokes, pants, or sweater threads, so that's all that really matters

Exactly! Now, for a Hot Nudie section and another one on Bongs, those will NEVER be deleted! I mean, NEVER! ;-)

e7c - there is in the admin panel something called 'automatic pruning' where threads are deleted if there is no response in it for 90 days, what do you think?

Some of our subjects hadn't been even looked at in a year! This place was full of weeds!
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PostSubject: Re: Summer Cleaning For This Forum   Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:49 am

So I just realized, we don't have visible signatures, do we?
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PostSubject: Re: Summer Cleaning For This Forum   Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:45 am

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So I just realized, we don't have visible signatures, do we?

yes we do, see below (you have to enable them in your profile options)

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PostSubject: Re: Summer Cleaning For This Forum   Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:49 am

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Jukebox Romeo wrote:
well, you didn't delete the smokes, pants, or sweater threads, so that's all that really matters

Exactly! Now, for a Hot Nudie section and another one on Bongs, those will NEVER be deleted! I mean, NEVER! ;-)

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PostSubject: Re: Summer Cleaning For This Forum   Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:55 am

steady now steady now wrote:

yes we do, see below (you have to enable them in your profile options)

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PostSubject: Re: Summer Cleaning For This Forum   Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:10 am

Kropotkin wrote:
e7c - there is in the admin panel something called 'automatic pruning' where threads are deleted if there is no response in it for 90 days, what do you think?

Automatic pruning sounds like a really bad idea.

A thread can make useful reading even if it attracts no further replies after a while. This applies especially to threads on specific gigs or items of news.

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PostSubject: Re: Summer Cleaning For This Forum   Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:14 am

agreed
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PostSubject: Re: Summer Cleaning For This Forum   Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:00 pm

Yeah, we don't want the tabs threads to be deleted especially. Let's turn on manual pruning.
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PostSubject: Re: Summer Cleaning For This Forum   Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:36 pm

Maybe if there was a set date for the forum to be manually pruned it would be the best of both worlds. Say like the last day, every third month or something?
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PostSubject: Re: Summer Cleaning For This Forum   Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:52 am

i understand getting rid of random threads that don't really make much sense or have any relevance after people have finished chatting on there but i don't think we should get rid of too much stuff cos what's useless to some people is interesting to others. whatever's being deleted needs to be carefully thought about cos even if some of the topics aren't relevant they're quite fun and it's nice for people who join the board to think we do chat about other things than tga all the time?
sorry bit of a ramble there but think you get my drift?!
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PostSubject: Re: Summer Cleaning For This Forum   Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:50 pm

somebody fix the search function. that thing never works
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PostSubject: Re: Summer Cleaning For This Forum   Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:04 pm

I don't think that's anything we can fix, it's in the code of the forum. I've never had a problem with the search, what have you had problems with?
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PostSubject: Re: Summer Cleaning For This Forum   Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:14 pm

any search i've ever done comes up with zero results. that's all
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PostSubject: Re: Summer Cleaning For This Forum   Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:20 pm

^It's true :\
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PostSubject: Re: Summer Cleaning For This Forum   Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:40 pm

its not as hard to find as i had been thinking it was. google "gaslight anthem forum" and this place comes right up
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