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« Reply #60 on: March 06, 2008, 12:17:16 AM »
"Sod" is also a short form of "sodomite".
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« Reply #61 on: March 06, 2008, 11:43:19 AM »
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"Sod" is also a short form of "sodomite".


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« Reply #62 on: March 06, 2008, 12:12:42 PM »
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« Reply #63 on: March 06, 2008, 06:44:03 PM »
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Seriously, it bears repeating - I haven't cut back on RPG.net because of any mod issues, but I hardly ever go there anymore just because it is such a lumbering dinosaur of technology.  If it wasn't "too busy" 99% of the day, I wouldn't mind so much - but lately its simply pathetic.


I've noticed the same thing of late.  It is getting to the point where I am losing interest in even going there.  I can't even access my SALES/AUCTION thread today.  Pathetic.

They should cut all of those old threads in tangency which is about 95% bilge anyhow.

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« Reply #64 on: March 06, 2008, 07:11:59 PM »
They are cutting old Tangency threads. See The Great Purge.

   After much Backstage deliberation we've come to the decision that Tangency must be purged.

(No, we aren’t getting rid of Tangency.  Sorry, Tangency-detractors.)

But we absolutely must get rid of some old posts. A LOT of old Posts. The database has been held together with band-aids and baling wire for years now, and it is cracking under the strain of the sheer mass of data that is Tangency.

We’ve discussed other solutions and tried other approaches. But every workable fix starts with “first we get rid of a LOT of data, then…”

This wasn’t an easy decision, believe me. And I’m sure that there will be howls of protest that the Staff is destroying Tangency’s Sacred Legacy. (I suspect that’s why they dragged out the ol’ Commissar to do the dirty work...)


So here’s how it’s going to work.

1.  I am setting up a new Sub-Forum called “The 2002 Boneyard.”

2. The Mods and I will move all of the Tangency threads which have not been posted to since 2002 to the "The 2002 Boneyard" over the course of the week.

You are WELCOME to post to these threads. If there’s a thread you want to save for posterity, just post to it. If the thread is locked, PM a Mod and ask them to bump it.

If you have a favorite thread, post to it. If you want to save the threads from the Cliff Notes summary, just post to them. We don’t care what you save, but now is your chance to save it.

3. Next week (Wednesday, barring emergencies) I move all threads which have been posted to - that is, any thread with a last post from 2008 back to Tangency – thus saving them. Then I will lock the "2002 Boneyard" to further posting, then set up the "2003 Boneyard" and repeat the process.

4. I will do this for five weeks - 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006.  (A Five Year Plan!)

5. After the process is finished, Shannon will purge the Boneyards. He will either save the old threads off-site or delete them entirely, depending on what is needed. This will relieve a LOT of the stress on the Forum’s tired old database, and will pave the way to less crashes and far greater usability.

Thank you for your support.


Edit: 2002 and 2003 are now closed, 2004 has been moved into the 2004 Boneyard.

                 
They also pulled the Motivational Posters thread backstage for review, they think it's causing a lot of the outages.

It's funny, a couple years ago this was always coming up in Trouble Tickets, people like me were saying, "look, just delete old Tangency threads, and don't allow image-heavy threads, it slows everything down. If someone hasn't posted to a thread for six months, it can't be that important to people."

And the mods got all angry and said, "no, it totally doesn't slow things down at all! Why do you hate Tangency so much? It's a community! And anyway you post to Tangency sometimes!" And now here they are, deleting the old threads, and pulling out the image-heavy ones.

I wonder if they "h4wt cosplay chixxorz" or "h4wt chixxorz in uniform" threads in Tangency are still going. Probably. Not like that lot get to see many women in real life anyway.
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« Reply #65 on: March 06, 2008, 09:23:07 PM »
Why all the mollycoddling?  Because they are desperately dependent on page views for their banner ads, like some pathetic dot com circa 1998.  Why not just purge all threads older than 1 or 2 years?  Is it an archive of profound knowledge that the aliens will use to properly understand us?  It's pathetic.  They should just spin off Tangency into its own site with its own server and let all those weirdo losers who don't game have a fun time together.  I mean it is called RPG.net is it not?
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« Reply #66 on: March 06, 2008, 09:32:25 PM »
Don't tell us, tell them.

Let's imagine if therpgsite found that Off Topic had grown to twice the size of the all the roleplaying subforums put together, and had posters there who never posted in the roleplaying subforums, many of whom actually didn't roleplay, and huge threads of pics of h4wt chixxorz were slowing the site down... what do you think RPGPundit and his mods would do? :D

What does rpg.net do? Well... so don't tell us, tell them.
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« Reply #67 on: March 06, 2008, 10:25:16 PM »
Why the fuck does everyone CARE so much about what goes on at a forum they proclaim to despise? Its like a desperate former husband whose ex-wife divorced him and he wants pity sex from the ex- but can't get any.

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« Reply #68 on: March 06, 2008, 10:48:32 PM »
I never said I despise rpg.net.

It's the moderators of the site people are complaining about. The moderators of a site are not the site itself, though some don't realise it.
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« Reply #69 on: March 06, 2008, 11:04:58 PM »
Although they can get rid of you if you complain. Therefore we can't bitch there. :mad:

Changing the subject, I was wondering - does this board have any threads over 1,000 posts? That's what TBP is blaming the slowdowns on.

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« Reply #70 on: March 06, 2008, 11:28:55 PM »
The biggest threads on therpgsite have managed in the 700s in replies.

They're bullshitting, though - the number of replies to a thread has no particular effect. 10 threads of 100 posts actually take up slightly more space than 1 thread of 1,000 posts, just as if you create 10 different text files with the same text on your computer, it takes up more space than the same text 10 times in one file. That doesn't have much effect, though, it's only a fraction of a percent difference in the data size.

What slows things down is when it has to look lots of things up. Remote-linking heaps of images does that. A search function also does that, which is why they removed it at rpg.net. If you're just looking at one thread, however long it is, it's not very demanding on the software.

The number of threads and posts they have overall clutters things, because it's all stored on their server. This is why lots of forums cull old threads. But if you keep everything, well... it's just like if you keep every newspaper you ever read, pretty soon it's going to take you a long time just to find today's paper.
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« Reply #71 on: March 07, 2008, 01:01:06 AM »
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« Reply #72 on: March 07, 2008, 02:20:03 AM »
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« Reply #73 on: March 07, 2008, 06:46:02 AM »
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« Reply #74 on: March 07, 2008, 02:07:36 PM »
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Why not just purge all threads older than 1 or 2 years?


'Cause that would take balls.

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They should just spin off Tangency into its own site with its own server and let all those weirdo losers who don't game have a fun time together.  I mean it is called RPG.net is it not?


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