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TranquilSlogan



Joined: 28 Mar 2005
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Location: Columbia, SC

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:10 pm Reply with quote
This is exactly why you should hire me to come aboard your staff Wink No seriously, do it please.
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patch



Joined: 25 Mar 2005
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 1:44 pm Reply with quote
any updates on wtf happened?

looks like the admins are slacking Wink
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Dan42
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Joined: 02 Jan 2002
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 1:51 pm Reply with quote
Since you were able to write that message, it means the problem is theoretically fixed. Right now I'm just waiting to see if the server crumbles under the load or not.
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hagakure|returns



Joined: 11 Aug 2005
Posts: 407

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 1:58 pm Reply with quote
Blame it on all those:
-useless one or 2 word replies like "that rock" or "cool" post.
-lame repeated topic Dub Vs Sub, Berserk Season 2, etc.
-all post asking where to download and get locked
-senseless topic that doesn't discuss anything like this
I would hope for more constructive posting and topic to save bandwidth.

I suggest mod should delete topic that break the forum rules and give warning to those who post senselessly.

Very Happy


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Mohawk52



Joined: 16 Oct 2003
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 2:04 pm Reply with quote
Ah! Good to have you back! So I take it that some house cleaning has occured with some of the old threads. Can a programme be installed that deletes these old threads after a while, say 1 year of first posting?
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Dan42
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 2:08 pm Reply with quote
While the number of posts and topics in the database was one of the causes of the problem, it was not to blame. After all, a database is *supposed* to contain huge amounts of data. The main culprit was a phpbb mod that contained a poorly designed SQL query. So instead of deleting a bunch of topics, the problem was solved at the root by fixing that query. Well... I *hope* it was fixed.
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Toboe



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 3:01 pm Reply with quote
Thanks for fixing it, Dan.
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Shinotaku14
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 3:27 pm Reply with quote
Awesome Dan! Good Job.
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angel_lover



Joined: 22 Apr 2005
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 3:27 pm Reply with quote
Hmmm, thanks for screwing it in the first place, Open Source hippies
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Kalium



Joined: 15 Aug 2003
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Location: Michigan

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 3:43 pm Reply with quote
angel_lover wrote:
Hmmm, thanks for screwing it in the first place, Open Source hippies

Well, phpBB is Open Source to begin with, so...

Consider how difficult and expensive it would be to get a propretary forum program to integrate with the rest of ANN like phpBB does. The end result would likely be either A) a huge, buggy mess, or B) no forum at all.
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angel_lover



Joined: 22 Apr 2005
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 5:21 pm Reply with quote
At the risk of going severely off topic, this is simply not true. A friend of mine was unhappy with the Open Sore (sorry, Source) stuff that was around and wrote her own forum system in her spare time that integrates nicely into the rest of her website, using Front Page extensions and proper SQL Server. It works perfectly, and in multiple languages too (English, German, etc.)

<edit> OK, I might concede the point about integrating a system like that into a completely PHP-driven site, I've never had much exposure to PHP because the company I work for is very Microsoft-oriented
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.Sy



Joined: 11 Mar 2005
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 5:39 pm Reply with quote
Mohawk52 wrote:
Can a programme be installed that deletes these old threads after a while, say 1 year of first posting?
Aw darn! That means I'll have to quit going through old posts every now and then. Anime smile + sweatdrop Anyway, I'm glad the forum is up and running again.

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DemonEyesLeo



Joined: 20 Feb 2005
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 7:40 pm Reply with quote
Great. Glad to see them back up and running.
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Proman



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 12:14 am Reply with quote
Good to see you guys back!
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Tamakun



Joined: 02 Aug 2003
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 9:33 am Reply with quote
What I found particularily entertaining was with the announcement that the forums were down, there was still the option to "discuss" (although it didn't work).

Good to see everything's back up and running (theoretically)! Smile
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