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Re: Forum Topic Pruning: SOS needs your help

PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 3:03 pm
by Hugh Robjohns
Probably... but possibly not... :silent:

Re: Forum Topic Pruning: SOS needs your help

PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 3:26 pm
by MOF
Probably... but possibly not... :silent:

:lol:

Re: Forum Topic Pruning: SOS needs your help

PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 3:38 pm
by Forum Admin
ConcertinaChap wrote:Does that mean our post counts will all be reduced and we'll all lose our Jedi status and be busted back to the ranks?

We're working on that... but it's easy to change the threshold for each status level in the back office to compensate... don't worry too much at this stage, please.

Re: Forum Topic Pruning: SOS needs your help

PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 3:46 pm
by ConcertinaChap
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Re: Forum Topic Pruning: SOS needs your help

PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 3:47 pm
by Forum Admin
MOF wrote:Does this technical change affect my chance of ever becoming a Jedi poster?

It would be possible to create a special MOF-Jedi status for you alone, for an attained count between 807 and 807 posts, then set up user-pruning only on your account so that it never goes up but you never lose MOF-Jedi status?

[I am of course jesting.] :D :D :D

Re: Forum Topic Pruning: SOS needs your help

PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 3:49 pm
by zenguitar
I've just moved the gain staging thread to the Useful Information Archive forum as requested by reporting. :thumbup:

Andy :beamup:

Re: Forum Topic Pruning: SOS needs your help

PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 4:05 pm
by MOF
It would be possible to create a special MOF-Jedi status for you alone, for an attained count between 807 and 807 posts, then set up user-pruning only on your account so that it never goes up but you never lose MOF-Jedi status?

[I am of course jesting.] :D :D :D

:lol:

I’ve looked up my posting history and I see nothing before 2018, so I feel I’ve already had some of my forum history, and those valuable Jedi eligibility points, erased. :? :D

Re: Forum Topic Pruning: SOS needs your help

PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 4:11 pm
by Forum Admin
MOF wrote:I’ve looked up my posting history and I see nothing before 2018, so I feel I’ve already had some of my forum history, and those valuable Jedi eligibility points, erased. :? :D

I recall the last Prunefest was late 2014 before we launched this new version of SOS Forum. :?

Re: Forum Topic Pruning: SOS needs your help

PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 4:39 pm
by ConcertinaChap
zenguitar wrote:I've just moved the gain staging thread to the Useful Information Archive forum as requested by reporting.

Thanks, Andy. I've just submitted another on folk recording techniques I've found. What I'm doing using the search function is reviewing my posts from 2008 - 2012 on the basis that I must have been interested in the threads to have posted in them. I've only found two so far but it's a fascinating process of revisiting my past life on the forum. Since all this stuff will be going it's quite salutary to look at how my attitudes have changed over the last 12 years.

Cheers,

CC

Re: Forum Topic Pruning: SOS needs your help

PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 5:06 pm
by zenguitar
My pleasure CC, just moved the folk recording techniques post as well.

Andy :beamup:

Re: Forum Topic Pruning: SOS needs your help

PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 5:08 pm
by John Willett
ConcertinaChap wrote:Does that mean our post counts will all be reduced and we'll all lose our Jedi status and be busted back to the ranks?

:cry:

CC

Well - this is what happened last time - I had 10,000 posts deleted the last time.

I was the very first person on the forum to reach 10,000 posts 8-)

Then they re-did the forum and my total of over 14,000 posts was reduced to only 4,000 :cry:

Re: Forum Topic Pruning: SOS needs your help

PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 5:13 pm
by Hugh Robjohns
Think of it as an incentive, John, to post helpful things... :D

My declared post count is currently over 26.6k... :shocked:

Re: Forum Topic Pruning: SOS needs your help

PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2020 10:08 am
by BillB
Hi, I dug back through a few of my old posts, which are interesting to me, but probably not so important for posterity. Does anybody have any suggestions for personally saving threads that may be lost? The only one that occurs to me is to print to PDF, but there may be more elegant solutions. Thoughts, please?

Actually, on review, I have nothing before 1 Jan 2012, but I would still like to save a few threads ahead of potential future pruning, so the questions stands.

Re: Forum Topic Pruning: SOS needs your help

PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2020 10:14 am
by Forum Admin
BillB wrote:Hi, I dug back through a few of my old posts, which are interesting to me, but probably not so important for posterity.

Bill, I would still elect them for moving into UIA forum as a safety backup - it's not like there will be tens of thousands needing to do this (I hope).

Does anybody have any suggestions for personally saving threads that may be lost? The only one that occurs to me is to print to PDF, but there may be more elegant solutions. Thoughts, please?

The Forum has its own Print View but I just tested it and it only works for the current 'page' so you'd have to do multiple prints for multi-page topics. It adds &view=print to the end of the URL.

Example: https://www.soundonsound.com/forum/view ... view=print

Re: Forum Topic Pruning: SOS needs your help

PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2020 10:58 am
by BillB
Thank you, both good suggestions :thumbup: