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Re: Forum Topic Pruning: SOS needs your help

Postby Martin Walker » Sun May 10, 2020 7:33 pm

ManFromGlass wrote:OK I take back my post, Martin. Prune away at WA. I’ll count on the SOS hive mind to continue with witty and some downright funny associations!
Am I asking too much??
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No you're not asking too much - I'm sure the hive mind will continue to keep this thread alive.

If we honestly thought that anyone would wade through all 1171 pages of this thread it might be worth keeping it all, but I seriously doubt that this will happen ;)

It might be worth hanging on to the most recent few months, but not every word since October 2012 :beamup:


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Re: Forum Topic Pruning: SOS needs your help

Postby Folderol » Sun May 10, 2020 8:29 pm

John Willett wrote:
Martin Walker wrote:
ConcertinaChap wrote:
BJG145 wrote:Couldn't you just archive the Word Association thread instead?

Fair point.

I've already had a request from a regular forum user not to prune that one :headbang:


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Maybe we could just delete the existing thread and start a new Word Association Thread with the last post of the old thread as the first of the new one.

How many people read old posts in that thread? It is just making it go forward that we want. :mrgreen:

Laugh if you like, but if I'm feeling a bit MEH two topics I do have a browse through are the word association one and the make up a lie one. Between them they brighten me up no end.
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Re: Forum Topic Pruning: SOS needs your help

Postby blinddrew » Sun May 10, 2020 11:00 pm

But it would give us the opportunity to make all the same old jokes again.
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Re: Forum Topic Pruning: SOS needs your help

Postby zenguitar » Sun May 10, 2020 11:38 pm

blinddrew wrote:But it would give us the opportunity to make all the same old jokes again.
Whilst neatly side-stepping plagiarism accusations.

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Re: Forum Topic Pruning: SOS needs your help

Postby Dave B » Mon May 11, 2020 8:03 am

Whilst I understand the need for the pruning, do we need to do that on the User Reviews forum? I would have thought that this was an area with almost no duplication and worthy of saving for posterity..
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Re: Forum Topic Pruning: SOS needs your help

Postby Forum Admin » Mon May 11, 2020 10:07 am

Dave B wrote:Whilst I understand the need for the pruning, do we need to do that on the User Reviews forum? I would have thought that this was an area with almost no duplication and worthy of saving for posterity..

Yes, I had already pegged User Reviews as a "keep all" scenario.
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Re: Forum Topic Pruning: SOS needs your help

Postby Cool4music » Fri May 15, 2020 2:45 pm

I'm interested to sign up.

However, is it not easier to delete any records prior to the said date from the database itself? I have worked as a dba and can assist on that activity (once the backup has been done.
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Re: Forum Topic Pruning: SOS needs your help

Postby Forum Admin » Fri May 15, 2020 3:03 pm

Cool4music wrote:However, is it not easier to delete any records prior to the said date from the database itself?

Thanks for your kind offer, and that is precisely how our tech team will prune the database.
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Re: Forum Topic Pruning: SOS needs your help

Postby cyrano.mac » Fri May 15, 2020 10:25 pm

Forum Admin wrote:Hi Desmond,

We plan to take a full database backup prior to pruning and store it offline.

As to a text-dump, I've been told it's not a simple task since phpBB pulls in who posted, etc from our CMS user base, and it'll require our web team to spend expensive time to achieve this. That's time we don't have at present with all our other pressing projects and we urgently need to lighten the server load or we may find ourselves with patches of 'dark time', temporary Forum suspension, or any other undesirable scenario -- and commercially, that simply can't happen.

So the proposed solution is the optimal one.


I use Site Sucker...

https://ricks-apps.com/osx/sitesucker/

Makes a copy of the threads you want to remove, so you can post those as static html.

Takes some time, of course. I once downloaded an entire forum like this one, but a little bigger. Took about a week. Site Sucker can adjust links to fit the new root of the site.

Some forum software has a built-in archival function. PhpBB still doesn't have that?
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Re: Forum Topic Pruning: SOS needs your help

Postby Studio Support Gnome » Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:13 pm

Just to note.....

I am (not really) mildly offended :headbang: that not every single word I have ever written on this site was considered sacrosanct and of inestimable value and preserved for eternity.....


not to mention the disappearance of several thousand posts from my total count......

and then there's the whole, previous editions of forum, and legendary threads like "the Xytar affair"

I mean. server space is infinite and free isn't it ??? ;)

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Re: Forum Topic Pruning: SOS needs your help

Postby Forum Admin » Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:26 pm

Leg duly pulled Max. :-)

Due to overloaded Web team workload, the Forum Pruning we planned has slipped back and will begin some time in the future, so everyone's got longer to report their "must save" topics to Mods. Can't say exactly when it'll start.
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Re: Forum Topic Pruning: SOS needs your help

Postby Sam Spoons » Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:26 pm

I was reminded by a question today that my "generator for a small rig" thread from a few years ago might still be valid. I flagged it up as a possible for moving to the useful information forum but left the final decision to the mods? Will flag it again as I do think it contains useful information.
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Re: Forum Topic Pruning: SOS needs your help

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:05 am

Done.
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Re: Forum Topic Pruning: SOS needs your help

Postby Sam Spoons » Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:31 am

Thanks Hugh, though it was this earlier thread I reported with a view to preserving it https://www.soundonsound.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=36681#p335876
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Re: Forum Topic Pruning: SOS needs your help

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:40 am

Too many Generator for a ... topics... But they are all preserved now! ;-)

...and I'm going for a lie down in a dark room. I may be some time....
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