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  Old  June 24th, 2007, 11:19am     #1
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Closed Some Old Threads... You Can Open New Ones
Hi guys,

These threads with tens of thousands of posts are the main reason the OLS web site hangs every now and then (it is a little more complicated than that). Once I get the forum software updated, it shouldn't be as much of a problem. But, there may still be an occasional negative effect on the server when OLS is busy.

So what I'm going to do is close several of these humongous threads in the Fun & Games forum. That should be enough to prevent the web site from hanging. If not, we'll look into closing some of the other huge threads on OLS.

The closed threads will remain viewable and you are all more than welcome to start new threads in their place.


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  Old  June 24th, 2007, 1:37pm     #2
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Hi Brent,
Quick question....I get the fact of these humungous threads, but shouldn't they be deleted as well? Since they are still there with all the replies?
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  Old  June 24th, 2007, 2:11pm     #3
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I'm starting some fresh, new threads. I agree that I believe none of the closed threads are "sacred" to any of the Let's Play regulars, and could be deleted for the sake of OLS running better. There are also some way back in the forum that haven't been used for a long time that could get the heave ho.

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  Old  June 24th, 2007, 2:19pm     #4
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Sounds fair enough!
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  Old  June 24th, 2007, 5:19pm     #5
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oh oh ,my post count will soon be zero.

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  Old  June 24th, 2007, 5:25pm     #6
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oh oh ,my post count will soon be zero.
Really I don't think there is any reason to delete anything if closing them does the trick. They will soon just ride off into the sunset.
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  Old  June 24th, 2007, 5:44pm     #7
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Really I don't think there is any reason to delete anything if closing them does the trick. They will soon just ride off into the sunset.
Yes, I guess you're right. I'm worried about Chancebunny, the queen of Let's Play. Hope she handles the *change* alright.

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  Old  June 24th, 2007, 5:55pm     #8
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oh oh ,my post count will soon be zero.
Then you can introduce yourself as a newbie and start over :

Really, it was kind of nice when Ezboard (one of my health sites) crashed a while back and lost all that data and had to start over, we realized how cluttered the site had gotten and were able to get a new, streamlined, easier for the newbies to use version up. The way it was before the crash, we sorta knew where everthing was-sorta Like my closet.

Boards get cluttered and important info gets sidelined. For example:

I just found out there were PREMIUM Members Only Contests last night. I knew about MOCs... but not PMOC's . And I *live* here, 24/7

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  Old  June 24th, 2007, 6:52pm     #9
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i keep going to ones that are closed-what is the reason for keeping them if you can't add to them or just deleting them altogether?

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  Old  June 24th, 2007, 6:55pm     #10
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Oh no--look what happens when I'm gone all day! I may be going into shock.

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  Old  June 24th, 2007, 7:04pm     #11
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  Old  June 24th, 2007, 7:19pm     #12
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I've already seen one duplication in the new threads - there are 2 Change A Letter games. There are some threads that I wouldn't miss and that probably shouldn't have been posted here to start with. They were jokes and other threads that would have been better in the regular Fun & Games forums.

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  Old  June 24th, 2007, 7:24pm     #13
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I've already seen one duplication in the new threads - there are 2 Change A Letter games. There are some threads that I wouldn't miss and that probably shouldn't have been posted here to start with. They were jokes and other threads that would have been better in the regular Fun & Games forums.
Yes, there are two Change A Letter and two Song Title Relations threads.... sigh....

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  Old  June 24th, 2007, 8:00pm     #14
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brent i have done theads i wo'nt mind being deleted ,actually will be happier is they were deleted .
if it will help let me know and i shall pm you with a list.

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  Old  June 24th, 2007, 8:37pm     #15
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brent i have done theads i wo'nt mind being deleted ,actually will be happier is they were deleted .
if it will help let me know and i shall pm you with a list.
Brent can delete all mine!

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