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MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT TO ALL POSTERS
« on: August 11, 2016, 06:18:10 PM »
The deletion of Sandy's thread seems to have been a harbinger of things to come here at our forum home.  Now the forum is not posting any embedded videos at any thread, old or new, in any board.  This could be a malfunction of the embed extension, but more likely the server is not allowing embedded videos due to the bloated forum having so many such videos and too many posts.

Therefore, before we start losing general posts, we need to do something about the size of this forum.  That something is to prune the threads, deleting of old posts.

ADMIN/MODS WILL BEGIN TO LOOK THROUGH THREADS TO TRIM STARTING TOMORROW. THIS IS ACROSS THE FORUM, BUT STARTING WITH THE MUSIC BOARD.  PLEASE SAVE FOR YOURSELF ANY OF YOUR POSTS YOU VALUE IN THAT BOARD IMMEDIATELY AND BEGIN THINKING ABOUT OTHER BOARDS WHERE YOU HAVE POSTS AND WANT TO SALVAGE THEM BEFORE THE PRUNING OF THAT BOARD COMES AROUND. 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE FOR ADMIN TO LEAVE A CERTAIN THREAD IN PLACE, PLEASE NOMINATE IT HERE AND WE WILL DO THAT FOR YOU. 

OUR INTENTION IS TO START WITH THE OLDEST THREADS IN THE MUSIC BOARD SO GO TO EARLY PAGES OF ANY THREAD YOU TREASURE TO SEE IF YOU HAVE POSTS THERE IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO SAVE WITH HERE AT THE FORUM OR SAVE FOR YOURSELF ELSEWHERE.

PLEASE POST QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS PROCESS HERE AS OTHERS POSSIBLY HAVE THE SAME QUESTION.

THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.  WE WISH WE COULD GET BY WITHOUT THIS HAPPENING, BUT THE TIME HAS COME!
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Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT TO ALL POSTERS
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2016, 06:49:38 PM »
You can of course still list links which go to videos posted elsewhere, youtube for example.  Embedded videos are not working here at our forum ... for now.
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Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT TO ALL POSTERS
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2016, 07:10:41 PM »
Looking at all threads with more than 5 pages.

http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=1106.0
This seems like an obvious one. Me and philip918 are the only members in that thread left, and I can't imagine there's too much of value there

http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=580.0
This one doesn't have videos, but it is ten pages long and, again, I think I'm the only one left. I have no attachment.

http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=829.0
This thread is 8 pages long, no videos. But also it's pretty interesting! Read it! Be embarrassed for my youth!

http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=1247.60
7 pages, no videos. Boy did I have bad taste in music. Gross.

http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=2599.0
Saw a pix sighting in here. But this is a long one, no videos. Bad taste, though.

http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=2488.110
This seems like a fun game. 12 pages, though. No videos.

http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=2856.0
7 pages, no videos. Slightly better taste.

http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4628.0
I would probably not delete this, but maybe turn all the (I assume) video links to no-embed links.

http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=3884.0
Many more current members here. No videos, but all negativity (including myself!).

http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=1990.0
A few current posters. No videos, many lists.

http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=2885.0
No videos I saw. Mostly just makes me sad that Alexarch (my kinda namesake!) and VmSoze aren't around anymore.

http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=3335.0
Some videos

http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=3199.0
No videos, some pictures

http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=1489.0
1 video, very very terrible things

http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=2792.0
No videos, much fun

http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=913.0
Many lists here, no videos. A funny joke (I used to be funny once).

http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=1017.0
4 vids.

http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=5455.0
Some vids, but also a fun idea (that we've kinda redone with the group listening booth)

http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=5066.40
No vids. Lists.

http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=1197.0
Many embedded pictures, no vids

http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=5327.0
Some vids

http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=2972.0
Quite a few vids

Ok, that's the last four pages as far as 5+ page long threads go.
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Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT TO ALL POSTERS
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2016, 07:26:30 PM »
Is there value in removing the TRAILERS thread? It's intensely focused on announcing "in the moment" videos and there are over 300 pages of them. I never find myself looking back through it because we can find all the trailers on youtube.

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Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT TO ALL POSTERS
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2016, 07:27:51 PM »
That's a great suggestion, 1SO.  All those can still be found online anyway. 

Thanks for that list, Junior.

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Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT TO ALL POSTERS
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2016, 07:35:06 PM »
Our Sunshine of the Spotless Mind moment has finally arrived. I'll be hiding under the kitchen table with Kate Winslet.  :)


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Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT TO ALL POSTERS
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2016, 07:42:22 PM »
I tended to use the #noexternalembe tag when I posted links to videos. Would making that practice a matter of policy help ease the strain videos put on the forum?

Example link to video using tag that prevents video displaying in the post.

« Last Edit: August 11, 2016, 07:47:33 PM by mañana »
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Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT TO ALL POSTERS
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2016, 07:44:09 PM »
Possibly, yes.  However, we need to prune posts for other reasons as well.  Our server is slowed, and it's affecting the Filmspotting site.
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Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT TO ALL POSTERS
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2016, 07:45:53 PM »
Possibly, yes.  However, we need to prune posts for other reasons as well.  Our server is slowed, and it's affecting the Filmspotting site.

Is there an ability to delete all post of a certain age? Not as surgical but I cant imagine people still needing posts from the first couple years of the forum.

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Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT TO ALL POSTERS
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2016, 07:49:14 PM »
I could delete a lot of my threads since almost everything I've written is on my website. Just let me know if that needs to happen.

 

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