Pruning of old General Topics will begin soon.

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After a delay due to my laptop being stolen, I am ready to begin the pruning of all topics in the General Board that are older then 60 days. I will begin 11 pm PST.

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Is that going to be any trouble for people that are online at the time? It would most likely be 7pm for me, so I would probably be on.

EDIT: 6:30pm.

[ Sunday, January 15, 2006 19:10: Message edited by: Spring ]

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When the murder and mayhem is complete, could you let us know how much got pruned? I use the search function in BoA Editor, and knowing how much is left would be helpful. That logic probably extends to other people and other forums.

Thanks.

edit - added a t and removed a word. typical editing.

[ Sunday, January 15, 2006 23:12: Message edited by: Jumpin' Salmon ]

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Originally written by Jumpin' Salmon:

When the murder and mayhem is complete, could you let us know how much got pruned?
Not offical, but if my counting is correct, just under a year and a third of topics were deleted from General. And IIRC, General was 42 pages. 35 pages were deleted.

I think.

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According to my stats table, the purge occurred shortly before midnight on Sunday, board time.

General had 44230 posts in 1279 topics at 0600 GMT, and 6131 posts in 164 topics at 0800 GMT - in between there was one point when the board was unavailable apparently.

So disregarding posts made in that time, about 38099 posts and 1115 topics were deleted.

All threads, as far as I can determine, were saved (see the PPP3 topic). If not, well, now it's too late to complain. :P

Edit: That laptop theft sucks. :mad:

Edit 2: Fixed some of the numbers.

[ Monday, January 16, 2006 06:35: Message edited by: Arancaytar ]

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Yeah, no kidding. Why would anyone steal someone's laptop like that? It's just mean.

Now we just need to make 38099 new posts. :P

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quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:


General had 44230 posts in 1279 topics at 0600 GMT, and 6131 posts in 164 topics at 0800 GMT.

About 38099 posts and 1115 topics were deleted.

Why do people always have to be so exact when talking about such things?
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Because the numbers are available.

—Alorael, who assumes that the "about" is there to cover any posts made after the PPP.
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Yeah, no kidding. Why would anyone steal someone's laptop like that? It's just mean.
Such is life. :P

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Originally written by Dupreciation:

Because the numbers are available.

—Alorael, who assumes that the "about" is there to cover any posts made after the PPP.

Partly that, and partly because I have some kind of tic where I add "about" to any number I mention, regardless of how many decimal points it is accurate to. :rolleyes:

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quote:
Originally written by The Stew Boy:

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Originally written by Arancaytar:


General had 44230 posts in 1279 topics at 0600 GMT, and 6131 posts in 164 topics at 0800 GMT.

About 38099 posts and 1115 topics were deleted.

Why do people always have to be so exact when talking about such things?

He did say 'about'.

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quote:
Originally written by Spring:

quote:
Originally written by The Stew Boy:

quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:


General had 44230 posts in 1279 topics at 0600 GMT, and 6131 posts in 164 topics at 0800 GMT.

About 38099 posts and 1115 topics were deleted.

Why do people always have to be so exact when talking about such things?

He did say 'about'.

So why couldn't it have been 'about 38000 posts and 1100 topics'?
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Because nobody here is especially picky about significant figures and rounding. We are a haven that welcomes even the most poorly expressed values.

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Because nobody here is especially picky about significant figures...
I eat undergraduates who do not use significant figures for breakfast. :mad:

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Well, I'm at least pretty sure that Salmon is losing.


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mmmm...plutonium...

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Well, I guess if I had actually paid attention to your signature, that would have been one of my three guesses...

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Well, I'm at least pretty sure that Salmon is losing.


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well, souls of the innocent are for dinner...but what would have been your other two guesses. :D

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1. scenario designers that insist that monsters live in mazes.

2. a yummy clam chowder with oyster crackers.

I would have thought that one would be operating on a starvation diet if it was just the innocents.

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Well, I'm at least pretty sure that Salmon is losing.


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They're quite filling, so there's no need to have many. Personally, though, I find the innocent to be a bit on the sweet side, and prefer to devour the souls of slightly naughty.

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And how would those taste?

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Piquant, of course.

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