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messageRe: Ask Admin
Posted by Narnia 25 January, 2010 19:00

Yes, thank you.

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Posted by agathoise 28 January, 2010 15:49

Hello -

Has there been a cull of older messages? I've been trying to track down a couple of tradespeople that I've found on the EDF, at least one of whom I also recommended on the forum a couple of years ago -- have searched my own messages (which end at 2008 for some reason) and also every possible keyword combination -- but no dice. Is this a blip, or have some messages been wiped?

Thanks

Agathoise

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Posted by mockney piers 29 January, 2010 09:05

The search defaults to 'last 30 days'. Make sure you do 'all time', or whatever it says, on the drop down in the search page. Or you an search for your own messages instead of key words.

It'll be there somewhere. You could even try on google as most of our content is cached on there too.

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Posted by agathoise 29 January, 2010 12:26

Hi MP -- and thanks for your response. I have searched for all words, all dates; I have pulled up all of my mss through the search, I've also gone into my own mss through my profile (I used to build search engines so know a little about getting the most out of DBs :-). My own messages cut off the first 25 or so postings I made on the EDF (including the ones I was looking for -- there are only 50-odd messages showingout or 75 that I've posted). No worries -- I've found the phone numbers I needed elsewhere -- but there is definitely a black hole somewhere in the EDF!

Interestingly, the Google cached results don't have what I'm looking for either, so the postings (and the threads they were in) may have been lost a few months ago.

Cheers,

Agathoise

messageRe: Ask Admin
Posted by Administrator 29 January, 2010 12:39

Hi

Last week we had a clean up of the forum database and posts in the wanted section over 6 months old were deleted. The database was 1.4Gb in size and now it's half that and the forum's running quicker.

Google cache does not cache the forum.

Sorry for any inconvenience but we had to loose the old messages.

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messageRe: Ask Admin
Posted by ruffers 29 January, 2010 12:48

[web.archive.org]

Or you could try here?

messageRe: Ask Admin
Posted by Huguenot 29 January, 2010 19:18

Google have even cached some of Alan Dale's unwanted observations. They're all there for the taking winking smiley

Mind you, it would take considerable immorality to revist them.

messageRe: Ask Admin
Posted by Peckhamgatecrasher 29 January, 2010 19:34

You are very frisky tonight, Huguenot. Is it the full moon?

messageRe: Ask Admin
Posted by RosieH 31 January, 2010 22:54

Dear Admin,

Please could we have a section for largely tame but mostly tedious smut: the type that lacks the wit of a Carry On film and the titillation of real porn?

Thanks y'all

RosieH

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Posted by Administrator 01 February, 2010 08:34

Hi RosieH

Creating a Tedious Smut Room would only encourage it which is not something we wish to do, we would prefer it to be ignored and have to retreat from the forum, rather like someone with an awkward "I've got Chlamydia" tattoo on their forehead at an orgy.

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messageRe: Ask Admin
Posted by brum 01 February, 2010 11:42

Dear rosieH

I suspect that the request for a separate room is not a serious one, but your intent is to raise the issue which bothers you into the public domain. As I was the OP for the naughtiness thread, and I know this one in particular bothers you because you've raised it before, I feel I need to respond. First of all, i am against any post that breaks forum rules, is offensive or personal, pornographic, or anything else which may be hurtful or offensive to others. The humour on the naughtiness thread and one or two others (but certainly not the majority) is certainly not to everyones liking and may be distasteful to some. I can relate totally to this as I too find some threads to be tedious and sometimes distasteful. My own response to such threads - and the response of most people I guess - is to simply ignore them, as Admin suggests you do in this case. This forum thrives because of the diversity it's users bring and I think it is much the better for it.



Are you coming to the drinks on Friday? I would like to say hi and I promise I won't be smutty.

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Posted by RosieH 01 February, 2010 13:27

Hi Brum,

You really do misunderstand me - I was being quite quite serious. You should know that I have no problem with smut - I think many Carry On films are hilarious and I find Terry Thomas quite the thing. At times I positively embrace sexually explicit content (although the forum perhaps isn't quite the place for it). Just think the standard of smut on here is very dull, lacking both wit and any genuine sexual frisson. I rather thought that if there was a playroom for such threads, people could play away to their heart's content, without boring the rest of us. Still, I take Admin's point, and hope it won't be a triumph of optimism over experience.

And Admin, kudos on the chlamydia / orgy image - nearly wet my pants. Well I didn't, but I did laugh, and that's almost as good.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was 2010:02:01:13:32:20 by RosieH.

messageRe: Ask Admin
Posted by brum 01 February, 2010 17:45

You're right Rosie, I really don't understand you or your motives... Maybe we should have another room, just for people who moan about how other people use the forum, which in my view is equally as boring! And when you say 'the rest of us', who do you mean? Forgive me, but I find your post disturbingly divisive.

So are you coming to the drinks? We can discuss our shared interest in smuttiness!

Brum x

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Posted by RosieH 01 February, 2010 18:25

Meh, Brum - I make a lighthearted comment on the Ask Admin thread and you choose to dissect in this manner? (er, again) Frankly I'm staggered that you'd want to have a drink with someone who's disturbingly divisive. No idea what my plans are for Friday yet, but if I'm there I'll have a drink with you.

My only motive is the forum being a fun place to hang out. When I say the rest of us, I meant the people outside the little online menage a quatre / cinq. I speak for no one but myself, but I would ask, did you actually read Admin's post?
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we would prefer it to be ignored and have to retreat from the forum

I've no interest in pitched battles.

messageRe: Ask Admin
Posted by brum 01 February, 2010 22:04

Hi Rosie

I'm pleased you have no interest in pitched battles and neither do I. I also didn't say you were disturbingly divisive. It seems that both of us are guilty of not reading posts correctly! I was commenting on your post, and nothing more. I am a bit puzzled over your reference to a clique as this forum is open to all equally. I don't consider I am part of a clique, more that I have made friends on the forum and for that I am very content. I am also really happy to drink with you, because one thing I've found is that in the flesh we are sometimes a darn sight nicer to each other than on the forum!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was 2010:02:01:23:12:31 by brum.

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Posted by Izodia 02 February, 2010 10:24

Hi Admin,

There used to be a thread called East Dulwich Weddings. I was going to point a friend to it for information but I can't find it anymore. I posted on it about a month ago so I've searched through my own messages as well as using the Search facility. But it seems to have disappeared. Has it been deleted?

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Posted by Administrator 02 February, 2010 11:25

Hi Izodia

just to quote a message I posted before... "Last week we had a clean up of the forum database and posts in the wanted section over 6 months old were deleted. The database was 1.4Gb in size and now it's half that and the forum's running quicker. "

I have a feeling that if the weddings one was started more than 6 months ago it would have been deleted. Sorry about that.

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messageRe: Ask Admin
Posted by Izodia 02 February, 2010 11:41

Ah, ok. I'd read your previous message as meaning threads that hadn't been touched for over 6 months had been deleted.

Ah well, I guess it leaves the opportunity for more up to date information to be posted. And it is good having a speedier forum.

Thank you smiling smiley

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Posted by ruffers 11 February, 2010 12:19

Question - rather than resetting the number of unread posts for each section separately, is there a reset all posts/threads button somewhere and I can't find it? If not, could there be?

ta

messageRe: Ask Admin
Posted by karter 11 February, 2010 12:40

yep there is, it's at the bottom of the page in each section 'mark all posts as read'

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Posted by ruffers 11 February, 2010 12:53

Which, as far as I can see, does just that section. Is there a reset all posts/threads button somewhere though?

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Posted by Ladymuck 11 February, 2010 12:53

karter Wrote:
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> yep there is, it's at the bottom of the page in
> each section 'mark all posts as read'


erm...karter...have you not been paying attention? As far as I understand the situation, ruffers appears to be aware of the buttons you mention...he would like to know if there is one single button for all sections (I think).

*thinks: Gawd - hope I've understood correctly*

messageRe: Ask Admin
Posted by Ladymuck 11 February, 2010 12:55

ruffers Wrote:
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> Which, as far as I can see, does just that
> section. Is there a reset all posts/threads button
> somewhere though?

Ha ha....ruffers we cross-posted at 12.53!

Told you so, karter...hee hee

messageRe: Ask Admin
Posted by ruffers 11 February, 2010 15:33

And while I'm asking questions here's another (which I will try to make clearwinking smiley) - does this forum software support an 'ignore' function?

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Posted by Administrator 11 February, 2010 16:38

Hi

Unfortunately there is not a universal "Reset all posts" button, but you can see them all in one place for each section on the home page.

There is not an ignore function however it is agreed that it would be useful. I believe it is available on the new version of the forum software but upgrading is a job which we are avoiding doing because it's scary.

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messageRe: Ask Admin
Posted by ruffers 11 February, 2010 18:18

Fair enough, thanks for the response. Ignore would be useful in a couple of threads just to avoid the name calling, I'm sure you know which I mean...

Does the scary upgrade have a Reset All Posts as well perchance?

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Posted by karter 11 February, 2010 19:45

ladyM, you were indeed correct and i should take more time in reading posts but just been busy of late, oh deary me. xx

the new forum version should allow posters to properly delete posts if they want to save on precious memory and keep things moving smoothly IMO.

messageRe: Ask Admin
Posted by iaineasy 11 February, 2010 19:56

Hi Admin
would it be useful to have a delete thread button for threads you start as for instance, if your selling something and its sold or you start a thread that you may regret or want to end because it has given you the information you need, then why leave it there? just a thought it would certainly remove a lot of excess baggage. Is that not an easy thing for you to write into the code?

hugs

easy.

messageRe: Ask Admin
Posted by Administrator 12 February, 2010 08:10

iaineasy Wrote:
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> Is that not an easy thing for you to write into the code?

Hi

No, it is not easy to write into the code. Allowing people to delete threads stops them from being responsible for what they write i.e. if they cannot delete it then they will be more careful about what they write. However having that functionality in the wanted and offered section could be a good idea to keep it tidy. In reply to Karter's point the tiny amount of people who would delete old posts would have no effect on the memory or the smooth running of the forum.

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messageRe: Ask Admin
Posted by iaineasy 12 February, 2010 19:36

okay cool thanks for that.

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