Missing posts

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Costello, May 1, 2009.

  1. Costello
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    Costello Headmaster

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    Hello, my fellow tempers!
    As some of you have noticed, some of the older topics have got missing posts. The reason for this is simple: we are currently encountering major speed issues on the site, and as a temporary remedy we have decided to cut off the older posts. As a result, the speed has sharply improved, but for the time being a large majority of the older posts are not accessible, from various forums. Consequently random behavior may be encountered while browsing topics: missing posts, broken links, and so on.
    We would like to apologize for the inconvenience; we are currently working on a long-term solution for solving our issues, and when that happens, all the older posts will be restored. Thank you for your understanding!
    The staff~

    Update: in order to continue improving the site speed, we will be performing more maintenance operations in a near future.
     
  2. 8BitWalugi

    8BitWalugi Taiyohhhhhh!

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    Whew! What a relief. I thaught my internet was capped (slowed) for a second there!
     
  3. Edgedancer

    Edgedancer Director of Moon based operations

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    I hadn't actually noticed older posts dissapearing. Is there a specific age at which is will go or is it just random?
     
  4. Lubbo

    Lubbo GBAtemp Traceur

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    psp essentials post has gone i was like what is wrong with my computer? but now i know
     
  5. Costello
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    I don't know the limit date but there is one, I deleted the first million posts (or so), so there should be a limit date somewhere...
    well at least now the site is somewhat browsable, at times...
     
  6. Szyslak

    Szyslak Nudibranch Lover

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    I could have sworn that I replied to this topic before. [​IMG]

    Seriously though, thanks for doing what you can to speed the site up.

    [edit]looks like the date cutoff is around Feb 22nd, 2008. Is there any way to restore the content of the stickies?
     
  7. Domination

    Domination GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Glad its not my computers' problem... But really glad the site is being sped up [​IMG]
     
  8. zeromac

    zeromac Finally reached 1000 posts EXACTLY

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    this shouldnt majorly effect the site
     
  9. purplesludge

    purplesludge anyone have any ideas for this space

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    This interesting. What is meant by more maintenance operations?Is it specific deleting or mass deleting or something else all together?
     
  10. striderx

    striderx GBAtemp Regular

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    Hey, thanks for telling us instead of going all 'TeamCyclops' on us.

    You're practicing good board management!

    striderx
     
  11. Costello
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    Costello Headmaster

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    specifically I'm going to move the site to another server temporarily, so that I can reinstall the OS on our main server, I think it's fucked...
     
  12. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

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    So, how many terabytes does this site use up?
     
  13. Smartpal

    Smartpal The Guitar Guy

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    Yay, no more waiting for your reply to show up after you hit Add Reply xD. Terabytes lol.
     
  14. The Teej

    The Teej Also known as The Tjalian

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    Over 9000, obviously!
     
  15. camurso_

    camurso_ GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    To be more accurate, 9001 [​IMG]
     
  16. Icey

    Icey GBAtemp Fan

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    WADE BOGGS CARPET WORLD.
    I was hoping you would put GBA essentials back up but I went through google cache and found the list. [​IMG]
     
  17. DeMoN

    DeMoN GBAtemp Guru

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    Here's hoping that everything will work out to be fine. [​IMG]
     
  18. Heran Bago

    Heran Bago Where do puyo come from?

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    Does the site keep track of unread posts for each user? On many major internet forums this has lead to huge slowdown. Over the course of a posters career there will be thousands of threads which are being kept track of as read, unread, or partially read. As you can imagine, this adds up.

    Even as a temporary measure, removing posts by starting date is a bit unfair. Why not start with all posts with no replies?

    e: not complaining here. Site performance is tops!