What happened to the "Preferred Posts" thing?

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  1. Jayro
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    I thought it was a really cool and useful forum feature. :yaysp:

    1.) Why was it given to us, just to be removed shortly after implementation? :huh:

    2.) Will it ever be brought back? :unsure:
     
  2. porkiewpyne

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    1) Obviously because Costello and co are trying to spite you. But in all seriousness, I believe the main reason is that it resulted in the forums becoming really really slow for a significant number of people. This also caused the number of accidental repeat posts to increase, though one might argue that some of the blame did lie in the poster being a wee bit impatient and what not. I'm also going to assume that it may have been used suboptimally or even abused for more e-peen wagging.

    2) I am not in the position to comment on this
     
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    Apparently it caused server slowdowns so it was removed.
     
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    Ah. Thanks for the replies guys. I didn't have any luck tracking down the original thread to find out what had happened.
     
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    Too bad. I found it really useful. Guess that came with a price.
     
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    I don't think they made any official announcement when they took it down. I just so happened to be lurking around and saw a few reports of what happened :)
     
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