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the temp forum was like a little holiday in paradise after making this thread. so much smoother and appealing, and i'm sure any little issues could have been sorted out. problems with this forum aren't gonna get solved 'cos there's too much baggage and it's too much work. it's really hard to get rid of forums once you've added them. if it was all done by categories and tags, people could effectively have whatever subforums they wanted. it was potentially going to be perfect!

 

we might have just saved the database from destruction this time but chances are one day all this stuff is probably gonna bite the dust, you're going to have to face up to that sooner or later guys. this seemed like as good a time as any. i didn't post 6,7,8 years ago thinking that i was carving my posts into some marble block that would forever remain viewable... i definitely started restraining myself here when i started getting jobs, a life etc. in my opinion, Mortigi is a bit less fun for being forever there. a hard reset every few years is a reasonable expectation and should be welcomed- let's work something out. archive the best threads, and revitalise like time lords every now and then. rip it up and start again.

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the temp forum was like a little holiday in paradise after making this thread. so much smoother and appealing, and i'm sure any little issues could have been sorted out. problems with this forum aren't gonna get solved 'cos there's too much baggage and it's too much work. it's really hard to get rid of forums once you've added them. if it was all done by categories and tags, people could effectively have whatever subforums they wanted. it was potentially going to be perfect!

 

we might have just saved the database from destruction this time but chances are one day all this stuff is probably gonna bite the dust, you're going to have to face up to that sooner or later guys. this seemed like as good a time as any. i didn't post 6,7,8 years ago thinking that i was carving my posts into some marble block that would forever remain viewable... i definitely started restraining myself here when i started getting jobs, a life etc. in my opinion, Mortigi is a bit less fun for being forever there. a hard reset every few years is a reasonable expectation and should be welcomed- let's work something out. archive the best threads, and revitalise like time lords every now and then. rip it up and start again.

 

personally, i don't mind losing the old stuff as i said before. and i think a lot of people here now weren't here back in the early years so they probably wouldn't care. like, say, pre- in rainbows period. but i recognize that not everybody feels that way.

 

though i didn't like the temp board at first, once categories and tagging were brought in it seemed more workable. but there were problems, too - it was pretty dependent on people using the tag/category system in a way that would work for everybody. and there are a lot of people who would just refuse to do that. and again, not everyone liked it. an awful lot of regular users, people who post a lot more often than either you or i, were pretty unhappy with it. there was a horrendous lag that occurred multiple times - maybe that was a problem because it was a temp board, but it was unpleasantly reminiscent of at ease in the olde days, when you'd click on a link and 10 minutes later still be waiting. at any rate, this is what we have. i think it looks pretty nice. as far as merging forums, i do think some of the rh forums could be combined without problem, but i think people were pretty adamant about not merging the off-topic forums, and with this kind of system, thats my feeling as well.

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I have merged the Collector's and Music of RH forums in to the General one and also created a new side projects one. Also pruned about 10,000 members who registered and never posted during the last 8 years.

 

awesome, i hope that will relieve some of the problems.

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aye that's a lot better for the Radiohead forums! cindy i just assumed that kind of lag thing was a temporary teething problem, a similar thing is happening for me here atm.

 

There is some slowness right now. In the background, the server is archiving close to 80% of all the topics here on MT (topics that haven't been posted in during the last 3 years) so that is causing some server load. Hopefully it will be zippy once that is over. *fingers crossed*

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