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    As long as we're chipping in to save the good content, then I think a little spring cleaning won't hurt. There's quite a few old cobwebs around






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    Aye, it's driving a lot of updates to those awesome index's like PD has...and inspiring others to create similar!
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    I think i might already have mentioned it, but we REALLY should leave NSPD/former ADD alone, for the vast majority of posts at least. It doesn't tend to attract the garbage spewers in the first place for the most part, and it is in effect, self-cleaning, we have good mods there, and garbage threads generally get deleted pretty quickly. The vast majority of NSPD/ADD is of good quality. The very nature of the forum tends to attract those of a more intellectual disposition than elsewhere.
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    L_C, we fully respect some forums don't attract much trash, and as such fully expect they will have little (if any) to get rid of. Consider this exercise also a means of looking anew at all the great content in there, and assessing if something should be brought back up for more discussion or perhaps organized with a forum index of key threads so they are easier to find?

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    Several forums have progressed to their next round, and NAPD and DitM have started their first rounds of review.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLoveBandit View Post
    No. Quantity is not the concern, but quality. That's why we're targetting low value threads in an effort to clean things up, rather than a % decrease in db size for any given area.



    True! That's why we encourage members to let staff know if there is a thread that means something to them (it has value!), and we're asking mods to be very generous in deciding what to keep.



    Also true. Which is why we aren't deleting by arbitrary aspects such as number of replies or views, or if a thread is closed. If that were the case, we'd have done it already and not discussed it. Instead, all those low reply, low view, and closed threads are all given a chance for review prior to deletion and anyone can ask to save any of those threads. IF a thread is closed, you obviously can't BUMP it, but you can still REPORT it, PM a mod about it, or post a link to it in the forum's sticky notice about the prune and ask via thread post about saving that particular thread.

    Really, by giving members the chance to save anything they feel is of value, we're trying to save as much as possible and only remove the stuff nobody has a need for. And, at the end of the day, nobody can say we didn't give them a chance to save something We don't want staff, or some dumbass like me, making arbitrary random cuts ... we want member help in ensuring we save what needs to be saved.
    Speaking of stuff nobody has a use for, the new archiving area in the lounge is quite interesting. There seems to be a lot of split threads, strange choices of threads, parts of threads, is there any slight possibility of some content being removed to pretend it never happened?

    Theres no highly visible banner to let anyone who wanders in know to save or bump threads, oversight or not time yet?




    It's highly unlikely to be anything dodgy or underhanded
    but for example I didnt start a thread called "civil war", nurse did, kittykat5 got shafted and permabanned from being on staff , it's not as if that would go un noticed .


    Editing content like that does not change what happened, doesnt really allow for anyone to have an uncensored pick over what they think is salvageable etc.

    The smods and mods who are doing that prol should not do that but ya know, whatever, pretty much creating fake news and honestly sweeping things under the carpet has not worked until now, it's not going to work in years to come, just makes another mess in the future for someone else to deal with.
    Last edited by zephyr; 13-09-2018 at 17:30. Reason: Shouldn't have looked, this is v depressing,
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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr View Post
    Speaking of stuff nobody has a use for, the new archiving area in the lounge is quite interesting. There seems to be a lot of split threads, strange choices of threads, parts of threads, is there any slight possibility of some content being removed to pretend it never happened?

    Theres no highly visible banner to let anyone who wanders in know to save or bump threads, oversight or not time yet?

    It's highly unlikely to be anything dodgy or underhanded
    but for example I didnt start a thread called "civil war", nurse did, kittykat5 got shafted and permabanned from being on staff , it's not as if that would go un noticed .

    Editing content like that does not change what happened, doesnt really allow for anyone to have an uncensored pick over what they think is salvageable etc.

    The smods and mods who are doing that prol should not do that but ya know, whatever, pretty much creating fake news and honestly sweeping things under the carpet has not worked until now, it's not going to work in years to come, just makes another mess in the future for someone else to deal with.
    Nothing quite so underhanded. Situation is that I created a _staff_only_ version of PENDING and filled it with any UA'd and Closed threads so the mods could have some material to get used to the prune with. Reality is there is about 300+ threads total in there, but the only ones members can see is the closed ones. The UA shouldn't be revived, and have long since disappeared from public view (bringing them back would be counterproductive) so they are there as practice for the mods. Additionally, the closed threads are likely on their way out - I did point out to the mods that sometimes closed threads have merit in an archive to show what doesn't fly in the forum, but it's their discretion. The problem here is that I meant for the 'practice' round to be _staff_only_ but messed up on the permissions and left it public. Nothing nefarious, just a dumbass on my keyboard.

    As to the threads you reference, check the dates...everything was from long ago (if they were split out from other threads, making the new #1 post the thread owner, it was done back then). I went so far as to check edits on several threads, and no mods have done any editing-splitting-merging etc since sometime in 2017 or whatever the thread reflects.
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    I hope you don't delete informative and interesting threads such as "Is it safe to roll whilst wearing a hat?"
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    TLB,

    As long as the old Lounge is off limits, I dont think anyone really cares about the new lounge at this stage.

    You were away for a lot of that time , probably all of it, I wouldn't put much value on anything said in staff about it u less those guys are prepared to say it publically, which they aren't so basically, why bother
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    I love you guys.
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