Nao

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Re: A question......
« Reply #60, on April 26th, 2011, 03:26 PM »
Quote from TechTitan on April 26th, 2011, 10:55 AM
40000 posts gone with a single enter, that would create a big shockwave throughout the forum.. :D
The SMF team would argue that 40k, out of 2.8M, is just about 0.015% of the total post count...
Of course, 80% of the posts at SM.org are pretty much the same: "I have a problem cuz I'm a noobs but it's the software's faultz, helpz me or I'll install vBulletin instead."

Not that it'll be much different here once we release ourselves... :^^;:

Arantor

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Re: A question......
« Reply #61, on April 26th, 2011, 03:28 PM »
Quote from dannbass on April 26th, 2011, 02:49 PM
Don't they read this though? wouldn't they know by now and try to stop you?
Apparently not...
Quote from live627 on April 26th, 2011, 10:49 AM
Yeah but if he does that people would notice
That's the thing. It needs to be done slowly because overnight it would easily be noticed and would instantly cause an uproar. So far, my count is down to 42k and no-one seems to have noticed yet.
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The SMF team would argue that 40k, out of 2.8M, is just about 0.015% of the total post count...
Yes, but a decent amount of my 40k posts were useful :P
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Not that it'll be much different here once we release ourselves...
I think making the admin panel more sane will resolve a great many things on that score, actually.
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Nao

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Re: A question......
« Reply #62, on April 26th, 2011, 03:32 PM »
We're gonna get new kinds of support questions, don't worry...
"I don't get it, I'm trying to paste my regular custom CSS into your index.css, but it keeps giving me errors!"
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dorje

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Re: A question......
« Reply #63, on April 26th, 2011, 03:35 PM »
Quote from Arantor on April 26th, 2011, 03:28 PM
That's the thing. It needs to be done slowly because overnight it would easily be noticed and would instantly cause an uproar. So far, my count is down to 42k and no-one seems to have noticed yet.
well... slowly...

My script deletes post one by one: it took 38hrs to delete my 7000 posts on the target forum.

It depends on the machine where you run the script (I started it on a shared hosting) and on the machine that runs the forum (in my case also a shared hosting).

I think that on smf it will take less time. :)


But the code can be tuned and calibrated! ;)
Krabi Krabong & programming :D

Nao

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Re: A question......
« Reply #64, on April 26th, 2011, 03:46 PM »
Technology at your service! :niark:

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Re: A question......
« Reply #65, on April 26th, 2011, 05:54 PM »
Quote from Nao/Gilles on April 26th, 2011, 03:32 PM
We're gonna get new kinds of support questions, don't worry...
"I don't get it, I'm trying to paste my regular custom CSS into your index.css, but it keeps giving me errors!"
 ::)
You can lead a user to new tecnology but you can't make him think  :eheh:

dorje

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Re: A question......
« Reply #67, on April 26th, 2011, 06:24 PM »
Oh, they noticed. More on this story later.

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Re: A question......
« Reply #69, on April 26th, 2011, 06:55 PM »
This is SMF we're talking about. The drama never ends.

Currently I am not permitted to edit or remove my posts. And there is conversation telling me how disappointed they are, etc.

dorje

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Re: A question......
« Reply #70, on April 26th, 2011, 07:17 PM »
Quote from Arantor on April 26th, 2011, 06:55 PM
This is SMF we're talking about. The drama never ends.

[glow=red,2,300]Currently I am not permitted to edit or remove my posts.[/glow] And there is conversation telling me how disappointed they are, etc.
Very disappointed.

What kind of person are they? How can they deprived you of the right to delete your own posts? :o

Arantor

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Re: A question......
« Reply #71, on April 26th, 2011, 07:26 PM »
It's a permission. It can be revoked. I'll say no more about it at this juncture.

Nao

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Re: A question......
« Reply #72, on April 26th, 2011, 07:32 PM »
What would you expect from them? They're the same guys who killed SMF with their vanity... They'll always blame others.

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Re: A question......
« Reply #73, on April 26th, 2011, 10:17 PM »
It's to bad that things have to go like this...

Nao

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Re: A question......
« Reply #74, on April 26th, 2011, 10:41 PM »
I'm afraid this has been going for a long time now... (Around 2009.) Just with different actors at the beginning.