Long Threads

Discussion in 'Customer Service' started by Huss, May 11, 2004.

  1. Lanky134

    Lanky134 New Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    134, 3, 6
    I think Bison should. He reads all those threads anyway...
     
  2. Lanky134

    Lanky134 New Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    134, 3, 6
    Telepathy.
     
  3. panicfc

    panicfc Member+

    Dec 22, 2000
    In my chair, typing
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    is this for all boards now or just the FFA?

    We have a Feyenoord thread going that we would like to let run through the next 7 days or so, the end of the season. Then we can start a new thread after the last game is done if that's okay.
     
  4. monster

    monster Member

    Oct 19, 1999
    Hanover, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I knew you were (thanks for taking the bait), but wasn't 100 percent sure about Maxim. I'm fine here - just want to get on with my pathetic life.
     
  5. ulmo

    ulmo Member

    Jul 15, 2001
    Delaware
    I don't think we'll need mods to self police ourselves, but it may be good to have one for other things. The example I'm thinking of is when we want to sticky fantasy league or tailgating info or BSSM gathering info or something like that.
     
  6. Bison1997

    Bison1997 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 30, 2001
    RFK - Lot 8
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I thought this was just for the big FFA threads. If that's the case, this would fit right in a Panic's Coolest sub-fora, I think
     
  7. Caesar

    Caesar Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Oztraya
    Excellent. I have been covertly campaigning to make Bison a mod for a couple of weeks now.

    And by 'covertly campaigning', I mean tossed up the idea once and sat back on my ass.
     
  8. panicfc

    panicfc Member+

    Dec 22, 2000
    In my chair, typing
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Man, words gets around on that "coolest" thread ;)

    Geordienation just started a new "Dream Team" thread in the Fox Sports zone. Guess it was a premature move, but that's okay.
     
  9. Publius

    Publius Member+

    May 22, 2001
    Alexandria, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    She says that to me, too.
     
  10. Barbara

    Barbara BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 29, 2000
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We have Buff.
     
  11. ulmo

    ulmo Member

    Jul 15, 2001
    Delaware
    that's true. But the other groups don't.
     
  12. geordienation

    geordienation Moderator

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC

    Actually, I just did that so I could type "Electric Boogaloo". :D
     
  13. Barbara

    Barbara BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 29, 2000
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Sucks for them.
     
  14. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to jmeissen0 again.

    I, Kryptonite, being a non-Jim, think Jim's idea is worthy of my approval.

    Especially the jello bit.
     
  15. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If the problem is 1000 page NSR threads, then why is Foos closing 53 page soccer threads, without warning or discussion, and announcing that it's now policy?

    I like Foos but it appears he's making it up as he goes along.

    That aside, I do have an idea, idiotic as it might seem:

    On a long thread (not a little dinky Foos-hating 50 pager, but something with real girth, say 500 or more) why isn't it possible to just delete the first half of it? Leave the tail end up but shorten it? Forum mods could do this maintenance a couple times a week.

    I'm sure this has already been rejected as unworkable or impossible or retarded, but I wanted to mention it.
     
  16. Huss

    Huss Administrator
    Staff Member

    Aug 1, 1995
    New York, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    why is deleting half a thread better than closing it and starting a new one? makes no sense
     
  17. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    Jim's solution is SwissGCZ's idea.

    Hand over the royalty...
     
  18. Barbara

    Barbara BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 29, 2000
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    My inner packrat disapproves of deleting threads or parts of threads.
     
  19. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I posted a variant of this idea on the mods forum.

    I don't see a problem with the threads being around, more that they're being accessed frequently. Huss wants these threads accessed less (less of a server strain), other people want long threads, or whatever else.

    I don't see why posts should be deleted if they're not against TOS.

    So.... my idea is to have an "active" thread XYZ, then have an archive of thread XYZ. Every so often (weekly, 20 days, etc.), simply move a pre-determined chunk of the active thread on to the tail of the archive. Do it by page, for all I care. Everytime the thread reaches 200 pages, add everything from page 1 through 180 to the archive thread.

    This way, the posts are around, in a long thread, yet aren't being accessed as much. And the active (accessed) thread stays relatively current. The two threads would simply be named XYZ - Active and XYZ - Archive. Heck, lock the archive so it can't be added on to.
     
  20. ProfZodiac

    ProfZodiac Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 17, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fixed and agreed.
     
  21. Dignan23

    Dignan23 Member+

    Jul 6, 2001
    Fort Vancouver, WA
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    I still would like some sort of explanation as to why we've been having 1000 page threads for over three years in BSSM, and yet apparently only recently are there any server problems as a result of these threads. Wouldn't server problems have begun three years ago? Wouldn't this issue have come up much sooner?

    Other than that, I'm reasonably happy with the compromise (although I like Ulmo's compromise much better -- let us try 200 page threads, or even 100 page threads, and if it still takes up too much server then we can keep decreasing the page limit until we find the best solution for everyone involved, by trial and error).

    I would furthermore like to apologize if I insulted Huss in any way. I don't think I did, but I don't remember very clearly, so I'd better apologize just to be safe. :p
     
  22. Pack87Man

    Pack87Man BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 1, 2001
    Quad Cities
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I would just like to note that Splarg does post on our thread, so we have no Supah Mod, but the FFA mod works too.
     
  23. Caesar

    Caesar Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Oztraya
    I actually kind of like this idea, because it would allow the threads to flow without chopping and changing. The only slight point is that it kind of limits keeping up with the conversation to those who can visit every couple of days.

    It'd be nice if the first half could be split off and locked, so it didn't interfere with what's going on at the business end. I guess that's a bit complicated though.
     
  24. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Yeah, an archive and an active thread. I posted such on page 13. The archive grows (but it's not accessed as much) and the active thread stays short and frequently visited.
     
  25. Caesar

    Caesar Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Oztraya
    What he said.
     

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