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magma12

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I was browsing through the GCC and I must say there are threads that haven't had a new post since like 2004 and it's clear those threads won't have a post no more, wouldn't throwing those threads away help the forums run smooth like butter? Is this a good idea or is this rubbish!!
 

Vyse

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I'll say this again and every time this comes up. The number of threads accumulated in a given section of the forums has absolutely nothing to do with how fast the forums are currently running. The servers were upgraded multiple times to deal with lag-times and whatnot. So yeah, it's rubbish. If they were meant to be in the trash, they would have been there by now.
 

grcswoosh

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If the forum database is indexed correctly as I assume it is now, this will not make a difference for the most part. The forums are using indexed searches and lookups, meaning they are grabbing the threads by a specific ID. These IDs are usually ordered in another system table to speed things up.

Getting rid of the old threads would only help unspecific searches.
 

Dark_Light

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Anyone else noticed that the last 3 threads on the PS3 discussion section are dated from 1970? Heh, I didn't know this place had been around that long.
 

magma12

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[QUOTE="Dark_Light, post: 0]Anyone else noticed that the last 3 threads on the PS3 discussion section are dated from 1970? Heh, I didn't know this place had been around that long.[/quote]

Wow! at first I didn't belive you but you made me a believer. I thought this site started in like the 2000's but I was way off.
 
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