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Offline BG_Josh

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Old Boards
« on: December 30, 2011, 03:11:32 AM »
Sooner or later the old boards need to go away. 

There may still be some migration issues.  So does anyone have any concerns?  Does more stuff need to be moved?  How long do they need to sat up? and so forth.

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Re: Old Boards
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2011, 03:57:25 AM »
How soon in the future do you mean by go away?

Theres a lot to be moved or at least copied by people who want to keep it for personal reference.  Maybe give them enough headway to save what they want?  I think I may know some people such an announcement would send into blind panic...

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Re: Old Boards
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2011, 04:24:18 AM »
The boards still need to be paid for, so they can't be left online inactive forever. Still a crapton of stuff to be migrated yet though, and thats not even counting orphaned projects or homebrew.
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Re: Old Boards
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2011, 04:48:47 PM »
You can keep a backup around on disc for emergencies, right? How big is the database?
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Re: Old Boards
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2011, 09:25:46 PM »
Is there a relatively simple way for me to check which threads I've started and which I've posted in?
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Re: Old Boards
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2011, 09:30:13 PM »
you used to be able to view your profile and get posts by this user but it seems viewing profiles is disabled (even your own)

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Re: Old Boards
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2012, 07:58:31 PM »
I vote move and archieve as much as possible.
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Re: Old Boards
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2012, 09:36:23 PM »
All moving requires someone to manually identify and then move the content. Nontrivial.
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Re: Old Boards
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2012, 04:40:27 AM »
Why manually? That's what Python is for.

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Re: Old Boards
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2012, 05:20:38 AM »
The old boards were closed because of spambots basically infesting everything with malicious scripts and stuff. Automatic processes would import the security breaches along with the posts.
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Re: Old Boards
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2012, 06:24:55 PM »
So write a script to read old post text, and post it to the new system as data. Hell, you could even call some Bayesian library functions to filter the spam inline.

Should be too hard if you have an XML dump (or similar) of the old stuff.

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Re: Old Boards
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2012, 11:31:13 PM »
you used to be able to view your profile and get posts by this user but it seems viewing profiles is disabled (even your own)

This has made my llife so difficult. Is there any way to undo this, at least temporarily? It is no easy matter to find my 400 posts amidst hundreds of thousands using just the search function...
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Re: Old Boards
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2012, 04:33:54 PM »
 Maybe, if money issues are really a problem, why not give permissions to some users, so they start copying the threads and important information of some specific board, and then start migrating it here? That would reduce the overall time of the migration, and thus the total costs of it. Also, it would work in case of data loss or some big problem like that, because in that case you'll have mini- databases scattered around the Internet, and data would be saved.

Just my 2 cents. Feel free to critique :)

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Re: Old Boards
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2012, 04:39:28 PM »
you used to be able to view your profile and get posts by this user but it seems viewing profiles is disabled (even your own)

This has made my llife so difficult. Is there any way to undo this, at least temporarily? It is no easy matter to find my 400 posts amidst hundreds of thousands using just the search function...
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Re: Old Boards
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2012, 05:42:49 PM »
I can't really find the old boards anymore. Can anybody get me a link?
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Re: Old Boards
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2012, 06:19:17 PM »
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Re: Old Boards
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2012, 06:24:56 PM »
Thanks Tshern. I need to rescue the first chapter of G Gundam Hamlet at least.
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« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2012, 06:34:48 AM »
Thanks Tshern. I need to rescue the first chapter of G Gundam Hamlet at least.
No problem whatsoever. I have been too lazy erase it from my bookmarks, so I had it readily available.
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Re: Old Boards
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2012, 10:11:03 PM »
Hmm... would the Internet Archive be interested in taking the database?

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Re: Old Boards
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2012, 05:53:17 AM »
Just to chime in that I and Bhu still need to transfer some dozens of monster classes, but at least we're at already at the letter S. January and February should be quite busy in RL terms for me, so if you could keep the old boards at least until March so I can do a proper final recovery of my old material I would be most grateful.
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