Notice Hangout thread limits (Please read)

Discussion in 'Hangout Threads' started by OmnipotentEntity, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. OmnipotentEntity

    OmnipotentEntity Code Monkey Chucklefish

    Because of the massive amounts of upcoming server load, and the unfortunate tendency of huge threads to eat up our CPU, memory and hard drive. We're asking that you keep clan threads to under 500 pages.

    After hitting 500 pages, please just make a new thread.

    If the amount of zombie threads becomes a problem and drowns out less active clans, we'll make an clan archive forum to deal with that.
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2013
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  2. Evangelion

    Evangelion Oxygen Tank

    Homestuck'll be blowing through them huh.
     
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  3. OmnipotentEntity

    OmnipotentEntity Code Monkey Chucklefish

    I just locked the big three. Again, just recreate the thread, please.
     
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  4. Pancakes

    Pancakes Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    wowsuch wat.jpg

    Our Clan Thread...

    Why did you kill it?

    No Eulogy?

    R.I.P. Clan Infinity Renascentis
     
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  5. OmnipotentEntity

    OmnipotentEntity Code Monkey Chucklefish

    Just recreate the thread, please. Also actually read OP.
     
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  6. Pancakes

    Pancakes Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    I did, and I understand.

    It just sorta... happened as soon as I went to refresh to page.

    :(
     
  7. Freddy

    Freddy Big Damn Hero

    But clans like infinity will go through that 100 page limit within a few weeks.
    Would it really be all that much better to create multiple threads at such a pace?
     
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  8. Shinxy-Chan

    Shinxy-Chan Giant Laser Beams

    I am surprisingly OK with this.
     
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  9. OmnipotentEntity

    OmnipotentEntity Code Monkey Chucklefish

    It's much nicer on the server. Orders of magnitude nicer. Literally, 100 to 1000 times nicer, at least.

    If extra thread spam becomes a organizational problem we can make an archive forum to keep the elder threads of yore.
     
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  10. Zailiner

    Zailiner Over 9000!!!

    Fair enough. We'll be able to put our external forums to good use, throwing random chatter there instead.
     
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  11. OmnipotentEntity

    OmnipotentEntity Code Monkey Chucklefish

    Totally not against random chatter, it's just that, we had a hard database crash earlier today because we were deleting some posts at the request of a user. Each delete was taking over 5 minutes to get through the database on this thread because the thread was so large, and then the server just choked on a query and it took the entire forums down, I had to rebuild the index and perform a partial restore from a backup.

    100? 500? Don't really care what the limit winds up being, but, there clearly needs to be one.
     
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  12. Britefire

    Britefire Oxygen Tank

    To me 100 seems a bit small, as larger clans can go through that quite quickly.
    A limit seems reasonable if the threads create that much of an issue, seems to e pretty bad, but perhaps at 500 would be a better limit?
     
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  13. Shinxy-Chan

    Shinxy-Chan Giant Laser Beams

    I think that it doesn't really matter how much everyone complains about how 100 pages will go by so fast, as much as it is a problem that Omni has to deal with the forums crashing due to large threads.
     
  14. OmnipotentEntity

    OmnipotentEntity Code Monkey Chucklefish

    Ok ok, 500 pages it is then. I'll change OP.
     
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  15. F-ranko

    F-ranko Giant Laser Beams

    So is this just for clan threads or does our Homestuck thread in the chat section count? I would imagine it does, but I'm just getting a confirmed answer.
     
  16. OmnipotentEntity

    OmnipotentEntity Code Monkey Chucklefish

    Yes please.
     
  17. F-ranko

    F-ranko Giant Laser Beams

    k
     
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  18. Steam Pirate

    Steam Pirate Hard-To-Destroy Reptile

    Rest in peace, Space Pirates q_q
    Can you make a clan archive, Omni?
     
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  19. Zailiner

    Zailiner Over 9000!!!

    That's much better. Thank you.
     
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  20. Blackleaf

    Blackleaf Master Astronaut

    Question: What threads are affected? Some people mentioned threads in the chat section. Are roleplays affected too?
     
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