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Karl
11-22-2005, 07:47 PM
lookin at member list and seein ealiest posts but its like there re none before a certain date, did the earliest of posts get deleted or somethin? was there just no activity in the first couple of years of eoff?

Psychotic
11-22-2005, 08:09 PM
They were deleted, although the admins say they "pruned" them. This is just a useless crappy word they use to make themselves feel superior, as if their godly powers weren't enough.

It was to make more database space or something like that.

Primus Inter Pares
11-22-2005, 08:15 PM
Yes, much propaganda was spread about the prunings, when will the next one be would be a good question... will we ever know? Will rubah ever stop talking about RSL? Will RSL win sexiest female? Will RSL cut his beard? Will I stop talking about RSL?

Old Manus
11-22-2005, 08:53 PM
They're just hiding the evidence by mass-slaughtering everything.

Primus Inter Pares
11-22-2005, 10:02 PM
...I blame RSL.

Faris
11-22-2005, 10:03 PM
I blame PiP the cat, and PiP himself.

crashNUMBERS
11-22-2005, 10:57 PM
Posts and threads (Obviously) that were made in general chat got deleted about every year. I think they stopped "<I>pruning</I>" the old posts. What I do know is that they stopped pruning members...

nik0tine
11-22-2005, 11:00 PM
They were deleted, although the admins say they "pruned" them. This is just a useless crappy word they use to make themselves feel superior, as if their godly powers weren't enough.

It was to make more database space or something like that.
One important thing to note: Crash loves the term "pruning".

Old Manus
11-22-2005, 11:40 PM
It is widely known that moderators make natural gardeners.

eestlinc
11-22-2005, 11:55 PM
there's tons of old old posts that are lost to time from before the latest incarnation of the boards, which dates from around March 2001.

crashNUMBERS
11-23-2005, 12:11 AM
One important thing to note: Crash loves the term "pruning".
I sure hope you don't have a problem with it...

Meat Puppet
11-23-2005, 01:08 AM
Prune crash.

Hawkeye
11-23-2005, 01:12 AM
If it wasnt for Meat Puppet, I wouldnt be posting in this thread.

But just as a heads up, the archvies (http://forums.eyesonff.com/archive/index.php/) might have so century old posts in their for your viewing pleasures.

crashNUMBERS
11-23-2005, 03:04 AM
Prune crash.
EoFF would be a trash pit without me...

Del Murder
11-23-2005, 04:52 AM
Knock it off with the spam, please.

The staff used to mass delete posts to save room in the database, but I don't think we need to do that anymore.

crono_logical
11-23-2005, 05:34 AM
As a note, we still prune members with 0 posts though :p

eestlinc
11-23-2005, 05:40 AM
my ffonline account got pruned despite my having at least 10 posts! those guys are jerks.

Masamune·1600
11-23-2005, 05:50 AM
Just another reason why EoFF is better, really.

eestlinc
11-23-2005, 05:54 AM
yes, we are welcoming and friendly.

rubah
11-23-2005, 06:36 AM
and accept registrations in a timely manner.

Shoeberto
11-23-2005, 06:54 AM
And RSL.

Hawkeye
11-23-2005, 07:18 AM
Man, your guys are full of irony

Yamaneko
11-23-2005, 08:21 AM
what

Samuraid
11-23-2005, 10:43 AM
iorny? That's a new one. :p

Primus Inter Pares
11-23-2005, 11:47 AM
And RSL.
I'm pretty sure I already covered that one quite sufficiently :)

So, you're saying you don't need to anymore? why is this?

crono_logical
11-23-2005, 12:01 PM
We do still need to prune members :p

Primus Inter Pares
11-23-2005, 12:49 PM
...you're telling me to stop posting in this thread aren't you?

This leads me to the question, after what time and how few posts are a user pruned?

RSL
11-23-2005, 01:27 PM
A member would only be pruned if they has zero posts and they had been registered a long time.

crashNUMBERS
11-23-2005, 01:38 PM
As a note, we still prune members with 0 posts though :p
That's not true. I gave you guys MANY many members that haven't posted yet none were pruned...

crono_logical
11-23-2005, 02:02 PM
We only prune members that have never posted, not members that have even 1 post :p Unless someone makes a mistake, anyway :p

Basically to free up usernames really for others to use that might actualy post, can't think of any other purpose :p

crashNUMBERS
11-23-2005, 08:13 PM
I know. I did give you guys members that only have 0 posts...

crono_logical
11-23-2005, 08:17 PM
We prune at our convenience, not yours :D

crashNUMBERS
11-23-2005, 08:36 PM
:P Im not trying to be smart, Im just trying to be an ass and help out at the same time...

rubah
11-23-2005, 08:47 PM
Well those two are mutually exclusive, so you're just wasting your time^_^

crashNUMBERS
11-23-2005, 09:38 PM
Nuh-unh. I helped RSL and he said thanks...

Primus Inter Pares
11-23-2005, 09:40 PM
Seriously, even if you give them member names with 0 posts and such (which isn't hard with nice search parameters) it's still extra work.

rubah
11-23-2005, 09:43 PM
Yeah, if you want them to do any work you have to label it "LAZY ADMINS work inside"

eestlinc
11-24-2005, 06:32 PM
I invented that!

rubah
11-24-2005, 07:32 PM
And we are proud of you for it.

eestlinc
11-24-2005, 08:15 PM
now I know how to answer that question Leeza always asks in EoY threads.

xX.Silver.Wings.Xx
11-26-2005, 01:17 AM
Some forums prune the threads automatically. It's so the hosts dont have to keep your crap on their system... But if you have your own server then it's different.......

-N-
11-26-2005, 02:45 AM
now I know how to answer that question Leeza always asks in EoY threads.Whatever happened to EoY?

Del Murder
11-26-2005, 09:12 AM
Unlike most things on the internet, it stopped while it was ahead.

Primus Inter Pares
11-26-2005, 05:21 PM
Well, whaddaya know :D