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Recent Forums Clean Up
« on: March 31, 2013, 03:37:33 PM »
Members,

To keep the forums running smoothly and to get rid of a bunch of errors that were happening, we recently cleaned up the forums.  With this you should notice several things...

1.  There are a lot less members.  We deleted all accounts that were not logged into within 365 days.  This was an important clean up since member data takes up a bunch of space on the server.

2.  There are a lot less posts.  Any topic that had not been posted in within 30 days was deleted (except "stickied topics").  Posts take up the most space on the server, and can drastically slow things down and make things not work properly.

3.  There are sections gone.  Since the clean up of the topics left a lot of sections empty or with only a few posts in them, we felt it was best to get rid of some, and combine others.  The "Spill It" section is now used for anything you want to discuss (school, music, books, other tv shows, movies, sports, etc).  We also combined "Other Supporting Cast" and "Guest Stars" topics into one.

4.  We have removed the "Member Map" feature.  It would outdated and unfortunately it was no longer supported by Google Maps.

We are certain that these changes will help the forums run quicker and more smooth.

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Re: Recent Forums Clean Up
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2013, 03:02:45 PM »
Can we create new threads or not anymore? :)

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Re: Recent Forums Clean Up
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2013, 03:11:31 PM »
Yes you can!

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Re: Recent Forums Clean Up
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2013, 05:57:40 PM »
Can we create new threads or not anymore? :)
Yes except in Board Announcements and Events sections, which it has always been that way.

Are you not able to in other sections?

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Re: Recent Forums Clean Up
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2013, 02:21:13 PM »
Thank you so much for the answer!!

Yep, I'm able.


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Re: Recent Forums Clean Up
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2013, 02:27:06 PM »
Sorry, I have another question, If the thread gets old and there aren't many posts, will it be eliminated?

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Re: Recent Forums Clean Up
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2013, 02:36:50 PM »
I suppose that depends on how long the forums last.  All the threads we have now are either new or have the most recent replies and any others were deleted with how old they were.

I don't see Patrick doing any clean up anytime soon since he just did a MAJOR one, so I think a no would be the answer to your question. As of right now, no threads will be deleted anytime soon (no matter how many posts are in there) :)

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Re: Recent Forums Clean Up
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2013, 03:17:46 PM »
Thanks Mary!!

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Re: Recent Forums Clean Up
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2013, 03:21:54 PM »
You're welcome Evelyn!!

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Re: Recent Forums Clean Up
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2013, 04:02:15 PM »
Mary is exactly correct.  I will not be doing a forums clean up anytime soon.

Next time I will make a notification BEFORE the clean up.  But again, that will not be any time soon... if ever again.

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Re: Recent Forums Clean Up
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2013, 08:06:17 PM »
Mary is exactly correct.  I will not be doing a forums clean up anytime soon.

Next time I will make a notification BEFORE the clean up.  But again, that will not be any time soon... if ever again.

Thanks Patrick!!

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Re: Recent Forums Clean Up
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2013, 02:48:16 AM »
Hi I am new here. Fanfiction.net brought me here. I was reading the story called Sympathy by Tori. She stopped updating on there and I was directed to come here to read the next updates. When I came here  I learned that the forum just got cleaned up. Is there any way I could read this story. I loved it so much and I even started watching One Tree Hill.

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Re: Recent Forums Clean Up
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2013, 02:48:36 AM »
I appreciate the help. Thank you.

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Re: Recent Forums Clean Up
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2013, 03:11:18 PM »
Sangu,

I am sorry but there is no way to bring posts that have been deleted back.  And I am unaware of any other places Tori may have posted the fanfic.

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Re: Recent Forums Clean Up
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2013, 01:42:56 AM »
Is Tori still on this forum? I am so obsessed with that story. Lol. It was very well written with a great plot. Thank you for your help.