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Old 04-20-2005, 11:03 PM   #1
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Why are threads closed when they reach 500 posts?

I don't get it.
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Old 04-20-2005, 11:06 PM   #2
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If the thread has over 500 replies, it may be closed due to server issues.
That is one of the quotes from the FAQ/Rules listed at the top fo the page.

I should probably add that it takes a ridiculous amount of time to find something when you have to wade through that many posts.

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Old 04-20-2005, 11:18 PM   #3
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I should probably add that it takes a ridiculous amount of time to find something when you have to wade through that many posts.

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What, like a setlist?
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Old 04-20-2005, 11:26 PM   #4
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That is one of the quotes from the FAQ/Rules listed at the top fo the page.

I should probably add that it takes a ridiculous amount of time to find something when you have to wade through that many posts.

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Wow someone actually reads the rules

Large threads are taxing to the database. Each time a large thread is opened/accessed or viewed it can strain the server. Elvis can explain it better than me.. you are more than welcome to ask him. :geektalk:

When threads are closed because they are over 500 replies, you are more than welcome to start a continuation thread.

I also do have to agree about the time it takes to wade through large threads to find what you're looking for.
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Old 04-20-2005, 11:36 PM   #5
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What, like a setlist?
Could be anything really. Links to mp3's of a concert, or even trying to find out where in the Heartland Appreciatian thread they talk about Heartland.

It's always easier to find something when there is less to sort through.

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Old 04-20-2005, 11:50 PM   #6
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Someone missed the joke in my earlier post.
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Old 04-21-2005, 12:37 AM   #7
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Someone missed the joke in my earlier post.
That would be me.

I'll just go and slap myself silly for being such a dumbass
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trying to find out where in the Heartland Appreciatian thread they talk about Heartland.
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Old 04-22-2005, 11:05 PM   #10
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Wow someone actually reads the rules

Large threads are taxing to the database. Each time a large thread is opened/accessed or viewed it can strain the server. Elvis can explain it better than me.. you are more than welcome to ask him. :geektalk:

When threads are closed because they are over 500 replies, you are more than welcome to start a continuation thread.

I also do have to agree about the time it takes to wade through large threads to find what you're looking for.
Thank you. I knew it was a "rule," but I didn't know why. What you have said explains it much better than "server issues" does and makes total sense. I appreciate the explanations.
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