there seem to be a few conversations in my inbox

Discussion in 'Communications' started by KnightWriter, Sep 3, 2012.

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  1. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    I assumed that our private messages weren't going to be transferred over, and I know I was fine with that. I archived them and thought that was the end of it. I figured my inbox would be empty here, as it was when I first registered at the temporary boards.

    Not quite. I have all of my private messages available to me, at least near as I can tell. I won't be checking every message, that's for sure.

    I'm wondering-- is there some kind of limit now, and generally speaking, what's the deal? I didn't realize we'd still have them around.

    Edit: I made this thread after basically checking with an administrator, and also because I figure a number of others may have this question at some point.
    Last edited by KnightWriter, Sep 3, 2012
  2. Grimby Technical Consultant

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    I was told that all private messages were transferred. They're broken up into individual messages like the old boards, though, unlike the new system where the entire conversation is one thread.

    There is technically a limit of 100,000 conversations, but that's just a number I made up to make sure nobody was over the limit when the board opened. I'd rather set a limit as opposed to allowing unlimited conversations though, to keep the database size down.
  3. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    That makes sense. I can't imagine ever hitting that limit now, even given as many conversations as I have. With reduced activity, I think it's unlikely that anyone will pile up all that many, particularly when you consider that you can have a single conversation go on for a long time. That was always true, I suppose, but if our messages were somehow merged by PM subject into single conversations, I know the number of conversations I have would drop by a lot.

    I think the limit would still have to stay pretty high, though, since some of us do have a lot (a bit over 68K for me), and I'm not going to sit around for hours and delete thousands at a time.
  4. Grimby Technical Consultant

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    I started a thread in JCC once to see who had the most PMs. I think Jello won with some absurdly-high number.
  5. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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    Mine's at 10,000-something, but I know KW's is like 3x mine.
  6. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    Mine is no doubt higher than most, but on the flip side, I'm sure a few people (like Jay) have a lot more than I do. The vast majority of mine are from my moderating days.
  7. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    I had like 47,000 read messages and an equal amount of sent messages. :p
  8. Zeta1127 Force Ghost

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    You are quite the talker, Admiral.
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  9. harpua Chosen One

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    I've deleted about 25 pages, so far, and still have nearly 45000. Is there a way to just delete everything in one swoop, or will I need to keep going, page by page? I don't really want or need to hold on to them.
  10. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    Page by page, unfortunately; though it can go a bit faster if you use the select all option on each page.
  11. harpua Chosen One

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    Pain in the ass... paaaaaaiiiinnn in the aaaaaaassss. :p
  12. EHT New Films Manager

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    Wow, that's a lot of PMs... think of the wasted server space just holding on to those things. :p
  13. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Well, we couldn't delete them on the IGN boards. Sounds like a good time to do a cleanout!
  14. arwen_sith Force Ghost

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    Oh definitely! Shrink the database a bit. And I don't even have lots of PMs, a few hundred at most. But then, most boards I hang out with have a PM limit between 50 and 500 per member.
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