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Discussion in 'Communications' started by Grimby , Sep 2, 2012.

  1. Rew

    Rew Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    The only thing worse than having truncated posts is
     
  2. RebelJoseWales

    RebelJoseWales Jedi Knight star 3

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    I see what you
     
  3. Juliet316

    Juliet316 JCC Game Winner star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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  4. moosemousse

    moosemousse CR Emeritus: FF-UK South star 6

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    Can someone clarify something for me? I've seen the number 10,000 being used a lot but I'm looking at some fics where the posts have been cut to 4,000 or so. Is this two separate issues? I'm trying to work this (humourously) into a fanfic challenge but I'm not sure whether to use 10,000 or 4,000 as the character limit.

    Yes, I know the problem will be fixed, I just have a strange sense of humour.
     
  5. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    There's no character limit for new content. Or whatever it is, it's extremely high.
     
  6. Grimby

    Grimby Technical Consultant & Former Head Admin star 7 Staff Member Administrator

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    There is no character limit for new posts.

    We honestly don't know what guidelines the IGN migration script was using when it decided to truncate the posts. I assumed 10,000 because that's the number Mike gave me. However, we were both scratching our heads when we noticed some posts are actually shorter than that.
     
  7. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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  8. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Grimby the Hutt

    We knew about the missing posts from other threads, but I'm pretty sure the random intervals is something new.

    Has anyone seen this in other threads? If so please post a link to the thread here.
     
  9. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    It seems that after posting, some posts from March 2012 are visible but then disappear when you try to refresh the page. Very curious.
     
  10. Grimby

    Grimby Technical Consultant & Former Head Admin star 7 Staff Member Administrator

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    I'll get Mike on this.
     
  11. Saintheart

    Saintheart Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    [​IMG]

    "We have top men working on it right now."
    "Who?"

    [​IMG]

    "Top. Men."
     
  12. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That's great news. I was just wondering that myself.
     
  13. Rilwen_Shadowflame

    Rilwen_Shadowflame Jedi Master star 6

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  14. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Yep - same condition as a lot of threads we've found.
     
  15. EmpressJainaSoloFel

    EmpressJainaSoloFel Jedi Knight star 2

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  16. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I haven't heard anything. Not sure if Grimby has - he's on reduced time this week due to his workload and due dates.
     
  17. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    Do we have a general timeframe of when it's supposed to be fixed?

    Like, will it be fixed before the end of the year?
     
  18. WIERD_GREEN_MAN

    WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Knight star 4

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  19. RebelJoseWales

    RebelJoseWales Jedi Knight star 3

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    It will most likely be fixed some time before the heat death of the universe.

    Unless it is never fixed at all, which is also a possibility.

    C'est la Force.Net boards.
     
  20. Jedi_Liz

    Jedi_Liz Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    any updates?
     
  21. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I haven't seen any from Grimby. We've had a big growth in users posting since the news about Episode VII was announced and right now the focus is on improving board performance.
     
  22. Robimus

    Robimus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    This is very important to some people, including myself. TF.N is the only place I have my Fan Fiction posted in public, years worth of work (and my own Fan Fictions are miniscule when compared to most).

    I feel like your response reads like "We have new users, so we don't care about you now."
     
  23. Grimby

    Grimby Technical Consultant & Former Head Admin star 7 Staff Member Administrator

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    Actually, it should be read more like "Our site traffic has doubled since the announcement of Disney buying LucasFilm, so we need to concentrate on making sure the forums don't crash again."

    If you knew the kinds of issues we were dealing with on the backend recently, you'd understand that there are more pressing matters for us to attend to currently. Your posts will be restored in time, but right now is not that time.
     
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  24. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    What Grimby said. I didn't mean to imply that we don't care about existing users. It's just that we'd like all our users to be able to visit and post instead of seeing the forums slow to a crawl or crash.
     
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  25. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Or to put it still another way - not much good to have the posts back if it keeps crashing every time you try to see them. :p