We Need to Clear Memory in Yack Fest Additional Information Here:

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Greetings Tropers,

TV Tropes has encountered a storage/memory issue and we need to start cutting some old threads in Yack Fest.

We anticipate cutting those threads in Yack Fest that have not had any activity since December 31, 2011.

If there is a thread in Yack Fest prior to that date that you would like to preserve please let us know via a post in this thread.

Please note that bumping a thread in Yack Fest to preserve it won't work and is irritating.

If you want to save something for yourself, archive it for yourself.

If you believe the thread is significant please let us know in this thread. Please understand that we can't save everything, so choose carefully.

edited 28th Apr '13 10:03:49 PM by Madrugada

26 Psyga31529th Apr 2013 06:25:52 AM from Dungeons & Dragons No Sekai , Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Don't Forget Takatora
Out of curiosity, what about purging the morgues?
"An MMORPG without a logout button? That's a bold decision, man!"
27 SeptimusHeap29th Apr 2013 06:39:30 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
These are important for wiki activity (as a historical record) and thus are probably on the lower end of the "what to purge" list.
28 blackcat29th Apr 2013 06:40:34 AM , Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
We would rather not purge the morgues because they contain information about the changes that have been made to the wiki and why. It actually serves a purpose that is relevant to the operation of the joint.

ETA: Ninja'd

edited 29th Apr '13 6:41:05 AM by blackcat

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

Oscar Wilde
29 Psyga31529th Apr 2013 06:42:40 AM from Dungeons & Dragons No Sekai , Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Don't Forget Takatora
Alright. Another question to sate my curiosity: When will this happen?
"An MMORPG without a logout button? That's a bold decision, man!"
30 blackcat29th Apr 2013 06:47:30 AM , Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
To repeat what Maddy said on the previous page: We cannot give a deadline minute. If there is something that you want to save, don't shilly-shally.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

Oscar Wilde
31 Psyga31529th Apr 2013 06:49:31 AM from Dungeons & Dragons No Sekai , Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Don't Forget Takatora
Alright. Though there's nothing in Yack Fest for me to save.
"An MMORPG without a logout button? That's a bold decision, man!"
IOU one title
What about getting rid of all inactive-since-2011 threads?
33 SeptimusHeap29th Apr 2013 07:16:26 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
This is the idea lined out in the OP.
34 Madrugada29th Apr 2013 07:35:18 AM , Relationship Status: In season
With Mod Hat On
Mullon: If we have to take that extreme of a step, we will. We're trying to avoid a willy-nilly chainsawing, though. The TRS and IP morgues will be among the last that we'll purge. As blackcat and Septimus Heap both noted, they contain information of value to the wiki: when and why changes were made to wiki pages.

edited 29th Apr '13 7:38:02 AM by Madrugada

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
35 Psyga31529th Apr 2013 07:49:19 AM from Dungeons & Dragons No Sekai , Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Don't Forget Takatora
Okay, just thought of another question. Would there be chances of posts lost during this bug to be restored after the purge? Like, if one page just has two posts, will the twenty three other posts appear on the page after the purge?
"An MMORPG without a logout button? That's a bold decision, man!"
36 EgregiousOne29th Apr 2013 08:03:17 AM from the Mancave of Despair , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Dark Master of Stairs
Please pardon my lack of internet savvy, but does "archiving" a thread mean anything more sophisticated than going through and copy/pasting everything by hand?
"What if your enemy is three inches in front of you, what do you do then? Curl into a ball? Or do you put your fist through him?" ~Pai Mei
In uffish thought
Another option is to click through the thread whilst using the Wayback Machine on http://archive.org , making it take live captures of each page, and then in a couple months the pages will be permanently available though those archives.

edited 29th Apr '13 8:13:47 AM by Telcontar

38 Madrugada29th Apr 2013 08:15:12 AM , Relationship Status: In season
With Mod Hat On
I'm honestly not tech-savvy enough to go into detail about how to archive a page yourself. I'm sure that there are people active in this thread who can explain how to do it.
...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
39 EgregiousOne29th Apr 2013 08:16:39 AM from the Mancave of Despair , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Dark Master of Stairs
Thanks kindly!
"What if your enemy is three inches in front of you, what do you do then? Curl into a ball? Or do you put your fist through him?" ~Pai Mei
40 Stargirl9329th Apr 2013 08:58:11 AM from Skaia , Relationship Status: In another castle
You can also save each page as an HTML file using File > Save on your browser of choice, though if it's a huge thread, that would be rather unwieldy.
41 Adannor29th Apr 2013 08:59:54 AM from effin' belarus
Popular ones probably have addons to do so fast.
42 Parable29th Apr 2013 09:06:10 AM from California , Relationship Status: Star-crossed
Many Faces
All the threads I wanted to save were deleted in earlier purges. My work is done. [lol]
A deep man believes that the evil eye can wither, that the heart's blessing can heal, and that love can overcome all odds.
43 EgregiousOne29th Apr 2013 09:15:12 AM from the Mancave of Despair , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Dark Master of Stairs
[up][up][up]Didn't know that one; thanks!
"What if your enemy is three inches in front of you, what do you do then? Curl into a ball? Or do you put your fist through him?" ~Pai Mei
Happiness
I don't mind clearing some threads in Forum Games considering how many of them in the last few pages are locked.

It Just Awes Me and Old Folk's Home feel like they're part of Yack Fest, perhaps like subforums. So if Yack Fest has clearing, the same could apply for those.

I'm less enthusiastic on clearing OTC, since I know that there were many thoughtful (if sometimes ugly) posts and discussions in that forum.
I don't need praise, I need help.
45 BestOf29th Apr 2013 10:05:34 AM from Finland , Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC!
We're starting with YF. When we've seen the results of that we'll see what else we'll want to be cleaning up.

As an OTC Mod I've got no complaints about the removal of old OTC threads. Most of them are dead threads about topics that relate to a piece of news that was thoroughly discussed before the thread was abandoned.

If we do a sweep of OTC presumably we'll give you guys time to find threads that you want exempt from the removal.
Quod gratis asseritur, gratis negatur.
46 blackcat29th Apr 2013 10:44:24 AM , Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
For the record, Old Folks Home has one page of threads. Four of those threads are locked. I'm sure the rest of the people who use that subforum won't mind, but it doesn't seem like it would make a big dent in solving the storage problem.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

Oscar Wilde
47 InsanityPrelude29th Apr 2013 10:50:39 AM , Relationship Status: Crazy Cat Lady
I'm just worried that people will use this as an excuse to try and cut the Just for Fun pages...
48 SeptimusHeap29th Apr 2013 10:52:02 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
They are part of the wiki anyhow, and I am not seeing anyone proposing (or enacting) cuts to them.
49 Adannor29th Apr 2013 10:53:22 AM from effin' belarus
Wikipage summaries probably don't take anywhere near the size of full forum threads, so there's no reason to go for them.

edited 29th Apr '13 10:53:42 AM by Adannor

50 EarlOfSandvich29th Apr 2013 10:55:31 AM from the Palouse , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Watashi wa Nihongo purinsesu!
There's also quite a lot of threads in IJAM that fit the category of being inactive since the threshold date, and there's more than 20 pages worth.

edited 29th Apr '13 10:57:13 AM by EarlOfSandvich

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