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#1 defender   Supreme Arsehole CAGiversary!   2548 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 November 2004 - 11:27 PM

Ok..just for those that bother to read the CAG news forums.

Due to recent events of some SQL problems. I will be conducting a serious overhall of the search database and how it works here at CAG. One of the things CheapyD and I also talked about where threads greater than 500 replies. These threads eventually will be automatically locked (retired).

It's much more important that over the next 6 weeks during the Xmas rush with all the great deals and offers that this site runs very smooth. I anticipate my work to take about a week and once completed in it's entirety I will make more posts about the actual changes and how it will affect members.

Thank you for understanding.

#2 bignick   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6637 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 07 November 2004 - 11:28 PM

Can you bring back the cloudspekk ripped me off thread?

#3 zionoverfire   C10Cl12 CAGiversary!   18241 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 11:29 PM

Okay, so your going to post all changes in this new topic then?

#4 smalien1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4685 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 07 November 2004 - 11:30 PM

You're welcome
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#5 help1   What a dumb username CAGiversary!   11732 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 07 November 2004 - 11:30 PM

500? can you just make it 499 so that its not like gamefaqs?

#6 x0thedeadzone0x   Spin till you're dizzy CAGiversary!   4841 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 11:32 PM

Your server and its ways is corrupt, injust, sick, twisted, and has made me mentally unstable for this.

J/K... I guess I can live...


I think.
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#7 pimp_daddy_smurf   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2545 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 11:33 PM

500? can you just make it 499 so that its not like gamefaqs?


and only you would know...........

#8 smalien1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4685 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 07 November 2004 - 11:33 PM

Can I be the official "Over 500 lock" Nazi?
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#9 defender   Supreme Arsehole CAGiversary!   2548 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 November 2004 - 11:45 PM

how about 666 instead

#10 zionoverfire   C10Cl12 CAGiversary!   18241 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 11:47 PM

how about 666 instead


why not 420 :D

#11 xzafixz   Perfect From Now On CAGiversary!   1464 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 07 November 2004 - 11:49 PM

I'm just curious how this will be different then it already is? The OTTers were pretty good about starting new threads at 500 posts, and besides the occasional huge deal thread that goes over 500, those are the only ones that ever reach 500.
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#12 zionoverfire   C10Cl12 CAGiversary!   18241 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 11:52 PM

I'm just curious how this will be different then it already is? The OTTers were pretty good about starting new threads at 500 posts, and besides the occasional huge deal thread that goes over 500, those are the only ones that ever reach 500.


I think we aren't suppose to make OTTs anymore :cry:

but I'm sure some smaller shorter threads will take their place.

#13 Gothic Walrus   Goo Goo G'Joob. CAGiversary!   10005 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 11:54 PM

The real question at hand...

Will OTTs be allowed again once the limit is in place?

#14 defender   Supreme Arsehole CAGiversary!   2548 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 08 November 2004 - 12:03 AM

Once I have made all my changes OTTs should be back. The main problem is the search index and Off-Topic may be entirely removed from being indexed (maybe).

#15 SneakyPenguin   Agent of SHIELD CAGiversary!   16948 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 November 2004 - 12:05 AM

Once I have made all my changes OTTs should be back. The main problem is the search index and Off-Topic may be entirely removed from being indexed (maybe).


Not a bad idea, as i really only search for trading and deals. Only times I've ever searched Off-Topic was to find duplicate threads.

By four o'clock I've discounted suicide in favor of killing everyone else in the entire world instead.


#16 evilmax17   Yardsaling CAG CAGiversary!   7480 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 08 November 2004 - 12:07 AM

It would be great if you could keep the OTT threads off of the front page as well.
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#17 zewone   Thursday CAGiversary!   43156 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 08 November 2004 - 12:11 AM

I'm just curious how this will be different then it already is? The OTTers were pretty good about starting new threads at 500 posts, and besides the occasional huge deal thread that goes over 500, those are the only ones that ever reach 500.


I think this was a good question that you never answered.

#18 zionoverfire   C10Cl12 CAGiversary!   18241 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 November 2004 - 12:13 AM

It would be great if you could keep the OTT threads off of the front page as well.


So all the Halo 2 threads could be there instead? :D

#19 xzafixz   Perfect From Now On CAGiversary!   1464 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 08 November 2004 - 12:15 AM

It would be great if you could keep the OTT threads off of the front page as well.


It is only ever one thread at a time, is it that big of a deal?
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#20 evilmax17   Yardsaling CAG CAGiversary!   7480 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 08 November 2004 - 12:19 AM

It would be great if you could keep the OTT threads off of the front page as well.


It is only ever one thread at a time, is it that big of a deal?


The thing is that it's not just one thread at a time. There's always the official OTT, then WSB's, then 6669's, and if minx has anything going on, or if there's an update in Mr. Anderson's love life, or if some guy wants to know if I'd rather play Halo 2 or have sex...

Hardly any of these topics are important at all, and while you could argue that "that's why we have an OT forum!", why have it on the main page? I'm usually just refreshing the main page instead of browsing the actual forums, and I think that only the important threads should be there.
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#21 Gothic Walrus   Goo Goo G'Joob. CAGiversary!   10005 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 November 2004 - 12:30 AM

It would be great if you could keep the OTT threads off of the front page as well.


It is only ever one thread at a time, is it that big of a deal?


The thing is that it's not just one thread at a time. There's always the official OTT, then WSB's, then 6669's, and if minx has anything going on, or if there's an update in Mr. Anderson's love life, or if some guy wants to know if I'd rather play Halo 2 or have sex...

Hardly any of these topics are important at all, and while you could argue that "that's why we have an OT forum!", why have it on the main page? I'm usually just refreshing the main page instead of browsing the actual forums, and I think that only the important threads should be there.


Almost all of those threads are gone now. WSB's thread is closed and may not be recreated. 6669 is apparently taking a leave of absence from the site. The last post in Anderson's thread was over two weeks ago. The Halo threads are almost all in the Xbox forum. As for minx...well, she's an exception, especially since she's posting much less frequently than she has in the past. And yes...those threads ARE important to a large part of CAG, sometimes more important than the deals themselves.

So...I really don't see the big deal with the one OTT thread. :wink:

#22 dcfox   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   21317 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 November 2004 - 12:39 AM

I think evilmax17 means keeping all Off-topic and lifestyle threads off the front page, not just the OTT. But maybe in the future we could have two most recent post sections on the front page. One devoted to game deals and news and another devoted to everything else.



#23 help1   What a dumb username CAGiversary!   11732 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 08 November 2004 - 12:43 AM

500? can you just make it 499 so that its not like gamefaqs?


and only you would know...........


You are getting on my nerves...

how about 666 instead



Sounds good to me!

#24 zionoverfire   C10Cl12 CAGiversary!   18241 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

zionoverfire

Posted 08 November 2004 - 12:46 AM

500? can you just make it 499 so that its not like gamefaqs?


and only you would know...........


You are getting on my nerves...


:shock: I read it but I don't believe it, the irony is delicous.

perhaps I will quote this.

#25 WhipSmartBanky   Bring on the free hooch! CAGiversary!   15294 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 November 2004 - 01:14 AM

OTTS R BORK3N!!!!SHIFT+1!!

Now that, my friend, is a shared moment.

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#26 hiccupleftovers   Worst Poster on CAG CAGiversary!   18068 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 November 2004 - 03:05 AM

evilmax17, I understand what you are saying but most of the OTTs are not that frequently on the frontpage. Those go to Halo this and before GTA. minx doesn't post that much, Anderson hasn't posted for some time, and the only real thing going on is the OTT which apparently has ceased. When I want deals, I head to the deals section and to the post your deals forum in particular. When I want OTT madness, I go to the OTT forum. It's as simple as that. I just don't solely rely on the front page.

#27 Rig   Rig = Lunar CAGiversary!   13362 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 08 November 2004 - 03:15 AM

I rarely post in the OT threads, but I have no problem with them being on the front page.

#28 punqsux   1K posts & all I got was this lousy rank CAGiversary!   11197 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 08 November 2004 - 03:20 AM

Can you bring back the cloudspekk ripped me off thread?

you guys are not answering the most important question asked!

#29 bignick   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6637 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 08 November 2004 - 03:24 AM

Can you bring back the cloudspekk ripped me off thread?

you guys are not answering the most important question asked!


Thanks punq, I knew you were on my side! I want it back dammit!

Seriously, if you guys have an old backup, let me have it! I want that thread!

#30 CaseyRyback   Your New Nightmare! Super Moderators   24114 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 November 2004 - 03:24 AM

I do not mind the lack OTTs, but is there any chance in the near future we may see the revival of the CAG chat room?