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Old 08-05-2001, 10:00 PM
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A month or so ago, The Powers That Be decided to purge all 1999-and-before threads. A bunch were "saved" with a bump, and the board's sped up since then.

All's cool.

Then, tonight, MarkXXX bumped a few interesting threads that hadn't been posted to since 1999.

Why weren't they purged?
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Old 08-05-2001, 10:32 PM
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They managed to hide in the basements and attics of threads started in 2000 and beyond.

Also, some of them weren't wearing stars on their clothes.

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Old 08-05-2001, 10:47 PM
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No purge; the RAM add helped enough to not warrant the effort, from what I read.
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Old 08-06-2001, 01:23 AM
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I have, however, taken the liberty to binge, though.
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Old 08-06-2001, 09:57 AM
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I thought they just split them not purge them?
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Old 08-06-2001, 08:20 PM
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Yup. AFAIK, they announced the purge, then changed their minds without really publicizing. Maybe they had the split in mind and realized how much more effective it'd be. My hunch is that they thought purging would help, but not much, so they were never too crazy about the idea.
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Old 08-06-2001, 09:22 PM
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They were going to purge, but put that on hold, then announced that they would split, but when they upgraded the hardware, things ran so well that they decided they didn't need to trim anything.
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Old 08-07-2001, 05:20 AM
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things ran so well that they decided they didn't need to trim anything.
Yet, of course. They'll probably go for one of these options if things ever get desperate enough again.

Hey, they do whatever they need to. I'm happy either way.
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Old 08-07-2001, 06:47 AM
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Amen to that!
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Old 08-07-2001, 08:43 AM
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Okay. Thanks for the replies. I've been away a few weeks, work and stuff, so I'm pleased to see the improvements on the board.

But, what was the "split"?
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Old 08-07-2001, 09:15 AM
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Montfort, just read the posts by jdavis in this thread.

http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/...threadid=79327
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