System updates

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Re: System updates

Post by Mooseman » Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:05 am

I'm a mod on another board and we had one guy, who was actually a major contributor, go all scorched earth and deleted most of his content because he got called out on something. He basically went post by post and replaced them with slashes. I spent the better part of a day restoring most of it (he didn't realize that the software keeps edit versions for a while).

So yeah, I understand it perfectly.
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Re: System updates

Post by elc32955 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:19 pm

HI folks!

Just wanted to let everyone know that I've gone through the user database this morning and deleted all old accounts that have zero post traffic that were made before September 1, 2018. The last time I did this was in mid-2016.

We do this for a number of reasons. Primary is that before this time, most all accounts were basically auto-validated. Steve tells me we had a spammer come through with an auto-validated account that had been dormant for a considerable period of time before it started spewing ilk. Fine, I just took care of that problem! Under our new validation standards you have to prove to an admin that you are living, breathing, and can take instruction before we let you into the forums with a post-capable account.

Going forward I'll be purging the database every 6 months, this means you have at least 180 days to make a first post if you're a new user. Dormant accounts (with zero historical posts) longer then this interval are subject to deletion during the next database maintenance activity.

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Re: System updates

Post by elc32955 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:17 am

Hi everyone!

Just wanted to advise the members that for some reason we seem to be having intermittent dropouts on uploads to the system. This includes pictures as well as other files. We're working to try to find a solution, however for right now this may restrict us from directly posting pictures.

Please note & double check that if you do post pictures that it may take a few attempts to post things up. If you check your message and your picture does not post, please give it another try. You can always post pictures on another site and link in your post to the picture(s), as far as I know that is working correctly.

FYI on another related site on the same server we are seeing some issues with Google Chrome and file downloading. Not saying this is a Chrome bug, but something else to try may be using another browser like IE or Edge or Opera.

Sorry for the inconvenience, we are working to resolve this bug as quickly as possible.

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Eric
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Re: System updates

Post by elc32955 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:49 am

Hi Folks,

Just thought I'd send out a reminder that it's 6 months since I performed the last database maintenance, this means that any zero post accounts (I.E. "dormant" accounts) made prior to March 15, 2019 will be subject to deletion over this weekend. If you have an account but have been lurking in the shadows just "copying the mail", it's time to say hello to everyone in the new user forum as all it takes is one solitary post to insure your account is not deleted into the foreseeable future.

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Re: System updates

Post by elc32955 » Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:55 pm

Hi everyone,

Just to highlight, it's time for the zero post account deletion again. If you have an active account on this board and you have never made a post, if you registered prior to May 1, 2020 your account is in danger of being deleted! All it takes is one quick, simple post in the intro section to say hi to everyone, or post on a topic thread anywhere on the system, but just please take the time to say something so we know you really exist. We're pretty sensitive & attuned to bots on here as over the years we've had a few miserable sleeper bot attacks, and the zero post purge is really the only way we have to insure we didn't miss any. RIGHT NOW 232 USERS FALL INTO THIS CATEGORY!

The zap gun comes out November 1, so you have until then to keep your account active if you're a serial lurker and have never said anything here. If you just like to read, a posting account is not required to do that - all of our material is open except posts in the Lounge sub-board.

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Re: System updates

Post by elc32955 » Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:09 pm

Hey everyone,

Just thought I'd post a brief update, it seems that the forum EMAIL system is lately working a lot better then it has been these last few years. I'm not going to say it's dead nuts 100% perfect, but everyone should now be seeing PM notifications from the forums, status messages when appropriate, etc... I wanted to wait a while before I made a public pronouncement that the problems seem to be mostly resolved as it'd be just my luck it'd stop working 30 seconds after I hit the "submit" key! If anyone has other experiences please let me know.

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Re: System updates

Post by elc32955 » Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:18 pm

OK, our member database is now up to date. It REALLY pains me to kill over 200+ accounts at a time, however all it takes is one single post to insure your account stays active & undeleted forever! If you want your account back if you were deleted, just submit a new application and we will re-validate you. As long as no one files for your former user name on top of you....

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Eric
System Manager and your tourguide for the day. Caprice Alumni, former owner of a 2011 Caprice 9C3 with a Rotofab CAI and front radiator cover, 3.45 LSD Camaro rear diff, Chris Henry performance tune, G8 GT 18" Enkei rims w/Holden lions, custom SLP axle-back muffler set with tips, Holden WM Caprice factory spoiler, Holden SSV leather steering wheel and leather shift knob, Whelen Alpha-12Q airhorn amp. G8 GT rear seat swap, AVS Ventshades.

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