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PM Inbox limit
« on: June 25, 2014, 06:53:06 am »
The Web Hosting company for this site has informed WhiteShepherd that our database is too big and needs to be reduced or face deletion. As such it has been decided that we will introduce a limit on the number of private messages that users can have in their inbox.

This limit has been set at 250.

If you have more than that in your inbox you will no longer be able to receive any messages, except from Admins, until it has been cleared out to under 250. If anyone attempts to send you a message they will get a message saying it has not been sent, so there won't even be a backlog of messages in that regard.

The outbox is not affected by this change, however if you are using the outbox please clear it out to help us reduce the size of our database. In the mean time we will be looking into other ways of reducing the size.

I appreciate this may be a hassle to some members but this is out of our hands for the most part. The database needs to be made smaller or we risk losing the site.
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Re: PM Inbox limit
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2014, 07:57:16 am »
Well, this is certainly an eye opener.  :o This never used to be a problem when I was an Admin. I can only guess that the web hosting company changed policies or that they are having storage limits or something else.

Has the web hosting company given WS a "due date" so to speak on when PM's have to be cleared out? How long do we have to get this done? Days? Weeks?

The biggest problem is Furtopia has thousands of members. A ton of them don't come around anymore, so how do you clear their PM Inbox/Outboxes? God only knows how many PM's a member could have from 2003, 2005, etc., etc.
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Re: PM Inbox limit
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2014, 08:18:56 am »
Eye opener indeed o.o

Well this is a shame.

Is it just the PM database that is too big, or the whole forums? O.o
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Re: PM Inbox limit
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2014, 08:23:42 am »
The whole Database.

Well, this is certainly an eye opener.  :o This never used to be a problem when I was an Admin. I can only guess that the web hosting company changed policies or that they are having storage limits or something else.

Has the web hosting company given WS a "due date" so to speak on when PM's have to be cleared out? How long do we have to get this done? Days? Weeks?

The biggest problem is Furtopia has thousands of members. A ton of them don't come around anymore, so how do you clear their PM Inbox/Outboxes? God only knows how many PM's a member could have from 2003, 2005, etc., etc.


We lose access tomorrow so it's really important something gets done. As for inactive members we are working on it.

We're hoping we won't have to do large scale deletions before tomorrow. This thread will be updated as information becomes available.
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Re: PM Inbox limit
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2014, 08:26:33 am »
Just deleted all of em, lot of memories there, for the best though!

Surely deleting PM's won't be enough then? O.o

They didn't give very long either did they? >:(

Now i'm worried :/
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Re: PM Inbox limit
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2014, 08:37:15 am »
I swear, if they....

If they cancel hosting, I will find them and sue them beyond the dawn of time! >:(
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Re: PM Inbox limit
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2014, 08:39:57 am »
I wish you luck with that, Skyfire... Oh, and I just cleared mine... I had way too many(777)... Yeah...  :-[
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Re: PM Inbox limit
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2014, 08:40:31 am »
I swear, if they....

If they cancel hosting, I will find them and sue them beyond the dawn of time! >:(

Clearing your PMs will help so much more immensely than suing them beyond the dawn of time. :)

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Re: PM Inbox limit
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2014, 08:43:22 am »
I had over 65 pages of 25 messages per page, which means, over 1625 messages!!! That's not including the outbox, which I also deleted!

*Dies* x_x

Lots of memories there, I guess they really are "Memories" now! Sorry for having so many! I hope it helps! :D
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Re: PM Inbox limit
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2014, 08:43:31 am »
I swear, if they....

If they cancel hosting, I will find them and sue them beyond the dawn of time! >:(

Clearing your PMs will help so much more immensely than suing them beyond the dawn of time. :)

Eh... I cleared when I saw the thread.... there was some amazing memories in those 1700+ pms I said goodbye to.... :P
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Re: PM Inbox limit
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2014, 08:56:39 am »
Balls handpaws into fists at his sides and just stands here feeling frustrated.  >:(

Crap. I picked a bad time to step down as Admin.  *sigh*

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Re: PM Inbox limit
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2014, 08:57:31 am »
 :o am I the only one who has actually deleted my messages at some time before?
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Re: PM Inbox limit
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2014, 09:08:46 am »
I wish there was an option to automatically remove messages after a few days; I tend to just read them in the email, so I just never went to delete any until now (and I'm sure I'm not the only one doing that).  I can't seem to find any documentation indicating that SMF supports that functionality, though.

The whole Database.
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We lose access tomorrow so it's really important something gets done. As for inactive members we are working on it.

We're hoping we won't have to do large scale deletions before tomorrow. This thread will be updated as information becomes available.

That's pretty urgent. :o  I hope it get resolved without any trouble.
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Re: PM Inbox limit
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2014, 09:48:56 am »
okay deleting them now.
also lols

dat percentage.

bye bye 50 pages of memories.
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Re: PM Inbox limit
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2014, 10:23:34 am »
Done.

If there's anything else i can do to help, i'll do it.  ;)

EDIT: I just copied the RP i'm in in case something happens.  The word document is 442 pages long on the smallest font size.  I think i'm starting to understand why we're running out of room here.  x_x
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« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2014, 10:28:17 am »
Done.

If there's anything else i can do to help, i'll do it.  ;)

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Re: PM Inbox limit
« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2014, 11:40:01 am »
:o am I the only one who has actually deleted my messages at some time before?

I have.... I got to a point in time where I had a couple hundred pages and I cleared in out.....
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Re: PM Inbox limit
« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2014, 11:47:59 am »
PMs will not need to be deleted.  We are getting the DB moved tonight.
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« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2014, 04:49:28 pm »
Just logged in. Things look a little "different".  Maybe it's just my imagination, but I'm seeing stuff we used to have on the old Invision Board forums long ago, but shouldn't have now. I'm not sure.
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« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2014, 04:50:16 pm »
We've had a little upgrade ^.^

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« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2014, 04:51:44 pm »
We've had a little upgrade ^.^

Yes, I can see that. But still, something seems "not right".
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Re: PM Inbox limit
« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2014, 04:54:35 pm »
We've had a little upgrade ^.^

Yes, I can see that. But still, something seems "not right".

It will take time.  Try not to worry about it kobuk.

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« Reply #22 on: June 25, 2014, 05:00:29 pm »
In the meantime though, we're missing our Furtopia banner at the top that Mylo created long ago.
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Re: PM Inbox limit
« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2014, 05:05:14 pm »
There for me at the moment, probably because of my cache. However the absolute file paths in the forum are broken and need to be fixed. We are working on this.
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« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2014, 05:11:06 pm »
In the meantime though, we're missing our Furtopia banner at the top that Mylo created long ago.

Gotta tackle the big stuff (not losing the database) before addressing small details (getting a banner up).

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