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Postby Scott » Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:17 am

I just deleted a bunch of stuff (including photos), but it will take time to go through it all.

Just a few suggestions:

What about setting SP to delete all the Plans and Partners request that are long out of date? Many trips on there are looking for people to do climbs for a specific date over three years ago. The trip is long over.

Also, it would be useful for the page maintainers to be able to delete comments added to their pages. I alone have a couple thousand plus and many of them are no longer applicable. I know I'm not alone. Just a suggestion.
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Postby Andinistaloco » Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:46 am

Scott wrote:What about setting SP to delete all the Plans and Partners request that are long out of date? Many trips on there are looking for people to do climbs for a specific date over three years ago. The trip is long over.


You beat me to it Scott. Had a list of other suggestions and that one was second on the list. Hoping it won't be too hard to have those automatically go away after the end date of the trip.
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Postby Gangolf Haub » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:54 am

hansw wrote:
mrchad9 wrote:So we can no longer load a photo to SP to show it in a forum post, and delete it yet it stays in the post?


Gangolf!

This will ruin 1655 Who was he? pages. :shock: :shock: :shock:

What to do?

From the “Who was he?” instructions:

4b. Or use Gangolf's method: Upload the picture to SP here (check Image), use the link for e.g. the small representation of the picture, like this example
http://www.summitpost.org/images/small/142051.jpg
After you posted here, simply delete the picture page. The image will stay on this thread.


Well - if that loophole will be closed we got to find another one. The first 800 pages (or so) of that thread have been ruined already by the last house-cleaning measure a couple of years ago.
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Re: Database Purge To Occur Soon-- Check Your Inbox

Postby Bob Sihler » Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:52 pm

Bump-- reminder
"Alcohol is like love. The first kiss is magic, the second is intimate, the third is routine. After that you take the girl's clothes off."

--Terry Lennox, The Long Goodbye (Raymond Chandler)
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Re: Database Purge To Occur Soon-- Check Your Inbox

Postby MarthaP » Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:40 am

With no instructions regarding what "save" means, if I add something to archives does that mean it won't go the way of all things?
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Re: Database Purge To Occur Soon-- Check Your Inbox

Postby kamil » Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:05 am

Yesterday I read in this or another thread that all is supposed to go that is more than 1 yr old, no matter inbox or archive. So I started the arduous proces of copying what's important to a word file...
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Re: Database Purge To Occur Soon-- Check Your Inbox

Postby hansw » Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:54 am

kamil wrote:Yesterday I read in this or another thread that all is supposed to go that is more than 1 yr old, no matter inbox or archive. So I started the arduous proces of copying what's important to a word file...

A function to back up it all locally could be a suggestion for a future improvement.
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Re: Database Purge To Occur Soon-- Check Your Inbox

Postby Montana Matt » Sun Sep 26, 2010 3:24 pm

MarthaP wrote:With no instructions regarding what "save" means, if I add something to archives does that mean it won't go the way of all things?

kamil wrote:Yesterday I read in this or another thread that all is supposed to go that is more than 1 yr old, no matter inbox or archive. So I started the arduous proces of copying what's important to a word file...

There actually aren't that many messages that people have archived, so I'll plan on sparing those for now. Initially I had planned to delete everything older than a year, but if you want to save the message, just archive it and I'll spare it.
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Re: Database Purge To Occur Soon-- Check Your Inbox

Postby kamil » Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:18 pm

Haha, too late, already copied and deleted them, others may benefit from it though :)
Anyway, thanks for all the maintenance, Matt!
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Re: Database Purge To Occur Soon-- Check Your Inbox

Postby Montana Matt » Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:57 pm

borutb wrote:It was allready brought up, but I'm sure that space could be saved by deleting useless historical versions of a page (they appear by clicking the View History button).

There is already a script that runs every night that deletes all but the three most recent historical versions of a page. If you know of a page that has more than three historical versions, let me know and I'll look into why it has that many.
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Re: Database Purge To Occur Soon-- Check Your Inbox

Postby kamil » Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:31 pm

Matt, that's good to know. If I wanna keep an old version for some reason, e.g. the as-adopted version of an adopted page, while editing I've got to remember to delete the intermediate versions so that the one to be kept won't be accidentally wiped out! I think this should be shouted aloud so that all page authors know.
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Re: Database Purge To Occur Soon-- Check Your Inbox

Postby Montana Matt » Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:33 pm

kamil wrote:Matt, that's good to know. If I wanna keep an old version for some reason, e.g. the as-adopted version of an adopted page, while editing I've got to remember to delete the intermediate versions so that the one to be kept won't be accidentally wiped out!

Very good point!
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Re: Database Purge To Occur Soon-- Check Your Inbox

Postby kamil » Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:46 pm

Can it be somehow highlighted? Everyone should know it...
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Re: Database Purge To Occur Soon-- Check Your Inbox

Postby Saintgrizzly » Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:56 am

Montana Matt wrote:
borutb wrote:It was allready brought up, but I'm sure that space could be saved by deleting useless historical versions of a page (they appear by clicking the View History button).

There is already a script that runs every night that deletes all but the three most recent historical versions of a page. If you know of a page that has more than three historical versions, let me know and I'll look into why it has that many.


Here's a page that has WAY more than three. I'd be glad to delete the old historical versions, but it's in the "Gear" section, and there's no way to do it.

http://www.spgear.org/object_history.php?object_id=7345
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