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Apil Fools - Server Upgrade Good News / Bad News - Post Counts Lost

Discussion in 'Website Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by Nifty-Chicken, Apr 1, 2009.

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  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Hello Friends,

    As you know BYC has been growing like gangbusters [​IMG]

    With this growth we've needed to do some pretty big upgrades to the server and we finally pulled the trigger tonight.

    The good news is that we've now got a TON of server power to handle all the fantastic growth. Unfortunately during the upgrade we lost all the post counts for every one of our members. We've been working feverishly to try and restore the post counts and have even pulled in the top tier Network Operations support. At this time none of the team members have been able to restore the post counts.

    We're hoping to have a backup from 6 months ago, but we're not making any promises on our ability to restore them. The staff will be discussing options over the next few days, but we're leaning towards just abandoning the post count feature completely.

    I take full responsibility for what has happened and thank you in advance for your understanding.

    If you have any feedback, questions or suggestions, please post them here.

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  2. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Songster

    Feb 26, 2009
    Near San Fran Ca
    I like the post thing. As a newbie it kinda gives me some idea about how much experience the poster or postee has. I will know if they are new or have a lot of knowledge about the BYC. Maybe not posts all but levels of posting experience. That way I can be sure to know another newbie or defer to those which have a lot of info. It might be easier to keep up with as a level type thing.
  3. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Songster

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    but i like to post count feature [​IMG]

    oh well, this is a really great forum anyhow [​IMG] if the post count feature got left behind i would still love this place just as much [​IMG]

    i also have a suggestion. it concerns the inbox/message storage. why not add a check box next to all the messages to make it easier to delete them, thus freeing up your inbox space? you know, like they have with the e-mail Inbox system

    (edited for spelling errors)
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2009
  4. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    We're not sure we'll axe the post count feature just yet, we'll keep you posted.

    Regarding deleting PMs: There is a "Delete Multiple" link to the top left of the screen right as you log into the PM system.
  5. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    PHP databases and server migrations don't always go well. Found that out when we moved our company stuff.
  6. eggchel

    eggchel Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
    Quote:The number of post counts really dont reflect experience. Some people are very chatty or play a lot of games and that increases their post count.

    Registration date will tell you how long a person has been a member of BYC.
    As for their experience, you'll have to get to know them by reading a lot of their posts to determine how experienced they are with poultry.

    chel [​IMG]
  7. eggchel

    eggchel Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
    Errrrr, Rob, I dont suppose you managed to do a back up before the server upgrade???


  8. Fancie

    Fancie Songster

    Oct 31, 2008
    ohhh..... I'm a new rooster now... I wonder what the titles will be as I get more posts.... didn't it use to start as just hatched??
  9. eggchel

    eggchel Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
    Hmmmmm, I'll PM Nifty and see if he can figure out what the glitch is.

  10. bizzeeb60

    bizzeeb60 In the Brooder

    Apr 8, 2008
    Frostproof, FL
    May that is our big VIRUS on BYC...LOL
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