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Old 02-03-04, 12:06 PM
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Have we been lied too?

I always thought threads were closed after 10 or so pages because of "problems" w/ the server software, for example the Superbowl thread went through about 4 versions each of only about 10 pages. Currently in the main forum there is a 28 PAGE thread ( http://dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread....hreadid=342934 ) that's still going strong I demand answers... I support a call for an independant investigation into this... If the mods are lying about this, what else have they been lying to us about...

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Old 02-03-04, 12:09 PM
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Thread closed. Mission accomplished.
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Old 02-03-04, 12:10 PM
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Who's ever fault this is....



You're fired.
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Old 02-03-04, 12:11 PM
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28 pages? Try this one.
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Old 02-03-04, 12:15 PM
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Even though I am a mod, and I usually try to enforce the "closing for length" policy, I think the forum software has been updated, and modified in such a way that there won't be as many problems with the database crashing from having too many pages. In my opinion, it is still a wise idea to close a thread after several pages, at least for the sake of organization and keeping topics up to date (and less so for technical issues).
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Old 02-03-04, 12:18 PM
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Originally posted by heimerSWT
28 pages? Try this one.
Krrrraaaazzzeeeeeee!!!!
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Old 02-03-04, 12:50 PM
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How did I end up in the Feedback Forum?
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Old 02-03-04, 12:55 PM
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What needs investigating is not why that thread wasn't closed but why it went on for 28 pages. I mean that DVD WILL come out eventually. Some people making over 40 phone calls, going to each store in their city as if they were searching for the Holy Grail, etc... These people need to seek professional help.
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Old 02-03-04, 12:57 PM
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Originally posted by eXcentris
What needs investigating is not why that thread wasn't closed but why it went on for 28 pages. I mean that DVD WILL come out eventually. Some people making over 40 phone calls, going to each store in their city as if they were searching for the Holy Grail, etc... These people need to seek professional help.

You've obviously never been to the DVD Talk forum.
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Old 02-03-04, 12:58 PM
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I've said for years that there was second mod near the grassy knoll but no one believed me.
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Old 02-03-04, 01:01 PM
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Originally posted by Numanoid
How did I end up in the Feedback Forum?
Bad grammar in the thread title, maybe?
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Old 02-03-04, 01:04 PM
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Originally posted by Mopower
You've obviously never been to the DVD Talk forum.
Yes, and there's more crazy people there than there are here.
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Old 02-03-04, 01:16 PM
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Originally posted by Numanoid
How did I end up in the Feedback Forum?
It was supposed to be a joke thread, not a serious comment/feedback... I guess we all can't be The Edit King or kvrdave though
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Old 02-03-04, 01:25 PM
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<a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0525947647/dvdtalk"><img src="http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0525947647.01.TZZZZZZZ.jpg" border=0></a>


Actually, it used to be true, but in the last 6 months we've done massive upgrades to our database and web servers as well as several bug fix updates to the forum, so the pages per thread issue isn't one that effects the forum any longer
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Originally posted by gkleinman
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0525947647/dvdtalk"><img src="http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0525947647.01.TZZZZZZZ.jpg" border=0></a>


Actually, it used to be true, but in the last 6 months we've done massive upgrades to our database and web servers as well as several bug fix updates to the forum, so the pages per thread issue isn't one that effects the forum any longer
Now we can have a "One and Only Smallball Thread"! No more figuring out Roman Numerals!
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Old 02-03-04, 01:37 PM
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Sweet! Does this mean we'll never have to see a Smallball Thread Part M (or a Lakers Thread Part IV)?
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Old 02-03-04, 01:45 PM
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Originally posted by nemein
It was supposed to be a joke thread, not a serious comment/feedback... I guess we all can't be The Edit King or kvrdave though
Trust me, joke threads make it in the feedback forum too...
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maybe we should test it out by trying to create the longest thread ever
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Originally posted by LurkerDan
Trust me, joke threads make it in the feedback forum too...
I've been having a hard time telling the difference between Other and Feedback lately.
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Originally posted by gcribbs
maybe we should test it out by trying to create the longest thread ever
We've just eliminated the temptation to see how fast a thread can grow to 10 pages. So let's not go there.
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Old 02-10-04, 03:08 PM
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Originally posted by gcribbs
maybe we should test it out by trying to create the longest thread ever
Speaking of which...is it possible to merge all of the Official DVD Talk Smallball threads?

...Actually, that wouldn't be good since it would be like 250 pages.
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Old 02-10-04, 03:15 PM
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Originally posted by dancinns
Speaking of which...is it possible to merge all of the Official DVD Talk Smallball threads?
Possible? Yes. But then whoever started the first one that's still around would have the power to wipe out half of twikoff's post count with 3 clicks of their mouse.


...Actually, that wouldn't be good since it would be like 250 pages.
Don't you mean 2500 pages?
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Old 02-10-04, 07:03 PM
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i don't want one and only threads where it gets crazy, (try reading some threads at htf without getting lost.
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Old 02-10-04, 08:37 PM
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Originally posted by AndyCapps
Don't you mean 2500 pages?
So, I was off by a zero...shoot me.
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Old 02-10-04, 08:53 PM
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Paging RandyC to thread 345040... please bring all known data on "the long thread experiment" with you...

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