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Why doesn't NG auto delete threads Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 04:38 AM Reply

Will anyone really be sad if threads from 10 years ago disappear? Isn't the reason Newgrounds is "slowly dying" because they can't afford the sever space? I'm sick of always getting this messages like this.

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Response to Why doesn't NG auto delete threads Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 05:02 AM Reply

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Response to Why doesn't NG auto delete threads Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 05:13 AM Reply

I like looking at the threads of the past. Don't fucking delete them.

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Response to Why doesn't NG auto delete threads Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 05:16 AM Reply

At 4/1/13 05:13 AM, Sword-of-Kings wrote: I like looking at the threads of the past. Don't fucking delete them.

Never letting go of the past.


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Response to Why doesn't NG auto delete threads Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 05:16 AM Reply

At 4/1/13 05:13 AM, Sword-of-Kings wrote: I like looking at the threads of the past. Don't fucking delete them.

No, I'm deleting them and there's nothing you can do about it!

Archive them on a different domain?

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Response to Why doesn't NG auto delete threads Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 05:17 AM Reply

I have threads from the past bookmarked so I can post back in years time


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Response to Why doesn't NG auto delete threads Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 05:20 AM Reply

At 4/1/13 04:38 AM, TheColourAwesome wrote: Isn't the reason Newgrounds is "slowly dying" because they can't afford the sever space?

I don't think server space has anything to do with NG dying. I've never heard of someone being unable to upload a video cause newgrounds just didn't have the space for it. Newgrounds is dying because people just aren't as interested anymore.

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Response to Why doesn't NG auto delete threads Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 05:22 AM Reply

Dickneck is the only old thread I need. Everything else can go.

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Response to Why doesn't NG auto delete threads Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 05:24 AM Reply

At 4/1/13 05:13 AM, Sword-of-Kings wrote: I like looking at the threads of the past. Don't fucking delete them.

I agree, some of them are pretty funny.


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Response to Why doesn't NG auto delete threads Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 06:10 AM Reply

The admins should run a poll that will let us vote on the old threads that should be kept. That top 5 or so most voted would get to stay, but the rest would just be deleted.


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Response to Why doesn't NG auto delete threads Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 06:26 AM Reply

fyi Newgrounds has heaps of server space I'm pretty sure


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Response to Why doesn't NG auto delete threads Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 06:36 AM Reply

At 4/1/13 06:26 AM, Halberd wrote: fyi Newgrounds has heaps of server space I'm pretty sure

you don't know that tho


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Response to Why doesn't NG auto delete threads Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 06:55 AM Reply

At 4/1/13 06:36 AM, TheColourAwesome wrote:
At 4/1/13 06:26 AM, Halberd wrote: fyi Newgrounds has heaps of server space I'm pretty sure
you don't know that tho

stop posting those pictures they are making me feel really aggravated


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Response to Why doesn't NG auto delete threads Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 06:58 AM Reply

At 4/1/13 06:55 AM, Halberd wrote: stop posting those pictures they are making me feel really aggravated

am i trolling u


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Response to Why doesn't NG auto delete threads Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 07:06 AM Reply

At 4/1/13 06:58 AM, TheColourAwesome wrote:
At 4/1/13 06:55 AM, Halberd wrote: stop posting those pictures they are making me feel really aggravated
am i trolling u

you are the world's foremost japesfellow


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Response to Why doesn't NG auto delete threads Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 09:07 AM Reply

I wonder about NG's storage space sometimes. They save everything. BBS posts, which are nothing but text, but there's a ton of them, submissions, which you now see 50 MB files all the time now for some reason, the reviews that go along with them, etc.


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Response to Why doesn't NG auto delete threads Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 09:10 AM Reply

I doubt some threads take up much of NG's server space.


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Response to Why doesn't NG auto delete threads Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 09:19 AM Reply

I'm not an expert on this, but I do remember an admin once saying that server space is cheap as hell and will never be a problem. It's bandwidth that may become an issue.

Therefore, there's not much point in automatically deleting old threads. All it'll do is spread dead links across the site and useful/funny/interesting topics will go missing as well which can be pretty annoying.


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Response to Why doesn't NG auto delete threads Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 09:39 AM Reply

OP takes up 0,19 KB for the text, plus 5,77 KB for the image
A random flash submittion takes up 64,3 KB

You'd need 10 posts with images to match the space the single flash submittion takes up, and if you don't post with images you'd need just around 300 posts.

Say you post a lot and attach images to your posts every now and then. Even after 2 000 posts, you'd still only take up about 20MB of space; slightly less than MGS: Flash collab DISC 01

If NG desperately needed space, upping the "save" score for the portal, and deleting low view old flashes would be the way to go.


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Response to Why doesn't NG auto delete threads Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 10:27 AM Reply

At 4/1/13 09:39 AM, Havegum wrote: OP takes up 0,19 KB for the text, plus 5,77 KB for the image

WooHoo. Someone with a brain in their nut.

Good job.


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Response to Why doesn't NG auto delete threads Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 11:22 AM Reply

At 4/1/13 06:58 AM, TheColourAwesome wrote:
At 4/1/13 06:55 AM, Halberd wrote: stop posting those pictures they are making me feel really aggravated
am i trolling u

Who the hell is that?


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Response to Why doesn't NG auto delete threads Apr. 1st, 2013 @ 11:28 AM Reply

Its more about bandwidth than space, and theres not too many people on at the same time